The Fund for Psychoanalytic Research, which was established in 1976, is dedicated to the support and nurturing of psychoanalytic investigative scholars and to the facilitation of a spirit of investigative inquiry based on psychoanalytic theory and principles of mental functioning.
The Fund receives its support from donations of APsaA members and through a regular allocation in the yearly budget of the Association. The Committee of the Fund is comprised of members of the American Psychoanalytic Association who are involved in psychoanalytic research as primary investigators or as consultants and informed scholars.
The Fund also seeks regular consultation on both its mission and the review of applications from scholars who are not members of the American and who may or may not be psychoanalysts. The yearly budget of the fund permits the support of two to three grant applications and several smaller consultation grants.