The American Psychological Foundation 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.
To further this goal, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2018 Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize.
The goals of the annual program are to encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness; to encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field; and to provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses.
In 2018, a single grant of $20,000 will be awarded to support an exceptional individual working in the area of serious mental illness, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and paranoia (delusional disorder).
To be eligible, applicants must possess a doctoral degree and a record of significant research productivity in the area of serious mental illness; a record of significant involvement in training and development of younger investigators; and an affiliation with an accredited college, university, or other research/treatment institution.
For complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions, see the APF website.