MPAF Dissertation Award

APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED AND REVIEWED ON AN ONGOING BASIS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR JANUARY 1st to DECEMBER 31st. ONE GRANT PER CALENDAR YEAR WILL BE AWARDED.

Michigan Psychological Association Foundation is offering a research grant of $2000 to support a psychology graduate student who is a member of a community of color that is underrepresented in the field. The dissertation proposal must have been approved by the student’s committee before applying for the grant. The student must be a Student Member of the Michigan Psychological Association. The student may apply for membership at the time of the grant application. It is expected that the student will present a poster session at a future annual convention of the Michigan Psychological Association. While it is not required that the dissertation research be focused on diversity and multicultural issues, such a focus may factor into the awarding of the grant. To apply for the grant, one copy of the following materials should be submitted via email or US Mail to the address below:

  • A letter from the student’s dissertation chair/advisor confirming that the dissertation proposal has been approved and supporting the student’s application for the grant.
  • A statement from the student describing how their personal experience as a member of an underrepresented community impacts their research.
  • A 1-2 page curriculum vitae
  • An abstract of the proposed research

Applications are accepted any time throughout the year, and applicants may expect a response within 4 to 6 weeks of submission. Awardees will be invited (without obligation) to participate in the Foundation as ex-officio members.

Applications should be sent to:
Michigan Psychological Association Foundation
124 W. Allegan St.
Suite 1900
Lansing, MI 48858

OR

[email protected]


Previous Awardees:
Erin Smith from Wayne State University
Carmelita Foster from Western Michigan University (2017)