Who Can Apply: Graduate students enrolled in an interim master’s program or doctoral program are eligible to apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master’s program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. Students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships.
Each graduate department of psychology that is a member of COGDOP may submit nominations. The number of candidates that each member department is allowed to nominate depends upon the total number of students enrolled in the graduate program. Departments that have 100 or fewer students enrolled in their graduate programs may nominate one (1) candidate; departments that have 101-200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to two (2) candidates; and departments that have more than 200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to three (3) candidates. NOTE: nominees must be currently enrolled in the graduate program at the time grants are awarded.
- A completed online application form.
- A letter of recommendation (three-page maximum) from the nominee’s graduate research advisor, with original signature. On the online application form, there will be a space for you to enter your graduate advisor’s email address. He or she will receive a link to upload the letter.
- A brief outline (three-page maximum; see review criteria below) of the nominee’s thesis or dissertation research project (even if in progress) along with titles and abstracts. Outlines may be single or double-spaced, margin sizes are at the discretion of each applicant, and the outline may be followed by up to two additional pages of references. We encourage you to use your best judgment on the format and content of your application, and to get your advisor’s feedback on a draft of the entire application packet before completing it.
- A curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages) and a transcript (an unofficial/student copy is acceptable) of all graduate coursework completed by the nominee.
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Learn More: https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/cogdop?tab=1