Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

American Psychological Foundation


Deadline: November 1, 2020


Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining and maintaining families.  This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.

Program Goals

  • Encourage talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research.
  • Advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic and family structure diversity.
  • Advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms including sources of support and resilience for family members.
  • Advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT.


One grant of up to $8,000 available.