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Wayne F. Placek Grants
These grants support scientific research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations.
One $15,000 grant is available in research support.
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The grants support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, or bisexual issues. Proposals are especially encouraged for empirical studies that address the following topics:
Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbians and gay men, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
Family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men.
Subgroups of the lesbian and gay population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.
These grants are made possible by a bequest from Wayne Placek, a participant in Dr. Evelyn Hooker's groundbreaking research in the 1950s, which showed that homosexuality is not a form of psychopathology. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.
Must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.
Lesbian Psychologies Unpublished Manuscripts Award
The Association for Women in Psychology encourages theoretical and empirical scholarship that addresses the psychology of lesbians.
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Sponsor: The Association for Women in Psychology
The award will be announced at the American Psychological Association convention. The award recipient will be invited to present the manuscript at the Annual AWP conference and will receive up to $250 in transportation expenses. Unpublished manuscripts focusing on any topic relevant to the psychology of lesbians are invited.
Manuscripts (conference papers, dissertations or other manuscripts) must be unpublished and not under review or in press for publication at the time of submission. Both sole and jointly authored papers are eligible. Manuscripts must be no longer than 50 pages.
How to Apply
The following materials must accompany all submissions:
Four copies of the manuscript.
Two self-addressed stamped legal sized envelopes.
A cover sheet with the author's name, address, phone number, email address and title of the paper. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the paper itself.
Please send the above information and/or any questions to:
Department of Psychology
45 Peoples Building
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
A panel of AWP members will conduct a review of the anonymous manuscripts. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of:
Clarity of writing.
Relevance to the advancement of the psychology of lesbians.
John Fryer Award
The John Fryer Award honors an individual whose work has contributed to the improvement of the mental health of sexual minorities. The award is named after Dr. John Fryer, a gay psychiatrist who played a crucial role in prompting the American Psychiatric Association to review the scientific data and to remove homosexuality from the APA’s diagnostic list of mental disorders in 1973.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
A nomination consists of a letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award, a one-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations must be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: June 1
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council, officers of the Caucus of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Psychiatrists, and representatives from the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists.