David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

The David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition supports early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Those who work on positive applied neuropsychology are encouraged to apply. 

The grant is for up to $25,000.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications.
  • Quality and potential impact of proposed work.
  • Originality, innovation and contribution to the field with proposed project.
  • 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).


Applicants must:

  • Be psychologists with an EdD, PsyD or PhD from an accredited university.
  • Be no more than 10 years post-doctoral.
  • Have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

Proposal Requirements

Please include the following in a single document (Not to exceed five 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, please submit the following documents:

  • Project timeline (not to exceed one page; typically, APF grants are for one year)
  • Detailed budget and justification (not to exceed one page)
  • Abbreviated CV (not to exceed five pages)

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

Application date
Social sciences : Psychology & Cognitive Sciences