Funding Opportunities

Trauma Psychology Grant

The APF Trauma Psychology Grant offers funding to support innovative work to alleviate trauma.

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

The Trauma Psychology grant offers one grant of up to $3,000 to support innovative work to alleviate trauma.

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 an 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

Dr. Sabrina Liu

California State University – San Marcos

“Intergenerational Transmission of Racial Trauma: Advancing Understanding of Biological and Psychological Pathways”

Past Recipients

2023

Dr. Sabrina Liu, California State University – San Marcos
“Intergenerational Transmission of Racial Trauma: Advancing Understanding of Biological and Psychological Pathways”

2022

Dr. Amy H. Lee, Stony Brook University
“Preliminary Effectiveness of Group-Delivered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Black Youth with Histories of Interpersonal and Racial Traumas”

2021

Carissa Nicole Weis, PhD, and Kate Webb, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2020

Nicole Short, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

2019

Kit Elam, PhD, and Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University

2018

Jacklynn Fitzgerald, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
“Role of Endocannabinoid and Opioid Systems in Predicting Posttraumatic Stress after Injury”

2017

Blair E. Wisco, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
“Effects of Trauma-Focused Rumination in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”