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Help pay for your trip to APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu

$300 for graduate student presenters

Student presenters can apply for funds to put toward registration, travel and lodging through the Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships. Applications are due April 1.

$1,000 for school psychology students

Student members of Div. 16 (School) can apply for the division's Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant. Students who have made professional contributions to the school psychology field and those from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Apply by April 15.

$500 for first-time attendees

Students who have never attended APA's Annual Convention can apply for an APAGS travel grant to help defray registration costs and travel expenses. Apply by April 2.

$500 for international students

Psychologists and psychology students based outside the United States and Canada can apply for travel grants through APA's Office of International Affairs. APA gives preference to psychologists and students from developing countries who are presenting talks at the meeting. Apply by May 1.

Research funding

$15,000 for LGBT research

Does your research have the potential to increase the public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experience? Apply for a $15,000 Wayne F. Placek Grant, which supports research on prejudice, discrimination, violence, family and workplace issues relevant to lesbians and gay men, among other topics. Apply by March 1.

$10,000 for research on identity and academic achievement

Graduate students who are working to foster a better understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement can apply for a grant from the Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund. Students conducting research with elementary school children are especially encouraged to apply. Apply by June 15.

Up to $5,000 for thesis or dissertation research

APF and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology jointly offer 15 graduate research scholarships to help students defray the costs of their thesis or dissertation research. Students must submit brief research proposals, curriculum vitae, transcripts, application forms and letters of nomination from their department. Applications are due June 30.

$5,000 for stigma studies

Graduate students studying ways to understand and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness can apply for the Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship. To apply, submit a proposal, letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser and a curriculum vitae online by May 15.

$2,500 for neuropsychology projects

Benton-Meier Scholarships support the research projects of talented neuropsychology students who have demonstrated research competence and have completed their doctoral candidacy. Applications are due June 1.

$2,000 for dissertation research

Graduate students whose dissertations focus on theoretical or empirical research that advances a materialistic understanding of the human mind can apply for the F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award. Applications are due June 1.

$1,500 for LGBT dissertation research

The APAGS-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Dissertation Scholarship funds dissertation research on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Apply by May 8.

$1,500 for master's-level research

The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Scholarship for Research in Psychology supports master's-level psychology students who are conducting exemplary research. To apply, submit a research proposal, curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation by May 8.

$1,500 for diversity research

The APAGS Diversity Dissertation Scholarship supports psychology research projects that address issues of diversity such as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation and disability. Proposals are due May 8.

$1,000 for first- or second-year research projects

Student scientists early in their education can apply for an APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship. These $1,000 grants fund research projects by students in their first or second year of graduate school, while also preparing them to apply for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (upon which the application is roughly based). All applicants receive written feedback to improve their chances of future success. To be eligible, applicants must be members of APAGS and Psi Chi. Applications are due July 1.

Other opportunities

Support your education with an Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship

The Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship provides up to $20,000 to support graduate students whose work centers on the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Up to three fellowships are given each year. Apply by March 1.

Gain recognition for your paper on the psychology of black women

Black women psychology grad students can apply for a $250 Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) award that honors an empirical or theoretical paper that furthers understanding of the role gender plays in black women's lives. Students can submit dissertation research, a book chapter or other scholarly work. Apply by April 5.

Submit your unpublished manuscripts on lesbian psychology

Graduate students and other researchers with unpublished conference papers, dissertations or other manuscripts on the psychology of lesbians can apply for the Association for Women in Psychology's Unpublished Manuscript Award. Manuscripts must be no longer than 50 pages. Apply by June 1.

Honor an outstanding librarian

APA's Excellence in Librarianship Award recognizes librarians who regularly go out of their way to help students with their research or who otherwise help advance the field of psychology. If this sounds like someone you know, nominate him or her online. Nominations are due April 19.

Fund a professional development course

Apply for a $1,500 David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology to support a supplemental training experience outside of your master's or doctoral program. Applicants must be APAGS members. Apply by May 8.

Summer school: Learn new statistical and research methods

APA is accepting applications for this summer's Advanced Training Institutes, which provide intensive training for psychology graduate students, postdocs and other researchers. Tuition is $375 for APAGS members, and participants can apply for financial assistance to defray lodging and travel costs. This year's institutes are:

  • "Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research" at the University of California, Davis, May 28-June 1. Learn to analyze longitudinal data using structural equation modeling, a statistical technique for testing causal relations. Course instructors will cover fundamental measurement problems, dealing with incomplete data and new techniques for dynamic analyses. Participants will gain practical experience using SEM computer scripts and are encouraged to bring their own data. Apply by March 20.

  • "Exploratory Data Mining in Behavioral Research" at the University of California, Davis, June 3-7. Practice finding complex relationships between multiple variables in large datasets through this intensive seminar. Participants gain hands-on experience using data-mining techniques and software, including canonical regression models and pattern searches with recursive partitioning. Apply by March 20.

  • "Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups" at Michigan State University, June 10-14. Learn to design culturally sensitive studies with diverse populations. Participants should come to the course with an idea for a specific research project. Apply by March 25.

  • "Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science" at the University of Cincinnati, June 17-21. Participants learn advanced statistical techniques, such as quantitative recurrence analysis, fractal methods and power law analysis of data distributions. Apply by March 25.

For more information and to apply, visit the ATI website.

APAGS and Psi Chi honor 17 promising scientists

To help graduate students in their first or second year fund their research projects, APAGS and Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, provide $1,000 grants to promising students. This year's winners are:

  • Christopher Begeny, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Hillary Devlin, Yale University

  • Sachiko Donley, University of California, Irvine

  • Steven Felix, Harvard University

  • Nicole Jardine, University of Iowa

  • Adela Timmons, University of Southern California

  • Danielle Umland, University of Central Arkansas

  • Anne Ward, Boston University

  • Blaire Weidler, Washington University in St. Louis

This year's honorable mentions, who receive a certificate, are:

  • Dev Crasta, University of Rochester

  • Lauren Gulley, University of Denver

  • Emily Hooker, University of California, Irvine

  • Kathleen Larson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

  • Allison Letkiewicz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Caitlin O'Connor, University of Utah

  • Teresa Pan, University of Kansas

  • Aaron Weidman, University of British Columbia

Learn more about these grants.