Our Mission:  In addition to supporting the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) mission, the mission of the Foundation is promoting the psychological health of the diverse people of New Jersey.

Promoting the interests of future Psychologists
The NJPA Foundation is the heart of NJPA.  The Foundation’s objective is to support education and research that advances the skills of psychology students, whose studies focus on treating the well-being of underserved populations throughout New Jersey.  Examples include inner-city students, children with Asperger's, and the elderly in need.  

The New Jersey Psychological Association Foundation was established in 1993 by the New Jersey Psychological Association as a charitable, tax-exempt organization. The NJPA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) corporation and all donations, less any goods and services received, may be tax deductible for you. Consult with your financial advisors to learn more.   

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Education and Training

Some of the ways in which The Foundation delivers support is by providing various student grants.  These grants include:

1.  Graduate Student Initiated Research Awards
This award helps fund student-initiated research and projects addressing psychological issues that have significant impact on community health. Through the generosity of individual contributions, we are able to offer awards and scholarships for innovative family, school, and community projects.  Please click here to see the various awards.

2.  Community Service Project Grants
The NJPA Foundation identifies exemplary programs that provide psychological services to those who cannot afford it and trains doctoral students to work with these underserved populations. We invite applications from programs across the state of New Jersey, with the goal of identifying and supporting model programs from each county.  Click here to read more about this program. 

3.  Student Conference Participation Grant
This grant helps offset some of the costs associated with attending conferences, workshops, and other psychological sessions (including webinars).  Click here to read more.

4.  Dissertation Grants

  • Proposals from students are considered and reviewed by the NJPA Foundation Board throughout the year on an ongoing, rolling basis.
  • The dissertation grant is intended to fund doctoral level graduate psychology students, enrolled in a New Jersey doctoral level psychology program, to support the process of their doctoral dissertation. The grant money is not meant to cover tuition obligations.
  • The number of grants awarded is not limited by year. 
  • This is not a contest. Grants are given on an individual basis.

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