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.


2015 Grants Program

2015 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, 2015) to:

Past Winners


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


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




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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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