There are a number of opportunites for supporting students and funding projects aimed at enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The purpose of this grant program is to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of the field of psychology by supporting students’ research, education, and professional development activities that are aligned with DEI goals.
Any Psychology undergraduate (majors only), Masters, or Ph.D. student who has an activity that contributes to the goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of psychology is eligible to apply for a DEI Grant.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support any activity that enhances the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the field of psychology. Some examples of the kinds of activities that might be funded and the ways in which they foster the goals of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the field of psychology, are offered below.
This list should not be considered exhaustive – one of the key review criteria will be how compelling of a case the applicant makes for why supporting the proposed activity has the potential to enhance some aspect of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Given the budget and scope of this award, cost of living expenses cannot be funded at this time.
Although the specific number and dollar amount of awards each year depends on the available budget and the amount requested for each proposal, in general the goal will be to support multiple undergraduate and graduate student proposals.
Verenice Ascencio Gutierrez, graduate student, awarded funds to attend and present at the Association for Chemoreception Sciences Conference.
Sherika Caliste, graduate student, awarded funds for a research project examining whether Black and White participants feel similar to or different from Black or White messengers relaying factual events of racial injustice.
Ya-Hui Chang, graduate student, awarded funds to attend and present at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference.
Kamila Nixon, graduate student, awarded funds to attend and present at the Association for Chemoreception Sciences Conference.
Zaviera Panlilio, graduate student, awarded funds for a research project on UB's First-Generation Peer Mentoring program.
Sara Tauriello, graduate student, awarded funds for a research project on leveraging positive parent-child interactions to promote healthy child dietary intake among racially diverse families with lower income.
Dehnique Defrietas, undergraduate, awarded funds for materials for a research project examining the effects of bird watching on well-being among students of marginalized and non-marginalized backgrounds.
Alexis Harrell, undergraduate, awarded funds to attend the Humanity in Action Fellowship meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
Ashmita Mukherjee, graduate student, awarded funds to attend and present at the Research Society on Alcoholism Conference in Orlando, FL.
Psychology DEI grant applications are accepted on a yearly basis, early in the calendar year. The next deadline is January 10, 2024.
Deadline: The application deadline will be updated each year; check this website for the specific date.
Application Form: The application form includes questions regarding eligibility for the award, the proposed activity, and the budget requested.
Statement of Support: A statement of support from a faculty member or instructor in the Psychology Department is required.
For the purposes of evaluating applications, the following definitions are offered:
Applications will be evaluated on four domains (Impact, Candidate Enhancement, Dissemination, Technical Quality).
For questions about applying for the Psychology DEI grant, please contact Dr. Joyce Lacy, Co-Chair of the Psychology Equity and Inclusion Committee.