Wednesday, October 17, 2012

American Psychological Foundation invites applications for Pearson Early Career Grant

The American Psychological Foundation invites early career researchers to apply for the Pearson Early Career Grant.  The program's goals are to support psychology's efforts to improve areas of critical need in society, including but not limited to innovative scientifically-based clinical work on serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, and adults with serious mental illness; and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.
Applicants should be psychologists with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university, and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.

Amount: $12,000 + $1,500 for travel costs

Date due: December 31, 2012

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Improving the Lives of Older Adults

Kendal Charitable Funds is seeking proposals for promising innovations that will transform the experience of aging. Established in 1989, the organization raises and disburses funds in support of the charitable purposes of the Kendal Corporation and its affiliates, a system of not-for-profit communities, programs, and services for older adults.

The funds' Promising Innovations grant program seeks to support new projects designed to enhance the lives of older adults, whether through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of the potential for aging well. The program is looking for pilot projects that address one or more of these criteria. Priority will be given to opportunities that have the greatest potential for change and replication to impact the greatest number of individuals. 

Potential project topics include but are not limited to 1) The Field of Aging — wellness enhancement, quality of life, multi-generational relationships, and home and community; and 2) Populations of Older Adults — frail, thriving, underserved, minority, and cognitively impaired. In addition, the foundation may consider other grants to individuals and organizations whose proposals compliment these topics.  Grants are available only for new programs; existing programs are not eligible for funding.

Amount: $25,000

Date due: June 15, 2012

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Collaborative R34s for Pilot Studies of Innovative Treatments in Mental Disorders

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), seeks to support collaborative preliminary intervention studies to evaluate the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability and safety of novel mechanism drug candidates, promising investigational new drugs (INDs), or novel psychosocial strategies for the treatment of mental disorders and for obtaining the preliminary data needed as a pre-requisite to larger-scale (efficacy or effectiveness) intervention or services studies. This FOA should be used when at least two but no more than three sites from different Institutions/Organizations are needed to complete the study. The collaborating studies should be organized in order to increase sample size, accelerate recruitment, and/or increase sample diversity and representation.

Amount: $225,000

Date due: Ongoing

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