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Undergraduate Research Grants

Undergraduate Research Grants


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


An annual total of $60,000 in funding is available for student research projects. Individual grants are up to $1,500 or $3,500 for research requiring the applicant to travel significant distances.


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.



Lainie Stull

Rochester College

This grant gives myself and others in my chapter the financial ability to utilize expensive equipment that we do not typically have access to. The research experience I will gain from this study has immeasurable impact on my future in this field, and I am so grateful to receive it!


Ava Peterson

Missouri University of Science and Technology

This grant will impact our research by covering participant compensation, which is a crucial incentive to recruit volunteers to partake in our research. This grant has also taught me vital information about the processes of applying for grants, and this will be useful in my future endeavors as a physician.

Talk to your faculty sponsor about the possibility of using field research methodology if your planned project involves social media or other methods of online research. Such proposals may be eligible for the Robert Cialdini/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant for Field Research in Social Psychology. Please note that this grant is the only Psi Chi program offering a faculty stipend this year (2020-2021).

If your project is deemed ineligible for the Cialdini Research Grant by evaluators, it will still be considered for the Undergraduate Research Grants.

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