Tuition Support for Academics

Tuition support for academics to attend psychoanalytic training seminars at APsaA approved Institutes.   An “academic” is defined as a graduate student, independent scholar, or faculty member in the arts and sciences, excluding the traditional clinical fields of medicine, psychology, and social work.

Financial support is available for any academic, whether one is a candidate without previous clinical training (such as an academic), currently enrolled in training, or is interested in gaining psychoanalytic knowledge for research. Preference will be given to first-time applicants and those pursuing clinical training, but any academic taking courses at an APsaA Institute is eligible. These grants are offered for tuition only and paid directly to the institute. 


The Committee on Psychoanalysis & the Academy of the American Psychoanalytic Association


The applicant is required to send the following:

  • A 1-2 page letter stating background and qualifications, financial need, and reasons for taking courses in psychoanalysis
  • Copy of current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Documentation of tuition requirements at the institute
  • Letter of support from the APsaA Institute Director or Dean 

Applications should be sent in PDF format to Debra Steinke Wardell, Education and member Services Manager

  • The Fall deadline for submission is September 30. 
  • The Spring deadline for submission is January 15.