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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Psychologists for Research Projects Related to Psychotherapy

APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants

GrantWatch ID# 191533
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
American Psychological Foundation (APF)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada:Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/01/23 11:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST) Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $22,500 to USA, Canada, and International psychologists affiliated with qualified institutions for research projects related to psychotherapy. Funding is intended to support innovative studies that enhance understanding of how cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes are promoted through psychotherapy. Eligible applicants include early-career psychologists who have up to 12 years of postdoctoral experience.

APF Walter Katkovsky Research Grants support research on the general topic of psychotherapy. Research proposals should be directed to questions and hypotheses designed to improve understanding based on theory or methods of how psychotherapy promotes behavioral, emotional, or cognitive changes. While the ultimate goal of the research should be to inform the psychotherapy process, its specific focus may be limited to an underlying assumption, hypothesis, or questions; and the actual design may be “clinical” or “experimental” in terms of subjects and procedures. That is, the research design may be a simulation of some aspect of the psychotherapy process (e.g., learning or exposure trials) and subjects may or may not be classified as “patients”.

The proposal must describe in detail the experimental methodology (i.e., hypotheses, subject selection, and measures of independent and dependent variables, including a description of the psychotherapy that must deal with life problems and emotional/behavioral reactions) and result in the collection of new data.

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.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Psychologists with up to 12 years of post-doctoral experience.
- Applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
- Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
- Institutional review board approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

International applicants from countries that have diplomatic relations with the United States and who meet the other eligibility requirements may apply for APF funding.

APF Trustees must wait one year after their term of service before they can be considered for a grant or an award.

APF does not allow institutional indirect/administrative/overhead costs and/or fees to be taken out of grant monies. However, funded researchers may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: March 1, 2023. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on the due date

APF tries to announce grant recipients approximately two to three months after a grant deadline, though the exact time may take shorter or longer depending on the number of applications received.

You can apply to as many APF programs as you like. Researchers can win multiple awards for different projects. Each individual project, however, can only win once. This means that if you win funding for your project, that specific project will be removed from consideration for future funding opportunities from APF.


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Number of Grants
In 2023, APF plans to award two grants.

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants of up to $22,500 are available.

Term of Contract
Funding begins when recipients submit IRB approval and the required paperwork. APF funding will continue for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the grant, unless otherwise specified.

Contact Information
APF Application Portal:;

American Psychological Foundation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-5843
Fax: (202) 336-5812

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