Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship

Funding Agency:
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

The purpose of this fellowship is to honor the memory of Dalmas A. Taylor, who passed away during his term as President of SPSSI. Dr. Taylor had been involved for many years with SPSSI. In addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Minority Fellowship at the American Psychological Association and in increasing the APA’s attention to inclusion of people of color.

This fellowship is administered in conjunction with APA and the APA Minority Fellowship Program. It provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. The fellowship also includes participation at the SPSSI Conference, which is held in late June.

Deadline: Mar. 1, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited graduate program in psychology or a related field. In addition, they must be members of an ethnic minority group (including, but not limited to, African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Latinx, and Pacific Islander) and/or have demonstrated a commitment to a career with a focus on ethnic minority issues. Applicants should not have completed their graduate program by the time they begin the fellowship. 

Amount Description

The summer fellowship typically runs 8-12 weeks. Most fellows spend the first several weeks at SPSSI and then transition to spend the last several weeks at APA. The summer stipend is $3,000. In addition, SPSSI will reimburse the fellow up to $1,500 for relocation to DC and/or living expenses in DC. (Note: The fellow will be responsible for making their own housing arrangements.)

Funding Type



African American
Grad/Prof Students
Minorities encouraged
Native American
Women of Color


Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 1, 2021