Scholars’ Grant Applicant Information

Scholars’ Grant Application Requirements

Due Date: January 15, 2024

The Scholars’ Grants are designed to jump-start promising academic, clinical or research projects carried out by Graduate/Faculty Members of the Psychoanalytic Society or by Candidates in the NYU Postdoctoral Program who have joined the Society as Candidate Members. Applications are welcome from all, but special consideration will be given to first-time authors.

Psychoanalytic projects of all types will be considered. For academic projects, those without an academic track record are given special consideration.  We have particular interest in projects that are creative in form or content, and/or that promote the value of psychoanalysis to a wider audience, e.g. the lay public, the arts, the medical field, the legal world. There is a lifetime limit of two grant awards per category per individual.

Scholars’ Grant Individual ($2,000) and Group ($3,000) applications will be accepted from any current member of the Psychoanalytic Society. Dues must be paid in full before the application will be considered. Contact our administrator at [email protected] if you would like to join or renew.

Patrick Lane Candidate Scholar’s Grant ($1,500) applications will be accepted from any current Candidate in the NYU Postdoctoral Program who has joined the Psychoanalytic Society (free of charge).

Past Scholar Grant projects have resulted in academic books, scholarly articles, clinical and community interventions, a graphic novel for use with patients, a photographic monograph, a children’s book, and several films.

Please Note:

  1. Recipients of the Scholar’s Grant must be prepared to submit an interim progress report in January following the Grant award and make a presentation of the project’s progress at a Scholars’ Grant Brunch approximately 18 months following receipt of the award.
  2. The Psychoanalytic Society of the Postdoctoral Program must be credited as a funding source IN ALL FORMS OF PRESENTATION AND ADVERTISING to professional and public audiences.

For list of all previous Scholar’s Grant recipients, click here.


Please download the Scholar’s Grant Application Form and follow the instructions.

The cover sheet and Grant Application must be sent as separate attachments.

Send completed application to [email protected] or use the postal address on the application.

Please direct any questions to: [email protected]