Fall 2017

APA Dissertation Research and Early Graduate Student Researcher Award Deadlines Set for September

The American Psychological Association supports psychology graduate student researchers each year through its Student Awards Program.  Currently, the Directorate is advertising for two awards – the APA Science Student Council Early Graduate Student Researcher Award, and the APA Dissertation Research Awards.  Deadlines for both awards are in September – September 1, 2017 for the Dissertation Awards, and September 15, 2017 for the Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards.  Applications are welcome from graduate students in any research specialty area.

Through mailings and publicity we strive to reach students with information about our awards program each year.  Your help in distributing this information to your students is invaluable, and makes it possible to reach truly deserving students. If you have any questions about the awards program, please contact me directly at vholt@apa.org.


APA Dissertation Research Awards

Sponsored by the APA Science Directorate, the Dissertation Research Award assists science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with research costs. In 2017, the Science Directorate will grant up to 50 awards, ranging from awards of $1,000 to awards of up to $5,000 to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in psychological science.

The application deadline is September 1, 2017. For more details about this award, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit:



Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards

The Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards, sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, recognize students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities early in their graduate training (i.e., within the first three years of doctoral study). Both overall research experience and specific completed research projects are considered in selecting awardees.  Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Researcher Award is in the amount of $1,000.

The application deadline is September 15, 2017.  For more details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials, visit: