Call for Grant Proposals for Research to Enhance the Impact and Diversification of Psychology & Law Research
The American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) invites research proposals for Research to Enhance the Impact and Diversification of Psychology & Law Research. The intent of this grant initiative is to advance a more interdisciplinary science that addresses understudied topics in psychology and law, as well as to broaden the discipline and amplify its practical impact. Proposed projects must investigate new or understudied topics in psychology and law, enhance the diversification of psychology and law research through novel theoretical or methodological approaches that are cross-disciplinary in nature, and/or promote the impact of research by considering novel populations or new problems or processes within the legal system; the proposed project is to include collaboration with practitioners or policymakers. Successful proposals are expected to involve projects with the potential to transform and impact the field by furthering novel lines of research inquiry and/or facilitating new cross-disciplinary collaborations.
As part of the AP-LS initiative toward a more inclusive society, grant applicatios that specifically address disadvantaged groups or understudied topic areas in psychology and law will be given preference. This includes funding scholars from traditionally underprivileged backgrounds.
Proposals may be submitted into one of two funding categories:
Funding should primarily support research activities and data collection efforts. Support for research assistants and necessary travel may be requested, but should not constitute the majority of the requested funds. No funds can be used to support the salary of the PI or co-PI. Funds for successful proposals will be awarded to the PI’s academic institution (via the institution’s Office of Sponsored Research or Foundation). No institutional indirect cost recovery will be permitted, and proposals submitted for consideration by this program must not be submitted for consideration by other grant programs (including AP-LS programs). Proposals submitted but not funded in previous funding cycles may be resubmitted, but all proposals will be evaluated as new proposals.
Researchers may submit a maximum of one proposal to the large grant mechanism and one proposal to the small grant mechanism. That is, researchers can be an author or co-author on a maximum of one proposal to each of the grant categories.
Students may not be PIs on proposals, although they may be Co-PIs.
Interested researchers should submit a 1000 word prospectus to the committee by October 15 at 11:59pm PST. The prospectus should include four sections:
Please include the PI/Co-PI name, title, and email address. The pre-proposal must be received by 11:59pm PST on October 15, 2020.
Based on review of the pre-proposals, investigators will be notified by November 15th about whether they are invited to submit a full proposal application. Full proposal applications will be due by December 16th at 11:59pm PST.
Pre-Proposal Review Criteria
Contribution to the Research Initiative. To what extent and in what ways does the proposal contribute to the AP-LS Research Initiative? The specific criteria used ask to what extent does the proposal:
For investigators invited to submit full proposal applications, full proposal applications are due by December 16, 2020 at 11:59pm PST.
Proposals should include:
All submitted proposals will be reviewed by the AP-LS Research Committee and selected proposals will be recommended for funding to the AP-LS Executive Committee. External (ad hoc) peer-review of proposals will be solicited to facilitate the review process. Awards will be made following the March AP-LS annual meeting.
PIs of funded projects are expected to submit annual and final reports to the AP-LS Research Committee Chair that details the activities, findings, and budget expenditures associated with the proposed research. PIs also will be asked to present their findings at the AP-LS annual meeting during a special poster session highlighting this research initiative; the PI or members of the collaborating research team may also submit a symposium or individual paper to be reviewed in accordance with the normal conference review process.
Proposal Review Criteria
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|Sept 25, 2020||Call for pre-proposals|
|Oct 4, 2020||Submission portal open|
|Oct 15, 2020||Pre-proposal submission deadline|
|Nov 15, 2020||Selected pre-proposals will be invited to submit full proposals|
|Dec 16, 2020||Full proposal submission deadline|