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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Clinical Psychologist to Recognize Early-Career Accomplishments

Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology


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Funding Source
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)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 11:59 PM Hawaii Time (HT) Save

Grant Description
Award of $4,000 to a USA, Canada, or International early-career clinical psychologist to recognize accomplishments and potential within the field. This award recognizes contributions within the first ten years of the individual’s career and encourages continued contributions and growth within the field of clinical psychology.

Accomplishments may take many forms including:

  • Promoting the practice of clinical psychology through professional service.
  • Innovation in service delivery
  • Novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice 
  • Positive impact on health delivery systems
  • Development of creative educational programs for practice
  • Other novel or creative activities that advance the service of the profession.

Eligible expenses:

  • Open access costs/publication costs
  • PI stipend/salary support
  • Participant payments
  • Technology expenses (hardware/software/imaging etc)
  • Travel (to conduct research or disseminate findings)
  • Non-PI (personnel) stipend/salary support (this includes co-PI’s and/or Research Assistants)
  • Supplemental training


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Requirements
- Applicants must be early career psychologists no more than 10 years postdoctoral.
- Candidates can be simultaneously considered for multiple awards, although a psychologist may receive only one Division 12 award in any given year.
- APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.
- Self-nomination is permitted.

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

To receive APF funds, recipients must be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

No voting members of the Division 12 Board of Directors will be eligible to receive awards from the division while serving their term.

Current APF Trustees are not allowed to receive APF awards or grants. They 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 costs or overhead costs.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: December 15, 2023

Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time (HT) on the due date posted on APF’s website.

Self-nomination is permitted.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is required for any research project involving human participants.

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.

Division 12:

Number of Grants
One award is made annually.

Estimated Size of Grant

Term of Contract
APF cannot disburse grant monies without IRB approval. Successful applicants have six months from the date of the grant approval to obtain IRB approval, or the grant will be rescinded.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Inquiries should be directed to the Division 12 Central Office:
Tara Craighead, Administrative Officer
(404) 254-5062

American Psychological Foundation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5843
Fax: (202) 336-5812

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