Grants Program

NAN Clinical Research Grants

The National Academy of Neuropsychology is committed to the professional and scientific development of clinical neuropsychology. The mission of the Clinical Research Grants Program is to support meritorious small grants, pilot projects, or seed grants that address the value, worth, or efficacy of clinical neuropsychological assessment or interventions. These projects might be overlooked by traditional granting agencies because of their applied clinical nature or stage of development.

 

2017 Grants Program

2017 Request for Grant Application

Instructions for Completing NAN Grant Application:
1. Download Application
2. Follow all page requirements/limitations
3. Prepare NIH biosketch
4. If postdoctoral fellow, primary mentor needs to complete letter of support
5. Sign all forms
6. Create one PDF document for entire application
7. Email application on or before deadline (May 1, 2017) to: NANGrants@nanonline.org



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Past Winners

2017
Jean N. Ikanga, Ph.D., Emory University
The African Neuropsychological Test Battery: A Pilot Investigation of Cultural Appropriateness, Reliability, and Factor Structure
James J. Mahoney III, Ph.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine
A Longitudinal Assessment of Neurocognition as a Function of Opioid Abstinence and Potential Moderating Factors Impacting Treatment Outcomes in Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder

2016
Rachel Galioto, Ph.D., Rhode Island Hospital
Does Executive Function Training Improve Outcomes of a Behavioral Weight Loss Program? A Pilot Study
Preeti Sunderaraman, Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center
Cognitive and Affective Contributors to Financial Capacity and Financial Capacity Awareness

2015
Yana Suchy, Ph.D., University of Utah
Can Motor-Sequence Training Improve Cognition and IADL Performance among Community-Dwelling Older Adults?
Kirsty Bortnik, Ph.D., Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group
Utility of Spanish Auditory and Visual Naming Test in Identifying Word-Finding in Spanish-Speaking Adults with Epilepsy

2014

Brandon Gavett, Ph.D., University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Development of a Novel Test to Jointly Measure Episodic Memory and Performance Validity
Colette Elliott, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Performance-based Assessment of Executive Functioning in Traumatic Brain Injury
Pia Banerjee, Ph.D., UCLA 
Utility of Neuropsychological Measurement in Predicting Radiation-induced Neurocognitive Decline to Inform Treatment Decision-making for Elderly Brain Cancer Patients

2013
Christopher Benjamin, Ph.D., UCLA 
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Pre-Surgical fMRI data
Michael Horner, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina 
Decreasing the Occurence of Suboptimal Effort on Neuropsychological Evaluation
Megan Smith, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Cognition and Psychoneuroimmunology in Multiple Sclerosis

2010
April Thames, Ph.D., UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Ethnicity, Stereotype Threat, and Neuropsychological Test Performance: Not as Simple as Black and White
Oren Boxer, Ph.D., UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Evidence-Based Knowledge Aggregation for Neuropsychological Practice

2009
Sid O'Bryant, Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Health Sciences Center
Normative Data for the RBANC among English-Speaking Mexican Americans
Jennifer Green, Ph.D., National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Boston Massachusetts
Neuropsychological Evaluation Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabillities

2008
Allyson Harrison, Ph.D., Queens University, Ontario
Development of a symptom validity test for use when assessing adult Reading Disabilities
Julianna Ward, Ph.D., John Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Implicit Learning, Depression, and Occupational Status in Systemic Lupus Erythmatosus (SLE)

2007
Anita Hubley, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
A Comparison of Five Process Scoring Systems Adapted for Use with both the Rey-Osterrieth and Modified Taylor Complex Figures
Risa Nakase Thompson Richardson, Ph.D., Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, Mississippi
The Value of Effort Testing and Predictive Utility of Effort Indices on the CVLT-2 in Predicting Outcomes in a Consecutive Series of Acute TBI Rehabilitation Admissions

2005
Melissa M. Amick, Ph.D., Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Medical Rehabilitation
The predictive utility of contrast sensitivity relative to visual attention and executive function for driving safety in patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Steven R. Smith, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Exploring Models of Neuropsychological Assessment Feedback with Adolescent Patients
Jeffrey Wozniak, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School
Sensitivity of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) in Mild to Moderate Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

2004
Thomas Bennett, Ph.D., Center for Neurorehabilitation
Identifying Drivers at Risk from the Neuropsychological Evaluation
Richard O. Temple, Ph.D., Rhode Island Hospital
A National Survey of Physicians’ Knowledge and Use of Neuropsychological Services
Monica Rosselli, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Neuropsychological Assessment of Spanish Speaking Children in the US

2003
Robin Hilsabeck, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Using an Implicit Memory Task to Estimate Premorbid Memory

2002
Melissa Huy, Ph.D. & Kyle Boone, Ph.D., Harbor UCLA Medical School
Current Practice of Neuropsychological Test Feedback
Renee Lajiness-O’Neil, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Neuropsychological Functioning in Children with Velocardiofacial Syndrome: Predictors of Psychopathology
Wiley Mittenberg, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Identification of Malingered Head Injury on the WAIS-3 and WMS-3
Holly Westervelt, Ph.D., Brown University
The Relationship Between Odor Identification and Memory and Cognition


2001

Karen Bronk Fromin, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Comprehensive Affect Testing System
Cynthia Riccio, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Neuropsychological Profiles in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

2000
Thomas Hammeke, Ph.D. & Michael McCrea, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Neruocognitive Functioning and Brain Activation in Acute MTBI: A Neuropsychological and Functional MRI Study
Shelley Fleming Ficek, Ph.D. & Alan Schatzberg, Ph.D., Stanford University
Neuropsychological Correlates of Psychotic Features in Depressive Disorders
Tom Tombaugh, Ph.D. & Laura Rees, Ph.D., Carleton University, Ottawa
The Adjusting – PASAT : An Improved, User Friendly Version of the PASAT

1999
Mark Lovell, Ph.D., UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, Pittsburgh
The Comparison of Computerized versus Traditional Neuropsychological Testing in Developing Objective Criteria for Return to Play Following Concussion in High School Athletes
Esther Strauss, Ph.D., et al., University of Victoria
Response Consistency as a Measure of Malingering
David Tucker, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention with Refractory Postconcussion Syndrome
Wilfred Van Gorp, Ph.D., et al., Columbia University
Neuropsychological Prediction of “Real World” Functional Capacity

1998
Angelle Sanders, Ph.D., Brain Injury Research Center
Utility of an Experimental Script Analysis Task for Predicting Vocational and Psychosocial Outcome after Traumatic Head Injury
William Whelihan, Ph.D., University Medical Group
Neuropsychology and Driving Competence in Early Dementia