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#[http://www.psichi.org/awards/home.asp Psi Chi APA Science Directorate Internship Grant] provides funds for one undergraduate student to gain experience in science administration through a summer internship with APA. Award - the APA Science Directorate pays approximately $3,500 for a 10-week period, while Psi Chi awards an additional $2,000 for living expenses. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member, preference given to Seniors, and applicant must have demonstrated an interest in scientific psychology.
#[http://www.psichi.org/awards/home.asp Psi Chi APA Science Directorate Internship Grant] provides funds for one undergraduate student to gain experience in science administration through a summer internship with APA. Award - the APA Science Directorate pays approximately $3,500 for a 10-week period, while Psi Chi awards an additional $2,000 for living expenses. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member, preference given to Seniors, and applicant must have demonstrated an interest in scientific psychology.
#[http://www.psichi.org/awards/ 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.
#[http://www.psichi.org/awards/ 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.
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Revision as of 03:45, 27 August 2006

Welcome to the wonderful (and routinely frustrating) world of grant funding! Although funding is critical to our professional lives, the first think you need to know is that information about grant funding is de-centralized and sometimes hard to find. So how can PsychWiki help? The unique ability of a wiki allows us to:

The purpose of this webpage is to help you find what you are looking for and put you on the path to successfully finding, applying, and being awarded grants. After you have ventured out into the wide world of grant funding, come back and report what you know, so that everyone can start benefitting ....


FYI - because this page is so long, try using the "edit" tabs at the right of each section if you only want to add/edit a certain section


Contents

Start here...

How to find grants/awards

(1) Links to funding organizations (so that you know which organizations provide grants/awards),
(2) Links to databases (so that you can search and find every grant/award that exists) and
(3) Links to specific grant/awards (so that you know which are the most prominent grants/awards in our field, and be able to easily access them)


How to apply and write applications

(1) tips/tricks from experts on how to successfully obtain grant funding
(2) links within PsychWiki to specialized pages on grants and grant funding
(3) links to general information about grants/awards



Links to funding organizations (with short description)

Government organizations

Associations and societies

  1. APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide and offers a long list of grants/awards
    for graduate students here, for both professors and students here, from the Foundation (APF) here, for international grants/awards here, for advanced workshops here, from the Science Directorate here and here, for a funding bulletin here, for APA divisions here, for public policy grants and fellowships here, for
  2. APS was founded in 1988 to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, and teaching. Click here for a list of grants/awards for professors, and click here for a list of awards for students, and click here for a list of awards for underrepresented groups.
  3. SPSP is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world, and provides a few awards for teaching, summer school, travel, and theoretical innovation. Click here for a list of SPSP grants/awards.
  4. SPSSI is the international Society for the Psychology Study of Social Issues that provides all types of grants/awards for pre-dissertation, dissertation, early career awards, teaching, summer fellowships, conference, and awards for established professionals... all as they relate to research and public policy of social issues. Click here for a list of SPSSI grants/awards.
  5. Sigma Xi is a multidisciplinary research society to promote scientific research, honor scientific achievement, and encourage cooperation among researchers in all fields of science and engineering, including psychology. Click here for a list of the grants/awards, and click here for the graduate student Grant-in-Aid program.
  6. SESP is the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, which is dedicated to the advancement of social psychology. Click here for the explanation of their two awards.
  7. American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business and public affairs. Click here for information about the Visting Scholars Program, and click here for the awards given out by AAAS.
  8. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology founded in 1929 to promote psychological science, particularly at the undergraduate level, and is organized as 1,000+ chapters in colleges and universities in the USC and Canada. Click here for listings of Psi Chi grants/awards for undergraduate and graduate-level research, as well as chapter and advisor awards, that can be searched by type or eligibility.

Private and public institutions

  1. Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. RSF provides funding for individual scholars to pursue their research and writing projects at RSF through the Visiting Scholar Program, provides funding for individual scholars at other institutions to pursue research projects that advance the Foundation's research programs, and provides access to research that the Foundation supports through its own book publishing program. Click here for information on grant funding from RSF.
  2. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars (see here) and dissertation fellowships to graduate students (see here), and publishes both an Annual Report and HFG Review to inform the public of the findings of HFG-sponsored research and to discuss how that knowledge relates to problems of society today.
  3. RAND is an independent non-profit research institution that is considered the premier "think tank" for providing objective analysis of social, economic, and national security issues. See the RAND page within PsychWiki for more information on how research is conducted at RAND, the similarities and differences between the work environment at RAND versus academia, and obtaining employment at RAND. Also, click here for the list of internships and fellowships offered at RAND.
  4. Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University fosters collaborative works in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences through providing residential fellowships and creating links between its fellows and Harvard schools and departments. Click here for information on the fellowship program.
  5. Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict was created in 1998 to advance research, education, practice, and policy-relevant study in ethnic group conflict and political violence, and is an independent center in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. Click here for information on the activities of SAC including the Summer Institute and Foreign Graduate Student Exchange Program.

Links to databases and listings of grants/awards (with short description)

Searchable Databases

  1. FundSource - is a tool designed to help behavioral and social scientists find research funding. It has been designed to be specific to behavioral and social science research, freely available with no subscription costs, and responsive to your needs and feedback. The FundSource database includes short descriptions; contact information; and web links to programs in federal agencies, foundations, and international organizations that fund behavioral and social science research.
  2. ResearchResearch - is a free database of US funding opportunities including federal agencies (like NIH and NSF) non-profits, companies and state funds. The database covers the entire research community, not just psychology, and you can also recieve email alerts of new opportunities. For a $99 upgrade you recieve a wider range of content and functionality including funding opportunities outside the US. Start here if you want to learn how to use the service for free, or click here if you want to start searching the funding opportunities.
  3. Foundation Center
  4. FastWeb - is mainly for college-bound students who want a searchable database of scholarships, fellowships, jobs, and internships. The site also has a certain number of scholarships available to graduate and post-grad students. FastWeb uses your answers to a detailed questionnaire about yourself to generate a personalized suite of relevant information. Click here to learn how to use the site, or login in on the mainpage to start your free search.
  5. GrantsNet
  6. Scholarship Resource Network Express - is a database of over 8,000 programs mainly for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The database covers mainly private organizations that provide financial aid in two forms (1) self help programs where student is provided workstudy or low interest loan, and (2) gift aid based where study is awarded grants and scholarships based upon need or merit.

other webpages with listings of grants/awards

  1. SPSSI Student Section lists major fellowships and funding opportunities including opportunities for minorities, women, study abroad, and international students.
  2. Sigma Xi Student Info page lists research grants and other sources of funding for scientists of all disciplines.

Links to specific grants/awards (with short description)

Undergraduate

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grants provides funds for members to defray the cost of conducting a research project. Award - applicants may request up to $1,500 for each project. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for these undergraduate research grants.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Psi Chi Summer Research Grants provides funds for members to conduct summer research at nationally recognized research institutions. Award - psi Chi will award 10 grants of $3,500 (a stipend of $2,500 to the Psi Chi student plus $1,000 to the sponsoring faculty member at the research institution). Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for these summer research grants (research must be conducted while still an undergraduate, not after graduation).
  8. Psi Chi Summer NSF/REU Grants provides funds for members to conduct summer research at nationally recognized research institutions that have been identified by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as sites relevant to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at NSF. Award - Psi Chi will award a total of six $6,400 grants annually, and NSF provides approximately $6,400 more for each student to cover a stipend and expenses for the 10-week research experience. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for these summer research grants (research must be conducted while still an undergraduate, not after graduation).
  9. Psi Chi Allyn & Bacon Awards are awarded to those who submit the best overall empirical research papers. Award - $1,000 for first place, $650 for second place, and $350 for third place. The abstracts of the winning papers, as well as photographs and brief biographies of the top three winners, are published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to submit their research for this award.
  10. Psi Chi Guilford Awards are awarded to those who submit the best overall research papers. Award - $1,000 for first place, $650 for second place, and $350 for third place. The abstracts of the winning papers, as well as photographs and brief biographies of the top three winners, are published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to submit their research for this award.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 $300. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members with research at an APA and APS conventions.
  14. Psi Chi APA Science Directorate Internship Grant provides funds for one undergraduate student to gain experience in science administration through a summer internship with APA. Award - the APA Science Directorate pays approximately $3,500 for a 10-week period, while Psi Chi awards an additional $2,000 for living expenses. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member, preference given to Seniors, and applicant must have demonstrated an interest in scientific psychology.
  15. 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.
  16. NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Award - up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Eligibility - 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class, and from a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having "exceptional financial need."

Pre-dissertation

  1. APA Early Researcher Awards recognizes an outstanding student research project completed before the dissertation. Award - two awards will be granted: a $1,000 award for basic science, and a $1,000 award for applied science. Eligibility - Strong preference will be given to students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities earlier in their graduate training (e.g. up to and including master's thesis or equivalent), and who show a greater level of independence in conducting their research.
  2. APA Graduate Research Scholarships in Psychology assists graduate students of psychology with research costs. Offered by the APA American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP). Award - includes the $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship, the $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship, as well as a number of $1,000 scholarships. Eligibility - The scholarships will be given directly to the individual graduate students enrolled in an interim master's program or doctoral program. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. Several fellowships have been reserved for students who, at the time of application, are within the first two years of graduate study in psychology.
  3. APA APAGS Forest and Honaker Master’s Scholarship for Research in Psychology funds thesis research in the field of psychology at the Master's level. Award - $1,000 cash award. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  4. SPSSI Clara Mayo Grants which support master's theses and pre-dissertation reesarch on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice. Award - up to $1000. Eligibility - SPSSI members, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master's program, and proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored.

Dissertation

  1. APA Dissertation Research Awards assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. Award - the current program includes 30-40 grants of $1000 each, along with several larger grants of up to $5000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology. Eligibility - must be a member of APA and have had your dissertation proposal approved prior to application.
  2. APA APAGS Mesh Honorary Scholarship for Research in Psychology supports support dissertation research leading to a doctoral degree in the field of psychology. Award - $1,000 scholarship. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  3. APA Div 49 (Groups) Dissertation Award honors a recent dissertation by someone whose research on small groups seems especially promising. Award - $500, a plaque, a three-year membership in the Division, and the prize is conferred at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Eligibility - Only dissertations that were completed during the prior calendar year are eligible, but the research described in those dissertations can explore any group phenomenon, using any methodology to investigate any type of group.
  4. SPSSI Grant-in-Aid of Research supports scientific research in social problems related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI, with preference given to proposals of timely research opportunities, new investigators, and underrepresented institutions. Award - up to $1000 for students, up to $2000 for those with a Ph.D. Eligibility - SPSSI members, with strong preference given to dissertation stage research, and proposals must be accompanied by universtiy agreement to match funds.
  5. SPSSI Social Issues Dissertation Award honors a doctoral dissertation that demonstrates excellence in socially relevant research and potential application to social problems. Award - first prize of $750, second prize of $500. Eligibility - any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted during the prior year is eligible.
  6. SESP Dissertation Award recognizes outstanding dissertation research from the previous year. Award - The SESP Annual Dissertation Award carries with it membership in the Society, as well as an honorarium to cover airfare, hotel, and registration at the Society's next meeting. The recipient of the award will be asked to give a brief talk based on her or his dissertation at this meeting. Eligibility - Only dissertations completed during the previous year are eligible for the award. The completion date for a dissertation is defined as the date of the oral defense, as officially recorded by the nominee's institution.
  7. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships provides funds to scholars from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Award - ten or more fellowships are awarded each year for $15,000 each. Eligiblity - Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. HFGF places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world as it relates to eight priority areas discussed on the website here.

Grants/Awards for underrepresented groups

  1. APA APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC) Grant Program promotes training and educational experiences in LGBT practice. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on LGBT concerns. Award - $500 grant. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  2. APA APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Grant Program funds projects that recruit, retain, and/or enhance the training of ethnic minority graduate psychology students. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic minority concerns. Award - up to two $500 grants for each Spring Semester, and up to three $500 grants each Fall Semester. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  3. APA APAGS Diversity Dissertation Scholarship funds research within the field of psychology concerning issues of diversity such as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation and disability. Award - $1000 scholarship. Eligibility - The winning applicant will be selected based upon the relevance of the study to diversity, with particular emphasis on important and emerging trends in the field; scholarly excellence, innovation and implications for theory, research and action; and methodological appropriateness.
  4. APA APAGS-LGBT Dissertation Scholarship was established to encourage outstanding research in the area of LGBT concerns. Award - $1000 scholarship. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. APS RISE-UP Research Competition Award - Up to three awards will be available to graduate and undergraduate student affiliates for their outstanding research. Award winners will present their research in symposium format at the Annual APS Convention. Eligibility - You are eligible to enter this competition if you are a graduate or undergraduate student affiliate of APS and are the first author of the completed research project submitted to the APS conference.
  6. SPSSI Sages Program encourages our age 60 and over and retired members to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social problems. Proposals are invited that use social science research findings to address social problems through direct action projects, consulting with not-for-profit groups, or through preparing reviews of existing social science literature that could be used by policy makers. Award - up to $7000. Elibibility - SPSSI members over the age of 60 and/or retired.
  7. SPSSI Dalmas A. Taylor Summer Minority Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on policy issues in Washington D.C. Award - summer stipdent of $3000 plus housing and travel funds. Eligibility - graduate student in good standing who is a member of an ethnic minority group and/or has demonstrated a commitment to a career in psychology or related fiend with a focus on ethnic minority issues.

Grad Student

  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. Elibility - 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.

Professor

  1. APS James McKeen Cattell Fund provides supplementary sabbatical awards. These awards supplement the regular sabbatical allowance provided by the recipients' home institutions, to allow an extension of leave-time from one to two semesters. Award - The maximum award is limited to the lesser of (1) half the recipient's salary for the academic year, (2) an amount less than half salary that will bring the total of the university allowance plus the award up to the individual's normal academic-year salary, or (3) a ceiling of $32,000. Eligibility - faculty members at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who are currently tenured. The deadline for submission is December 1 of the year preceding that in which the applicant expects to be on leave.
  2. APA Congressional Fellowship Program provides funding so that Fellows spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Award - sponsor up to five Fellows for a one-year appointment. Fellowship stipend ranges from $60,000 to $75,000 depending upon years of experience post-doctorate. Eligibility - applicant must be a psychologist, a Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years of experience post-doctorate preferred.
  3. APA Catherine Acuff Congressional Fellowship provides fundings so that mid-career psychologists will spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Award - sponsor one Fellow for a one-year appointment. Stipend ranges from $70,000 to $75,000, depending upon years of post-doctorate experience. Elibility - applicant must be a psychologist, a Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of five years of experience post-doctorate.
  4. APA Science Policy Fellowship Program allows Fellows to spend one year working as a special assistant in an executive branch research funding/coordinating office. Award - one Fellow for a one-year appointment, with a stipend of $62,000. Eligibility - applicant must be a psychologist, Member of APA, and have a doctorate in psychology or related field, with a minimum of two years post-doctoral experience preferred.
  5. RSF Project Awards supports basic social science research within the announced programs areas of RFS. Award - range between $35,000 and $500,000. We mainly provide support for analyzing data and writing up results, but we occasionally consider larger awards for data acquisition projects highly relevant to the Foundation's program goals. Eligibility - All principal investigators must hold a Ph.D. Awards are not made for the support of undergraduate or graduate degree work, nor for institutional support.
  6. SPSSI James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship provides funding for a year to work at the SPSSI Central Office and the Public Policy Office of the APA in Washington D.C. to participate in supervised activities including using psychological research to analyze social policies and develop policy advocacy. Award - stipend of $55,000 a year plus health and vacation benefits. Eligibility - applicant must hold a Ph.D. or Psy.D. and demonstrate interest in and knowledgeable about social issues and policies.
  7. 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.
  8. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants provides funds to scholars from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Award - range from $15,000 to $30,000 a year for periods of one or two years. Eligiblity - HFGF places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world as it relates to eight priority areas discussed on the website here.

Early Career Awards

  1. APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. Award - consists of a citation and a cash prize, which are presented at the APA Annual Convention.
  2. APA APF F. J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize recognizes the efforts of a young psychological science investigator in the areas of research that explicate the concept of the human mind. Award - $25,000 prize. Eligibility - Nominees must have earned a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field, and be 9 or fewer years post-doctoral degree at the time of the nomination deadline.
  3. SPSSI Louise Kidder Early Career Award recognizes social issue researchers who have made substantial contributions to the field early in their careers. Award - winner will recieve $500 and a plaque. Eligibility - investigators who have made substantial contributions to social issues research within five year of receiving a graduate degree.
  4. SPSSI Michele Alexander Early Career Award for scholarship (defined in terms of substantive academic contributions to the study of social issues) and service (defined as professional and/or community service). Award - one-year SPSSI membership, plaque. Eligibility - SPSSI member who has recieved their Ph.D. within five years of the time of application.
  5. Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award awarded yearly to promising early career scientists. The Young Investigator Award alternates yearly between the physical sciences and engineering, and the life and social sciences. Award - a certificate of recognition and $5,000. Eligibility - evidence of scientific accomplishments, relevance of their research, and the nominee's ability to communicate their work to the general public.

Distinguished Career Awards

  1. APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. Award - consists of a citation and a cash prize, which are presented at the APA Annual Convention.
  2. APA Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems. Award - consists of a citation and a cash prize, which are presented at the APA Annual Convention.
  3. APA Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their commitment to a culture of service. Award - an honorarium of $1,000. Eligibility - Nominees will have demonstrated their service to the discipline by aiding in association governance; serving on boards, committees and various psychological associations; editing journals; reviewing grant proposals; mentoring students and colleagues; advocating for psychological science's best interests with state and federal lawmakers; and promoting the value of psychological science in the public eye.
  4. APA Meritorious Research Service Commendation recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their service as employees of the federal government or other organizations.
  5. APA APF Gold Medal Awards for Life Achievement bestowed in recognition of a distinguished career and enduring contribution to psychology. Award - All awardees receive a gold medal, an all-expense paid trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented,and a $2,000 donation is made in their name to the charity of their choice. Eligibility - Psychologists must be 65 years or older, normally residing in North America, and must show evidence of enduring contribution to the particular category the award represents.
  6. APA APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award recognizes a significant career of contributions to the teaching of psychology. Award - The awardee will receive a plaque, $2,000, and an all-expense paid round trip to the APA annual convention, where the award is presented and they are invited to give an address. Eligibility - proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology.
  7. APA APF Theodore Millon Mid-Career Award in Personality Psychology is conferred annually to an outstanding mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology. Award - The recipient will receive $1,000 and a plaque at the APA convention. Eligibility - Nominees should be no less than 10 years and no more than 20 years post doctoral degree.
  8. APA APF Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award for Exceptional Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology recognizes a significant record of trans-Atlantic research collaboration. Award - recipients receive a mounted gold medallion, which is presented at the biennial meeting of the congress of the European Federation of Psychology Associations (EFPA). Eligibility - Nominees must be either a European or North American psychologist who is recognized internationally as having made a substantial and original contribution to European and American psychology as a science or a profession.
  9. APA International Humanitarian Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or a team of psychologists, including professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with under-served populations. Eligibility - Nominees do not have to be members or affiliate members of the Association. Recipients are psychologists or teams of psychologists working under the aegis of local, national, and international organizations that provide psycho-social and humanitarian services.
  10. APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology recognizes distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions to the international cooperation and advancement of knowledge in psychology. Eligibility - Candidates may be from any country.
  11. APA Div 49 (Groups) Distinguished Group Psychologist Award honors a distinguished group psychologist whose theory, research, or practice has made some important contributions to our knowledge of group behavior.
  12. APS William James Fellow Award honors APS Members for their lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. Honorees are recognized annually at the APS Convention.
  13. APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award recognizes APS Members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the area of applied psychological research. Recipients must be APS Members whose research addresses a critical problem in society at large.
  14. SPSP Donald T. Campbell Award for distinguished contributions in social psychology. Recipients are selected by a SPSP nominating committee rather than being solicited.
  15. SPSP Jack Block Award for distinguished contributions in personality psychology. Recipients are selected by a SPSP nominating committee rather than being solicited.
  16. SPSP Henry A. Murray Award for distinguished contributions to the study of lives. Recipients are selected by a SPSP nominating committee rather than being solicited.
  17. SPSP Award for Distinguished Service to Society for distinguished service to the society of personality and social psychology. Recipients are selected by a SPSP nominating committee rather than being solicited.
  18. SPSP Award for Distinguished Service to Field for distinguished service on behalf of Social-Personality Psychology. Recipients are selected by a SPSP nominating committee rather than being solicited.
  19. SPSSI Lewin Memorial Award presented annually for outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action. Award - recipient presents a distinguished address each year as part of SPSSI's program at the annual APA Convention or at SPSSI's biennial convention.
  20. Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement awarded annually to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated an ability to communicate the significance of this research to scientists in other disciplines. Award - certificate of award, a Steuben glass sculpture and $5,000. In addition, each recipient is asked to designate a younger scholar, usually working in the same field, to receive a $5,000 Grant-in-Aid of Research award from the Procter Prize Fund. Eligibility - evidence of outstanding scientific contributions and ability to communicate the significance of their research to scientists in other disciplines.
  21. Sigma Xi John P. McGovern Science and Society Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to science and society. Award - honorarium of $5,000, the John P. McGovern Science and Society Medal, and the recipient presents the annual John P. McGovern Science and Society Lecture at Sigma Xi's annual meeting. Eligibility - evidence of outstanding contribution to science and society.
  22. Sigma Xi Walston Chubb Award for Innovation is given annually to honor and promote creativity among scientists. Award - $4,000 honorarium and an invitation to give the Walston Chubb Award Lecture at Sigma Xi's annual meeting. Eligibility - evidence of innovation, defined as research into new areas of potential scientific importance, a novel approach to a long-standing problem in science or research that may create a new methodology of importance to science.
  23. SESP Distinguished Scientist Award is given annually to honor individuals who have made unusually important contributions to experimental social psychology. The recipient of the Distinguished Scientist Award is chosen by a subcommittee appointed by the SESP Executive Committee.

Best Paper or Book

  1. SPSP Theoretical Innovation Prize recognizes an article or book chapter judged to provide the most innovative theoretical contribution to social/personality psychology within a given year. Award - prize of $750. Eligibility - Eligible articles are those published as papers in peer-reviewed journals or as book chapters during the previous calendar year. Books and unpublished manuscripts are not eligible.
  2. SPSP Student Publication Award recognizes excellence in student research by giving a prize to the best student-authored paper published in an SPSP journal (e.g., PSPB, PSPR). Award - $200. Eligibility - All student-authored papers that have been accepted for publication in these journals are automatically eligible for this award. There is no nomination or application process for this award.
  3. SPSSI Gordon Allport Prize is given to the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations. Award - of $1000. Eligibility - papers published during the current year or unpublished manuscripts.
  4. SPSSI Otto Klineberg Award which honors the best paper, article, or book of the year on intercultural or international relations. Award - of $1000. Eligibility - unpublished manuscrips, in press papers or books, or papers and books published no more than 18 months prior to submission deadline.

Visting Scholar

  1. AAAS Visiting Scholars Program is a fellowship program for post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty to carry out their individual research as well as to collaborate with Academy Fellows on shared scholarly or policy-related interests by attending AAAS in Cambridge, Massachusetts for one year. Award - stipend is $35,000 for postdocs, and up to $50,000 for faculty, and AAAS provides scholars with office space, computer services, library privileges, and information on locating housing. Health benefits can be arranged. Eligibility - Fellowships will be awarded to individuals who can demonstrate that their work will make a substantial contribution in one or more of the Academy's four major research areas: Science and Global Security, Social Policy and American Institutions, Humanities and Culture, and Education.
  2. RAND Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellowship for International Relations and Security provides two years of support for scholars of international relations and security interested in conducting policy-oriented research. Fellowships are granted with a view to preparing Fellows for an international career in policy-oriented research. Fellows have three eight-month stays at research institutions or think tanks participating in the program – at least one on the Eastern, and one on the Western side of the Atlantic. Eligibility - open to candidates who have recently received their doctorate in social and political sciences or economics and whose research focuses on topics of international relations and security.
  3. Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a residential fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishments who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. Award - Stipends are funded up to $60,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow's home institution. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Eligibility - Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant's record of achievement and promise.
  4. RSF Visiting Scholars Program invites a number of scholars to its New York headquarters to investigate topics in social and behavioral sciences. The Foundation particularly welcomes groups of scholars who wish to collaborate on a specific project during their residence at Russell Sage. While Visiting Scholars typically work on projects related to the Foundation's current programs, a number of scholars whose research falls outside the Foundation's active programs also participate. Award - up to 20 residential fellowships to selected scholars in the social sciences. The award allows these Visiting Scholars to pursue their research and writing at the Foundation for periods of up to one year. Each scholar is provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, salary support for the academic year of up to $110,000 when unavailable from other sources and, for scholars outside the greater New York City area, a subsidized apartment nearby the Foundation offices. Eligibility - applicants who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. The selection of Visiting Scholars is based upon an individual's demonstrated record of accomplishment, the merit of the applicant's proposed project and its relevance to the Foundation's current programs. A special effort is made to include promising younger scholars.

Teaching Awards and Lectureships

  1. APS William James Distinguished Lectures program supports up to three psychological scientists annually to speak at regional psychological associations from APA. Click here for a list of APA regional associations.
  2. SPSP-EAESP International Teaching Fellowship provides funding for a host institution (e.g., a university psychology department) to invite a distinguished scholar from overseas to provide one week of tuition and supervision to a group of graduate students. Award - stipend of $2,000 to cover travel or other expenses from SPSP-EAESP, and host institution covers costs of accomodation, meals, etc. Eligibility - host institution organizer must be member of EAESP or SPSP, and visiting fellow must be a member of EAESP or SPSP.
  3. SPSP-SASP International Teaching Fellowship provides funding for a host institution (e.g., a university psychology department) to invite a distinguished scholar from overseas to provide one week of tuition and supervision to a group of graduate students. Award - stipend of $2,000 to cover travel or other expenses from SPSP-SASP , and host institution covers costs of accomodation, meals, etc. Eligibility - host institution organizer must be member of SASP or SPSP, and visiting fellow must be a member of SASP or SPSP.
  4. Sigma Xi Distinguished Lectureships Program provides an opportunity to host visits from outstanding individuals who are at the leading edge of science. Award - stipend of $200 from host institution, and $200 honorarium from Sigma Xi. Eligibility - self-nominations are welcome, and institutions can also solicit and sponsor speakers.

Travel to conference

  1. APA Student Travel Award Program helps psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA Convention to present their research. Award - approximately 100 students will receive $300 to support their travel to the APA Convention. Eligibility - must be member of APA and have paper or poster accepted by an APA division for presentation.
  2. APS Travel Assistance Program assist students attending the annual APS convention by defraying the cost of travel. Award - Recipients are provided with a cash award (the amount of which varies each year). Eligibility - Must be current APS student affiliates presenting research at the annual APS Convention.
  3. SPSP Graduate Student Travel Award provides conference travel to 40 graduate students to attend the annual SPSP conference. Award - $300 per student. Eligibility - must be a member of SPSP and have a paper or poster accepted at the conference for which the applicant is first or sole author.
  4. SPSP Diversity Fund provides qualified graduate students with travel awards to attend the annual SPSP conference. Award - up to $800 for conference transportation, logding, food, and registration, and runners-up recieive free conference registration. Eligibility - students must be enrolled in a psychology graduate program and come from an underrepresented group in personality and social psychology (e.g., ethnic or racial minorities, first generation college students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered students, or students with a physical disability.
  5. Psi Chi Bandura Graduate Award 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.
  6. 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.

Conference (organize your own conference)

  1. APA International Scientific Meetings Support Fund provides support for scientific events and projects that foster the exchange of knowledge among psychologists across the world. Award - support of up to $3500.
  2. EAESP/SPSSI International Small Conferences provides funding to organize a small conference with a theme related to social issues and international relevance, with the purpose to help stengthend links between the two organiziations so that members of each have opportunities to discuss research questions of mutual interest. Award - host organization provides $3,500 and guest organization provides $1,500, with expectation that there will be two meetings a year, preferable one in North American (with SPSSI as host) and one in Europe (with EAESP as host). Eligibility - at least 80% of persons attending the conference should be members of one or both organizations, and each conference should have at least one organizer from SPSSI and one organizer from EAESP.
  3. Psi Chi Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference Grants provide funds for local/regional undergraduate psychology research conferences. Funding is intended for conferences that will invite student research presenters from at least three schools in the area and will notify all Psi Chi chapters in the geographic area of the conference. Award - the maximum grant for each conference is $1,000. Eligibility - funding is not available for conferences intended for students from a single school. The school submitting an application must have a Psi Chi chapter.

Study Abroad

Summer school and workshops

  1. APA Science Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) expose psychological scientists to emerging technologies and the most current research methodologies. ATIs are hosted each summer at prominent research institutions across the country. Eligibility - new and established faculty, researchers, post-docs, and advanced graduate students - are invited to apply.
  2. SPSP-EAESP Summer School provides funding for up to 5 students to attend summer school to learn the latest theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in specific subfields of social psychology. The location of the summer school switches every year between North America (SPSP Summer School) and Europe (EAESP Summer school). Award - $400 per participant to cover travel costs, and also partial contributions to board, lodging, and registration. Eligibility - doctoral students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program who have not participated in a prior SPSP-EAESP Summer School.
  3. RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate Program allows graduate students to conduct short-term independent research within the framework of an ongoing RAND project and are mentored by RAND staff. Summer associates typically work at RAND for a 12-week period, and are given the opportunity to conduct independent research that can be completed during the three months they are at RAND. Eligibility - fulltime students who have completed at least two years of graduate work leading to a doctorate or professional degree. Approximately 25 students in a wide range of academic disciplines participate in the program each year. U.S. citizenship is not necessary except for positions that require security clearances.
  4. Solomon Asch Center Summer Institutes are interdisciplinary programs designed to bridge the gap between research and practice by bringing together social scientists and practitioners to study the origins and consequences of ethnopolitical conflict. SAC is an independent center in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. Award - stipends, travel, and housing.






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