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- APA Summer Science Fellowship (SSF) is a 6-week expenses-paid intensive program designed to immerse undergraduate students in the science of psychology. The Fellowship gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through seminars and hands-on laboratory activities. Award - APA will pay students a summer salary, as well as cover all travel and living expenses. Eligibility - must be an advanced undergraduate student.
- APS Student Grant Competition provides a funding source for APS student affiliates to conduct research that currently is in its initial development. Award - Up to three awards ($500 each) will be available to graduate student affiliates and up to two awards ($300 each) will be available to undergraduate student affiliates. Eligibility - Research proposals in all areas of psychological science are welcome.
- APS Student Research Award honors the best poster presented at the APS conference. Award - Up to three awards will be available to graduate student affiliates and up to two awards will be available to undergraduate student affiliates for their outstanding research. Eligibility - Must be a graduate or undergraduate student affiliate of APS, and first author of a completed research project submitted for a poster presentation.
- DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission. It encompasses a 2-year scholarship with a required internship during the summer following the first year. Award - Full tuition, $1,000/month for 9 months during the academic year; $5,000 for the 10-week summer internship. Eligibility - must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and must be in your second year of college attendance as of the application deadline for "Undergraduate Scholarships", or, at least a college senior for the "Graduate Fellowships".
- Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grants provides funds for members to defray the cost of conducting a research project. Award - applicants may request up to $1,500 for each project. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for these undergraduate research grants.
- Psi Chi Thelma Hunt Research Grants are presented annually to enable members to complete empirical research that addresses a question directly related to Psi Chi. Award - up to three grants of up to $3,000 each. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member.
- Psi Chi SuperLab Research Grants provides annual grants to aid one undergraduate and one graduate student in conducting computer-based research. Award - Grant winners receive a copy of SuperLab experimental lab software and a response pad from Cedrus. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member.
- Psi Chi Summer Research Grants provides funds for members to conduct summer research at nationally recognized research institutions. Award - psi Chi will award 10 grants of $3,500 (a stipend of $2,500 to the Psi Chi student plus $1,000 to the sponsoring faculty member at the research institution). Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for these summer research grants (research must be conducted while still an undergraduate, not after graduation).
- Psi Chi Summer NSF/REU Grants provides funds for members to conduct summer research at nationally recognized research institutions that have been identified by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as sites relevant to the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at NSF. Award - Psi Chi will award a total of six $6,400 grants annually, and NSF provides approximately $6,400 more for each student to cover a stipend and expenses for the 10-week research experience. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for these summer research grants (research must be conducted while still an undergraduate, not after graduation).
- Psi Chi Allyn & Bacon Awards are awarded to those who submit the best overall empirical research papers. Award - $1,000 for first place, $650 for second place, and $350 for third place. The abstracts of the winning papers, as well as photographs and brief biographies of the top three winners, are published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to submit their research for this award.
- Psi Chi Guilford Awards are awarded to those who submit the best overall research papers. Award - $1,000 for first place, $650 for second place, and $350 for third place. The abstracts of the winning papers, as well as photographs and brief biographies of the top three winners, are published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - all undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible to submit their research for this award.
- Psi Chi Erlbaum Awards are awarded to those who submit the best overall empirical studies in the area of cognitive science. Award - $500 for the first-place graduate student and $500 for the first-place undergraduate student. The abstracts of the winning papers, as well as photographs and brief biographies of the top two winners, are published in Eye on Psi Chi. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members are eligible to submit their research for this award.
- Psi Chi Regional Research Awards are presented to students submitting the best research papers/posters to Psi Chi sessions at APA's regional conventions. Award - a check for $300 and a certificate recognizing them as one of Psi Chi's award winners. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members with research at an APA regional convention.
- Psi Chi National Convention Research Awards are presented to students submitting the best research posters to Psi Chi sessions at APA and APS National Conventions. Award - cash awards of $300. Eligibility - all Psi Chi members with research at an APA and APS conventions.
- Psi Chi APA Science Directorate Internship Grant provides funds for one undergraduate student to gain experience in science administration through a summer internship with APA. Award - the APA Science Directorate pays approximately $3,500 for a 10-week period, while Psi Chi awards an additional $2,000 for living expenses. Eligibility - must be a Psi Chi member, preference given to Seniors, and applicant must have demonstrated an interest in scientific psychology.
- Psi Chi FBI NCAVC Internship Grants provides annual grants to aid two Psi Chi members in conducting research at the FBI National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes (NCAVC). Award - two grants up to $7,000 will be awarded annually for the 14-week unpaid position. Eligibility - all undergraduate and graduate Psi Chi members are eligible to apply for this internship grant.
- NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers Scholarship support, paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Award - up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years. Eligibility - 3.5 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) or within the top 5 percent of your class, and from a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that your financial aid office has certified you as having "exceptional financial need."
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation at REU sites by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Award - Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Eligibility - Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
- Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research awards grants to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering, including psychology. Award - up to $1,000. Eligibility - undergraduate or graduate students, with preference given to members of Sigma Xi.
- Woodrow Wilson Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Award - The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study. Each year’s award also includes reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). Eligibility - Applicants must be in the sophomore year of undergraduate study. Undergraduates may also apply for the Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program if the applicant is seeking admission to graduate school at the time of the application. Applicants for both the Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. The Fellow must commit to pursuing a master’s degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.
- Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP-Psychology) started in 1992 at the University of Utah aimed at enhancing the research careers of underrepresented students in psychology. The SROP-Psychology program is supported by a training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Every summer, SROP-Psychology accepts both undergraduate and pre-masters level graduate students into an 8 to 10-week internship that provides valuable research and professional development experience under the guidance of faculty in the Department of Psychology. Award - Travel, stipend (approximately $2,750 for undergraduates & $4,000 for graduate students), room & board, and tuition are paid for all students selected into the program. Eligibility - SROP Psychology accepts current graduate students (for the pre-masters graduate research training program), current undergraduate students (sophomores and above), and recent graduates from four-year undergraduate institutions who are USC citizens and are African American, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, or Pacific Islander/Alaskan Native and/or low income/first generation college students.
- Beinecke Scholarship Program was established in 1971 to provide substantial scholarships for the graduate education of young men and women of exceptional promise. The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduated course of study. Since 1975 the program has selected more than 370 college juniors from 97 different schools for support during graduate study at any accredited university. Award - Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. Eligibility - There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Must be a Junior to apply.
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