Western Psychological Association

Request for Proposals – Ester Katz Rosen Fellowship

Request for Proposal Deadline is March 1, 2014 for a up to $20,000 for one-year graduate fellowships!

About the American Psychological Foundation (APF) 

APF provides 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.

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives.

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

About the Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund was established in 1974 for the advancement and application of knowledge related to gifted and talented children and adolescents.  The Rosen fellowship supports graduate students whose work centers on the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents.

Program Goals

  • Advance the understanding of gifted children for the ultimate purpose of enabling and enhancing development of their talents
  • Encourage promising graduate students to conduct research in this area



Up to $20,000 for one-year graduate fellowships

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required)
  • Be in good academic standing at accredited university in the U.S. or Canada and enrolled in graduate program during fellowship year
  • Have a tuition waiver by home institution


Evaluation Criteria

  • Proposals will be evaluated on:
  • Conformance with stated program goals
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence


Proposal Requirements

Description of proposed project to include goal in relation to program goals, conceptual framework (theory, background), target population, methods, expected outcome and impact, future research plans (Format: not to exceed 10 pages; 1 inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font; one paragraph abstract)


Timeline for execution

  • Full budget and justification (indirect costs not permitted)
  • Current CV
  • Recommendation from graduate advisor and Department Chair or Director of Graduate Studies


Submission Process and Deadline  

Submit a completed application online at  http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by March 1, 2014.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at sedington@apa.org.