Basic Psychological Science Research Grant

APAGS is committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of science-oriented graduate students. The Basic Psychological Science Research Grant provides support for graduate students conducting psychological science research studies, with additional funding reserved specifically for diversity-focused research.

Deadline: December 3, 2014

Sponsor: APAGS

Description

The intent of this grant is to fund innovative psychological science research projects. Students in all fields of psychology and neuroscience and are APAGS members are eligible to apply. Funds for this $1,000 grant must be used to support the proposed research. This grant may be used for thesis, dissertation or other research.

Beginning in December 2014, up to three additional grants for $1,000 will be awarded for innovative basic psychological science research projects specifically related to diversity. APAGS defines diversity according to APA’s Multicultural Guidelines (2002): Diversity “refer[s] to individuals' social identities including age, sexual orientation, [gender and gender identity], physical disability, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, workplace role/position, religious and spiritual orientation, and work/family concerns.” For the purposes of this grant, proposing a diverse participant sample is not sufficient criteria alone for making an innovative and significant contribution to psychological research. For more information about this funding opportunity, please refer to the “How to Apply” tab.



Eligibility

APAGS grants and awards are available to graduate student members of APAGS who are enrolled at least half-time as a student in good standing at a regionally accredited university. Students who join as a graduate student affiliate are members of APAGS; students who are members of APA as undergraduate student affiliates, associate member or other member status, must change their status to graduate student affiliate prior to applying for this grant/award.

Undergraduates are not eligible to apply for these grants/awards, nor are current or former APAGS Committee members, subcommittee chairs and task force chairs. In addition, former APAGS subcommittee members or ad hoc reviewers who have previously reviewed this grant are not eligible. Previous recipients of each grant/award are not eligible to apply again for a period of five years.

How to Apply

Each application must include all of the following materials:

  1. An abbreviated curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages single-spaced) highlighting research experience and accomplishments.
  2. An abbreviated research proposal (not to exceed three pages single-spaced) that includes specific aims, background, significance, proposed research methodology, implications of proposed research and detailed budget. Any figures, tables or appendices must fit within the page limit but the references section may be on a separate page. The research proposal will be evaluated based upon the quality of the background/introduction, project motivation/rationale, proposed methodology and theoretical implications/overall merit.
  3. If you are resubmitting an application, you may provide a one-page cover letter describing your revisions.
  4. If you wish to be considered for the diversity-earmarked funding, you must upload a separate document limited to 250 words that explains (a) how this research applies to one or more areas of diversity, and (b) how the overall merit and broader implications of this study contribute to our psychological understanding of diversity. To be eligible for funding, your document must be titled “LAST NAME DIVERSITY SUPPLEMENT” and uploaded as a PDF. If your application is not selected for diversity-earmarked funding, you will still be considered in the general pool of applicants for this grant.
Submissions

Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Submit your application online.

Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions two months after the due date.

View frequently asked questions about the Basic Psychological Science Research Grant. 

Past Recipients

2013

Fall

Ariana Naomi Bell: University of California, Los Angeles
Timothy Campellone: University of California, Berkeley
Allison Cantor: Duke University
Katie Chun: University of California, Davis
Renee Cloutier: University of North Texas
Brian Feinstein: Stony Brook University
Adrienne Laurel Lidgard: University of Cincinnati
Rebecca G. Reed: University of Arizona
Jillian Rung: Utah State University
Adela Timmons: University of Southern California

Honorable Mentions

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.)

Monica Patricia Burns: Harvard University
Joshua Caplan Gottlieb: Texas Tech University
Marilyn Piccirillo: Temple University
Ericka Rutledge: Northern Illinois University

2012

Spring

Logan Fiorella: University of California, Santa Barbara

Erica Hornstein: University of California, Los Angeles
Anna Konova: Stony Brook University
David Piekarski: University of California, Berkeley
Emily Zale: Texas A&M University
Honorable Mentions

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.)

Emily Cogsdill: Harvard University
Jessica Ann Latack: Stony Brook University-State University of New York
Robert Ross MacLean: The Pennsylvania State University
Samuel Aaron Sakhai: University of California, Berkeley
Brittany Solomon: Washington University in St. Louis

Fall 

Kristen Breit: Purdue University
Alexander Browman: Northwestern University
Jason Chen, Erica Coates: Esther Davila, University of South Florida
David Dodella-Feder: Harvard University
Matt Judah: Oklahoma State University
David Miller: Northwestern University
He Pu: Tufts University
Ivan Vargas: University of Michigan
Noreen Watson: Texas Tech University

Honorable Mentions 

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.) 

Jessica Chiang: University of California, Los Angeles
William Chopik: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Joshua Rottman: Boston University
Sara Stasik: University of Norte Dame
Lauren Winczewski: University of California, Santa Barbara

2011 

Spring 

Christopher C. Conway: University of California, Los Angeles
Philip Grimaldi: Purdue University
Sarah Henderson: Dartmouth College
Edmarie Guzman-Velez: University of Iowa

Honorable Mentions 

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.) 

Daniel L. Ames: Princeton University
Colleen M. Carpinella: University of California, Los Angeles
Erica Elizabeth Coates: University of South Florida
Gina Fernandez: George Mason University
Katherine M. Galligan: Arizona State University
Eric Hehman: University of Delaware
Cheri A. Levinson: Washington University
Eric Murphy: Georgetown University
Eric J. Pedersen: University of Miami

Fall 

Lauren M. Greenberg: Drexel University
Eric Murphy: Georgetown University
Eric J. Pedersen: University of Miami
Michael A. Russell: University of California, Irvine

Honorable Mentions 

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.) 

Colleen M. Carpinella: University of California, Los Angeles
Michelle Feng: University of Southern California
Logan Fiorella: University of California, Santa Barbara
Erica Hornstein: University of California, Los Angeles
David Piekarski: University of California, Berkeley
Shari A. Steinman: University of Virginia
Anna Woodcock: Purdue University
Emily L. Zale: Texas A&M University

2010

Spring 

Jeffrey M. Hunger: California State University, Fullerton
Jill Waring: Boston College 

Honorable Mentions 

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.) 

Eric Hehman: University of Delaware
Nathaniel Lucena: Washington University in St. Louis
Elizabeth Uhl: University of Texas at El Paso

Fall 

Nathaniel Lucena: Washington University in St. Louis
Mary M. Sweeney: Utah State University

Honorable Mentions 

(Honorable Mentions do not get funded, but receive certificates.)

Colleen M. Carpinella: University of California, Los Angles
William R. Clay: Virginia Commonwealth University
Shana L. Cole: New York University
Rachel M. Flynn: University of California, Riverside
Kathrine M. Galligan: Arizona State University
Eric Hehman: University of Delaware
Anna Mikulak: Georgetown University
Eric J. Pedersen: University of Miami

2009

Fall 

Hilary Bergsieker: Princeton University
Dylan Gee: University of California, Los Angles
Steven J. Holochwost: The University of North Carolina
Salvatore Insana: West Virginia University
Lisa Jaremka: University of California, Santa Barbara
Mariana Preciado: University of California, Los Angles