American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Grants on Homosexuality and Sexual Orientation
The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.
The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics:
- Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence
- Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people
- Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research
One grant of up to $10,000
For grants and scholarships that are $10,000 or more, APF will make the award to your institution. APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.
- Be either doctoral-level researcher or graduate student
- Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply
International applicants who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply for APF funding.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
- Relevance to Placek program goals
- Magnitude of incremental contribution
- Quality of proposed work (significance, innovation, approach)
- Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence