APF John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically–based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.
APF supports original, innovative research and projects. Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.
The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant
- Empowers early career psychologists to produce scientifically–based research and programs (on serious emotional disturbance) that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.
- Encourages early career psychologists to devote their careers to methods of intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.
One grant of up to $17,000
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 a psychologist with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from an accredited university
- Be no more than 10 years postdoctoral
International applicants who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply for APF funding.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
- Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications
- Quality and impact of proposed work
- Innovation and contribution to the field with proposed project
- Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work