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APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award



The APA Edwin B. Newman Graduate Research Award recognizes the best published research published or presented by a Psi Chi graduate student.

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.


From Psi Chi, the winner will receive:

  • $1,200
  • 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 2019 APA convention in Chicago, IL on August 8-11, 2019
  • Registration for the 2019 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)


Applications are due to the application portal by January 15.

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

During the time the application portal is closed, the program details of the previous year may be viewed by clicking the button below.


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Cope Feurer

Birmingham University (SUNY)
2017–18 Winner

Cope Feurer is currently a third-year clinical psychology graduate student. She received her BS in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she first became interested in studying the role of stress in adolescent depression. In her graduate research, Cope seeks to integrate her findings to provide a fine-grained understanding of the mechanisms underlying stress generation and stress reactivity in youth. Her long-term career goals are to obtain a tenure-track faculty position at a university where she can continue her program of research.

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