Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award
- Career Level:
- Graduate Student
The Jenessa Shapiro Graduate Research Award provides assistance to a graduate student from an underrepresented background with the cost of conducting research in personality and/or social psychology up to $1,000. A minimum of two student awards are given per year. This award can be given at any stage of a student’s graduate career; that is, the research does not need to be part of the student’s dissertation.
The award is named in memory of UCLA professor Jenessa Shapiro, who thought it was extremely important to promote diversity and inclusion in her lab, at the university, and in the field more generally. Jenessa took concrete actions to do this in a number of ways, ranging from volunteering for mentorship lunches at professional conferences to serving on committees to address issues of diversity within her departments as well as at the National Institutes of Health. She also engaged in countless other less visible activities to contribute to the goals of diversity, inclusion, and social justice that she never advertised.
- A description of the proposed research (no more than 2 pages single-spaced).
- One additional paragraph describing the use of funds if awarded.
- A current CV
- A sentence or two specifying which underrepresented group(s) you consider yourself to be a part of (these groups include, but are not necessarily limited to: ethnic and racial minorities; first-generation college students; lesbian, gay and bisexual students; transgender students; and students with a physical disability). This information is being collected for the purpose of creating a representative group of awardees.
A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s academic advisor is required to complete the application process. Please note that this letter has a maximum length of (1) page, single-spaced. Please communicate to the faculty member who will write your recommendation letter the importance of adhering to this maximum page limit. In addition, please do not submit more than one letter of recommendation; only one will be forwarded for review. The letter writer will submit his/her letter on-line.
Aldo M. Barrita
Jeanean B. Naqvi
Richard Edgar Smith, II
Brittany Rae Torrez
Adaora Ubaka, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ariana Munoz-Salgado, University of Michigan
Danielle Parra, University of Michigan
Derek Brown, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Jordan Wylie, City University of New York
Joyce He, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management
Katlyn Lee Milless, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Kimberly Martin, UCLA Michael Perez, Texas A&M University
Mikaela Spruill, Cornell University
Mitchell R. Campbell, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Shauna M. Bowes, Emory University
Tyler Jimenez, University of Missouri
Lucy De Souza, The American University of British Columbia
Danica Kulbert, Tulane University
Jaboa Lake, Portland State University
Angelica Leigh, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ariel Mosley, University of Kansas
Eugene Ofosu, McGill University
Zachary Reese, University of Michigan
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