Who Can Apply: The APF Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy supports dissertation research on public policy, which has the potential to improve services for children and families facing psychosocial issues such as prevention of child abuse, school programs for children with psychological issues, services for youth in the criminal justice system, healthy parenting, math and science education, and contributing to the adoption of sound policy affecting children, youth and families.
- Graduate student in psychology enrolled full time in good standing in a regionally accredited institution located in the U.S. or Canada.
- Completed doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by doctoral committee.
- Demonstrated research competence and area commitment.
- IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Submission: Please include the following in a single document (Not to exceed three pages, one-inch margins, 11-point Times New Roman/Garamond Font, single space):
- Goals, relevant background/literature review.
- Methods (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments and procedures can be evaluated).
- Anticipated outcomes, significance and impact.
Additionally, please submit the following documents:
- Project timeline (not to exceed one page; typically, APF grants are for one year).
- Detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page).
- Abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages).
- Letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor.
Deadline: October 1, 2018