American Psychological Foundation’s Pearson Early Career Grant Programme 2015 addressing Mental Illness

Deadline: 31 December 2015

The American Psychological Foundation is currently inviting applications for its Pearson Early Career Grant programme 2015.

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The Pearson Early Career Grant encourages early career clinicians to work in an area of critical societal need. Pearson partnered with APF to ensure psychology addresses critical needs in society.


  • One $12,000 annual grant
  • An additional $1,500 for travel costs for the recipient to attend the following year’s American Psychological Association Convention.

Programme Objectives

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The Pearson Early Career Grant

  • Supports psychology’s efforts to improve areas of critical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically based clinical work with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance (SED), and adults with serious mental illness (SMI).
  • Encourages early career psychologists to devote their careers to under-served populations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be

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  • Be a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university
  • Be no more than 10 years postdoctoral

How to Apply

Applicants must be submitted through the online form available on the websites. Applications must include

  • Detailed proposal that makes a case for the need to be addressed; describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant’s qualifications; and includes a timeline, detailed budget, and justification.
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of support.

For more information, please visit Pearson Early Career Grant programme.

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