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Psi Chi

Psychology Honor Society

Awards and Grants

Admitted to ACHS: 1965

Founded at Yale University, September 4, 1929

No of Active Chapters: 1125

Total Membership: 595962

Number of Regions: 6

Publications: Eye on Psi Chi, Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research

Awards and Grants: 

Psi Chi currently provides its members with over $300,000 in awards and grants annually. There are specific programs for undergraduate student members, graduate student members, faculty advisor members, and individual chapters.

 


 

Undergraduate members may apply for the following programs:

SuperLab Research Grant - One undergraduate grant is given annually and provide SuperLab software and a response pad to conduct a research project designed by the applicant.

Thelma Hunt Research Grants - Grants are given to complete research on a question directly related to Psi Chi. The question could be posed by the author or may be a question submitted by the Board of Directors. Two $3,000 grants are available annually.

Phipps Clark Research Grants - All Psi Chi members (faculty, graduate and undergraduate students) are eligible for the Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant. Each grant offers up to $1,500 to defray the costs of conducting a research project focusing on ethnic minorities. Total funding available is $10,000 per year, and the program begins in November 2012.

Undergraduate Research Grants - Psi Chi provides $30,000 annually to fund this program. Each grant is for up to $1,500 to defray the cost of a research project conducted by the applicant.

Regional Research Awards - Awards of $300 are presented for the best research papers submitted to regional conferences. The winner must present his or her research as a paper or a poster in order to be eligible for the award. Seventy-eight awards are available annually.

Society Convention Research Awards - Awards of $300 are presented for the best research papers submitted to the APA Conference or the APS Conference by an undergraduate. The winner must present his or her research as a paper or a poster in order to be eligible for the award. Four undergraduate awards are available annually.

FBI NCAVC Internship Grant - Two grants of $7,000 each are awarded annually to pay for living expenses for a FBI NCAVC unpaid fourteen-week internship. One grant is awarded for the spring internship, and one is awarded for the fall internship.

APS Summer Research Grants - Six $5,000 grants are awarded annually to fund research projects designed by the student authors and conducted during the summer working with APS members who have volunteered to be a sponsor. $3,500 is awarded to fund the project and $1,500 is awarded to the faculty sponsor of the project.

CUR Summer Research Grants - Two $5,000 grants are awarded annually to fund research projects designed by the student authors and conducted during the summer working with Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) members who have volunteered to be a sponsor. $3,500 is awarded to fund the project and $1,500 is awarded to the faculty sponsor of the project.

SRCD Summer Research Grants - Two $5,000 grants are awarded annually to fund research projects designed by the student authors and conducted during the summer working with Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) members who have volunteered to be a sponsor. $3,500 is awarded to fund the project and $1,500 is awarded to the faculty sponsor of the project.

Summer Research Grants - Fourteen $5,000 grants are awarded annually to fund research projects designed by the student authors and conducted during the summer. $3,500 is awarded to fund the project and $1,500 is awarded to the faculty sponsor of the project.

Allyn & Bacon Psychology Awards - Awards are given to the best papers of an empirical study. First place receives $1,000; second place receives $650; third place receives $350.

Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards - Awards are given to the best research papers. First place receives $1,000; second place receives $650; third place receives $350.

Kay Wilson Leadership Award - Recognizes one chapter president who demonstrates excellence in leadership at the chapter level. The winner receives $500, a plaque, and travel expenses to attend the APA Convention.

Diversity Article Awards - Four awards of $300 each are available for the best Eye on Psi Chi articles published by student authors on diversity issues, including but not limited to ethnic minority, GLBT, gender, and physical disability. The submission cannot contain faculty primary authors or coauthors. Both graduate and undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible for the award.

 


 

Graduate members may apply for the following programs:

Graduate Research Grants - Psi Chi provides $20,000 annually to fund this program. Each grant is for up to $1,500 to defray the cost of a research project conducted by the applicant.

Phipps Clark Research Grants - All Psi Chi members (faculty, graduate and undergraduate students) are eligible for the Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant. Each grant offers up to $1,500 to defray the costs of conducting a research project focusing on ethnic minorities. Total funding available is $10,000 per year, and the program begins in November 2012

SuperLab Research Grant - One graduate grant is given annually and provide SuperLab software and a response pad to conduct a research project designed by the applicant.

Thelma Hunt Research Grants - Grants are given to complete research on a question directly related to Psi Chi. The question could be posed by the author or may be a question submitted by the Board of Directors. Two $3,000 grants are available annually.

Regional Research Awards - Awards of $300 are presented for the best research papers submitted to regional conferences. The winner must present his or her research as a paper or a poster in order to be eligible for the award. Seventy-eight awards are available annually.

Society Convention Research Awards - Awards of $500 are presented for the best research papers submitted to the APA Conference or the APS Conference by a graduate student. The winner must present his or her research as a paper or a poster in order to be eligible for the award. Four graduate awards are available annually.

Graduate Assistantship Grants - This grant provides funding for four teaching and four research graduate assistantships during any academic semester. Each grant recipient will receive $3,000. Applicants must be a graduate student who has yet to graduate and a Psi Chi member to be eligible for the program.

FBI NCAVC Internship Grant - Two grants of $7,000 each are awarded annually to pay for living expenses for a FBI NCAVC unpaid fourteen-week internship. One grant is awarded for the spring internship, and one is awarded for the fall internship.

Bandura Graduate Research Award - Co-sponsored by APS, this award recognizes the best overall empirical study. It provides the recipient with travel expenses to attend the APS Convention, a plaque, and a three-year APS membership.

Newman Graduate Research Award - Co-sponsored by APA, this award recognizes the best overall empirical study. It provides the recipient with travel expenses to attend the APA Convention, a plaque, and a three-year APA journal subscription.

APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowships - The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is two-fold: to provide funding for 1st-year or 2nd-year graduate-level research projects and to provide constructive feedback to applicants in order to increase their chances of achieving success on a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application. Funds must be used for the direct costs of 1st or 2nd-year psychological science projects. To be eligible, applicants must be members of APAGS and Psi Chi.

Diversity Article Awards - Four awards of $300 each are available for the best Eye on Psi Chi articles published by student authors on diversity issues, including but not limited to ethnic minority, GLBT, gender, and physical disability. The submission cannot contain faculty primary authors or coauthors. Both graduate and undergraduate Psi Chi members are eligible for the award.

 


 

Faculty Advisor members may apply for or be nominated for the following programs:

Thelma Hunt Research Grants - Grants are given to complete research on a question directly related to Psi Chi. The question could be posed by the author or may be a question submitted by the Board of Directors. Two $3,000 grants are available annually.

Phipps Clark Research Grants - All Psi Chi members (faculty, graduate and undergraduate students) are eligible for the Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grant. Each grant offers up to $1,500 to defray the costs of conducting a research project focusing on ethnic minorities. Total funding available is $10,000 per year, and the program begins in November 2012.

Denmark Faculty Advisor Award - Presented to the faculty advisor who best achieves Psi Chis purpose and who is nominated by his or her chapter. The winner receives travel expenses to APA and a plaque.

Regional Faculty Advisor Awards - Presented to six outstanding faculty advisors who best achieve Psi Chis purpose and who are nominated by their chapter. The winners receive a plaque and $500 each.

Faculty Advisor Research Grants - Two faculty advisors per region are awarded a grant to conduct empirical research. Twelve grants of up to $2,000 each are available to award annually.

STP Assessment Resource Grant - The purpose of this grant is to further the goals of Psi Chi and STP by supporting projects to develop assessment tests|instruments|processes to demonstrate student acquisition of goals 2, 4, and 5 of the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major (see http://www.apa.org/ed/psymajor_guideline.pdf for descriptions of these goals). Up to 3 grants of $2,000 each can be awarded each year.

 


 

Chapters may apply for the following programs:

Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference Grants - Psi chi provides $15,000 annually to fund undergraduate psychology conferences that have a minimum of three schools participating. Each conference can be awarded up to $1,000.

Regional Chapter Awards - Presented to one chapter per region annually that best achieve Psi Chis purpose. Each winning chapter receives $500 and a plaque.

Cousins Chapter Award - One $3,500 award is presented annually to the chapter that best achieves Psi Chis purpose. The winning chapter also receives funds to send one chapter member to the APA Convention and a plaque.

Model Chapter Awards - An award of $100 is presented to every chapter meeting the requirements which include inducting members, filing annual reports, submitting to the Eye on Psi Chi, and voting in society elections, and having no debts with the Central Office.

For more information on Psi Chi grants and fellowships, see: www.psichi.org/?page=awards

or contact Jennifer Baldwin by email or at 423-756-2044

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For all other reasons, contact:
Dr. Martha S. Zlokovich, Executive Director, Psi Chi Central Office, 651 East 4th Street, Suite 600, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Tel: (423) 756-2044  Fax: (423) 265-1529

Email: [email protected]  Website: www.PsiChi.org



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