Grants and Honors
Division 44 acknowledges the valuable contributions made by its members and others through a program of awards offered annually. We also give grant funding to students through three separate competitions. Finally, we nominate our members to become Fellows of APA for their unusual and outstanding contributions to LGBT psychology. You can read about how to nominate someone for these honors, and who has recently received them, here. We also provide links to the websites of our Fellows so you can learn more about their work.
To nominate someone for an award please send a letter to the President-Elect. The deadline for nominations is June 1.
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Clarity Award
- Distinguished Book Award
- Distinguished Contribution to Education and Training
- Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues
- Distinguished Professional Contribution
- Distinguished Scientific Contribution
- Distinguished Service Award
- Distinguished Student Contribution
- Evelyn Hooker Award for Distinguished Contribution by an Ally
- Matthew W. Scholarship Award for FtM Research
- Presidential Citation
- Transgender Research Award
Research grants and scholarships
- Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award ($1000) - intended to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award ($1000) - intended to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality.
- Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award - intended to encourage greater participation in the Division's annual convention activities by LGBT students of color.
- Committee on Mentoring Student Travel Award - to encourage greater participation in the Division 44 annual convention activities by LGBTQ graduate students.
- Joint APA Ethics and Division 44 Student Travel Award for NMCS - intended to promote greater participation of LGBT graduate students of color in the 2009 National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) and encourage exploration of ethical issues that may arise in research, teaching, consultation, and clinical work with LGBT people of color.
- Evelyn Hooker Grants Programs (American Psychological Foundation)
- Wayne F. Placek Award ($50,000) - intended to encourage 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.
- Wayne F. Placek Small Grant Award ($5,000) - intended mainly to fund pilot studies, exploratory research, and time-sensitive studies on lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues.
- Roy Scrivner Award ($4,000) - intended to encourage research on lesbian and gay family psychology and lesbian and gay family therapy.