The American Psychological Association is accepting applications for its Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant program.
Through the program, a single grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a graduate student or early-career psychologist whose work increases public understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy.
The program is designed to encourage a talented student to orient his/her career to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with visible disabilities; develop strategies to improve public understanding of the psychological pain and stigma felt by individuals with visible physical disability in order to reduce harmful misconceptions; and encourage dissemination of his/her findings to the public, expressly through media.
To be eligible, applicants must be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university and have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
See the American Psychological Association website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.