Targeted Research Grants

Deadline: October 1
Sponsor: Division 54


The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) is pleased to announce the availability of a Targeted Research Grant program. This annual program was established to fund research projects that will contribute to priority and emerging areas in the field of pediatric psychology and allow investigators to collect pilot data to aid in securing additional major grant funding.

The focus of the proposal can target a variety of populations, methods, and behaviors within pediatric psychology. However, to maximize the likelihood that funded applications have the potential to inform research aligned with national-level priorities, special consideration will be given to proposals that also address one of the priority areas as identified by NIH’s strategic plan

SPP will award up to two grants in the amount of $20,000 each to cover one year of funding to
those research proposals demonstrating the greatest merit and potential for success.

Review Process:

Grants will be peer reviewed using a study section/committee methodology by three reviewers. These reviews will be provided to applicants to aid them in future grant proposals.

Proposals will be evaluated based on:

  1. Scientific merit and impact
  2. Degree of fit with at least one of the priority research areas listed above
  3. The PI and his/her research team’s (e.g., mentors, content experts) demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work
  4. The potential for the funding to launch the applicant into further independent investigative work
  5. Lack of overlap between this proposal and other funding sources/grants/support
How to Apply
Past Recipients