Funding Opportunities

Henry P. David Grant for International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies

The American Psychological Foundation’s Henry David Fund was established to support young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns.

Deadline: February 14, 2024
Amount: $1,000
Sponsors: APF

This is a one-time, $1,000 grant, intended to cover expenses associated with travel to, during, and from the 2024 Population Association of America (PAA) Psychosocial Workshop.

About the APF Henry David International Travel Grant:
The Henry David International Travel Grant is made possible through a donation from Henry P. David, PhD, to the American Psychological Foundation (APF). The fund was established to support a doctoral-level reproductive health/population science student or professional from abroad (i.e., U.S. citizens are not eligible) with a demonstrated interest in human sexual/reproductive behavior, sexual/reproductive health, or population issues. 

About the Psychosocial Workshop:
The Psychosocial Workshop is a meeting for researchers in a variety of disciplines working on issues related to population, such as contraception, migration, or abortion. It is held in conjunction with the Population Association of America (PAA)’s annual meeting, a professional meeting of demographers. In 2024, PAA will be held in Columbus, Ohio from April 17-April 20. More information appears here.


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

The grant will be awarded to a doctoral-level reproductive health/population science student or professional from abroad (i.e., U.S. citizens are not eligible).

Applicants must:

  • be graduate students conducting dissertation research, or early career researchers with no more than 10 years postdoctoral
  • have demonstrated interest in human sexual and reproductive health and behavior, or related population concerns.
  • be a non-US citizen

Application Instructions

Application Materials:

  • CV
  • two letters of recommendation from people familiar with the applicant’s work and/or experience (requested through application portal)
  • essay on the applicant’s interest and experience in sexual/reproductive health and/or population studies, and expressing how attendance at the Psychosocial Workshop will further their professional development in these areas.

Evaluation Criteria:
Applications will be evaluated on:

  • interest in topic area
  • budget allocation

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

Adenife Modile

University of Colorado at Boulder

Past Recipients


Rita Michelle Rivera, Duke University


Adenife Modile, University of Colorado at Boulder


Megan Williams, MA, University of Pennsylvania


Allen Kabagenyi, Makerere University


Hod Tamir, PhD, Florida International University


Bernadette Blanchfield, University of Virginia


No Grant Given


Monika Mynarska, PhD, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University


Katherine Tumlinson, University of North Carolina


Tamsen Rochat, PhD, Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
Heather Adams, California State University, Stanislaus


No Grant Given


Doug VanderLaan, University of Lethbridge


Jessica Anne Fehringer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Mohammad-Zakaria Pezeshki, PhD, Tabriz Medical School


Mhairi Gibson, PhD, University of Bristol


Leapetswe Malete, PhD, University of Botswana


Daniela Draghici, Ipas


Amy G. Lam, University of California, Davis


No Grant Given


Ma’an A. Barry Qassem, PhD, Aden University


David Pérez-Jiménez, PhD, University of Puerto Rico