Heritage Dissertation Research Award
- Career Level:
- Early Career
- Single Contribution
Each year, SPSP intends to award 6 grants of $2,000 each. At least two grants will be in personality psychology and at least two grants will be in social psychology. The Heritage Dissertation Awards are intended to provide assistance with the costs of conducting dissertation research in social and personality psychology.
The Heritage Initiative acknowledges personality and social psychology's rich heritage by honoring some of the great teachers and scientists who have made major contributions to the field. In doing so, the Initiative is aimed at ensuring the field’s future by assisting its next generation of scholars. The Heritage Dissertation Research Awards are the direct result of funds raised in honor of some of our fields’ leading luminaries.
- Applicants must be graduate students in personality and/or social psychology in good standing with their university. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (or working on their dissertation research for an equivalent of full-time enrollment regardless of actual registration status).
- Applicants must be student members of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology at the time they apply for the award.
- Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees prior to application with an expected defense date no earlier than December of the application year.
- Each department may endorse no more than two (2) students per year for the Heritage Dissertation Research Award. If more than two students from a department wish to apply for these funds, the department should perform an initial screening and choose only two applications for submission.
- Applicants must not have previously received a Heritage Dissertation Research Award.
- The dissertation research may be in any area of social or personality psychology.
- Abstract of the dissertation proposal, not more than two pages long, single-spaced (not including references) and up to one Table or Figure.
- Curriculum vitae including scientific publications, presentations, research and teaching experience.
- Paragraph describing how the funds will be used to support their research. Funds can be used for research-related expenses such as participant fees, equipment, research supplies, or specialized programming. Funds may NOT be used to buy a computer, overhead, administrative support, or conference travel.
- 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 and The letter must also verify the following information:
- the applicant is in good standing in his or her program.
- the proposal has been approved by the applicant’s committee (or the equivalent designation for the Ph.D. program).
- the date the student is expected to complete the dissertation.
- a statement indicating that the funds are needed to complete the research.
Sharlene Fernandes, Georgia State University
Katherine Lawson, University of California, Davis
Brenda Straka, Duke University
Sze Yuh Nina Wang, University of Toronto
Adriana Germano, University of Washington
Arvin Jagayat, Ryerson University
Isidro Landa, Washington University in St. Louis
Katharine Scott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stephanie Cardenas, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Thomas Costello, Emory University
Daniel Albohn, The Pennsylvania State University
Analia Albuja, Rutgers University
Katie E. Garrison, Texas A&M University
Eva-Maria Stelzer, The University of Arizona
Sanaz Talaifar, The University of Texas at Austin
Katherine Zee, Columbia University
R. Thora Bjornsdottir, University of Glasgow
Katharina Block, University of British Columbia
Kimberly Chaney, Rutgers University
Maya Rossignac-Milon, Columbia University
Kate Turetsky, Columbia University
Olivia Atherton, University of California, Davis
Andrew G. Christy, Texas A&M University
Jason Deska, Miami University
Franki Kung, University of Waterloo
Randi Proffitt Leyva, Texas Christian University
Chelsea Schein, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Haran Sened, Bar Ilan University
Vivian P. Ta, University of Texas at Arlington
Sarah Ward, University of Missouri
Marika Yip-Bannicq, New York University
William Brady, New York University
Kassandra Cortes, University of Waterloo
Brittany Jakubiak, Carnegie Mellon University
Jinhyung Kim, Texas A&M University
Yeonjeong Kim, Carnegie Mellon University
Erin Westgate, University of Virginia
Ashley Whillans, The University of British Columbia
Jeffrey Bowen, University of California, Santa Barbara
David Chester, University of Kentucky
Allison Farrell, University of Minnesota
Nicole Lawless DesJardins, University of Oregon
Chadly Stern, New York University
Konstantin Tskhay, University of Toronto
Alyssa Croft, University of British Columbia
Patrick Forscher, University of Wisconsin
Nathan Hudson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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