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APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award

What is it?

The APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Award recognizes the best published graduate research. Any enrolled graduate student of psychology is eligible.The award will include benefits from both Psi Chi and APA.

From Psi Chi, the winner will receive:

  • $1,200 cash award
  • Two engraved plaques—one for the winner, and one for the psychology department as a permanent honor

From APA, the winner will receive:

  • Travel reimbursement up to $1,500 to attend the 2016 APA convention in Denver, CO on August 4-7, 2016
  • Registration for the 2016 APA Convention
  • Recognition during the APF Awards Ceremony, including the opportunity to give a short awards address
  • A framed APA Presidential Citation presented to the award winner
  • Acceptance of the winning project in the APAGS poster session (as long as the work was not presented at a previous APA convention)

*Please note that APA convention attendance for the winner is strongly encouraged. If the winner is unable to attend, the travel reimbursement and registration fees portion of the award will be forfeited.

How does it work?

  1. Complete an empirical research project.
  2. Present the results of your research at a state, regional, or national psychology convention, OR have your research published in a psychology journal.
  3. Submit your paper for review by PhD-level Psi Chi reviewers.
  4. The Awards Committee Chair will announce the results of the competition within 60–90 days.

Who should apply?

Students of psychology 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.

The application portal will open approximately 30 days before the deadline.


Past Winners

Sumeyra Tosun
Texas A&M University
2013–14 winner

"I received Newman Graduate Research Award to travel the Annual APA convention that is going to be held in Washington, DC. This convention is a great opportunity for me to follow the most recent research news as well as to establish network connections with my colleagues and the leading experts in the field. The grant covers all of the expenses one would need to incur to attend the convention. By courtesy of the grant, I will be able to attend to the convention.”




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