Funding Opportunities

Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.

Deadline: November 27, 2024
Amount: $25,000
Sponsors: APF

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.

Program Goals:

  • nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology
  • support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas


APF encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.

Applicants must:

  • have completed doctoral candidacy at the time of application (documentation required)
  • have demonstrated research competence and area commitment

Application Instructions

Application Requirements:

  • dissertation project abstract
  • project timeline
  • detailed budget and justification 
  • abbreviated CV 
  • two letters of recommendation (one from a graduate advisor and the other from the department chair or director of graduate studies, requested through application portal)

Funding Specifics:

  • support for the 2025-2026 academic year only
  • only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year
  • tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

Evaluation Criteria
Applications will be evaluated on:

  • conformance with stated program goals
  • magnitude of incremental contribution
  • quality of proposed work
  • applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.

Please review our Program FAQs for important details on the application process.

Recent Recipient

Brianna Turney Ricker

Texas Tech University

“Investigating a Brief Positive Parenting Seminar Series as a Universal Preventative Intervention.”

Past Recipients


Ami Ikeda, Emory University
“Prenatal Cannabis: Effects on Developmental Milestones, Disinhibition, and Substance Initiation.”

Brianna Turney Ricker, Texas Tech University
“Investigating a Brief Positive Parenting Seminar Series as a Universal Preventative Intervention.”

Deborah Han, University of Denver
“Maternal predictability as a protective factor for children’s stress physiology and emotional/behavioral problems.”

Tiffany Leung, University of Miami
“Improving Child Health: Measurement and Malleability of Children’s Sick Face Perception.”

Cabell Williams, University of Virginia
“Bio-behavioral correlates of social tactile processing in infancy.”


Ashley Eng, University of Kentucky
“Ovarian Hormone Effects on ADHD Symptoms and Impairment Across the Menstrual Cycle in Adolescents”

Elana Israel, Binghamton University
“Reward Processing and Real-World Affect Reactivity Among Adolescents at Risk for Major Depressive Disorder”

Rongzhi Liu, University of California, Berkeley
“Changing Children’s Intergroup Biases and Social Stereotypes Through Statistically Representative Counterevidence”

Raquel Rose, New York University
“ROSES in the Educational Margins: Analyzing the Impact of Stakeholder Perceptions and Unmet Resource Needs on School Pushout and Sense or Safety for Black and Latine Girls”

Yuerui Wu, University of California, Davis
“Children’s Memory for Interactions with Familiar Adults: Parenting and Behavioral Adjustment”


Kristina Conroy, Florida International University
“What would it take to bring culturally and contextually responsive, evidence-based practices for youth anxiety into the classroom? A mixed-methods examination of teacher perceptions?”

Jorge Cuartas, Harvard University
“Corporal Punishment and Child Development in Low- and- Middle- Income Countries”

Tawny Spinelli, Northwestern University
“Involuntary termination of parental rights (TPR): When permanently severing parents’ legal relationship is not in the best interest of foster children”

Michelle Vardanian, New York University
“Assessing the disparities in access to telehealth services by families during the COVID-19 era: Exploring the environment of treatment access and determining the feasibility of telehealth for children in need”


Raha Hassan, McMaster University

Karissa Leduc, McGill University

Brooke McKenna, Emory University

Michelle Menezes, University of Virginia

Kelly Rea, University of Georgia


Emily Cohodes, Yale University

Owen Schochet, Georgetown University (Honorary Recipient)


Brittany Jamieson, Ryerson University

Tommy Ho-Yee Ng, Temple University

Kristie Poole, McMaster University

Lucy Sobey King, Stanford University


Kayla Finch, Boston University

Cassandra Lei Hendrix, Emory University

Lindsay Huffhines, University of Kansas

Michelle VanTieghem, Columbia University


Marika Coffman, Virginia Tech

Jennifer Lavoie, McGill University

Meghan Puglia, University of Virginia

Nicole Wen, The University of Texas at Austin

Kristene Cheung, University of Manitoba


Jacob Holzman, Northern Illinois University

John Cooley, University of Kansas

Daphne Henry, University of Pittsburgh

Grace Min, Boston University

Alexandra Rodman, Harvard University

Mark Burton, Case Western Reserve University

Amy Peters, University of Illinois at Chicago


Spencer Evans, University of Kansas

Jessica Harding, New York University

Anna Markowitz, Georgetown University

Catalina Perez, The Catholic University of America

Jessica Schleider, Harvard University

Shelbie Sutherland, University of Illinois


Meghan McCormick, New York University

Caren Walker, University of California, Berkeley

Katie Burkhouse, Binghamton University

Joy Gabrielli, University of Kansas

Sarah O’Dor, Northwestern University

Alissa Jerud, University of Washington

Sarah Thomas, University of Maryland College Park

Kathleen Crum, Florida International University


Dylan Gee, University of California, Los Angeles

Nora Bunford, Ohio University

Dominka Swistun, University of Wisconsin

Ewa Czyz, University of Michigan

Jennifer Lee, University of Georgia

Sharon Wolf, New York University

Audun Dahl, University of California, Berkeley

Julia Englund, University of South Carolina

Nicole Mahrer, Arizona State University

Ana Vanessa Wren, Duke University


Kelly Lynn Mulvey, University of Maryland

Nadia Samad, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Ha Yeon Kim, New York University

Matt Johnson, Princeton University

Natalie Brito, Georgetown University

Taryn Allen, Duke University

Runners Up
Kate Ryan Kuhlman, University of Michigan

Julia Hayden, Harvard University

Aparajita Kuriyan, Florida International University

Alexander Lupis, Long Island University

Jacquelyn Raftery, Clark University

Catherine Tsao, University of California, Los Angeles


Nadia Chernyak, Cornell University

Allison Cunningham, University of California, San Diego

Matthew Lerner, University of Virginia

Sandra Y. Nay McCourt, Duke University

Kelly O’Neil, Temple University

Adriana Weisleder, Stanford University

Kalsea Koss, University of Notre Dame

Nicholas Mian, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Adena Schachner, Harvard University


Claire Cook, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Allison Master, Stanford University

Margaret H. Sibley, State University of New York, Buffalo

Lindsey Bell, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Diane Chen, Temple University

Melissa George, University of Notre Dame

Cara Kiff, University of Washington

Katherine Lingras, University of Minnesota


Elizabeth Zack, Georgetown University

Brenda , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Kathleen Corriveau, Harvard University

Johanna Carpenter, Temple University

Matthew Morris, Vanderbilt University

Elizabeth Davis, University of California, Irvine


Elizabeth Bonawitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jessica Cicchino, Carnegie Mellon University

Erin Godfrey, New York University

Carrie Masten, University of California, Los Angeles

Jody Nicholson, University of Notre Dame

Travel stipends
Nancy F. Bandstra, Dalhousie University

Wendy Gray, University of Florida

Jennifer Lindwall, University of Wisconsin

Rebecca Savoy Siegel, University of Miami

Joey Trampush, Queens College, City University of New York Graduate Center

Andrea Goldschmidt, Washington University, St. Louis

Kimberly Guion, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Kristen Lyons, University of California, David

Patricia Z. Tan, Pennsylvania State University

Lisa D. Wiggins, Georgia State University


Jessica Cantlon, Duke University

Andrei Cimpian, Stanford University

Benjamin Mullin, University of California, Berkeley

Abigail Judge, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sarah Serrano, University of Southern California

Travel stipends
Cristina Legare, University of Michigan

Chrystyna Kouros, University of Notre Dame

Donna Kreher, University of Massachusetts

Leanne Beaudoin, University of Chicago

Lori Hilt, Yale University

Matthew Hocking, University of Alabama

Michael Morrow, University of Delaware

Nicole Evangelista, Ohio University

Paola Castelli, University of California, Davis

Sonya Mathies Dinizulu, DePaul University


Natalie Costa, University of New Orleans

Warren Jones, Yale University

Brian Wymbs, State University of New York, Buffalo

Travel stipends
Russell Carleton, DePaul University

Vanessa Simmering, University of Iowa

Ryan Beveridge, University of Utah

Sujin Yang, Cornell University

Anne Shaffer, University of Minnesota


David A. Beaulieu, University of California, Santa Barbara

Andrew Terranova Jr., University of New Orleans

Kseniya Yershova, University of California, Berkeley

Travel stipends
Melanie A. Dirks, Yale University

Yarrow C. Dunham, Harvard University

Laura A. Feagans, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Jessica S. Horst, University of Iowa

Nicole R. Nugent, Kent State University


Jeffrey Robert Gagne, Boston University

Anna Gassman-Pines, New York University

Jamilia Blake, University of Georgia

Travel stipends
Anil Chacko, University at Buffalo

Jennifer A. DiCorcia, Tufts University

Rebecca E. Ford, DePaul University

Angela M. Griffin, University of Texas, Austin


Erica M. Brandling-Bennett, Washington University, St. Louis

Annalise L. Caron, Vanderbilt University

Ingrid M. Cordon, University of California, Davis

Travel stipends
Camila Fernandez, New York University

Cindy Polak, University of Maryland

Greta L. Doctoroff, University of Massachusetts

Nicole McNeil, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jacqueline G. Rea, University of Denver