Funding Opportunities

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Grant

The Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Grant will provide up to $3,000 to support graduate students and early career researchers conducting innovative work focusing on the understanding, prevention and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and/or rape.

Deadline: February 21, 2024
Amount: Up to $3,000
Sponsors: APF, Division 56

The Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Grant will provide up to $3,000 to support graduate students and early career researchers conducting innovative work focusing on the understanding, prevention and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and/or rape.

This grant is sponsored by APA Division 56: Trauma Psychology. Click here for more information on Division 56.

Eligibility

APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.

Applicants must:

  • be a graduate student or early career psychologist (a doctoral-level psychologist who is no more than 10 years postdoctoral)
  • be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes
  • have a demonstrated knowledge of trauma and trauma research
  • have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work

Application Instructions

Application Materials:

  • project proposal
  • project timeline 
  • detailed budget and justification
  • CV 

Evaluation Criteria
Applications will be evaluated on:

  • quality, viability, and potential impact of the proposed project
  • originality, innovation, and contribution to the field of trauma 
  • applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Please review our program FAQs for important details on the application process.

Recent Recipient

Meredith Blackwell

University of New Mexico

“Measurement of Sexual Violence among Refugee and Forcibly Displaced Women in the United States”

Past Recipients

2023

Meredith Blackwell, University of New Mexico
“Measurement of Sexual Violence among Refugee and Forcibly Displaced Women in the United States”

2022

Allison Elisabeth Cipriano, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
“A qualitative examination of bipositivity as a protective factor among transgender and cisgender plurisexual women survivors of sexual violence” 

2021

Emily Helminen, Syracuse University

2020

Victoria Mauer, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln