The American Psychological Foundation's Pearson Early Career Grant program is designed to encourage early-career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need.
The program's goals are to support the efforts of psychology practitioners to address areas of critical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically-based clinical work related to serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children who are emotionally disturbed, and adults with serious mental illness; and to encourage early-career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.
Applicants should be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
A single grant of $12,000 will be awarded. The recipient may use the grant monies for direct administrative costs related to his or her proposed project. APF does not allow indirect institutional or overhead costs.
For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the APF website.