Scholarships & Awards

 
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  1. 1 Scholarships & Awards
    1. 1.1 Distrust And Conflict Escalation In Organizations And Societies: International Workshop: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management - Groningen, Netherlands
    2. 1.2 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships In Psychology 2015: American Psychological Foundation and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology – Washington DC
    3. 1.3 Sages (SPSSI Action Grants for Experienced Scholars)
    4. 1.4 The Applied Social Issues Internship Funding Program
    5. 1.5 Clara Mayo Grants Program
    6. 1.6 Grants-in-Aid Program
    7. 1.7 Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships: The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
    8. 1.8 Congressional Research Grants: Dirksen Congressional Center
    9. 1.9 2015 APA Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals: American Psychological Association - Toronto, Canada
    10. 1.10 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program
    11. 1.11 Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability (LA Center) Fellowship
    12. 1.12 Secondary Analyses Of Strengthening Families Datasets: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
    13. 1.13 Jablin Student Research Award: International Leadership Association
    14. 1.14 The APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs 2014 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology 
    15. 1.15 National Institute of Justice Graduate Fellowship: United States Department of Justice
    16. 1.16 Positive Business Project: The University of Michigan Ross School of Business
    17. 1.17 The 2014 Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship
    18. 1.18 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Predoctoral Fellowship: American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
    19. 1.19 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Postdoctoral Fellowship: American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program
    20. 1.20 Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships
    21. 1.21 Student Research Grant for Academic Year 2013-2014: "The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
    22. 1.22 AERA Dissertation Grants
    23. 1.23 AERA Research Grants
    24. 1.24 Institute on Statistical Analysis: Causal Analysis Using International Data 
    25. 1.25 Hillcrest Student Transdisciplinary Research Awards
    26. 1.26 The Society for Research in Child Development Awards
    27. 1.27 Dissertation Grant: American Educational Research Association – Washington, DC
    28. 1.28 Research Grant: American Educational Research Association – Washington, DC
    29. 1.29 Dissertation Research Award 
    30. 1.30 Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards
    31. 1.31 Emory L. Cowen Dissertation Award for the Promotion of Wellness: Society for Community Research & Action 
    32. 1.32 APA Annual Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender by Students (Division 35)
            

 

Scholarships & Awards



Distrust And Conflict Escalation In Organizations And Societies: International Workshop: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management - Groningen, Netherlands

Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Posted: July 10, 2015
Deadline: July 19, 2015
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Description: In this international workshop we aim to further systematic study of the antecedents and consequences of escalated distrust and conflicts between individuals and groups in organizations and societies. Scholarly attention to distrust and conflict escalation and the relation between them is warranted for two main reasons, their harmful effects and the scattered scholarly attention to these phenomena. Distrust and conflicts, especially if escalated, are harmful phenomena in organizations and societies alike. Distrust, often typified as unwillingness to accept vulnerability to another person or group, and conflicts between persons or groups do have in common that they are prone to escalate. Escalation, moreover, tends to become a self -reinforcing processes, ending up in ‘frozen distrust’ relations and intractable conflicts, often highly resistant to change.

Qualifications: The workshop aims to bring together scholars from the fields of distrust studies, conflict escalation studies and studies using dynamic models, to exchange insights about the different dynamic mechanisms at work and how their workings relate. We hope that at the workshop the exchange of theoretical ideas and research findings across the three fields will produce new exciting insights, new forms of collaboration and new publications.

How to Apply: To enable comparability of findings, scholars are welcome to use a distrust scale that was recently developed by Katinka Bijlsma-Frankema, Barbara Wisse and Sim Sitkin. By changing the referent, this scale can be used in different relations. Mail to k.m.bijlsma-frankema@rug.nl or b.m.wisse@rug.nl to acquire the scale.

Authors intending to participate are requested to upload an 800-1000 word abstract. The abstract must include: Title of paper, name, academic affiliation and address of author(s), research questions, research methodology, and (preliminary) results, if available. Deadline for uploading the final papers of 6.000-10.000 words and 1,5 spacing is November 30, 2015. If you want to submit to the general track, please go to the “call for papers” section and upload your abstract electronically. Please do not forget to mention that it is submitted to the general track, by using the scroll down menu you will see when submitting.




APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships In Psychology 2015: American Psychological Foundation and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology – Washington DC

Location: Washington DC
Posted: April 3, 2015
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Compensation: Full-time
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Description: The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) are jointly offering graduate research scholarships, including the $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship, $5,000 William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship, the $5,000 Charles and Carol Spielberger Scholarship, the $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship, the $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship, and as well as a number of $1,000 scholarships, including the Peter and Malina James & Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship, the William C. Howell Scholarship and the Dr. Judy Kuriansky Scholarship.

Qualifications: 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. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships. Graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program or an interim master's programs are eligible to apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program immediately following completion of the master’s program. Special attention will be given to applications from students who, at the time of application, are within the first two years of graduate study in psychology.

Each graduate department of psychology that is a member of COGDOP may submit nominations. The number of candidates that each member department is allowed to nominate depends upon the total number of students enrolled in the graduate program. Departments that have 100 or fewer students enrolled in their graduate programs may nominate one (1) candidate; departments that have 101-200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to two (2) candidates; and departments that have more than 200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to three (3) candidates. We encourage nominations of students who are enrolled in interim master's programs. NOTE: nominees must be currently enrolled in the graduate program at the time grants are awarded.

How to Apply: All application materials must be delivered in one complete package on or before June 30, 2015. Awardees will be notified in the fall. Five (5) collated sets of all application materials must be included in each submission.

Please send complete applications to:
APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships
Washington, DC 20002-4242
APA Science Directorate
750 First Street, NE

 


Sages (SPSSI Action Grants for Experienced Scholars)

Posted: March 2, 2015
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Compensation: Funding ranges from $1,000 to $10,000
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Description: The SAGES Program was set up to encourage our retired members to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social problems. Members nearing retirement may also be considered. 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. Funding ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.

For More Information: If you have any additional queries please contact Anila Balkissoon (abalkissoon@spssi.org) 

How to Apply: It is atypical for a single proposal to receive the total $10,000 in funds available. Proposals should include a brief review of the relevant literature underlying the project (no more than 5 pages), a timetable, a detailed budget, and CV.



The Applied Social Issues Internship Funding Program

Posted: March 2, 2015
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Compensation: Awards range from $300 to $2,500.
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Description: All undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology and related disciplines are eligible. This opportunity is to encourage research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project.

For More Information: If you have any additional queries please contact Anila Balkissoon (abalkissoon@spssi.org)

How to Apply: Click here to apply online. Requires a resume, 3-6 page proposal, sponsor and advisor letters.




Clara Mayo Grants Program

Posted: March 2, 2015
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Compensation: A maximum of six grants up to $1,000 each.
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Description: Students who have matriculated in graduate programs in psychology and related disciplines are eligible. This opportunity is in support of masters’ theses and pre-dissertation research on sexism, racism, or prejudice.
For More Information: If you have any additional queries please contact Anila Balkissoon (abalkissoon@spssi.org)

How to Apply: Click here to apply online. Requires an online application form, recommendation letter and institutional agreement.



Grants-in-Aid Program

Posted: March 2, 2015
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Compensation: Up to $1,000 for graduate students; up to $2,000 for PhDs.
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Description: Everyone in eligible to apply but especially underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars. This opportunity is in support of scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources.

For More Information: Information on all SPSSI awards and grants may be found at www.spssi.org/awards. If you have any additional queries please contact Anila Balkissoon (abalkissoon@spssi.org)

How to Apply: Click here to apply online. Requires a 5-7 page proposal with IRB status, recommendation as needed. Matching funds letter if acquired.



Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships: The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation

Posted: January 23, 2015
Deadline: February 19, 2015
Compensation: Up to eight awards of $20,000 each
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Description: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are awarded on an annual basis to graduate students enrolled at institutions which grant the Ph.D. degree in the social sciences in the greater Los Angeles area (i.e., the California Institute of Technology, the Claremont Graduate University, the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Irvine, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California). The fellowships are competitive and are awarded to students whose dissertation proposals have been approved and which address economic, social, policy or political problems of the Los Angeles area. Up to eight awards of $20,000 each will be available for one year of work toward completion of the dissertation (field work, research or writing may be covered).

Qualifications:
  • Applicant must have had their dissertation proposals accepted and be working with their faculty advisors as of the date that the applications are due to be submitted to the Foundation. 
  • The Fellowship awards are not renewable. 
  • Proposals address economic, social, policy, or political problems that impact the Los Angeles region. A broader geographic scope will be considered if an important part of the research impact the Los Angeles region. 
  • For full criteria and award use: http://www.haynesfoundation.org/up_file/DDF-Guidelines-2015-2016.pdf 
How to Apply: Five copies (formerly fifteen copies) and one PDF copy of the Dissertation Fellowship application must be received at the Foundation office no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Each of the five application packets must include, in the following order:
  • A one-page cover sheet, setting out the title of the proposal, the PI/proposer’s name, mailing address, telephone, email, institution, and faculty advisor’s name, mailing address, and email address. 
  • A six-page proposal, double-spaced in 12-point type face. The proposal should state the research problem, the project goals and the methods to be used. 
  • A one-page bibliography listing key sources of direct relevance to the dissertation topic. 
  • A two-page condensed personal resume. 
Under separate cover, a PDF copy of one or two page letter of recommendation from the applicant’s faculty advisor, single-spaced in 12-point typeface. The letter should reference the applicant’s name and the title of the proposal and should be sent electronically in PDF format to info@haynesfoundation.org.

In the letter of recommendation, the advisor should include the advisor’s estimate of the dissertation completion date. The letter will also serve as a written indication of institutional support. Applicants should “bundle” these materials (do not include the faculty advisor’s letter of recommendation, which is to be emailed as a PDF separately by the faculty advisor as described above) in five separate packets with a cover page listing address, telephone number and email address where they can be reached. Please do not staple or bind the materials in any way: rather, separate the bundles with large paper clips. In addition, a copy should also be sent electronically in both PDF and in Word formats.



Congressional Research Grants: Dirksen Congressional Center

Posted: January 23, 2015
Compensation: $3,500
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $944,208 to support over 436 projects. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April. The Center has allocated $50,000 in 2015 for grants (an increase of $15,000 over 2014) with individual awards capped at $3,500. Stay tuned for news on the application and selection process.

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.

Qualifications: The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Grant.

How to Apply: Download the Word document -- Congressional Research Grant Application -- and complete the required entries. You may send the application as a Word or pdf attachment to an e-mail directed to Frank Mackaman at fmackaman@dirksencenter.org. Please insert the following in the Subject Line: "CRG Application [insert your surname]." Thank you.

The Congressional Research Award Application contains the following elements: Applicant Information, Congressional Research Award Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter, and Overhead Waiver Letter.

The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. Applications may be single-spaced. Please use fonts no smaller than 10-point. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page).

All application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2015. Awards will be announced in April 2015.
Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Award pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center's Website: http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRGs.htm.




2015 APA Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals: American Psychological Association - Toronto, Canada

Posted: January 23, 2015
Compensation: $750
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Description: The Committee on Early Career Psychologists is pleased to announce the achievement award program for early career members from all areas of psychology (education, practice, public interest and science) to attend the 2015 APA Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada, August 6-9 at the Toronto Convention Center.

Twenty six award recipients will receive $750 to be applied toward their 2015 APA convention expenses. The program is designed to encourage first time attendance and increase representation of early career members at the APA convention.

Qualifications: Criteria for applying are: an APA early career member (within ten years receipt of their doctorate) and a first-time convention attendee. All practitioners, researchers, and educators are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: The submission package must include the following information:
1. Brief statement (maximum one page) about your interest in attending the convention and how you will use this award to support your attendance. Please highlight any significant achievements in your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an early career psychologist (within APA, other related scholarly or professional organizations such as state and local psychological associations) and indicate how you believe you would benefit from attending the convention. Also, please include in your statement if your primary work is in independent practice, basic psychological science, or if the 2015 convention will be your first APA convention and if you will be receiving other funding to help cover your expenses.
2. Include your Curriculum Vitae (the year you were awarded a doctorate in psychology should be clearly stated).
3. Include the CECP Nomination/Leadership Form

Electronic submission instructions: Please submit all materials in a single file. Put your name and the name of the award in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Early Career Achievement Award).

The deadline for submission of materials is March 1, 2015, 11:59 pm (EST). Email all materials to Sonja Wiggins at earlycareer@apa.org. Award winners will be notified in April 2015 and will be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the APA convention in Toronto, Canada.



Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

Posted: October 13, 2014
Compensation: Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs.
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, October 15, 2014

Description: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.

Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through anonline and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.

Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.

Qualifications: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.

How to Apply: Click here for more information on how to apply.


 

Los Angeles Center for Urban Natural Resources Sustainability (LA Center) Fellowship

Posted: August 15, 2014 
Deadline: September 26, 2014
Compensation: $5,000 fellowship award to be dispersed in four equal payments of $1,250 over the course of the fellowship
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Description: The Los Angeles Urban Natural Resources Sustainability Science Fellowship is a new program of the LA Center. The Fellowship provides research and science-delivery opportunities for graduate students from a diversity of academic disciplines and sociodemographic backgrounds. Selected Fellows conduct projects that contribute to the core mission and vision of the LA Center. Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 and are required to develop a poster and present their research findings through a webinar at the close of the fellowship period.

Expectations for Fellowship:
  • Exploring – Each Fellow is expected to conduct and provide a literature review and accompanying annotated bibliography related to their project. 
  • Researching – Each Fellow shall develop an original research question and project or proposal related to the Fellow’s ongoing work within the general topic parameters provided in the Research Areas section below. 
  • Contributing – Each Fellow is expected to secure a research mentor who the Fellow will spend time working with on data collection and professional development. This may vary considerably for each project, but Fellows should expect to commit up to 100 hours over the course of the fellowship working with their mentor. These interactions will serve as an opportunity for Fellows to develop relationships with researchers and practitioners in their area of interest. Although not a requirement, Fellows are encouraged to seek mentors with USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station Research Scientists. 
  • Sharing – Each Fellow will develop a poster to communicate the Fellow’s research findings and present their research through a webinar at the close of the fellowship period. 
Qualifications: A proposed research topic in the following areas:
  • Social Science: utilization of citizen science, urban environmental policies/issues, environmental justice, urban sustainability and low-income communities, etc. 
  • Water and Sustainability: new technologies for management, rainwater capture, climate change and water, water and vegetation, recycling water, etc. 
  • Trees/Plants: urban tree planting, environmental/social aspects of tree planting, restoration, invasive species, climate change and urban forests, etc. 
  • Air Quality: public health, urban heat island, air quality and the urban environment, etc. 
  • Green Technology and Sustainability: green infrastructure, energy efficiency, green alternatives, etc. 
  • Biodiversity and Urban Natural Resources Sustainability: urban ecology, urban wildlife surveying, urban plant surveying, natural restoration or renovation, etc. 
  • Other Possibilities: applicants are also invited to propose a current related project concerning urban natural resources and sustainability that they are actively engaged. 
How to Apply: Prospective Fellows shall submit all required application materials by the application due date to Kevin B. O’Donnell, Center Administrator, kbodonnell@fs.fed.us, or mail directly to:
Kevin O’Donnell, LA Center Administrator
USDA Forest Service, PSW Urban Field Station
221 N. Figueroa St.
Suite #1520, Mail Stop: 625-26
Los Angeles, CA 92009



Secondary Analyses Of Strengthening Families Datasets: The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Posted: May 22, 2014
Deadline: Letters of intent are due by June 16, 2014; applications are due by July 16, 2014.
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Description: The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plan to solicit applications for Secondary Analysis of Strengthening Families Data grants. The cooperative agreements will fund research to conduct secondary data analysis of the Building Strong Families (BSF), Supporting Healthy Marriage (SHM), and Community Healthy Marriage Initiative (CHMI) datasets.

Qualifications: Successful applicants will demonstrate a familiarity with the proposed data for their analysis and an adequate understanding of the variables, sampling, methodology, etc. used to construct the dataset necessary for completion of the work proposed in the application. Proposed research should address topics relevant to strengthening families to improve the lives of children and parents and promote economic stability. Topics of interest include, but may not be limited to, mediators of relationship education programs, the measurement of relationship education and fatherhood with low-income families, or father involvement in low-income families.

Successful applicants will also be expected to participate in unified efforts with their fellow grantees to move the field of research focused on strengthening families forward. Data collection activities are not allowed with the funds for this grant.

How to Apply: Click here to apply online 



Jablin Student Research Award: International Leadership Association

Posted: May 6, 2014
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Description: The International Leadership Association is the global network for all those who practice, study and teach leadership. Founded in 1999, the ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide. The Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond is the nation’s first undergraduate school of leadership studies. It endeavors to further scholarship and educate students and others for and about leadership through curricula, events and programs.

The International Leadership Association and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond invite submissions for the 2014 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award. Submissions can be on any topic and from any discipline as long as they demonstrate substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership. To be eligible for the competition, applicants must have received their Ph.D. between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2014.

This year’s winner will receive:
$1,000 prize
Complimentary travel and lodging (up to 2 nights) to ILA's 16th Annual Global Conference (Thursday, Oct. 30 - Sunday, Nov. 2, San Diego)
1-year ILA membership
Recognition at the ILA conference and in ILA publications

How to Apply: Interested parties should complete the online application, available at jepson.richmond.edu/about/jda/submissions, by July 1, 2014. Candidates must also email a letter of interest, a 3-5 page abstract of a substantive dissertation chapter (specifically, the chapter that best represents the author’s dissertation), a brief biography, and verification of when they received their Ph.D. (e.g., a transcript or letter from the dissertation advisor) as separate PDF file attachments to jepsonaward@richmond.edu. Please DO NOT send the dissertation. The award committee will contact the finalists by July 23, 2014 to request a full dissertation chapter.




The APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs 2014 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology 

Posted: April 28, 2014
Deadline: May 30, 2014

Description: The APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) continues to strive for increased research that will promote a better understanding of the complex issues facing communities of color (i.e., African Americans/Blacks, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaskan Natives, Hispanics/Latino(a)s). To this end, CEMA sponsors an award for the most outstanding dissertation in psychology which addresses concerns relevant to populations of color. The Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology is so designated in the memory of an outstanding scholar and psychologist of color whose career stressed the critical importance and relevance of the role of culture and ethnicity in the scientific understanding of behavior. Dr. Tanaka was actively involved in APA, where he was a Fellow of the Division of Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics, and Member of the Divisions of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. He was chair-elect of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs at the time of his death on November 3, 1992. CEMA welcomes applications from ethnic minorities, as well as non-ethnic minority individuals who are currently APA members/student affiliates and/or interested in becoming APA members/student affiliates that have filed their dissertations in either 2012 or 2013, on research involving one or more of the following areas:
  • Contribution which enhances the understanding of people of color 
  • Contribution to the enhancement of psychological service delivery systems to persons of color. 
  • Development of new concepts and/or theories relevant to populations of color. 
  • Development of new and creative methodological paradigms which promote more effective research on and for communities of color. 
  • Creative approach in methodology sensitive to the unique values, beliefs, and needs of communities of color. 
Selection will be made by a CEMA appointed Dissertation Award Selection Sub-committee utilizing a masked review process. Evaluation of abstracts and dissertations submitted will be based on the following criteria:
(a) Potential impact upon ethnic minority populations 
(b) Completeness and clarity of abstract/dissertation 
(c) Creativity of project; and (d) Effectiveness of research design

Semi-finalists will be chosen from an initial review of all abstracts submitted and requested to provide copies of their entire dissertation for the final selection process. The author of the dissertation determined to be the most outstanding will earn a $500 cash prize, a $300 travel award (contingent upon award presentation ceremony attendance), and will be invited to the APA annual convention. Submissions from non-APA member/student affiliate applicants are welcome; however, they will be strongly encouraged to become an APA member/student affiliate if selected as a semi-finalist and/or award winner.

How to Apply: To apply, please send a total of five (5) copies of a 1000 word abstract [four (4) must be anonymous copies; only one copy should indicate author's name, current address, and daytime telephone number] to the APA, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-6029; or via email to: OEMA@apa.org. In addition, please ensure that the title of the dissertation appears on all copies of abstracts submitted.



National Institute of Justice Graduate Fellowship: United States Department of Justice

Posted: February 27, 2014 
Deadline: 
11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 12, 2014
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Description: The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship program in social and behavioral sciences provides awards for students who are in the final stages of graduate study. Applicants are eligible only if the doctoral research dissertation has direct implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. Doctoral students from academic disciplines outside of the social and behavioral sciences will not be considered.

Qualifications: Academic institutions are encouraged to sponsor doctoral students who have nearly completed all Ph.D. requirements. There are three requirements for the NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship Program that must be completed prior to an award being made:
• The doctoral student must have completed all required course work.
• The doctoral student must have passed qualifying comprehensive exams.
• The doctoral student must be advanced to candidacy by the university.

Successful applicants will be required to provide documentation of their doctoral student’s completion of these requirements by the award date. Fiscal Year 2014 awards are anticipated to be made no later than September 2014.How to Apply: Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. (See “How to Apply,” page 20.) All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 12, 2014. (See “Deadlines: Registration and Application,” page 3.) All applicants are encouraged to read this Important Notice: Applying for Grants in Grants.gov.



Positive Business Project: The University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Posted: February 21, 2014
Deadline: March 15, 2014
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Description: The University of Michigan Ross School of Business invites you to participate in the Positive Business Project. This project aims to identify, profile, and showcase exceptional business leaders that make a positive difference in their work. Compassion, employee engagement, gratitude, thriving – You name it, we want it! Tell us the story of how positive business practices have transformative results on the well-being of individuals and the success of your organization!

Entry Criteria: Please prepare a 2-3 minute video highlighting positive business practices in your workplace. The video can focus on an individual or the company as a whole. Videos should be original, creative, and demonstrate positive impact. Upload videos via our website, by clicking on the “Submit here!” button. Videos must be received by 11:59 PM EST, March 15, 2014.

Finalists will be notified by April 7, 2014. All entrants are highly encouraged to attend the Positive Business Conference on May 15-17th in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where we will be recognizing the contest winners. See Official Rules for details.

Incentives
Five (5) Finalists will receive: 
  • Positive Business Conference Ticket ($650 value) 
  • Round-trip transportation to the Positive Business Conference (Up to $500 USD reimbursement) 
  • Company or executive meeting with a leading Ross faculty member for consultation 
  • Dinner with esteemed Ross faculty 
  • Feature in press releases and media related to the Positive Business Conference 
  • Public recognition on the web and social media outlets 
  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will also receive: 
  • Two (2) free seats in the Ross School of Business’ top-ranked Executive Education Leadership Course ($10,000 value) 
Qualifications: Open to everyone.

How to Submit: Click here to submit your work http://positivebusinessconference.com/call-for-submissions/



The 2014 Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship

Posted: January 7, 2014
Deadline: January 10, 2014, 4:30pm (eastern)
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Description: The Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund was created to provide financial assistance to support graduate student research projects in honor of Dr. Sullivan’s work with American Psychological Association, State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Associations and his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The focus of the scholarship is to support graduate level research and training related to diversity and inclusion. Listed below are examples of possible projects in the area of diversity that might be supported by the Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship. The list is not all inclusive, but is provided to offer suggestions.
  • Validate emerging methods of assessment, diagnosis, and screening of mental health concerns affecting racially/ethnically diverse individuals. 
  • Examine and evaluate behavior, lifestyles, health needs, and health disparities of racially/ethnically diverse individuals. 
  • Study aging issues in adults who are racially/ethnically diverse. 
  • Explore issues in multicultural counseling. 
  • Develop a cultural framework for counseling specific populations, i.e., the able-bodied, LBGT, multiracial individuals, and so on. 
  • Design a community project which decreases prejudice within a targeted population. 
  • Implement a culturally sensitive psychological service intervention within an existing group or agency. 
Qualifications: Graduate students enrolled full time at a university or college may apply for the scholarship. The student must be in good academic standing and must be making good progress in his/her program. Any graduate student may apply as long as the funds requested go toward the enhancement of issues of diversity and inclusion.

How to Apply: Submissions for scholarships from The Michael Sullivan Diversity Scholarship Fund must include the following:
  • Cover letter addressed to the Chair of the Review Committee. 
  • Cover sheet provided below and narrative that addresses the (1) rationale for the study; (2) basic question(s) to be addressed by the study; (3) general methodology; and (4) proposed statistical analyses (if applicable). 
  • Budgets should be provided that detail projected income and expenses, showing specifically how the scholarship funds will be used 
  • A brief letter of support from a faculty member to the Chair of the Review Committee with the proposal, which addresses the student’s ability to carry out the project, the feasibility of the project, and the student’s ability to complete the project in a timely manner. The letter should not be a testimonial about the student’s knowledge, skills and personal qualities. 
  • Submit Proposals To: mranney@ohpsych.org 


Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Predoctoral Fellowship: American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

Posted: January 7, 2014
Deadline: January 15, 2014
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Description: This fellowship is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling and school psychology, as well as other behavioral health services or policy areas.

MFP Fellows receive much more than financial support; they join a community committed to their success. Fellows are mentored by leading ethnic minority psychologists and become part of a lifetime network of professional psychologists interested in ethnic minority behavioral health issues.

The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated training and career development program that promotes psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and enhancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.

Qualifications:
  • Commitment to ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy 
  • Knowledge of ethnic minority behavioral health services 
  • Applicant’s current training site/environment is in line with his/her career goals 
  • Potential as a future leader in ethnic minority psychology, demonstrated through accomplishments and goals 
  • Scholarship/grades 
  • Letters of recommendation 
How to Apply: For more information or to apply, please visit our website at www.apa.org/pi/mfp.



Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Postdoctoral Fellowship: American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

Posted: January 7, 2014
Deadline: January 15, 2014
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Description: This fellowship is aimed at early career doctoral recipients who are interested in developing a career in behavioral health services or policy.

MFP Fellows receive much more than financial support; they join a community committed to their success. Fellows are mentored by leading ethnic minority psychologists and become part of a lifetime network of professional psychologists interested in ethnic minority behavioral health issues.

The APA MFP is an innovative, comprehensive and coordinated training and career development program that promotes psychological and behavioral outcomes of ethnic minority communities. MFP is committed to increasing the number of ethnic minority professionals in the field and enhancing our understanding of the life experiences of ethnic minority communities.

Qualifications:
  • Commitment of the applicant to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health service delivery or public policy 
  • Qualifications of the applicant’s sponsor Applicant’s current training site/environment is in line with his/her career goals 
  • Merit of the applicant’s training proposal Potential as a future leader in ethnic minority psychology, demonstrated through accomplishments and goals 
  • Consistency between the applicant’s work and the MFP goals 
  • Letters of recommendation 
How to Apply: For more information or to apply, please visit our website at www.apa.org/pi/mfp.



Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships

Posted: December 16, 2013
Deadline: January 10, 2014
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Description: Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows build mutual understanding and contribute to strengthening the public sector while gaining hands-on public sector experience. The Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship also includes an independent academic study/research component.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows function in a “special assistant” role for a senior level official. The goal of the professional placements is to build the Fellows’ knowledge and skills, provide support to partner country institutions, and promote long-term ties between the U.S. and the partner country. The U.S. Embassy, with the Fulbright Commission (where applicable), will identify host ministries and provide administrative support and oversight during the Fellow’s program.

Available World Regions/Countries: The African Union , Bangladesh, Burma, Guatemala, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Samoa, and Timor-Leste.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master’s degree with an area of focus that is applicable to public policy, and two years of professional work experience at the time the grant begins.

For More Information: Visit the Fulbright-Clinton Website. You can also find a brief tutorial video at: http://tinyurl.com/c7p979u . Also feel free to contact Jermaine Jones (jjones@iie.org) ; 212.984.5341.

Items Needed to Apply:
  • Biographical Data 
  • Statement of Grant Purpose 
  • Policy Fellowship Goals (2 pages) 
  • Situational Response (1 page) 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Foreign Language Forms 
  • References 
  • Transcripts 
  • Resume 
How to Apply: Click here to find out more information about how to apply 



Student Research Grant for Academic Year 2013-2014: "The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)

Posted: December 9, 2013
Deadline: January 19th, 2014
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Description: The SCRA Student Research Grant is funded by the Society for Community Research and Action and presented by the Society's National Student Representatives, Danielle Kohfeldt and Chuck Sepers, to supplement the financial needs of students’ independent research projects. The goal of the SCRA Student Research Grant is to provide Masters/Thesis and Doctoral/Dissertation level students an opportunity to conduct research relative to their Thesis or Dissertation. The Award is extremely competitive and is given on the basis of the quality of student's grant application, completion of all application materials and project financial need.

Two research grants will be awarded for Academic Year 2013-2014.
One award will be given to a student working on a Masters Thesis level project.
One award will be given to a student working on a Doctoral Dissertation level project.

Terms of Awards: Recipients of the SCRA Student Research Grant will receive an award of $1,000.00. Funds will be disbursed following notification of the award. At or near the completion of the research project, award recipients are expected to submit a project report (1000-1500 words) detailing progress on the research project in addition to justification and proof of appropriate use of funds to the SCRA Student Research Grant committee by September 1, 2014. Report of the project’s process and outcomes will be submitted for publication to The Community Psychologist.

Deadline for applications is January 19th, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by the Student Research Grant Committee, who will make decisions regarding award disbursement by January 31st, 2014. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months of being awarded. This requirement may receive special consideration with sufficient justification in the proposal. Funded projects may be in progress at the time of award disbursement, but must not have already progressed past completion of the data collection stage by that date. Grant recipients must not advance past his or her corresponding degree prior to August 1st, 2014 as indicated below.

Qualifications: To be eligible for the SCRA student research grant, applicants must be:
  • A student member of SCRA. (Current membership dues must be paid.) 
  • In the planning, pilot, or early stages of the research project for which he or she is seeking funds (i.e., this award is not for projects that have been completed prior to RFP) 
  • Supervised by a faculty member or professional supervisor 
  • A graduate student in an academic setting working toward Master Thesis or a Doctoral Dissertation 
Materials Needed to Apply:
  • Full research proposal 
  • An abstract of 120 words or less summarizing the proposed research 
  • A cover sheet stating the title of the proposal, name of the investigator/grant applicant, and applicants’ mailing address, phone number, fax number, and email address. 
  • A letter from the faculty advisor, or mentor if from a non-academic setting, verifying that the applicant has not yet advanced to completed his/her Master thesis or doctoral dissertation. 
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or academic or professional supervisor (this should not be the same for letter from your faculty advisor). 
For More Information: If you have any questions, please contact Danielle or Chuck.

Danielle Kohfeldt & Chuck Sepers
SCRA National Student Representatives, Division 27
scrastudentreps@gmail.com

How to Apply: Please email all materials in one message to: scrastudentreps@gmail.com



AERA Dissertation Grants

Posted: December 9, 2013
Deadline: January 24, 2014

Description: AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive.

AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to
$20,000. The next application deadline is Friday, January 24, 2014.

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Please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Dieterle, AERA Grants Program Manager, via email (grantsprogram@aera.net) or phone (202.238.3227) if you have any questions regarding this program.



AERA Research Grants

Posted: December 9, 2013
Deadline: January 24, 2014

Description: AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Friday, January 24, 2014. 

For More Information: Click here for more information  

Please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Dieterle, AERA Grants Program Manager, via email (grantsprogram@aera.net) or phone (202.238.3227) if you have any questions regarding this program.




Institute on Statistical Analysis: Causal Analysis Using International Data 

Posted: December 9, 2013
Deadline: February 10, 2014

Description:The AERA Grants Program is accepting proposals to attend the Institute on Statistical Analysis: Causal Analysis Using International Data to be held in Washington, DC May 6-9, 2014. The focus of the 2014 Institute will be on inferring causality and the methodologies available to support causal inferences using data from TIMSS and PISA. Advanced doctoral students and recent doctorates are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed at least one year of statistics courses at the doctoral level and have familiarity with multiple regression methods. The next application deadline is Monday, February 10, 2014.

For More Information: Click here for more information

Please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Dieterle, AERA Grants Program Manager, via email (grantsprogram@aera.net) or phone (202.238.3227) if you have any questions regarding this program.



Hillcrest Student Transdisciplinary Research Awards

Posted: September 16, 2013
Deadline: October 15, 2013, No later than 5pm

Description: The Transdisciplinary Studies Program is accepting proposals for funding to support and encourage student transdisciplinary research and collaboration. Awards will range from $500 to $1500 per group from a limited pool of funds for the Hillcrest Awards resulting from a gift to Claremont Graduate University.

Criteria and eligibility for funding:
 1. Students must apply as part of a transdisciplinary research group of three or more students representing at least three disciplines and, preferably, including both interpretive and quantitative methodologies; applications from a single student will not be considered.

2. Proposals should include (1) a description of the project to be supported (e.g., dissertation group, research paper or article, electronic database or website development, survey, exhibit, colloquium, conference, etc); (2) the plan of activities and goals for the academic year; (3) a list of committed participants with a description of their own research agendas; (4) a summary of anticipated expenses; (5) an explanation of the transdisciplinary nature and contribution of the project.

3. Proposals must include curriculum vitae for each participant.

4. Students who receive funding agree to schedule a public presentation for the CGU community about the results of their collaborative transdisciplinary projects. Presentations may include public colloquia and discussions, poster sessions, exhibitions, or other formats.

5. Receipts for expenses must be submitted before June 1, 2014.

How to Apply: Proposals for 2013-2014 should be submitted to the Transdisciplinary Studies Program by Monday, 15 October 2013 no later than 5pm to: transdisciplinary@cgu.edu. Awards will be very competitive, as funds are limited.

For More Information: Contact Patricia Easton, Associate Provost, Transdisciplinary Studies at patricia.easton@cgu.edu.



The Society for Research in Child Development Awards

Posted: September 6, 2013
Deadline: December 15, 2013
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Description: The Society for Research in Child Development is seeking applications for Policy Fellowships for 2014-2015. There are two types of Fellowships: Congressional and Executive Branch. Both provide Fellows with exciting opportunities to come to Washington, DC and use their research skills in child development to inform public policy. Fellows work as resident scholars within their federal agency or Congressional office placements. The goals of these fellowships are: (1) to contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge in developing public policy, (2) to educate the scientific community about the development of public policy, and (3) to establish a more effective liaison between scientists and the federal policy-making mechanisms. Fellows represent various career stages from early to advanced. Further, their career paths following the Fellowship are diverse. Some SRCD Fellows begin or return to academia following their fellowship, while others continue to work at the interface of research and policy in both government and the private sector.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree in any relevant discipline (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Ed.D.), must demonstrate exceptional competence in an area of child development research, and must be a member of SRCD. Both early-career and advanced professionals are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: More information about the Fellowships is available online at www.srcd.org or email policyfellowships@srcd.org.


Dissertation Grant: American Educational Research Association – Washington, DC

Posted: July 3, 2013
Deadline: September 5, 2013, 11:59PM Pacific time
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Description: AERA invites education-related dissertation proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Dissertation Grants are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student while writing the doctoral dissertation. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

The Governing Board for the AERA Grants Program has established the following four strands of emphasis for proposals. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that: ·
  • Develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues 
  • Incorporate subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning 
  • Analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources 
  • Include the integration and analysis of more than one data set 
Qualifications: Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Applicants should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

All applications for Dissertation Grants must include:
  • Information on the applicant (contact and background information) 
  • Abstract of the proposed research project 
  • Statement of how this research advances the current state of knowledge in the field, substantively or methodologically 
  • Brief dissemination plan for this research, including ways in which to make the research known to influence policy 
  • Conceptual or figural model depicting the design of the study 
  • Statistical model or formulas, appropriately defined, that are connected to the conceptual model, including justification for inclusion of variables into the model(s) 
  • Categorized list of variables from the NSF, NCES, or other federal data set(s) to be used 
  • References cited in the proposal narrative and models 
  • Proposed budget 
  • Applicant's curriculum vitae, no longer than two pages 
For More Information: For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/. You may also contact Kevin Dieterle, AERA Grants Program Manager, at grantsprogram@aera.net or (202) 238-3227.


Research Grant: American Educational Research Association – Washington, DC

Posted: July 3, 2013
Deadline: September 5, 2013, 11:59PM Pacific time
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Description: AERA invites education-related research proposals using NCES, NSF, and other federal databases. Research Grants are available for faculty at institutions of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, such as but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, demography, statistics, and psychometrics.

The Governing Board for the AERA Grants Program has established the following four strands of emphasis for proposals. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that:
  • Develop or benefit from new quantitative measures or methodological approaches for addressing education issues 
  • Include interdisciplinary teams with subject matter expertise, especially when studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning 
  • Analyze TIMSS, PISA, or other international data resources 
  • Include the integration and analysis of more than one data set 
Qualifications: Applicants for Research Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. Non-U.S. citizens working at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Applicants must have received the doctoral degree by the start date of the grant. Underrepresented racial and ethnic minority researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that researchers who have previously received a major award through the AERA Grants Program (i.e., AERA Research Grant as a PI or Co-PI, AERA Postdoctoral Fellowship, or AERA Fellowship) may not apply for a Research Grant. However, applicants who have received an AERA Dissertation Grant are eligible to apply for a Research Grant. Dissertation Grant recipients must complete the Dissertation Grant before applying for a Research Grant.

All applications for Research Grants must include:
  • Information on the PI (contact and background information) and Co-PI(s), if applicable. 
  • Abstract of the proposed research project 
  • Statement of how this research advances the current state of knowledge in the field, substantively or methodologically. 
  • Research proposal (limited to 7 single-spaced pages) 
  • Conceptual or figural model outlining the framework or design of the study 
  • Statistical model or formulas, appropriately defined, that are connected to the conceptual model, including justification for inclusion of variables into the model(s) 
  • Categorized list of variables from the NSF, NCES, or other federal data set(s) to be used 
  • References cited in the proposal narrative and models 
  • Proposed budget 
  • Applicant's (and any proposed Co-PIs’) curriculum vitae, no longer than two pages 
  • Brief list of current other support (grants, awards, etc.) 
For More Information: For further information about AERA and the Grants Program, visit the AERA Grants Program website at http://www.aera.net/grantsprogram/. You may also contact Kevin Dieterle, AERA Grants Program Manager, at grantsprogram@aera.net or (202) 238-3227.


Dissertation Research Award 

Deadline: September 16, 2013

Description: Sponsored by the APA Science Directorate, the Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2013, the Science Directorate will grant up to 30 awards of $1,000 each, as well as several awards of up to $5,000 each, to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

For more details about this award, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-dissertre.aspx

If you have any questions about the awards program, feel free to contact Bree Gunter, APA Science Directorate, via email (bgunter@apa.org) or telephone (202-336-5960).



Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

Deadline: September 16, 2013

Description: The Early Graduate Student Research Awards, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first three years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees. Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Research Award is in the amount of $1,000.

For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit: http://www.apa.org/about/awards/scistucoun-earlyre.aspx

If you have any questions about the awards program, feel free to contact Bree Gunter, APA Science Directorate, via email (bgunter@apa.org) or telephone (202-336-5960).



Emory L. Cowen Dissertation Award for the Promotion of Wellness: Society for Community Research & Action 

Deadline: Not specified
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This award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation of the year in the area of promotion of wellness. 
The purpose of the Society for Community Research and Action annual dissertation award is to identify the best doctoral dissertation of the year in the area of promotion of wellness. 

Wellness is defined consistent with the conceptualization developed by Emory Cowen to include the promotion of positive well-being and the prevention of dysfunction. 

Dissertations of high scholarly excellence that contribute to knowledge about theoretical issues or interventions are eligible for this award. 

The winners of both dissertation awards will each receive a prize of $100, a one-year complimentary membership in SCRA, and up to $300 in reimbursement for travel expenses in order to receive the award at the APA meeting. 

Eligibility:
Dissertations are considered eligible that deal with a range of topics relevant to the promotion of wellness, including: 
  • Promoting positive attachments between infant and parent 
  • Development of age appropriate cognitive and interpersonal competencies 
  • Developing settings such as families and schools that favor wellness outcomes 
  • Having the empowering sense of being in control of one’s fate 
  • Coping effectively with stress 
  • Any dissertation completed within these dates may be submitted. 
  • Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by a member of SCRA.
Nominations should include: 
  • A cover letter and four copies of a detailed dissertation abstract should be submitted to the Chair of the Dissertation Awards Committee. 
  • The nomination cover letter should include the name, graduate school affiliation and thesis advisor, current address, phone number, and (if available) e-mail address and fax number of the nominee. 
  • The abstract should present a statement of the problem, methods, findings, and conclusions. 
  • Abstracts typically range from 4-8 pages and may not exceed ten double-spaced pages, including tables and figures. Identifying information should be omitted from the abstract. 
  • In the spirit of encouraging junior scholars, it is the preference of the SCRA Dissertation Awards Committee that the Best Dissertation and Emory Cowan Awards not be awarded to the same person. However, in the event that one dissertation meets the criteria for both awards and is deemed to be of such outstanding quality as to significantly distinguish itself from the other nominations, the Committee may elect to award both awards to a single scholar. 
To apply: Please e-mail a cover letter and a copy of the dissertation abstract to Branda Nowell (branda_nowell@ncsu.edu). 



APA Annual Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender by Students (Division 35)

Deadline: Not specified 
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A $250.00 prize will be awarded to the best paper. First and alternate winners will be announced at the 2010 meeting of the American Psychological Association. Jointly-authored papers are eligible, but the first author must have been a student at the time the research was conducted, as indicated by a statement by the author, in a cover letter accompanying the submission, specifying when and from what institution the first author obtained the degree, the name of the faculty who supervised the research, and the department of the supervising faculty. Entries should be of approximately journal length and written in APA Style. Eligible papers include unpublished manuscripts as well as papers that have been submitted or accepted for publication, previously published or presented at a professional meeting. Previously published or presented papers should have a date of 2009 or 2010. All manuscripts should be submitted in manuscript form, not as pre-prints or prints, but information about submission and publication status should be provided in the cover letter. 

Entries will be judged on theoretical creativity, methodology, clarity and style, and social importance of the research questions and findings. 

To apply: Please attach a copy of your paper to an e-mail sent to the address below. Also, please send four (4) copies of the paper, a self-addressed, stamped postcard, and a self-addressed stamped business size envelope: 

Silvia Sara Canetto, PhD 
Department of Psychology 
Colorado State University 
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1876 
silvia.canetto@colostate.edu