Established in 1974, the annual program is designed to enable and enhance the development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents and to encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.
Rosen Fund grants:
- Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.
- Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.
Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:
- Pilot projects.
- Research-based programs.
Grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded in support of activities focused on the advancement and application of knowledge related to gifted and talented children and adolescents, including research, pilot projects, research-based programs, and projects aimed at improving the quality of education in psychological science and its application in secondary schools for high-ability students.
To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a school or education institution and hold a doctoral degree from, or be a graduate student at, an accredited university for research proposals. Graduate students and early career psychologists (10 years or less postdoctoral) are encouraged to apply. APF also supports 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 other geographical areas and/or to other settings.
See the APF website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions.
- Detailed proposal that makes a case for the need to be addressed; describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant’s qualifications; and includes a detailed budget and justification.
- Format: not to exceed 7 pages (1 inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font); one paragraph abstract.
- If questionnaires are referenced in proposals, they must be included with the application.
- If applicable, proposals should describe “participant characteristics” in full detail.
- Appropriate use of assessment is encouraged.
- Current CV.
- Two letters of support.