Awards and Grants 2019

The Psychology Foundation of Canada became the new home of the Canadian Psychological Association Foundation in 2015 and now administers the awards and grants programs. Below are RFAs for three awards with submissions due by March 31st 2019.  We would appreciate if you reached out to your network to raise awareness about these opportunities.  Below are brief descriptions of the awards:

Dr. Bea Wickett Award 2019

 Dr. Bea Wickett would be pleased to know that her work to advance education by developing and providing programs to enhance self-esteem, address emotional needs and stresses and provide confidence-building skills can be made possible and is her gift to promoting mental health in elementary and secondary school systems.  The award recognizes a program that will be offered within elementary or secondary school settings to promote well-being, foster resilience, and identify the early indicators of mental health problems and prevent the onset of mental illness. PFC will disburse up to $5,000 to support the project.

Bea Wickett RFA 2019
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Dr. Harvey and Grace Brooker Education Fund 2019

Dr. Harvey Brooker passed away in October 2017 leaving behind a legacy of teaching, mentoring and the development of psychology as a leading profession in Canada.  To honour his memory and passion to help students, Dr. Brooker’s family have established an Education Fund to support travel expenses for students at Canadian universities.   Grants of up to $500/student (maximum $1,000) will be available with preference given to students without opportunities for travel grants to attend provincial or national psychology conferences and workshops in Canada during the year following the date availability of the grant.

Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund 2019

The Psychology Foundation of Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a scholarship fund for graduate student research.  Applications are sought to support graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics with respect to the practice of psychology, international ethics for psychologists, or general ethics within psychology, with special focus on diversity, such as ethnicity, gender and disability. Funding of $3500 is available annually.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada congratulates the winners of the 2018 Dr. Harvey and Grace Brooker Fund 

Anthony Battaglia - In support of his attendance at the North American Correctional & Criminal Justice Psychology Conference in Halifax presenting his work titled "Female Sexual Offenders & Judicial Decision Making"

Nicole DelRosario  - In support of her attendance at The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Conference in Montreal presenting her research on how perceptions of psychological therapies inform treatment delivery.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada congratulates the winner of the 2018 Dr. Jean and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund

Erin Dempsey - to support her research titled The Development of Moral Foundation in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada congratulates the winners of the 2018 Student Research Grants

Susan Yamamoto - Carleton- Juror Decision-making and Mixed- Race Defendants: Essentialism and Bias Reduction for Persons

 Danielle Rice - McGill – Establishing the Comparative Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Persons Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder

 Jing (Jenny) Wen Liu – Ryerson- Identifying Resilience in a Multicultural Community: Building a Multisystem Model of Resilience

 Alison Tracy – UBC – Stress and Resilience

 Kalee DeFrance - Queen’s – Changes in Emotion Regulation Strategy use and success across adolescence: exploring the role of perceived stress and relationship quality