Pearson Early Career Grant

$12,000 to support early career psychologists to work in an area of critical social need.

Deadline:

Sponsor: APF; Pearson

Description

The Pearson Early Career Grant supports psychology’s efforts to improve areas of critical need in society and encourages talented early career psychologists to devote their careers to solving social problems. The Pearson Grant encourages the use of sound assessment.

Amount 

  • One $12,000 annual grant.

  • An additional $1,500 for travel costs for the recipient to present the work at the APA Annual Convention.

Evaluation Criteria 

Proposals will be evaluated on: 

  • Quality and impact of proposed work.

  • Innovation, originality and contribution to the field with proposed project.

  • Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work.

  • Sound use of assessment(s).

  • Responsible allocation of funds; criticality of funding to the success of the project.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be an early career psychologist (no more than 10 years post‐doctoral with a degree from an accredited university).

  • Applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. 

How to Apply

Submission Process

Proposal Requirements 

  • Detailed proposal that makes a case for the need to be addressed; describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant’s qualifications; and includes a timeline, detailed budget, and justification (not to exceed 7 pages, 1-inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font).

  • Proposal must describe the kind of assessment(s) that will be used.

  • Current abbreviated CV (10 pages max).

  • Two letters of support.

Past Recipients
2016

Aubrey Moe, PhD, Ohio State University

2015

Arielle Baskin-Sommers, PhD, Yale University 

2014

Araceli Gonzalez, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

2013

Kristyn Zajac, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina
"Improving Vocational Supports for Transition Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Concerns" 

2012

Aaron Lyon, PhD, University of Washington

2011

Daryn David, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

2010 

Daniel Antonius, PhD, New York University School of Medicine