The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for the Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund, which is named in honor of the first and second African-Americans to receive PhDs from Columbia University. The Clarks’ doll experiments, in which they asked children to express their likes and dislikes about brown- and white-skinned dolls, led them to conclude that segregation in schools and society was psychologically damaging to children.
Through the fund, a single grant of up to $9,000 will be awarded in support of research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement, with a focus on children in grades K-8.
The grant award alternates every other year between an early-career psychologist and a graduate student and in 2020 will support a grad student.
To be eligible, familiarity with the Clarks' work is essential.
See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous recipients.