APA Graduate Student Awards: Dissertation and early student

Graduate students should consider applying for these awards or, if not currently eligible, filing it away for the future! Faculty, please encourage your talented students to apply!

APA Dissertation Research Awards and Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards: Call for applications

The Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association is managing two award programs for graduate student research in 2018. For both awards, applications are welcome from graduate students of psychology in any research specialty area. The application deadline for the Dissertation Research Award is Sept. 1, 2018, and the deadline for the Early Graduate Student Researcher Award is Sept. 14, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact the Science Directorate via email or by telephone at (202) 336-6000.

APA Dissertation Research Awards

The Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2018, APA will grant up to 30 awards of $1,000 each, as well as several awards of up to $5,000 each to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

For more details about this award, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit the APA Dissertation Research Awards webpage.

Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

The Early Graduate Student Research Award, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., research conducted within the first two years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees.

Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Research Award is in the amount of $1,000.

For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit the Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards webpage.