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SSCP Dissertation Grant Award Applications Due Nov. 16, 2012

posted Sep 12, 2012, 10:52 AM by SSCP Calendar

Applications are now being accepted for SSCP Dissertation Grant Awards. These awards are intended to both recognize and support students who have already received approval for their dissertation project. Accordingly, in addition to the evaluation of the proposal as a whole, we will also consider what additional sources of funding have been received in the context of the overall estimated cost of the project.  Awards will be in the amount of $500. It is anticipated that up to 5 grants will be funded. Eligibility requirements and application instructions are listed below.

 

Applications must be received by November 16, 2012.

Notification of awards will be made in early January of 2013.

 

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Student member of SSCP. Annual student membership fee in SSCP is $10. The membership application form can be downloaded or submitted on-line at: www.sscpweb.org
  2. Current enrollment in an APA or CPA approved doctoral program in Clinical Psychology.
  3. Dissertation proposal approved by applicant’s department (verified in advisor’s letter).

 

The application should include the following:

  1. Cover letter indicating applicant’s name, school affiliation, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, title of the project, and a statement that dissertation proposal has been approved.

 

  1. Research Plan (MAXIMUM OF 5 SINGLE-SPACED PAGES INCLUDING REFERENCES).
    1. Specific Aims. List broad objectives and what the specific research proposed in this application is intended to accomplish.
    2. Background and Significance. Briefly sketch the background leading to the present application, critically evaluate existing knowledge, and specifically identify the gaps that the project is intended to fill.
    3. Preliminary studies. Use this section to provide account of applicant’s preliminary studies (if any) pertinent to the application and/or any other information that will help establish the experience and ability of the applicant to pursue the proposed project.
    4. Research Design and Methods. Describe the research design and the procedures to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project. Include how the data will be collected, analyzed, and interpreted.
  2. Abstract. (MAXIMUM OF 250 WORDS, the abstract page does NOT count towards the 5 page maximum for the research plan).
  3. Outline of budget and listing of additional sources of funding. (How do you propose to spend the award? What funding have you already received? To which additional sources of funding have you applied?) MAXIMUM OF 1 PAGE.
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. A brief letter from dissertation advisor confirming your good standing in the program and stating that the dissertation prospectus has been approved. This letter should be sent directly from the advisor to pnorton@uh.edu.

 Submit application electronically to Dr. Peter Norton at pnorton@uh.edu

Please include the entire application, including cover letter, in one document file.

The advisor’s letter should be sent directly by the advisor. A confirmation of receipt will be sent within 2 business days.

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