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Internal Opportunities

Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Funding Offers Spring, Summer/Fall travel grants. Students from departments that are Inactive are ineligible to receive reimbursement from the GSC Travel Fund. 

Travel awards for Summer and Fall 2018* (travel occurring May 1st, 2018 - December 31st, 2018) 

GSC Research Fund Grants up to $500. The Graduate Student Council has a fund to support graduate student research. This fund is intended to assist students who face expenses related to research, such as equipment costs, acquiring data sets, etc. Priority is given to students without funds for their research needs, who would otherwise be expected to pay out of pocket. 

September 2018-Fall 2018 applications open 

GNAS Research Funding Grants up to $250 to help A&S graduate students offset the costs of conducting research, participating in conferences, and purchasing materials needed for research. Funds may be used for the 2017-2018 academic year but cannot be used to reimburse purchases already made. Priority will be given to students and projects not previously funded. Funds must be encumbered or expended between February 3, 2018 and June 15, 2018. The GNAS restricts the funds to students in those departments that have had regular representation at GNAS meetings over the course of the previous semester. 

Applications will open January 8, 2018 and close on January 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM.  (Deadlines for 2018-19 TBA) 

A&S Graduate Student Intramural Research and Creative Activities Grant The College of Arts and Sciences announces funding opportunities to promote research and creative activities of Graduate Students with the purpose of increasing the extramural research funding, the number of scholarly publications, refereed exhibits, and artistic performances of the college. Any Doctoral or Master’s student in good standing in the College of Arts and Sciences is eligible. The initiative will support proposals that contain any one of the following elements: (i) new ideas to become part of the student’s dissertation/thesis research, (ii) exploratory research, or (iii) collaborative research that will enhance the student’s scholarly experience. The maximum award-size for an individual grant is $500. For collaborative research projects involving more than one other student, the maximum award amount is $1,000. Proposals will be evaluated independently in two categories: Doctoral level and Master’s-level. 

Deadline: March 23, 2018  (2018-19 TBA)

External Opportunities

APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist FellowshipThe Junior Scientist Fellowship provides support for students entering their first year, or the first semester of their second year, of a research-oriented graduate program.

Deadline: June 27, 2019 

APF F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award $2,000 to support dissertation research oriented toward any aspect of mental health and function, as well as advancing a unified conception of brain and behavior. 

Deadline: June 30, 2019

APA Dissertation Research Award(limited to 3 per department) This award program assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with dissertation research costs. It is for students who will complete the proposed project while in graduate school. 

Dept. Deadline: Please contact your graduate director

APA Deadline: September 1, 2019 

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships (excludes clinical and counseling psychology) Supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. ACLS will award 65 fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning in the summer. The program encourages timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure and no later than August 31 of the subsequent year. The total award of up to $38,000 includes a stipend plus additional funds for university fees and research support. 

 Deadline: October 23, 2019, 9:00pm 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline. Graduate students are limited to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year or in the second year of graduate school. 

Deadline: October 24, 2019, 5:00pm 

(APF) Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship (Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year) $25,000 fellowships for graduate students in child psychology

UofL Deadline: Please contact your graduate director in summer if interested

APF Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019

Psychological Science Research Grant(diversity research supplements also awarded) Provides support for four graduate students conducting psychological science research studies. 

Deadline: December 5, 2018 

Dissertation Research Grant in Developmental Psychology The Dissertation Research Grant supports the dissertation research of an outstanding graduate student member of APA and Div. 7. Between one and three $500 grants are awarded each year. 

Deadline: March 15, 2020 

Dissertation Award in Developmental PsychologyThis award recognizes an individual whose dissertation is deemed to be an outstanding contribution to developmental psychology. The nominee must have completed his/her dissertation as part of a developmental graduate program. The nominee must have participated in his/her dissertation defense during the current or prior calendar year of the award.

Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2020

APF/COGDOP Graduate Student Scholarships(limited to one per department) 

$2,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. 

Dept. Deadline: May 15th       APF Deadline: June 30th

(APF) Benton-Meier Scholarships $2,000 to support dissertation research that addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.

Deadline: June 1, 2020

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