generosity, than ensuring that talented
young psychologists get the start they
need in the field,” says APF President
Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD.
The APF/COGDOP Scholarship
program assists graduate students
in psychology with research costs
associated with the master’s thesis or
doctoral dissertation. Graduate students
enrolled in a doctoral program or an
interim master’s program are eligible
to apply. Special attention will be
given to applications from students
who, at the time of application, are
within the first two years of graduate
study in psychology. The deadline for
applications is June 30.
For more information about the
APF/COGDOP Graduate Research
Scholarships, visit www.apa.org/apf/
David Wechsler Early Career
Grant supports innovative work
Leonard, Daniel and Neil Wechsler
have established a grant to honor David
Wechsler, who was Leonard’s father and
Daniel and Neil’s grandfather.
The $25,000 David Wechsler Early
Career Grant for Innovative Work
in Cognition supports early career
psychologists pursuing innovative work
in neuropsychology, intelligence and/
or the assessment aspects of cognition.
Those who work on positive applied
neuropsychology are encouraged to
For more information, visit www.apa.
Ungerleider gift supports future
Renowned author and one of the world’s
leading experts on sports, performance
enhancement drugs and ethics, Steven
Ungerleider, PhD, knows firsthand the
difference that early career support can
have for new psychologists.
From a young age, Ungerleider was
passionate about the field of psychology.
But it was thanks to guidance and
encouragement from his mentors,
particularly his graduate school
advisor Martin Acker, PhD, that he
had the confidence to pursue a career
which would combine his two loves:
psychology and sport.
Joining the United States Olympic
Committee Sport Psychology Registry
in 1984, Ungerleider went on to
work on the team of researchers that
investigated the East German doping
scandal. This led to his award-winning
2001 book, “Faust’s Gold: Inside the
East German Doping Machine,” which
has been translated into five languages
and was made into a PBS documentary.
Ungerleider’s research has also been used
for several high-profile doping cases.
Ungerleider is paying forward
the support he received as a young
psychologist with a gift in honor of Joseph
D. Matarazzo, PhD, to APF’s Campaign
to Transform the Future. He encourages
others to consider doing the same.
“You don’t have to be at the end of
your career to give,” he says. “It’s not
about how much you give. Just think
about the mentors you’ve had and pass
Ungerleider’s gift to the campaign is
just one of several he has made to APF,
including funding for the Ungerleider-
Zimbardo travel scholarships, which
allow graduate students to present
their work each year at APA’s Annual
“I’m thrilled to bring in the younger
generation and encourage their interest
in the field,” he says. “Giving to APF
is a way to ensure a strong future for
Fighting the effects of stigma
In 2004, Michael Inzlicht, PhD, was given a $10,000
Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program
Innovation Grant to study the gender gap between women
and men in math and science and the academic performance
gap between white and African-American students.
Ten years later, Inzlicht is an associate professor in the
department of psychology at the University of Toronto and a principal investigator
at the Toronto Laboratory for Social Neuroscience. His research — which began
with this APF grant — has contributed to the development of a new focus in the
study of prejudice and discrimination. He has found that belonging to a stigmatized
group can lead to poor self-control that affects performance. He is using this finding
to identify ways to diminish this effect so that people can become less sensitive to
“I view the APF grant as being instrumental in not only getting other grants, but
also in helping me establish myself as an independent researcher,” Inzlicht says.
His research has led to eight published articles, 23 presentations, and six awards
and honors. It has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New
York Times and The Toronto Sun.