What is it?
- Six grants of up to $2,000 each
- Psi Chi supports the research of faculty advisors
through these grants, intended to defray costs associated with carrying out
How does it work?
- Faculty advisors outline a research project, receive
IRB approval, and apply.
- Faculty members may use student assistants.
- Preference will be given to faculty advisors who did
not win the grant during previous year.
Who should apply?
Faculty advisors who have been actively engaged
with Psi Chi chapters for at least one year, and who are the principal
investigators in the proposed research project.
"At Manchester University, the undergraduate students majoring in psychology are fortunate to be enrolled in a curriculum that is geared toward student-led research. Our students have a rich history of conducting experiments, presenting at undergraduate conferences and gaining admittance into graduate school. However, as with many programs, our subject pool is primarily limited to undergraduate students participating in research exposure for course credit. The Psi Chi Faculty Advisor Research Grant has enabled me to implement a project that will bring in young children from our local elementary school to participate in experiments. This will allow our top students, many of whom are Psi Chi members, to learn the many aspects of running this special population of subjects—securing IRB approval, establishing and maintaining a relationship with the elementary school, recruiting and hosting the children and their parents on campus, analyzing a unique set of data, and presenting to a new audience at conferences. This project and wide range of new experiences would not have been possible without this generous grant from Psi Chi.”