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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)

SEE ALSO Graduate Student Assistantship with REACH Graduate students can work for REACH in one of four different areas. Some students return for multiple years while they complete their graduate coursework, so the number of openings varies from year to year. 

Application Requirements:

    • Graduate Student Assistants must be full-time students accepted into a graduate degree-granting program for the full academic year, 2019-20 (fall and spring semesters) prior to receiving a job offer.
    • Applicants are required to have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA during their undergraduate career (or most recent full-time graduate semester).
    • Applicants need to be available to begin GSA responsibilities August 2, 2019 and be able to continue these responsibilities through the last Friday in May, 2020

Timeline and Deadlines for 2019 - 20 Applicants:

    • Dec./Jan. - Review the position descriptions, solicit your letters of recommendation, request an official copy of your transcripts (if applicable), write your letter of introduction and intent cover letter.
    • Jan. 22 - Feb. 22 - Submit your application and material by February 23rd.
    • Feb. 25 - REACH makes initial determination of qualified candidates to interview.
    • Mar. 4 - Mar. 22 - GSA Interviews. Interviews are selective and will be scheduled in early to mid March.
    • Mar. 29 - Decisions and first offers made. All application materials (application forms, transcripts, and letters of intent) are due by February 22nd. Offers will not be made until both recommendations are received.
    • April 15 - GSA candidates must accept or decline offer.

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 29, 2018 

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. 

Deadline: September 1, 2018 

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 25, 2018 

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 25, 2018  (deadline for 2019-20 will be announced in summer 2018) 

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 PsychologyEligible doctoral students are within one year of successfully defending their dissertation proposal (or the program’s equivalent requirement) at time of application for the dissertation grant. Applicant must be a member of the American Psychological Association and Div. 7, and the dissertation topic must be developmental. The dissertation proposal must have been approved by the dissertation/orals committee (or the equivalent, depending on the doctoral program requirements). Applicants must be nominated by their faculty supervisor. Awardees will submit a report at the end of their dissertation, describing the results and how the funds were used. Funds cannot be applied to conference travel. 

Deadline: March 15, 2019 

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.

Deadline: March 15, 2019 

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 15, 2019        APF Deadline: June 30, 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

APF Benton-Meier Scholarships$2,500 scholarships for neuropsychology graduate students. 

Deadline: June 1, 2019

See also:  http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/index.aspx 

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