Scholarships & Grants

From time to time, students have asked me for information regarding scholarships and grants available to psychology majors.  The majority of resources are available mostly for graduate students and for research-related requests.  Below are some of the programs that I am acquainted with.  Please remember that this is in no way a complete list of scholarships and grants.

APAGS Psychological Science Research Grant

This grant is to fund innovative psychological science research projects. Graduate students in all fields of psychology and neuroscience, and who are APAGS members, are eligible to apply. Funds for this $1,000 grant must be used to support direct costs related to the proposed research (e.g., participant payment, software purchases). This grant may be used for thesis, dissertation, or other research.
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APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship

Funds for this $1,000 fellowship must be used to support direct research costs. These funds can be used to pay participants, purchase essential equipment or software, acquire books or instruction manuals critical to one’s line of research, pay fees to publish at open-access journals, or for other direct research costs
The Junior Scientist Fellowship is twofold: to provide funding for a first- or second-year graduate level project and to offer constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success with a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application.
The primary intent is to recognize outstanding research-oriented students who are entering their first year (or first semester of the second year) of graduate study and to help them begin successful research programs/projects. Students in research-based psychology and neuroscience graduate programs are eligible to apply.
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Graduate Research Fellowship Program

recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.
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The California Healing Initiative Grant Program

Award amount $5000
Eligibility: Individuals, groups, and organizations working within their community in California to reduce violence are encouraged to apply. CHI funding is directed toward the support or enhancement of existing programs, services, or initiatives to prevent, reduce or ameliorate the effects of violence in the community.

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

$4,000 scholarship offered annually for minority graduate students who have a commitment to improving the conditions of marginalized communities.
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APF Walter Katkovsky Scholarships

Up to nine $5,000 scholarships are offered annually for first-year students enrolled in APA designated programs in
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NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program

To support the graduate training of minority students pursuing careers in school psychology. Available for full-time or part-time minority students who are enrolled in a school psychology program that is NASP-approved. Students must also be NASP members.
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: October 30, 2020 (opens September 1, 2021)
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The Beinecke Scholarship Program

Sponsored by The Sperry Fund, this program annually provides 20 college juniors in the arts, humanities, and social sciences more than $30,000 to attend graduate school.
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American Psychological Foundation

The foundation sponsors several scholarships, fellowships, dissertation awards, and grants for research and travel, aimed at helping graduate students further their education in psychology.
Amounts range from a $300 travel grant to a $25,000 graduate student fellowship for work related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents.
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