F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, 2022, American Psychological Foundation, US

Publish Date: May 28, 2022

Deadline: Jun 01, 2022

APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.
Proposed research should be compatible with McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).

Evaluation criteria

  • conformance with the stated program goalsquality, viability, and potential impact of the proposed project
  • originality, innovation, and contribution to the field
  • applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work
  • allocation of resources and criticality of funding for execution of work (particularly if part of a larger funded effort)


  • completed doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by doctoral committee
  • demonstrated commitment to stated program goals (Dualistic approaches characteristic of much contemporary cognitive research are specifically ineligible.)

Proposal requirements
Please include the following in a single document (Not to exceed three pages, one-inch margins, 11-point Times New Roman/Garamond font, single space):

  • goals, relevant background/literature review
  • methods (must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated)
  • anticipated outcomes, significance, and impact

Additionally submit the following documents

  • project timeline (not to exceed one page; typically, APF grants are for 1 year)
  • detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page)
  • abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages)
  • recommendation letter from academic advisor

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United States