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The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program provides fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology.

APF supports original, innovative research and projects. Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.

Program Goals

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program

  • Nurtures excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology
  • Supports scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas

Funding Specifics

  • Several fellowships of up to $25,000 each
  • Support for one year only (2017-2018 academic year)
  • Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year
  • Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

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:

  • Have completed doctoral candidacy at the time of application (documentation required)
  • Have demonstrated research competence and commitment in the area of child psychology
  • Receive IRB approval from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved

Evaluation Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated on:

  • Conformance with stated program goals
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence


Those interested may find more information (including application instructions) here.