Volume 12, Number 1

March, 2008

Submissions Welcome!

The Editors encourage submission of any announcements, and/or letters to the editors, regarding psychological science. 

Comments on the content and presentation of the newsletter are also appreciated.

Submit to:


Editors, The Experimental Psychology Bulletin

Kristi S. Multhaup

Davidson College

(704) 894-2008


Mark E. Faust

Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

(704) 687-3564


 Humor Needed…

Why waste your time subjecting your family and friends to your humor when you can elicit guffaws from your colleagues?  Send us your science related humor: krmulthaup@davidson.edu 

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Division Representatives



Ed Wasserman

University of Iowa

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Nelson Cowan

University of Missouri

(573) 882-7710


Past President

Howard Egeth

Johns Hopkins University

(410) 516-5324



Angelo Santi

Wilfrid Laurier University

(519) 884-0710


Members-At-Large of the

Executive Committee

Mark Bouton (8/07-10)

University of Vermont

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Nora S. Newcombe (8/07-10)

Temple University

(215) 204-6944


Gil Einstein (8/06-09)

Furman University

(864) 294-3214


Karen Hollis (8/06-09)

Mount Holyoke College

(413) 538-2296


Mark A. McDaniel (8/05-08)

Washington University, St. Louis

(314) 935-8030


Valerie F. Reyna (8/05-08)

Cornell University

(607) 254-1247


Graduate Student Representative

Daniel Brooks

University of Iowa

(319) 353-2031


Representative to APA Council

Emanuel Donchin (1/08-10)

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0466


Thomas R. Zentall (1/07-09)

University of Kentucky

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Committee Chairs

Mahzarin Banaji (Awards)

Harvard University

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Mike Young (Fellows, 08-09)

Southern Illinois University

(618) 453-3567


Cathleen Moore (Fellows, 07-08)

University of Iowa

(319) 335-2427


Jeremy Wolfe (Program)

Harvard University

(617) 768-8818



Charles L. Brewer

Furman University

(803) 294-3216


Early Career Psychologist

Network Representative

Jessie Peissig

California State U. at Fullerton

(714) 278-8278






– Jim Broadway & Tom Redick


Our topic for this edition of the Graduate Student Corner is funding. Besides securing money for research and to pay the rent, securing funding as a graduate student looks mighty impressive on the CV when interviewing for job positions. In addition, obtaining funding as a graduate student produces a sense of freedom, in that you may be able to pursue research interests that lay outside of the topics normally studied within your lab. Therefore, we present the following resources available for pre-doctoral students to obtain funding:


  1. If you are just beginning your graduate career or will be in the fall, you may be eligible to apply for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program offered by the National Science Foundation (www.nsfgradfellows.org).  Students can obtain up to three years of funding if the research proposal is approved. Approximately 1100 fellowships are funded each year.


  2. Students nearing the end of their graduate career may be eligible for either the APA Dissertation Research Award (www.apa.org/science/dissinfo.html), which offers 30-40 students $1000 for to fund their dissertation research, or the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Fellowships through the National Institutes of Health (http://grants1.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm), which offers students annual stipends to help defray living expenses while conducting the dissertation research.


  3. In addition, several private foundations offer funding for research related to the topic of the organization. For example, Autism Speaks offers two-year fellowships for pre-doctoral students interested in autism research (www.autismspeaks.org/science/research/grants/index.php).


  4. Internships or similar positions are often made available through various organization emails. Becoming a member of various organizations, including Division 3, may enable to find out about these opportunities that are otherwise not available to non-members.


  5. Other funding opportunities may be available through at the university, college, or department level. Some departments have access to a grant facilitator, an individual who can both help students find available funding opportunities and provide assistance in preparing the proposal.


These are just a few of the many options available for students. The time taken to write the proposal can be beneficial in that you can critically evaluate and specify the future direction of your research program. Remember that even if your proposal is not funded, you have demonstrated to your adviser, your department, and future employers that you are serious about securing research funding. In addition, you will gain feedback about your proposal to improve your future grant submissions. You’ll never know if you can get the funding until you try!


-Tom & Jim