Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology


We are pleased to announce that the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) are jointly offering Graduate Research Scholarship in Psychology.  Several scholarships will be awarded in 2016, including the $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship, the $5,000 William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship, the $3,000 Ruth G. And Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship, the $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship as well as several $1,000 scholarships.  All of these scholarships represent APF's continuing commitment to advancing the science and the practice of psychology for the understanding of behavior and the benefit of human welfare.

The scholarships will be given directly to individual students enrolled in a doctoral program or interim master's program (student is completing the master's along the way to the doctorate).  If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program following completion of the master's program. Students in any stage of graduate study in psychology are eligible to apply although special attention will be given to applications from students who are within the first two years of graduate study at the time of application.  The American Psychological Assocation (APA) Science Directorate administers the granting of the applications.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master's thesis or doctoral dissertation.  The primary focus of the review criteria will be related to the research proposal (see the Review Criteria section of the Request for Proposals for further information).  The online application process is detailed here.

We look forward to receiving nominations from your department.  Should you have any questions, please contact staff in the APA Science Directorate at 202.336.6000 or  More information can be found at the award website,

Please note: Application  materials must be submitted on or before June 30, 2016. Nominees must be enrolled in a graduate program at the time the grants are awarded in the fall of 2016.