Wayne F. Placek Grant program for research exploring LGBTQ issues

31 December 2024

American Psychological Foundation

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites applications for its Wayne F. Placek Grant program, which will award grants of up to $15,000 in support of research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men, and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations.

The foundation encourages research that addresses the following topics: heterosexual attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) people, including prejudice, discrimination, and violence; family and workplace issues relevant to LGBTQIA+ people; special concerns of sectors of the LGBTQIA+ population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research; and issues concerning Black LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities.

APF will award two Wayne F. Placek Grants in 2024. One of these grants, the Wayne F. Placek Grant in Memorial of John Peterson, will be focused on psychological research into issues concerning Black LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities conducted by scholars of color.

Applicants must be either doctoral‐level researchers or graduate students affiliated with an educational institution or 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early-career researchers are encouraged to apply.

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  • American Psychological Foundation
  • Amount: Up to $15,000
  • Application deadline: 12/31/2024
  • Funding period: Ongoing
  • Global
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