Grants/Awards for underrepresented groups

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  1. APA APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC) Grant Program promotes training and educational experiences in LGBT practice. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on LGBT concerns. Award - $500 grant. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  2. APA APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Grant Program funds projects that recruit, retain, and/or enhance the training of ethnic minority graduate psychology students. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs, and the development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic minority concerns. Award - up to two $500 grants for each Spring Semester, and up to three $500 grants each Fall Semester. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  3. APA APAGS Diversity Dissertation Scholarship funds research within the field of psychology concerning issues of diversity such as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation and disability. Award - $1000 scholarship. Eligibility - The winning applicant will be selected based upon the relevance of the study to diversity, with particular emphasis on important and emerging trends in the field; scholarly excellence, innovation and implications for theory, research and action; and methodological appropriateness.
  4. APA APAGS-LGBT Dissertation Scholarship was established to encourage outstanding research in the area of LGBT concerns. Award - $1000 scholarship. Eligibility - a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. APS RISE-UP Research Competition Award - Up to three awards will be available to graduate and undergraduate student affiliates for their outstanding research. Award winners will present their research in symposium format at the Annual APS Convention. Eligibility - You are eligible to enter this competition if you are a graduate or undergraduate student affiliate of APS and are the first author of the completed research project submitted to the APS conference.
  6. SPSSI Sages Program encourages our age 60 and over and retired members to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social problems. Proposals are invited that use social science research findings to address social problems through direct action projects, consulting with not-for-profit groups, or through preparing reviews of existing social science literature that could be used by policy makers. Award - up to $7000. Eligibility - SPSSI members over the age of 60 and/or retired.
  7. SPSSI Dalmas A. Taylor Summer Minority Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on policy issues in Washington D.C. Award - summer stipdent of $3000 plus housing and travel funds. Eligibility - graduate student in good standing who is a member of an ethnic minority group and/or has demonstrated a commitment to a career in psychology or related fiend with a focus on ethnic minority issues.
  8. 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.
  9. SPSSI Diversity Travel Awards are designed to encourage and facilitate the participation of young scholars from diverse backgrounds to participate in SPSSI’s biennial conventions. Applicants are not required to present research at the conference. Award - Up to 10 stipends, in the amount of $500 each are typically awarded. Eligibility - be a member of an underrepresented group and be a current SPSSI member enrolled in a PhD program.
  10. Best Diversity Poster Awards seeks to promote and recognize outstanding research by graduate students and junior scholars that relates to diversity issues and policy. Award - First-place winner at each poster session will be awarded $50 monetary award and copy of book published by SPSSI. Second-place winner at each poster session will be awarded a copy of book published by SPSSI. Eligibility - Be a first author on a poster submission.
  11. SPSP Diversity Fund provides qualified graduate students with travel awards to attend the annual SPSP conference. Award - up to $800 for conference transportation, logding, food, and registration, and runners-up recieive free conference registration. Eligibility - students must be enrolled in a psychology graduate program and come from an underrepresented group in personality and social psychology (e.g., ethnic or racial minorities, first generation college students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered students, or students with a physical disability.

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