Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship

Funding Agency:
American Psychological Foundation

The APF Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological perspective to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. The scholarship helps address research which shows that stigma is a significant barrier to treatment and recovery for many of the 50 million Americans living with mental illness.

The amount of the scholarship is $5,000. The Franks Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of Drs. Violet and Cyril Franks.

Deadline: May 15, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time graduate student. 
  • Good standing at an accredited university.
  • Demonstrated commitment to stigma issues. 
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 15, 2024