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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Psychologist for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology

Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award


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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: 12/31/23 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time (HT) Save

Grant Description
Award of $3,000 to a USA, Canada, or International psychologist to recognize significant contributions to the field of psychology instruction. Nominations should demonstrate the individual's exemplary performance in professional development and classroom teaching. The award recipient will receive an award and travel stipend.

Nominees will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated achievement related to the teaching of psychology
  • Exemplary performance as a classroom teacher
  • Development of innovative curricula and courses
  • Development of effective teaching methods and/or materials
  • Teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology
  • Administrative facilitation of teaching
  • Research on teaching
  • Training of teachers of psychology
  • Evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists¬†


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This award recognizes a significant career of contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology.

Any psychologist that meets the criteria mentioned in the Description above is eligible to be nominated.

APF encourages nominations of individuals from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.

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

No self-nominations are permitted.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time (HT).

The Foundation tries to announce grant recipients approximately two to three months after a grant deadline.

Researchers can win multiple awards for different projects. Each individual project, however, can only win once. This means that if an applicant wins funding for their project, that specific project will be removed from consideration for future funding opportunities from APF.


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The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 award, and a $1,000 travel stipend. Awardees are also invited to give a special address at the APA Annual Convention.

Contact Information
Register and nominate online:

Contact the Foundation:

American Psychological Foundation
750 First St. NE,
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5843

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