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 $8,000 will be awarded in support of a research and demonstration activity that promotes 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 2021 will support an early career psychologist.
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.