APF Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark
Early Career Grant
Psychological Foundation (APF) Mission and Funding
financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of
psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now
and in generations to come. It executes this mission through a broad range of
scholarships and grants. APF encourages applications from individuals who
represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual
APF supports original, innovative research and
projects. Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does
fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund supports research and demonstration
activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between
self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade
levels K-8. This grant will alternate every other year between an early career
psychologist and a graduate student. The 2012 grant will support early
To stimulate and continue
the line of inquiry that Kenneth and Mamie Clark pioneered regarding the impact
of race and power on the personal and psychological development of children in
the United States.
To encourage early career
psychologists to implement research that builds upon the early professional work
of Kenneth and Mamie Clark by addressing some of the unanswered questions raised
by the Clark’s early investigations.
The entire grant must be
provided to the individual grantee for the stated purpose. The grant cannot
be used to pay institutional indirect costs or overhead.
Applicants can use grant monies for stipend support and for other administrative
costs (software, materials, etc.) If funds will be administered by the
grantee’s institution, the institution must affirm in writing that it will waive
all administrative fees and charges for indirect costs. This assurance may
be provided through the signature of a responsible official. APF must receive
this assurance before the funds can be released.
Psychologist with an Ed.D.,
Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university
No more than 5 years
Familiarity with the Clarks’ work is essential:
Markowitz, G. & Rosner, D. (1996). Children, Race, and Power: Kenneth and
Mamie Clark’s Northside Center. Charlottesville: University Press of
Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington,
Phipps Clark, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library, New York.
Conformance with stated
program goals and qualifications
Quality and potential
impact of proposed work
Originality, innovation and
contribution to the field with proposed project
competence and capability to execute the proposed work
Detailed proposal that
makes a case for the need to be addressed; describes the proposed project,
methodology and the applicant’s qualifications; and includes a detailed budget
Two letters of support
Submission Process and Deadline:
completed application online at
http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by June 15, 2012.
advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.
about this program should be directed to Parie Kadir, Program Officer, at