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American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Grants on Homosexuality and Sexual Orientation

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million.

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics:

  • Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence.
  • Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people.
  • Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Relevance to Placek program goals
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution
  • Quality of proposed work (significance, innovation, approach)
  • Applicant's demonstrated scholarship and research competence


Must be either a doctoral‐level researcher or graduate student affiliated with an educational institution of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Graduate students and early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

Proposal Requirements

Please include the following in 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)
Date de candidature
Amérique : États-Unis (Moyen-Atlantique)
Sciences sociales : Gestion et administration publique, Communication, Economie, Sciences environnementales, Etudes de genre, Géographie, Relations internationales, Droit, Sciences de l'éducation, Science politique, Psychologie et sciences cognitives, Anthropologie sociale, Sociologie
Expérience post-doc requise:
Entre 0 et 99 ans
Grants available
Montant par bourse
US$ 10.000 maximum