Deadline: 11 January 2016
The American Psychological Association is offering grants to psychology departments to support undergraduate research assistantships during the summer of 2016. The purpose of the APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grants is to provide talented undergraduates who have little or no prior laboratory experience with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how scientific research is conducted.
These grants are being offered by APA for the first time in 2016.
APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States with a mission to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.
The APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grants are designed to enable psychology departments to hire between four and eight undergraduates to work as research assistants in faculty members’ labs for periods of six to eight weeks over the summer of 2016 (within the window of May 1-Sept. 30, 2016).
- APA will provide funds to pay each student at the institution’s 2016 rate of pay for undergraduate research assistants (but at least $10 per hour).
- APA will also make a contribution to the hosting department, with the amount determined by the number of students supported.
- Research assistants will be temporary employees of the institution, and the institution’s employment and other policies will be applicable to them.
- Psychology departments in academic institutions in the U.S. that offer a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.
- Participating undergraduates need not be students at the institution; they can, for example, be students at other institutions in the vicinity. All students, however, must be enrolled at a U.S. institution (though they need not be U.S. citizens).
- APA strongly encourages inclusion of students from groups that are underrepresented in science. The application should include a description of how students will be recruited and selected.
- At the time they are selected, students should have had little to no prior experience working in a research lab.
- At the point they begin working as research assistants, students should have completed their freshman year and not yet have obtained a bachelor’s degree.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grants.