What is it?
- $1,200 cash award,
- A 3-year membership in APA,
- Two engraved plaques—one for the winner, and one for
the psychology department as a permanent honor
How does it work?
- Complete an empirical
- Present the
results of your research at a state, regional, or national psychology
convention, OR have your research published in a psychology journal.
- Submit your paper
for review by PhD-level Psi Chi reviewers.
- The Awards Committee Chair will announce the results of the competition within 60–90 days.
Who should apply?
Psi Chi students who
- are graduate students,
- have presented or published their research submission, and
- are not
competing for the APS Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award.
Who is Edwin B. Newman?
This grant honors one of the founders of Psi
Chi, Edwin Newman. While still students at
the University of Kansas he and Frederick Lewis began the organization.
University of Illinois, Chicago,
"The APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award has absolutely had a beneficial impact on me. To begin with, I was incredibly fortunate to have had the honor of meeting some of the most distinguished psychologists of our time at the APA/APF awards ceremony…I also received a great deal of support and kind words from psychologists and scholars who reached out to congratulate me on the award… In a world in which networking is so key to one’s success, I expect the recognition this award has brought to me and my work will continue to pay dividends for years to come.”
"I definitely encourage students to apply not only for this award, but also for membership in Psi Chi. Psi Chi is tremendously supportive of students and wants students to succeed as psychologists. This award and two research grants I also received from Psi Chi have facilitated my ability to both do research and gain recognition in the field, and I believe that doors will continue to open to me because of the ways that Psi Chi has endorsed my work.”