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American Psychological Foundation Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

April 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 15, 2020 @ 11:59 pm


American Psychological Foundation

The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness. The amount of the scholarship is $5,000.


  • Graduate student in good standing at an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues.
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Proposal Requirements

  • Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, and anticipated outcomes (format: 5 pages; 1-inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font, single-spaced).
  • Detailed budget and justification.
  • CV, 5 pages max.
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor.

Submission Process


Kierra J. Smith
(305) 626-3786