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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.

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.