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

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,
Drexel University

Johanna Chajes,
University of Virginia

Hyun Su Cho,
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Junqiang Dai,
Pennsylvania State University

Anne Clair Grammer,
Washington State University in St. Louis

Maria Granros,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Roberto Lopez, Jr.,
George Mason University

Kevin D. Mohawk,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Kunalan Manokara,
University of Amsterdam

Ali Molaie,
University of Nevada, Reno

Ruoyun Xu,
University of Texas at Austin

Student Research Award

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

2021 Student Research Award Recipients

Julia Brau,
Southern New Hampshire University

Nicole Kolmstetter,
Franklin & Marshall College

Jenna Sandler,
McLean Hospital

Anni Sternisko,
New York 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.

2021 RISE Research Award Recipients

Lily M. Brouder,
University of Notre Dame

Vanessa Gamboa,
The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Enoch Leung,
McGill University

Roxanne Reyes,
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Emerging Scholar Award

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.

Scott O. Lilienfeld APS Travel Award

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

Anni Sternisko,
New York University

Hollen Reischer,
Northwestern University

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.

2020-21 APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award

Justin Preddie,
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

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.