Early Career Grant

The Early Career Grant awarded by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology is designed to assist early career forensic diplomate candidates. The Scholarship applies to candidates applying for forensic board certification within two years of completing an approved postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology.

Diversity Grant

The Diversity Grant awarded by the American Academy of Forensic Psychology is designed to increase the diversity of candidates seeking board certification in forensic psychology. Forensic Specialists can have the most impact on the field when they represent a wide variety of races, genders, ages, languages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientations and religious beliefs.  The Grant applies to diverse candidates applying for forensic board certification.

Dissertation Grants

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) makes available up to $5000 (maximum award is $1,500 per applicant) for grants to graduate students conducting dissertations in applied areas of law and psychology, with preference shown for dissertations addressing clinical-forensic issues. Awards can be used to cover dissertation costs such as photocopying and mailing expenses, participant compensation, travel reimbursement, etc. Awards cannot be used to cover tuition or related academic fees. Requests submitted in prior years are ineligible.

The American Academy of Forensic Psychology (AAFP) is pleased to announce the following individuals have been awarded Dissertation Grant Awards for 2019. The application process was competitive and the following award recipients were especially impressive.

Keisha April, Drexel University.
Dissertation Title: Let’s “Talk” About the Police: The Role of Race and Intergenerational Transmission of Police Legitimacy Attitudes in the Legal Socialization of Youth

Emilie Picard, Fordham University.
Dissertation Title: Neuropsychological Impairment among Men with Pedophilic Disorder Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Lauren Meaux, University of Alabama.
Dissertation Title: Right Wing Authoritarianism and Psycholegal Opinions in MSO Evaluations

Alexis Humenik.
Dissertation Title: The Role of Executive Dysfunction and Substance Use In Intimate Partner Violent Offenders

Congratulations to each of these recipients as they stood out in a competitive applicant field. We are confident that they will make substantial contributions to the field of forensic psychology.