Student Research Award
This awards program is intended to support and stimulate research by graduate and undergraduate students on the psychology of religion and spirituality. Toward that end, this program may award up to six research awards in amounts up to $500 per award.
Students who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate may apply for an award to support a current or future project; this could take the form of master's thesis or doctoral dissertation research, or an undergraduate independent study or honors thesis.
At least one award will be made available for undergraduate students. It is hoped that recipients of awards will present their work in Division 36 programming at a future conference, such as APA or the Div. 36 Midyear Conference. Funds are available for direct research costs and will not be awarded for conference travel costs.
To apply, students should submit the following by June 10, annually:
A proposal of three to five pages, describing the research project, with a description of the project, including a brief literature review that makes clear the research questions being addressed and/or hypotheses being tested, a method section describing the specific population and procedures used in the research, a results section describing the proposed analytic approach, a discussion section summarizing the scientific importance of the research and a proposed budget that explains in detail how the requested funds would be used in the research.
A current CV.
A letter of support from the student's mentor/supervisor.
The student applicant should send all materials by email attachment to the Div. 36 president, by June 10, annually. Send questions and inquiries to the same address.
Proposals will be reviewed by a committee and award announcements will be made annually in early August, at or after the division's business meeting at the annual APA Annual Convention. Applicants will be notified by email.