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2024 Special Grant: Science and Scholarship Grant for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy

Brief Statement about the Grant:

This Science and Scholarship Grant for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy is offered only for 2024 by the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. This grant will provide $20,000 toward the advancement of qualitative research on psychotherapy. All aspects of psychotherapy research can be supported, including the psychotherapy relationship, process, outcomes, training, and supervision.

Eligibility

Doctoral-level researchers with a successful record of publication are eligible for the grant.

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024

Request for Proposals

2024 SPECIAL GRANT: Science and Scholarship Grant for Qualitative Research in Psychotherapy

Description

This one-time only grant will provide funding to qualitative research on psychotherapy. All areas/topics of psychotherapy research can be supported, including the psychotherapy relationship, process, outcomes, training, and supervision. Proposed research design may be mixed method, but grant funds must be applied to implementation of qualitative methods. Generative/natural language artificial intelligence (AI) programs may be used but are not required.

Grant Goals

  • Advance understanding of psychotherapy through support of qualitative research methods
  • Encourage psychotherapy researchers to use, develop, and optimize qualitative methods to explore topics in psychotherapy research

Funding Specifics

  • A one-time grant of $20,000 to be paid in one lump sum to the researcher, to the researcher’s university grants and contracts office, or to an incorporated company. Individuals who receive the funds could incur tax liabilities (see Additional Information section below).
  • Funds must be transferred to the researcher, university grants and contracts office, or to an incorporated company by December 15, 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Doctoral-level researchers
  • Demonstrated competence in the topic of proposed work, but may be a novice in the proposed qualitative research method
  • IRB approval must be received from the principal investigator’s institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
  • The selection committee may choose not to award the grant if no suitable nominations are received
  • Applicants must be a member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Join the society at http://societyforpsychotherapy.org/

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with goals listed above under “Program Goals”
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution in topic area
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s competence to execute the project
  • Appropriate plan for data collection and completion of the project

Proposal Requirements

  • Description of the proposed project to include title, goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, and dissemination plans: not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages (1-inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font)
  • CV of the principal investigator: not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages and should focus on research activities
  • A 300-word biosketch that describes why your experiences and qualifications make you suited for successfully carrying out this research proposal.
  • Timeline for execution (priority given to projects that can be completed within 2 years)
  • Full budget and justification (indirect costs not permitted), which should take up no more than 1 additional page (the budget should clearly indicate how the grant funds would be spent)
  • Funds may be used to initiate a new project or to supplement additional funding. The research may be at any stage. In any case, justification must be provided for the request of the current grant funds. If the funds will supplement other funding or if the research is already in progress, please explain why the additional funds are needed (e.g., in order to add a new component to the study, add additional participants, etc.)

Additional Information

  • After the project is completed, a full accounting of the project’s income and expenses must be submitted within six months of completion
  • Grant recipients are expected to write a brief article related to their project for Division 29’s Psychotherapy Bulletin within 2 years of receiving funding.
  • Grant funds that are not spent on the project within two years of receipt must be returned
  • When the resulting research is published, the grant must be acknowledged by footnote in the publication.

Submission Process and Deadline

  • All materials must be submitted electronically at the same time
  • All applicants must complete the grant application form, in MSWord or other text format
  • CV(s) may be submitted in text or PDF format. If submitting more than one CV, then all CVs must be compiled into one electronic document/file
  • Proposal and budget must be submitted in one file, with a cover sheet to include the name of the principal investigator and complete contact information (address, phone, fax, email)
  • Submit all required materials for proposal to: Tracey A. Martin in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of APA) Central Office, assnmgmt1@cox.net
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation of your submission within 24 hours. If you do not receive confirmation, your proposal was not received. Please resubmit.
  • Deadline: May 1, 2024

Questions about this program should be directed to the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Science and Scholarship Domain Representative (Dr. Patricia T. Spangler at patricia.spangler.ctr@usuhs.edu), or Tracey A. Martin in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of APA) Central Office, assnmgmt1@cox.net.

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