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The American Psychological Foundation (abbreviated APF) is an American philanthropic organization dedicating to awarding research grants to psychologists in the early stages of their careers.[1] It is affiliated with the American Psychological Association.[2]

American Psychological Foundation
AbbreviationAPF
FieldsPsychology
Chief executive officer
Ashawnda Fleming
Development director
Miriam Isserow
Budget (2017)
$800,000

HistoryEdit

The American Psychological Foundation was established in 1953 by six psychologists, initially with a budget of $580.[3] One of the APF's founders was Joseph McVicker Hunt, who went on to serve as its first president.[4] Other past presidents of the foundation include Dorothy Cantor, who oversaw the initiation of two major fundraising campaigns: the Campaign for a New Era in 2000, and the Campaign to Transform the Future in 2012.[3][5] Cantor was replaced by Terence M. Keane in 2017.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What We Do". American Psychological Foundation. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  2. ^ "American Psychological Foundation funding for students and researchers: January 2012". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  3. ^ a b Anderson, Norman B. (December 2007). "From the CEO--Our charitable arm". Monitor on Psychology. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  4. ^ "Joseph McVicker Hunt: 1952 APA President". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  5. ^ Novotney, Amy (September 2013). "Transforming psychology, one grant at a time". Monitor on Psychology. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  6. ^ Chamberlin, Jamie (February 2017). "APF welcomes new president". Monitor on Psychology. Retrieved 2019-06-06.

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