Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology
Submissions accepted Jan. 1 – March 15.
The Early Career Research Grant supports the research of outstanding early career members of Div. 7 who have not yet received any federal funding for research as a principal investigator or co-investigator (pre-PhD training funds or F31 grants are not counted). One or two of these $1,000 grants will be awarded each year, as possible.
Winners do not need to attend the APA convention to receive awards.
Eligible assistant professors (pretenure as of Oct. 1, 2016) and postdoctoral scholars (within five years past receipt of the doctoral degree) may apply. The proposed or in-progress research must significantly advance content knowledge, methodology and/or theory in developmental psychology. Criteria include the project's importance, innovation, feasibility, funding needs, likely contribution to the field and the applicant's record.
Membership in APA’s Div. 7 is required to earn an award.
The annual deadline is March 15.
Awardees will submit a report at the end of their project and no later than two years after the award, describing the results and how the funds were used. The report should be in a form that facilitates Div. 7's posting it on the website and/or including it in the newsletter. Funds cannot be applied to conference travel.
Applications will include:
- The applicant's CV.
- A one-page budget with justification (e.g., why the funds are needed).
- A three-page single-spaced research proposal outlining the research question, the rationale for the study, the methodology, the significance and the expected contribution to knowledge.
- In the case of multi-investigator studies, the application should make clear the specific contribution of the applicant.
Please email materials to:Roberta Golinkoff
2021: Ashley Ruba
2020: Patty Kuo and Laura Elenbaas
2019: Erica Wojcik
2018: Sophia Coukas-Bradley
2017: Allison DiBianca Fasoli
2016: Cecilia Cheung
2015: Loren Marulis
2014: Natalie Hiromi Brito and Kathleen Corriveau
2013: Karen Sage