Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant

Funding Agency:
American Psychological Association

The Scott and Paul Pearsall Grant supports graduate and early career work that seeks to increase the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma experienced by adults living with visible physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy.

Program Goals:

  • Encourage talented students and early career researchers to orient their careers to understanding the psychological effect of stigma on people with visible disabilities.
  • Develop strategies to improve the public’s understanding of the psychological pain and stigma felt by individuals with visible physical disability, in order to reduce harmful misconceptions. 
  • Encourage dissemination of findings to the public, expressly through media.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

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

Applicants must be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university or an early career psychologist no more than 10 years post doctoral.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Minorities encouraged
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

October 1, 2023