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 the development of students in psychology who are from underrepresented backgrounds and by promoting research projects that seek to address DEI concerns.
Any Psychology undergraduate (majors only), masters, or PhD student who contributes to the goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of psychology is eligible. This includes students from marginalized or underrepresented backgrounds, students who have overcome disadvantages or hardships (e.g., economic insecurity, first generation, gender identity minority), or students whose proposed research directly addresses DEI topics.
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. This will typically take one of two (non-exclusive) forms:
Given the budget and scope of this award, cost of living expenses cannot be funded at this time.
Although the available budget may vary, our goal is to support at least two undergraduate and three graduate students per year.
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, 2023.
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 questions about applying for the Psychology DEI grant, please contact Dr. Joyce Lacy, Co-Chair of the Psychology Equity and Inclusion Committee.