Graduate Student grants/awards

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  1. APA APAGS Bloch and Ritchie Honorary Scholarship is for proposed research on topic determined each year by APA that relates to an important social issue or an under-represented group in psychology. Award - $1,000 cash scholarship. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  2. APA Public Policy Graduate Student Internship provides funding for a graduate student intern to spend one year working on public policy issues on the staff of the Public Policy Office of the American Psychological Association (APA). Award - internship provides a stipend of $15.00 per hour. Eligibility - Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in psychology, in at least the second year of graduate training, and have a strong interest in applying psychological research findings to the development of public policy.
  3. APS Student Grant Competition provides a funding source for APS student affiliates to conduct research that currently is in its initial development. Award - Up to three awards ($500 each) will be available to graduate student affiliates and up to two awards ($300 each) will be available to undergraduate student affiliates. Eligibility - Research proposals in all areas of psychological science are welcome.
  4. APS Student Research Award honors the best poster presented at the APS conference. Award - Up to three awards will be available to graduate student affiliates and up to two awards will be available to undergraduate student affiliates for their outstanding research. Eligibility - Must be a graduate or undergraduate student affiliate of APS, and first author of a completed research project submitted for a poster presentation.
  5. Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research awards grants to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering, including psychology. Award - up to $1,000. Eligibility - undergraduate or graduate students, with preference given to members of Sigma Xi.
  6. Psi Chi Thelam Hunt Research Grants are presented annually to enable members to complete empirical research that addresses a question directly related to Psi Chi. Award - up to three grants of up to $3,000 each. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member.
  7. Psi Chi SuperLab Research Grants provides annual grants to aid one undergraduate and one graduate student in conducting computer-based research. Award - Grant winners receive a copy of SuperLab experimental lab software and a response pad from Cedrus. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member.
  8. Psi Chi Erlbaum Awards are awarded to those who submit the best overall empirical studies in the area of cognitive science. Award - $500 for the first-place graduate student and $500 for the first-place undergraduate student. The abstracts of the winning papers, as well as photographs and brief biographies of the top two winners, are published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members are eligible to submit their research for this award.
  9. Psi Chi Regional Research Awards are presented to students submitting the best research papers/posters to Psi Chi sessions at APA's regional conventions. Award - a check for $300 and a certificate recognizing them as one of Psi Chi's award winners. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members with research at an APA regional convention.
  10. Psi Chi National Convention Research Awards are presented to students submitting the best research posters to Psi Chi sessions at APA and APS National Conventions. Award - cash awards of $500. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members with research at an APA and APS conventions.
  11. Psi Chi Bandura Graduate Award (APS) is awarded each year to the graduate student submitting the best overall empirical study. Award - the winner receives the following: (1) travel expenses to attend the APS National Convention to receive the award, (2) a three-year membership in APS, including subscriptions to all APS journals, and (3) two engraved plaques, one for the winner and one for the winner's psychology department as a permanent honor to the winner. Eligibility - must be a member of Psi Chi and member of APS. Must have published and/or presented the paper at a national, regional, or state psychology convention during the preceeding year.
  12. Psi Chi Newman Graduate Award (APA) is awarded each year to the graduate student submitting the best overall empirical study. Award - the winner receives the following: (1) travel expenses to attend the APA/Psi Chi National Convention to receive the award, (2) a three-year subscription to an APA journal of the winner's choice, and (3) two engraved plaques, one for the winner and one for the winner's psychology department as a permanent honor to the winner. In addition, the abstract of the winning paper, as well as a photograph and brief biography of the winner, is published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - need not be a Psi Chi memember but must have published and/or presented the paper at a national, regional, or state psychology convention during the preceeding year.
  13. Psi Chi FBI NCAVC Internship Grants provides annual grants to aid two Psi Chi members in conducting research at the FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes (NCAVC). Award - two grants up to $7,000 will be awarded annually for the 14-week unpaid position. Eligibility - all undergraduate and graduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for this internship grant.
  14. SPSSI Applied Social Issues Internship which encourages research conducted with a community or government organization, public interest group or non-profit that will benefit from the project. Award - ranges from $300 to $2,500. Eligibility - SPSSI members who are college seniors, graduate students, or first-year post docs.
  15. David C. McClelland Fellowship from the McClelland Center for Research and Innovation – part of the Hay Group – has established a fund for awarding fellowships to graduate and post graduate students. The purpose of the fund is to recognize the contribution of David C. McClelland to the field of human motivation, competencies, and organizational performance by promoting significant research contributions in the tradition of David C. McClelland. Award - up to 40,000 per year. Eligibility - topics related to McClelland’s interests, which were quite broad, including human motivation, competencies, organizational performance, psychology of leadership, physiological correlates of motives as they relate to health and wellness issues, implicit methods.
  16. SPSSI Best Diversity Poster Awards seeks to promote and recognize outstanding research by graduate students and junior scholars that relates to diversity issues and policy. Award - First-place winner at each poster session will be awarded $50 monetary award and copy of book published by SPSSI. Second-place winner at each poster session will be awarded a copy of book published by SPSSI. Eligibility - Be a first author on a poster submission.
  17. APA Future Pioneers of Psychology Award acknowledge four outstanding graduate psychology students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in psychology and are on track to becoming future pioneers in the field. APAGS members who have demonstrated excellence in their work as leaders in research, practice, professional service, community service and/or legislative advocacy are eligible for this prestigious award. Award - Four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduate students who best represent future pioneering leaders of psychology. Eligibility - All candidates must be APAGS members, currently enrolled (and in good academic standing) in a doctoral program in psychology.
  18. SPSS Diversity Travel Awards provides for qualified graduate students from underrepresented groups can apply for travel awards of up to $500 to attend the annual SPSP conference. Award - $500. Eligibility - Be enrolled in a Ph.D. graduate program with an emphasis in social/personality psychology.
  19. APA Division 1 Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Award or Div1 Awards page. The award is for a Graduate Student pursuing work relevant to General Psychology. Award - The winner will receive a certificate and a $300 honorarium. Eligibility - The award is open to all psychology graduate students, whether or not members of Division 1, and self-nominations are welcome.




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