June 5, 2013

APF Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships -

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting nominations for the for the 2014 APF Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program, which provides fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2013. Attached you will find the formal Request for Proposals. For more information, please visit http://apa.org/apf/funding/koppitz.aspx.




About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)

APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. 

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives. 

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

About the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program provides fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology.

APF supports original, innovative research and projects.  Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.

Program Goals

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program

Ø  Nurtures excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology

Ø  Supports scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas

Funding Specifics

Ø  Several fellowships of up to $25,000 each

Ø  Support for one year only

Ø  Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year

Ø  Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

Ø  Have  completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required)

Ø  Have demonstrated research competence and commitment in the area of child psychology

Ø  Receive IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

Ø  Conformance with stated program goals

Ø  Magnitude of incremental contribution

Ø  Quality of proposed work

Ø  Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence

Proposal Requirements

Ø  Title and description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, and anticipated outcomes

Format: not to exceed 5 pages

Ø  1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font;

Ø  Relevant background, literature review, specific aims, significance;

Ø  Methods section (The method section must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated.);

Ø  Implications section              

Ø  Timeline for execution

Ø  Full budget and justification

Ø  Current CV

Ø  Two letters of recommendation (one from a graduate advisor and the other from the department chair or Director of Graduate Studies)

Submission Process and Deadline 

Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by November 15, 2013. Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at sedington@apa.org.  

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