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.


  • Sheba Aikawa, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Beyza Dinc, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Hugo Sanchez Hernandez, University of California, Irvine
  • Ella Lombard, University of Washington
  • Michelle Marji, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Jordan Rubin-McGregor, Miami University
  • Daniel Yonas, Columbia University