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Posted: 6/7/2024

Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

The Early Graduate Student Researcher Award (EGSRA) recognizes students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training. It focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects. Research may be in any area, including basic, applied, translational, and interdisciplinary science. Early graduate student researchers will be evaluated primarily on the scientific and practical significance of their research, though other research-oriented activities will be considered as well.

The EGSRA funds may be used for direct research expenses (e.g., computer time, animal care, equipment, participant fees, incentives), software and/or conference travel; it may not be used for tuition, fees, or personal expenses. 

Each recipient will receive an award of $1,000. Up to five awards are given each year.

Deadline: Sep. 15, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

At the time of the application deadline, the student must meet each of the following requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled in a doctoral program in psychology (or related discipline) at a regionally accredited university located in the United States or Canada. 
  • Have not yet proposed their dissertation at the time of the application deadline. 
  • Be an APA graduate student member or apply for APA student membership before the award application deadline.
  • To ensure geographic diversity, a maximum of one student per department will be selected for an Early Graduate Student Researcher Award per year, but departments are not limited in the number of applications that may be submitted each year.

Individuals may apply in more than one year if they continue to meet eligibility requirements and were not previous winners.

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