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Graduate Research Grants

Graduate Research Grants


By providing funds for graduate Psi Chi student members who will serve as first author and project director, the Graduate Research Grants help to defray direct costs (barring stipends, salary, tuition, etc.) of the student's original empirical research project as well as introduce students to the process of applying and managing research grants. The Graduate Research Grants provides funds for well-rounded applications which demonstrate competence of and commitment to psychology's best research practices.


An annual total of $65,000. Individual grants are up to $1,500.


Applications for the fall, spring, and summer rounds are due to the application portal by October 15, January 15, and May 1.

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 round may be viewed by clicking the Preview/Apply button below.



Katie Stone

University of Kansas

The Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant has lightened the financial burden of my dissertation project, which aims to improve knowledge on how the presence of a sibling may influence a child’s ability to regulate their emotions when experiencing stress. This project will set the foundation for future research initiatives.


Alyssa Lauer

Shippensburg University

As an aspiring researcher, my master's thesis has been an integral part of my graduate training. The Graduate Research Grant from Psi Chi has allowed me to finance my thesis. Psi Chi's support has brought me one step closer to my goal of obtaining a PhD.

Katherine Cotter

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

This grant allows me to continue my research to better understand people's ability to control their musical imagery experiences. It is important to recruit participants with a range of musical expertise, and receipt of a Psi Chi Graduate Research Grant provides me with the resources to conduct this research with the proper sample.

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