Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant

About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)

APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives.

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

About the Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Research Grant

This program supports research into the psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries for children and adolescents. Both intentional and non-intentional injuries are of interest, and illustrative topic areas include etiological precursors and contextual contributors to injury, development of measurement tools, development and evaluation of interventions, and dissemination/implementation of such interventions.

APF supports original, innovative research and projects.  Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.

Program Goals

The Lizette Peterson-Homer Memorial Research Grant

  • Increases understanding of the nature and etiology of injuries in children
  • Supports development and evaluation of intervention techniques in this area
  • Supports dissemination and implementation of proven techniques in this area


Up to $5,000,

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, principal investigator stipends, travel or publication-related expenses. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a student and/or faculty at an accredited university
  • Have demonstrated research competence and area commitment
  • Obtain IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Conformance with stated program goals
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence

Proposal Requirements

  • A research proposal, seven single-spaced pages (all in one MS Word document).  To include:
    • a 100-word abstract
    • description of the project with introduction, methods, and procedures
    • a detailed budget, and
    • references
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Supporting faculty supervisor letter (if the applicant is a student), and
  • Proof of IRB approval or statement that IRB approval is pending.

Submission Process and Deadline

Submit a completed application to

Paul Robins, Ph.D.
Phone 215-590-7594

Deadline:  October 1, 2012.

Questions about this program should be directed to Parie Kadir, Program Officer, at

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

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