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Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland

The Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland supports scientific, scholarly, or applied research and/or educational activities investigating how personality, culture, and environment influence work behavior and health (mental and physical).

Preference will be given to graduate students and early career psychologists (ten years or less postdoctoral), and pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or to other settings.


One grant of up to $13,000.

For grants and scholarships that are $10,000 or more, APF will make the award to your institution.

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • APF will NOT consider the following requests for grants to support:
    • Political or lobbying purposes
    • Entertainment or fundraising expenses
    • Anyone the Internal Revenue Service would regard as a disqualified group or individual
    • Localized direct service
    • Conference/workshop expenses
  • Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work

IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Innovative and potential impact qualities (introduction of proven interventions in a similar setting, minor extensions of established theory, or work that has little chance of replication or use beyond the proposed setting do not qualify as innovative or impactful)
  • Quality, viability, and promise of proposed work
  • Criticality of proposed funding for proposed work (mere contributions to larger funded efforts, or “add-ons” that could/should be carried out under that funding are discouraged)
  • Clear and comprehensive methodology
Application date
America : United States (Mid-Atlantic)
Social sciences : Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 10 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 13.000