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Graduate Student Grant Resources
The Ohio University Center for Intervention Research in Schools (CIRS) team has compiled a list of grants and awards that regularly provide funding for graduate student projects. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and funding may not be consistent across years.
Students interested in applying should visit the official grant websites for official guidelines and procedures.
Scholarships and Grants
The COGDOP Scholarships offer $2,000 to $5,000 general scholarships for graduate students in psychology. The purpose of this scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Grant
The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark grant awards $9,000 to support research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K-8.
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32)
The primary objective of the T32 program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program supports predoctoral and postdoctoral research training programs (including those with short term research training) at domestic institutions of higher education with the T32 funding mechanism. Note that programs solely for short-term research training should not apply to this announcement, but rather the separate (T35) NRSA Short-Term Institutional program exclusively reserved for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral level short-term research training programs
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grants (T35)
Many of the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) use this grant mechanism exclusively to support intensive, short-term research training experiences for students in health professional schools during the summer. In addition, the Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant may be used to support other types of predoctoral and postdoctoral training in focused, often emerging scientific areas relevant to the mission of the funding IC. The proposed training must be in either basic, behavioral or clinical research aspects of the health-related sciences. This program is intended to encourage graduate and/or health professional students to pursue research careers by exposure to and short-term involvement in the health- related sciences.
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
This fellowship promotes the advancement of knowledge and learning in the field of child psychology. Goals include nurturing excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology. The fellowship is intended to support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.
The Scott Mesh Honorary Scholarship for Research in Psychology
This scholarship is intended to support dissertation research leading to a doctoral degree in the field of psychology. Scott Mesh was one of the founding co-chairs of the American Psychology Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) in 1988. This $1,000 scholarship was named in his honor as appreciation for his initial work in launching APAGS.
APA Dissertation Research Award
The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association sponsors an annual competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of the Dissertation Research Award program is to assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. The current program offers three grants of $10,000 and seven grants of $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology. Awardees will also receive travel funds of up to $1,500 to present their work at the APA convention.
ABCT Student Dissertation Awards
Virginia A. Roswell Student Dissertation Award ($1,000)
Leonard Krasner Student Dissertation Award ($1,000)
John R. Z. Abela Student Dissertation Award ($500)
Each award will be given to one student based on his/her doctoral dissertation proposal. The research should be relevant to behavior therapy. Accompanying this honor will be a $1,000 award to be used in support of research (e.g., to pay participants, to purchase testing equipment) and/or to facilitate travel to the ABCT convention. Eligible candidates for this award should be student members who have already had their dissertation proposal approved and are investigating an area of direct relevance to behavior therapy, broadly defined.
The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment
The Melissa Institute nurtures the work of young scientists by awarding annual scholarships to support doctoral students’ dissertation research in the field of violence prevention.
C.H.A.D.D. – Young Scientist Research Awards Program
CHADD's Young Scientist Research Awards program recognizes researchers new to the ADHD field who are making contributions to the understanding of ADHD.
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, analysis, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.
This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The Dissertation Fellowship program receives many more applications than it can fund. This year 35 fellowships will be awarded.
APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
APAGS and Psi Chi are committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of research-oriented students. The Junior Scientist Fellowship provides support for students entering their 1st year or the first semester of their 2nd year of a research-oriented graduate program.
Psi Chi has several different funding opportunities (e.g., research grants, travel support) for graduate students, which are listed on their website. The membership fee is $55, and it is a lifetime Psi Chi membership; students may have already paid for this in undergrad. You must be a registered Psi Chi member to apply; you can register online. You can only apply in the first three weeks of each semester. Contact Dr. Hoyt (email@example.com) to apply. You will need proof that the IRB protocol has been submitted.
Pi Lambda Theta
Pi Lambda Theta also has some funding opportunities for graduate students but requires membership for a year prior to applying. Many of these are more focused on education research, but could be applicable to some of the school-based research in CIRS. The annual cost for membership varies.
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