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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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • 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.

Evaluation Criteria

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
Application date
1 Mar 2018
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
Up to US$ 10.000