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Educational Psychology Student Society Announces Outstanding Research Award

posted Mar 15, 2011, 7:24 AM by Educational Psychology Student Society   [ updated Mar 24, 2011, 7:30 AM ]

Educational Psychology Student Society Announces Outstanding Research Award


The EPSS Outstanding Research Award was established in 2010 to support scholarship and professional growth.  This award is presented each year to a graduate student who has made significant contributions to research in the field of educational psychology.

The EPSS is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Outstanding Research Awards.  This initiative aims to honor excellence in student research. Thesis and dissertation research as well as studies not conducted as part of dissertation work are eligible. 

To help support more student researchers’ work, applicants may receive only one Outstanding Research award per year and recipients are not eligible to win the award in consecutive years. Applicants from prior years who did not receive the award may reapply as long as they meet all other requirements.

A panel consisting of Educational Psychology graduate faculty members and an outside member will determine how research awards will best be distributed at the conclusion of each academic year based upon available funding and the quality of research applications.

• IRB approved research
• Original work
• Peer reviewed
• Presented to a national audience, or Published in a peer-reviewed journal
• Authorship (only one author per team may apply for the award)
•Consideration given to first author

A complete nomination consists of:

  1. A curriculum vitae should be emailed to

  2. Application form

  3. A 400-500-word abstract describing your study’s background, purpose, research questions or objectives, importance, instrumentation, methods, findings and conclusions. Please do not submit a references list or bibliography, though citations should be included within the text.

  4. Essay describing how this study is part of your line of inquiry and its contribution to the field of educational psychology (up to 1,000 words).

    as an alternate to the essay you may submit your entire paper or the text of your poster may be emailed to

Call for Entries opens March 10, 2011 and will close April 15, 2011 at midnight (CST). Award recipient(s) will be notified by email. Winners will be announced on the EPSS website.

For further information, please contact Angela Watson at or Jessica Downs at

 To apply go to: