Western Psychological Association

Request for Proposals – Henry David Grants

Request for Proposal Deadline is February 15, 2014 for a Research Grant up to $1,500 annually and a  Travel Grant up to $1,500 Annually!

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 Henry David Research and Travel Grants

The American Psychological Foundation’s Henry David Fund was established to support young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. The fund sponsors two grants annually:

  • The Research Grant provides up to $1,500 for support of ongoing research in behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior.
  • The Travel Grant provides up to $1,500 to support travel related to research on human reproductive behavior and population studies or attendance at an international or regional congress.

Individuals may apply for one or both grants.


  • Research Grant: up to $1,500 annually
  • Travel Grant: up to $1,500 annually

We do not allow indirect costs to be taken out of grant monies, although applicants can use grant monies for stipend support and other administrative costs (software, materials, etc.). 


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be graduate students conducting dissertation research or early career researchers with not more than seven years postgraduate experience
  • Have demonstrated interest in human reproductive behavior or related population concerns
  • Open to applicants in all relevant disciplines who have a demonstrated psychological approach to their work, with preference given to psychologists


Proposal Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • One to two page detailed research plan
  • Current CV highlighting relevant experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One to two page essay demonstrating an active interest in human reproductive behavior or in population studies

Submission Process and Deadline 

Submit a completed application online athttp://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by February 15, 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.