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Research Funding

$5,000 for child injury-prevention research

Students or faculty who are conducting research on the psychological and behavioral aspects of injury prevention among children and adolescents can apply for the American Psychological Foundation's Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. Applicants must submit a research proposal and proof of institutional review board approval or pending approval. Apply by Oct. 1.

$12,000 for LGBT research

Graduate students conducting research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender family psychology or therapy can receive up to $12,000 in research support through APF's Roy Scrivner Research Grant. The awards committee will give preference to dissertation proposals. Apply by Nov. 1.

$1,000 or $5,000 in dissertation research funding

This year, APA will give $1,000 to 40 science-oriented students to support their dissertation research. APA will also award $5,000 to several standout applicants. To apply, you must already have your proposal approved by your dissertation committee. Deadline is Sept. 17.

$1,000 for outstanding student researchers

If you've conducted outstanding research during your first three years of grad school, apply for APA's $1,000 Early Graduate Student Researcher Award to support your next project. Applications are due Sept. 17.

$500 for feminist research

APA's Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) will award up to three $500 Janet Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants to students who are conducting research on feminist issues. Projects already at the data analysis stage are not eligible. Apply by Sept. 15.


Honor a mentor

Have you been guided by an outstanding scholar, teacher, mentor or leader in the psychology of women subspecialty? Nominate him or her for the Div. 35 Carolyn Wood Sherif Award. Winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity to give a talk about their work at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis.

Other Opportunities

Get involved in psychology advocacy

Be among the first to know about pending legislation by joining the APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT). With hundreds of graduate student representatives nationwide, ACT addresses such topics as the internship crisis, research funding, student loan reduction, Medicare access and support for underrepresented populations. As an ACT representative, you'll take the pulse of student needs, inform your campus of changing policies and serve as an ambassador between your campus and APAGS.

Tell Us Your Weird and Wacky Stories

Have you ever made an awkward Freudian slip in front of your advisor? Have you fallen victim to a lab partner's prank? Did your research idea take a turn for the worse? If so, or if you have other stories that are funnier to tell than they were to live, gradPSYCH wants to hear from you!

Send your stories — no more than 250 words each — via email and turn your embarrassment into a laugh. And don't worry, all "confessions" selected for publication will remain anonymous.