Funding Opportunities

Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grants

These grants support not-for-profit activities to enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology. In particular, it aims to support research on the implementation of innovative counseling programs and models.

Deadline: April 10, 2024
Amount: Up to $3,000
Sponsors: APF, Division 17 Counseling Psychology

These grants support not-for-profit activities to enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology. In particular, it aims to support research on the implementation of innovative counseling programs and models. 

In 2024, Division 17 has $6,500 available to fund one or more proposals. Typically, the division funds two to three proposals in the range of $1,000-3,000 each.

Click here for more information on Division 17.

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 member of APA Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology
  • be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes

Early career psychologists (no more than 10 years postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Application Materials:

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

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated on:

  • conformance with stated program goals
  • magnitude of incremental contribution in specified activity area
  • quality of proposed work
  • applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work
  • criticality of funding for execution of work (particularly if part of a larger funded effort)

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

Dr. Joshua Parmenter

University of Missouri

“Development and Initial Validation of the Multidimensional Intersectional Resilience Scale Among Sexual and Gender Diverse Black, Indigenous, and People of Color”

Past Recipients

2023

Katherine Cook, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Development of a Career Intervention for Women in a Transitional Housing Program”

Dr. Joshua Parmenter, University of Missouri
“Development and Initial Validation of the Multidimensional Intersectional Resilience Scale Among Sexual and Gender Diverse Black, Indigenous, and People of Color”

Dr. Melanie M. Wilcox, Augusta University
“How Might Antiracism and Anti-Oppression Inform Structurally Competent Psychology? Listening to the Voices of Experts”

2022

Karen Stovall, University of Utah
“Development and validation of the competencies in sexual health counseling with trans and gender diverse clients scale (CSHC-TGD)”

Dr. Han Na Suh, Georgia State University
“Hyper-visible and invisible: The effect of model minority stereotype stress on depressive symptoms among Asian/Asian American engineering students”

Shangyun Zhou, University at Albany, State University of New York
“Suicide prevention of asian college students: Investigating the roles of family perfectionism, imposterism, interpersonal needs, and relational meaning in life”

2021

Agata M. Freedle, PhD, Lindenwood University

Deborah Corey, Northern Arizona University

Chongzheng Wei, University of California, Santa Barbara

2020

Ashley Hutchinson, PhD, Ball State University

Pei-Wen Ma, PhD, and Aileen Torres, PhD, William Paterson University

Hui Xu, PhD, Loyola University, Chicago

2019

Bediha Ipekci, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Brenda Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ryan Willard, University of Kansas

2018

Kelsey Autin, University of Florida 

Martinque Jones, PhD, Columbia University 

Brian TaeHyuk Keum, University of Maryland

2017

Ellen Vaughan, PhD, Indiana University

Jioni Lewis, PhD, University of Tennessee

Laura Marks, PhD, University of Memphis

2016

Stephanie Hoover, PhD, Western Oregon University

Elliot A. Tebbe, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Joel Wong, PhD, Indiana University

2015

Jennifer Callahan, PhD, University of North Texas

Jesse Owen, PhD, University of Denver

Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, EdD, Antioch University

Femina P. Varghese, PhD, University of Central Arkansas

2014

Geoff Bathje, PhD, the Adler School of Professional Psychology

Gulsah Kemer, PhD, and Ashley K. Randall, PhD, Arizona State University

Matthew Miller, PhD, University of Maryland

2013

Ji-yeon Lee, University of Texas at Tyler

Debbiesiu Lee, University of Miami

2012

Jeffrey Hayes, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Ji-yeon Lee, PhD, University of Texas at Tyler

Nathan Wade, PhD, Iowa State University

2011

Steven Danish, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Frederick Lopez, PhD, University of Houston

Emily Bullock Yowell, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi

2010

Edward Delgado-Romero, PhD, University of Georgia

Michael B. Madson, PhD, University of Southern Mississippi

Karen O’Brien, PhD, University of Maryland

Hung-Bin Sheu, PhD, Arizona State University

2009

Meifen Wei, PhD, Iowa State University

2008

Asma Jana-Masri, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Frederick T.L. Leong, PhD, Michigan State University

2007

Saba Rasheed Ali, PhD, University of Iowa

Ruth Chao, PhD, University of Denver

Jo-Ida C. Hansen, PhD, University of Minnesota

Clara E. Hill, PhD and Charles J. Gelso, PhD, University of Maryland