American Psychological Foundation: Visionary Grants Program

The American Psychological Foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 Visionary Grants program.

The program seeks to seed innovation in the field through support for research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: applying psychology to vulnerable, at-risk populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); preventing violence; understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g., wellness, diabetes, obesity); and understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded through the program.

Preference will be given to pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.