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.
To support student research in psychology, the APS Student Caucus provides a source of funding for APS student members to conduct research that is in its initial stage of development.
2021 Student Grant Competition Winners
Justin S. Bell,
Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael P. Berry,
University of Virginia
Hyun Su Cho,
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Pennsylvania State University
Anne Clair Grammer,
Washington State University in St. Louis
University of Illinois at Chicago
Roberto Lopez, Jr.,
George Mason University
Kevin D. Mohawk,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Amsterdam
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Texas at Austin
The Student Research Award promotes and acknowledges outstanding research conducted by student members of APS.
2021 Student Research Award Recipients
Southern New Hampshire University
Franklin & Marshall College
New York University
The RISE Research Award acknowledges outstanding psychological science research related to under-represented populations or conducted by students from diverse backgrounds.
2021 RISE Research Award Recipients
Lily M. Brouder,
University of Notre Dame
The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
To celebrate the research and contributions of the APS Student Caucus members from diverse backgrounds, the Emerging Scholar Research Award will recognize individuals based on their personal statement, poster abstract submitted to the APS Annual Conference, and CV. Four winners will receive a monetary award, complimentary conference registration, mentorship, and APS media coverage. Applications for this award will be available with poster submissions for the 2022 APS Convention in Chicago, Illinois.
This award seeks to honor and extend Scott O. Lilienfeld’s influence on the next generation of clinical scientists by recognizing graduate student poster-presenters at the APS Annual Convention each year.
2021 Scott O. Lilienfeld APS Travel Award Recipients
New York University
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.
2020-21 APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award
University of Kansas
Student Diversity Registration Award
Piloted for the 2021 APS Virtual Convention, the Student Diversity Registration Award invites APS Student Members
from underrepresented populations to apply to receive complimentary registration to the 2022 APS Annual Convention that will be held in Chicago, Illinois, May 26-29, 2022. Apply for this award and learn about other financial assistance for convention attendees here.
Applicants must be APS members. If the cost of membership is a barrier, membership dues assistance is available.
Travel Assistance is intended to assist students attending the APS Annual Convention by defraying the cost of travel.
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.