Aug 18, 2014


Call for Proposals

The Committee on Division/APA Relations (CODAPAR) of the American Psychological Association (APA) seeks proposals for collaborative projects sponsored by two or more APA divisions. The purpose of the program is to support joint activities that enhance the work, interests, or goals of two or more divisions. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Furthering APA’s goals of working to advance psychology as a science, Profession, and a means of promoting human welfare;
  • Projects that promote collaboration between the science and practice of psychology;
  • Fostering the recruitment of ethnic minorities into psychology, APA or division membership, or APA governance; and
  • Activities that focus on a currently unaddressed topic or area in psychology.


Proposals must meet the following requirements to be considered by CODAPAR:

  • Projects must be sponsored by at least two divisions. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate significant collaboration between the sponsoring divisions;
  • The projects may not duplicate an activity currently being undertaken by another APA office or group; and
  • The project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding. If projects will extend beyond 12 months, proposals must indicate which deliverable tasks will be funded by the grant in the initial 12 months of funding. Failure to complete the funded deliverable tasks within 12 months may render participating divisions ineligible for future IGP requests.


Proposals must be submitted to CODAPAR Staff Liaison Veronica Allen, vallen@apa.org, no later than September 12, 2014, and should include the following:

  • Cover Page (including sponsoring divisions and 150-word abstract)—template attached
  • Budget Summary (including amount of request, any matching funds, and justification)—template attached
  • Proposal (limited to four pages) that includes:
  • the rationale, methods of implementation, goals, and measurable outcomes
  • brief comments on how the project meets the purposes of the Interdivisional Grants Program;
  • how each division will participate and assist in meeting outcomes of project; and
  • how the project aligns with the goals and objectives of APA’s strategic plan.
    • Project Timeline – template attached


Proposals will be reviewed and ranked using the following criteria. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring divisions to ensure these elements are included in the proposal.

  • Clearly stated goals and a well-defined outcome;
  • Innovative project goals and outcomes;
  • Alignment with the ongoing goals of the divisions involved;
  • True collaboration between the sponsoring divisions;
  • Alignment with the goals and objectives of APA’s strategic plan; and
  • Reasonableness of budget request and budget justification (Note: Funds should be used to support direct project costs rather than indirect costs, such as conference travel)


CODAPAR will review proposals and make recommendations to the Board of Directors at its December 2014 meeting. Funds will be made available and sent to the lead division in January 2015. Recipients of grants will be required to provide an interim progress report by July 1, 2015, and a final report by January 15, 2016. In addition, CODAPAR may request status updates throughout the project to be shared with the APA Division Dialogue and APA Monitor. Not filing the interim or final reports will render participating divisions ineligible for applying for future grants. Once reports have been submitted, divisions will again be eligible.

For questions regarding the 2015 Interdivisional Grants, contact your CODAPAR representative or staff liaison (Veronica Allen, vallen@apa.org, 202-336-6121)


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