The Psychology Foundation of Canada

2018 BEA WICKETT AWARD

2018 Bea Wickett Award for Contributions to Education and Mental Health

January 2018

The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) seeks nominations for its 2018 Dr. Bea Wickett Award supporting work to promote mental health and well- being within the context of education in Canada. The award recognizes a program that will be offered within elementary or secondary school settings to promote well-being, foster resilience, and identify the early indicators of mental health problems and prevent the onset of mental illness. PFC will disburse up to $5,000 to support the project. The terms of eligibility for the award are detailed below.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) is a registered Canadian charity established to advance psychology in the public interest. The PFC funds activities that improve the lives and communities of Canadians by applying the best psychological knowledge to create practical programs to support parents, teachers and caregivers helping children to become confident and productive adults.

ELIGIBILITY

 

    To be considered eligible for the 2018 Dr. Bea Wickett Award :
  • the program or service recommended for recognition must be nominated by a licensed or registered psychologist or agency/institution engaged in the delivery of psychological services in a Canadian jurisdiction within an elementary or secondary school setting that is either a new innovation in service or training or an established and successful program or service whose continued viability depends on securing additional external funding, (The person making this nomination is identified as The Nominator)
  • in 2018 the Dr. Bea Wickett Awards Committee is particularly interested in programs that address the well-being and education needs of diverse Canadian communities
  • the program or service recommended for recognition must respond to a need identified in a school or school board. It is necessary that the Nominator explain how the program or service responds to this need. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of using the school setting as an opportunity and place to promote and foster well-being, identify circumstances and conditions that give rise to mental problems and provide programs which help build skills that enhance personal strengths Need is not limited to these issues however, and it is up to the applicant to clearly explain how the proposed program or service will address a need for or gap in service
  • a licensed psychologist1 who is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial association of psychology must be centrally involved in the development, delivery and/or oversight of the psychological service or training program For purposes of this award this Psychologist is to be identified as the Project’s Manager; and
  • the nomination must address the long-term continuity of the proposed program or service.

 

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS

The nomination should be submitted electronically as an email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) info@psychologyfoundation.org with “2018 Dr, Bea Wickett Award" entered in the subject line of the email. The application should include:
 

  1. A cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address and title of the program or service for which the award is being sought.
  2. An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed program or service.
  3. Three pages describing the nature of the program or service. This description should:
    • include how the program or service responds to a school-based or community need;
    • summarize the evidence upon which the proposed program or service is based;
    • detail the nature of the program or service for which the award is being sought, including names and credentials of those developing, overseeing and delivering the program or service; description of the treatment or education program or service being delivered to whom and for how long; how the program or service engages in program evaluation;
    • detail ethical approval status of the proposed program or service;
    • specify how the award will be used (e.g. purchase of special equipment or training, fund human resource costs for supervision or service delivery) and timeline for same;
    • detail the financial or in-kind commitment to the program or service on the part of the institution and/or organization, and,
    • detail how the program or service will be sustained beyond the life of the award.

      Further, if the program or service for which the award is being sought is
       
    • a component of a larger program or service, describe how it is consistent with the mission, goals and operation of the larger program or service.
    • an ongoing rather than new program or service, describe its operation and success so far.
  4. Resumés of the principal personnel responsible for the development, delivery or supervision of the proposed program or service.
  5. Two letters by parties familiar with the program or service supporting the nature and excellence of the program. If a new program/initiative, two letters of support by parties familiar with the program or service as to the excellence and potential benefits of the program.
  6. A letter from the senior operating officer of the host institution or practice indicating support for the program or service.
  7. Specify the amount of funding requested, including a budget that details all funding sources (e.g. PFC, institution in-kind and/or financial, other funding). Note that the total amount PFC can disburse is $5,000 for a program or services.

 

DEADLINE

Applications for the 2018 PFC award must be received by March 31, 2018. The recipient(s) will be announced by June 7, 2018. Funds will be disbursed by August 1, 2018.

ADJUDICATION

The PFC-CPA Awards Committee will establish a Grant Adjudication Committee, made up of a team of psychologists and one public member who will adjudicate the nominations within the terms of reference published here. Note that financial need of the proposed program or service will be an important factor in the adjudication of nominations.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AWARD RECIPIENTS

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report to the PFC of the outcome of their program or service (approximately 500 words) within 18 months of receiving funding. In the event that the award recipient and/or its program or service personnel publish or present information about the program or service and its outcomes, the award recipient and its personnel agree to obtain any necessary client consents and research ethics board review before so doing. Any publication or presentation of the program or service and its outcomes will acknowledge the PFC as a funder.

1 In some jurisdictions this includes registered psychological associates.


The Psychology Foundation of Canada

STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

December 2017

The Psychology Foundation of Canada, with the support of members of The Canadian Psychological Association, wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology. Applications are sought to support student research projects. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.

Funding of up to $1500 is available per project. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year at https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

The proposal normally should be submitted electronically as an email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to info@psychologyfoundation.org, with "Student Grant Application” as the subject of the email. The application should include:

  1. A cover sheet with the title of the proposal plus applicant's name, address, phone number, student status and e-mail address.
  2. An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed research and how the funds will be used.
  3. Project purposes, theoretical rationale, research methodology and analytical procedures to be employed. (Max length 5 double-spaced pages, including references, figures, etc.)
  4. Status of REB review process.
  5. Resume of investigator (applicant)
  6. A statement from the student's department chair that the department supports the student's application, how the funds will be administered (e.g., trust account or other account requiring head's or advisor co-authorization) if the student's application is successful, and confirmation that expenditures will only be authorized once REB approval is obtained. The appropriate University administrator's name, email address, postal address, title and business phone number should be provided.
  7. Specific amount requested, including an itemized budget. (This program does not provide support for travel funding to attend conventions.) If The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s funding will only cover part of the research costs, indicate institutional, personal, or other sources of support sought or obtained.
  8. Any application that does not meet the proposal requirements will not be considered.

The following considerations may impact an award recommendation even if all other requirements are met:

  • The need to have the awards dispersed across the country
  • Other sources of financial support already obtained for the project by the applicant

DEADLINE

Applications for the 2018 PFC Student Awards must be received by March 15, 2018 for funds to be made available by June 1st, 2018.

Apply at https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

ADJUDICATION

The PFC Board of Trustees has established an Awards Committee made up of 3 members of CPA and 4 members of the Board of Trustees of PFC. This committee will oversee the adjudication process for the Student Research Grants.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report to the PFC of the research project (approximately 500 words) within 18 months of receiving funding. Any publication or presentation of the research will acknowledge the PFC as a funder.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by email from The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Successful applicants will also receive written confirmation copied to the department chair to set up the financial account.


The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

January 2017

The Psychology Foundation of Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a scholarship fund for graduate student research. Applications are sought to support graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics, or international ethics for psychologists, with special focus on diversity, such as ethnicity, gender and disability. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be a graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.

Funding of $3,500 is available annually. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year via https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

The proposal normally should be submitted electronically as an email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to info@psychologyfoundation.org, with "Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund Grant Application” as the subject of the email. The application should include:

  1. A cover sheet with the title of the proposal plus applicant's name, address, phone number, student status and e-mail address.
  2. An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed research and how the funds will be used.
  3. Project purposes, theoretical rationale, research methodology and analytical procedures to be employed. (Max length 5 double-spaced pages, including references, figures, etc.)
  4. Status of REB review process.
  5. Resume of investigator (applicant)
  6. A statement from the student's department chair that the department supports the student's application, how the funds will be administered (e.g., trust account or other account requiring head's or advisor co-authorization) if the student's application is successful, and confirmation that expenditures will only be authorized once REB approval is obtained. The appropriate University administrator's name, email address, postal address, title and business phone number should be provided.
  7. Specific amount requested, including an itemized budget. (This program does not provide support for travel funding to attend conventions.) If The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s funding will only cover part of the research costs, indicate institutional, personal, or other sources of support sought or obtained.
  8. Any application that does not meet the proposal requirements will not be considered.

The following considerations may impact an award recommendation even if all other requirements are met:

  • Other sources of financial support already obtained for the project by the applicant

DEADLINE

Applications for the 2017 Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund must be received by March 31, 2017 for funds to be made available by June 30, 2017.

Apply via: https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

ADJUDICATION

The PFC Board of Trustees has established an Awards Committee made up of 3 members of CPA and 4 members of the Board of Trustees of PFC. This committee will oversee the adjudication process for the Research Grants.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report to the PFC of the research project (approximately 500 words) within 18 months of receiving funding. Any publication or presentation of the research will acknowledge the PFC as a funder.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by email from The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Successful applicants will also receive written confirmation copied to the department chair to set up the financial account.