Frequently Asked Questions

The Wallerstein Fellowship Committee at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for empirical research in psychoanalysis. The Wallerstein Fellowship was created in honor of Robert S. Wallerstein, M.D. to commemorate his longstanding passion for empirical psychoanalytic research. As such, the Wallerstein Committee will consider any proposal for projects involving investigative research in clinical or applied psychoanalysis. For more information, please see the quick summary of FAQ below as well as the detailed Information for Applicants and Application Forms that are available online.

Wallerstein Fellowship FAQ:

What is the Wallerstein Fellowship Award?

  • Funds empirical research in clinical and/or applied psychoanalysis
  • $20,000-$100,000 annually for a minimum of 5 years


What are the Application Requirements?

  • Member of IPAor Sponsored by an IPA Member (preference given to SFCP members*)
  • Completed Application and signed Affidavit
  • Human Subjects Protocol approval (if applicable)
  • $50 application fee

What are the Fellowship Requirements?

  • Annual budget reports
  • Annual progress reports to SFCP Wallerstein Fellowship Committee and SFCP Board of Trustees
  • Formal presentation of completed research at SFCP
  • Commitment to publish/present research findings publicly


When are the Award deadlines:

  • Applications submitted to SFCP by September 1, 2016
  • Fellowship announced March 1, 2017
  • Funding begins July 1, 2017


*Please visit the SFCP Community Member webpage to learn more and to join our Community Membership.