SPSSI Psychology Research Grants

Application Deadline:  May 15, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is currently offering two grants for psychology-related research with upcoming deadlines.

The Grants-in-Aid Program supports 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. The Committee especially encourages proposals involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions. The applicant must be a member of SPSSI. Applicants may submit only one application per deadline. Graduate student awardees will receive up to $1,000 in funds. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

The Clara Mayo Grant program supports masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Studies of the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address these problems are welcome. Individuals must be SPSSI members and have matriculated in a graduate program in psychology, applied social science, or a related discipline. Up to six grants will be awarded each cycle. The maximum amount of any grant is $1,000. Proposals that include a college or university agreement to match the amount requested will be favored, but proposals without matching funds will also be considered. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

 

SPSSI Social Issues Dissertation Award

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce the Social Issues Dissertation Award, established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research. A first prize of $1000 and a second prize of $500 will be awarded to the dissertations that best demonstrate scientific excellence and potential application to social problems.

ELIGIBILITY

Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year’s award deadline.  Please note that in the award year an individual or group may only submit one paper to one SPSSI award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) and applicants may not submit to the Dissertation Prize twice.

For complete information, about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

SPSSI Applied Social Issues Research Funding

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Society for the Psychological Study of Applied Social Issues offers funding in the form of its Applied Social Issues Internship to encourage student research 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. Applicants will need to provide a research proposal and budget, as well information about the organization with which they intend to work.

Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. Cost sharing by sponsoring department or organization is desirable.

ELIGIBILITY
Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicant must be a SPSSI member.

For more information, about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 10, 2017

The Helen Dyrdal Fund Graduate Scholarship is for graduate students who live in King County and are working towards a degree in a “helping profession.” A helping profession is defined as: a profession addressing problems in a person’s physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being, including medicine, psychology, social work, education or ministry. It could also include a degree in non-profit management.
The fund awards three scholarships of $7,500. Although all graduate students living in King County may apply, priority is given to graduates of a Renton high school.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Fahs-Beck Doctoral Dissertation Grant

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

The Fahs-Beck Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems.

The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in the United States or Canada.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship

Nomination Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Gatzert Child Welfare fellowship was established in the 1930s by the Bailey and Babette Gatzert foundation for Child Welfare. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, the funds are to be used to promote education for “the better care and treatment of children suffering from defects, either physically or mentally.” The one-quarter fellowship will be awarded to support the writing of a doctoral dissertation in the field of child development with special reference to children with disabilities.

Eligibility

  • Candidate must have achieved doctoral candidate status at the time of nomination
  • Candidate must have demonstrated progress on the dissertation which indicates completion by the end of Summer Quarter 2018 or sooner.
  • Candidate may not have received another dissertation writing award from the Graduate School (e.g., GO-MAP, Presidential Dissertation, etc.)
  • Students in fee-based programs are not eligible.

Award

  • The awards provide a stipend equivalent to the stipend of a standard Predoc TA II (currently $2,572 month), GAIP insurance, and UW state tuition and fees (excluding U-PASS and International Student Fee) up to 18 credits.

Students must be nominated by their departments. Departments can nominate no more than two students. Eligible programs include:

  • Anthropology
  • Bioengineering
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering
  • Information School
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Genetics
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Urban Design and Planning Group

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

ARDRAW Small Grant Program

Application Deadline:  March 2, 2017

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability.

Potential research areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to:

  • Working conditions of SSA beneficiaries
  • Work accommodations and needs of SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-competitive employment for SSA beneficiaries
  • Vocational and other types of service use by SSA beneficiaries
  • Non-SSA assistance provided to SSA beneficiaries

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level part-time or full-time graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2017) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs, including, but not limited to, public health, social work, economics, occupational medicine, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, public policy and administration, sociology, psychology, education, medicine, employment, and law.

At the time of stipend award, awardees must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Members of minority and historically disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

 

American Psychological Foundation Research Grants

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The American Psychological Foundation has two research grant programs with upcoming deadlines. Graduate students are eligible to apply for both programs.

Wayne F. Placek Grant

The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public’s understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. The grant provides $10,000 to support empirical research from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences on any topic related to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues. For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

The Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants support activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, including research, pilot projects, and research-based programs. Grants range from $1,000 to $50,000.  For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The Center for Engaged Scholarship’s dissertation fellowships are intended to support graduate students whose research advances progressive values. Applications are accepted from Ph.D. students in the social sciences who have already completed all departmental and institutional requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including approval of the dissertation proposal. The only requirements not completed must be the writing and, where required, the defense of the dissertation.

The competition is limited to the social sciences:  anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, social psychology, and sociology. Work inspired by these disciplines carried out in interdisciplinary programs such as ethnic studies, women’s studies, or American studies is also accepted.

The competition is open to all Ph.D students who meet the fellowship qualifications if they are enrolled in a U.S. Ph.D program. This includes foreign nationals and undocumented individuals. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2017 and will receive a stipend of $25,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

Application Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

The fellows receive an annual stipend of $30,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to 15 fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows are guided by an academic mentor whom they select; fellows also identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance.

Because the promotion of child well-being and the prevention of child maltreatment require knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the program is multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including—-but not limited to—-social work, child development, public health, medicine, public policy, education, economics, psychology, and epidemiology. In order to maximize the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, Chapin Hall is building a sustainable peer learning network among the fellows and mentors through a series of in-person meetings, webinars, conference calls, and social networking opportunities.

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. doctoral program and have substantially completed the coursework required to be advanced to candidacy. They are expected to complete or make significant progress on their dissertation within the two-year fellowship period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. Most applicants will not have formally submitted their dissertation proposal until after the fellowship period begins. If an applicant is conducting research in another country, they are still eligible for the fellowship but the policy focus and implications of that work must be directed to U.S. issues. Applicants may be enrolled in any discipline. Their dissertation must be applicable to practice and policy challenges facing the fields of healthy child development and child abuse prevention.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.