Western Psychological Association

Request for Proposals – Ester Katz Rosen Fund Grants

Request for Proposal Deadline is March 1, 2014 for grants from $1,000 to $50,000 are available!

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 Fund

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund derives from a bequest to support “…activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Program Goals

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund

  • Enables and enhances development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents
  • Encourages promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents such as:

  • Research
  • Pilot projects
  • Research-based programs
  • Projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high ability students.



Grants from $1,000 to $50,000 are available

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for stipend support and other direct administrative costs of their proposed project (software, materials, etc.).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Hold a doctoral degree from or be a graduate student at an accredited university for research proposals*
  • Be affiliated with a school or education institution

*Graduate students and early career psychologists (seven years or less postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply.  APF also supports pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to other geographical areas and/or to other settings.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications
  • Quality and impact of proposed work
  • Innovation and contribution to the field
  • Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work


Proposal Requirements

  • 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 and justification
    • Format: not to exceed 7 pages (1 inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font); one paragraph abstract
    • If questionnaires are referenced in proposals, they must be included with the application
    • If applicable, proposals should describe “participant characteristics” in full detail
  • Appropriate use of assessment is encouraged
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of support


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.