The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its Walter Katkovsky Research Grants.
Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded for research on the general topic of psychotherapy. Research proposals should be directed to questions and hypotheses designed to improve our understanding based on theory or methods of how psychotherapy promotes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive changes. While the ultimate goal of the research should be to inform the psychotherapy process, its specific focus may be limited to an underlying assumption, hypothesis, or questions, and the actual design may be “clinical” or “experimental” in terms of subjects and procedures. That is, the research design may be a simulation of some aspect of the psychotherapy process (e.g., learning or exposure trials) and subjects may or may not be classified as “patients.”
To be eligible, applicants must be a psychologist with up to twelve years of postdoctoral experience and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
See the American Psychological Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and details about past recipients.