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Grants, Awards, and Symposia

APS recognizes that students are the psychological scientists of tomorrow and that’s why we offer a host of member-only research award and grant opportunities. Travel assistance is also available to help student members attend and present research at APS Conventions. For more details and eligibility requirements, please refer to the links below.

Student Grant Competition

In an effort to support student research in psychology, the APS Student Caucus provides a funding source for APS student members to conduct research that currently is in its initial development.

2020 Student Grant Competition Winners

Keiko Bostwick
The University of New South Wales, Australia

Megan Britton
University of Houston

Caitlin Cassidy
Villanova University

David Cole
Utah State University

Ruddy Faure
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Madhwa Galgali
Cleveland State University

Joshua Garcia
University of Houston

Emily Kemp
Louisiana State University

Emily Nakkawita
Columbia University

Juhyun Park
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Rita Pereira
University of Minho

Megan Ringel
University of California, Irvine

Rikki Sargent
Syracuse University

Lia Smith
University of Houston

Jelka Stojanov
University of Oxford

Sarah Tonkin
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Wen Wen
University of Texas at Austin

Samantha Williams
Saint Louis University

2019 Student Grant Competition Winners


Ludvig Bjørndal,
University of Oslo

Caroline Kaufman,
The University of Memphis

Robyn Kilshaw,
University of Utah


Milena Gotra,
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science


Jolene Cox,
The Australian National University


Joana Cardoso,
University Institute of Maia


Miriam Rubenson,
University of Southern California


Deborah Layman,
Fordham University

Kristen Slapinski,
Iowa State University


Melody Moore,
University of California, Irvine

Maria Garay,
Tufts University

Olivia Derella,
University of Connecticut

Student Research Award

The Student Research Award promotes and acknowledges outstanding research conducted by student members of APS.

2019 Student Research Award Recipients


Sophia Seonyeong Park,
Temple University


Haowei Wang,
University of Massachusetts Boston


Emily Starr,
Northwestern College


Adi Wiezel,
Arizona State University

RISE Research Award

The RISE Research Award acknowledges outstanding psychological science research related to under-represented populations or conducted by students from diverse backgrounds.

2019 RISE Research Award Recipients


Cindy Chang,
Rutgers University


Gabriel Camacho,
University of Connecticut


Mercedes Zapata,
University of California, Berkeley


Rebecca Cipollina,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick


Akash Wasil,
Harvard University


Caroline Cummings,
University of Nevada, Reno


Mariam Reda,
University of Michigan


Monica C. Perez,
University of Notre Dame

Psi Chi | APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award

The Psi Chi | APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award honors Albert Bandura with a competition for the best research by a graduate student in empirical psychology.

Travel Assistance

The Travel Assistance is intended to assist students attending the APS Annual Convention by defraying the cost of travel.

APSSC Online Funding Database

The APSSC Online Funding Database provides APS Student Affiliates with information about grants and fellowships available to undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students in psychological science.