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Texas Psychological Foundation

Student Research Awards and Grant


TPF offers two major categories of research awards and one graduate research grant.  Please review all of the categories below to identify the appropriate award for which to apply.

 

All award recipients will be asked to present at the TPA convention.  Additionally, TPF requires a copy of completed papers and/or research proposals be made available to its board.


All proposals/manuscripts will be judged and scored in the following 5 areas:

  1. Appropriateness of submission for the award category
  2. Rationale for research
  3. Methodology
  4. Contribution to science
  5. Budget (proposals only): Applicant must state how the funds will be used toward completion of the research project 

STUDENT MERIT RESEARCH AWARDS

The Student Merit Research Competition is open to undergraduate and graduate psychology students throughout Texas and is intended to promote student research. Students who were enrolled at some point in a Texas college or university during the Academic Year 2007-2008 are eligible. There are four categories for completed student research, including:

 

a) $1500 for the Roy Scrivner Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues Research Award: Provides an annual award for the best student paper on Gay & Lesbian research issues.

b) $1500 for the Bo and Sally Family Psychology Research Award: Provides an award for research projects related to family psychology.

c) $500 for the Alexander Psychobiology/Psychophysiology Award: Provides an award for the best paper submitted by a graduate student in psychobiology, psychophysiology and related areas.

d) $500 for the Manuel Ramirez Dissertation Award: Provides an award for research related to ethnic minority psychology.

 

Eligibility
Submissions must be made by undergraduate or graduate Texas psychology students, enrolled at some time during the 2007-2008 academic year, and may include students who are on currently on internship. The student submitting the manuscript must be the first author on the research manuscript. These are for completed research projects, not proposals.

 

Instructions for Submission

  • The research manuscript should be written in APA format and be no longer than 20 typed, double-spaced pages including tables, figures, and references.
  • A letter from the student's faculty sponsor is also required and should address the degree to which the candidate had responsibility for the project objectives, design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation; this letter should also include a brief statement identifying when the student was enrolled during the 2007-2008 academic year.
  • The submission must include a demographic sheet clearly indicating the name of the individual submitting the manuscript, her or his address, phone numbers, and e-mail address, and the university affiliation of the student and sponsoring faculty member.
  • TPF Awards application sheet (click here to print) must accompany the submission.
  • Submissions will be accepted immediately, but must be received no later than August 25, 2008. Four copies of the paper, and one copy of the demographic sheet and letter from the faculty sponsor along with the application should be mailed in an envelope together to:

TPF - Awards

PO Box 1930
Cedar Park, TX 78630

 

The winner from each of the categories will be asked to attend the an awards presentation at the 2008 TPA Annual Convention in Austin.

 

Texas Psychological Association does not take responsibility for submissions that are not delivered appropriately, are incomplete,  or received after the deadline.

 


 All award recipients will be asked to present at the TPA convention.  Additionally, TPF requires a copy of completed papers and/or research be made available to its board.  

 

STUDENT RESEARCH PROPOSAL AWARDS

The Student Research Proposal Awards are open to undergraduate and graduate psychology students throughout Texas and are intended to provide funding for faculty-supervised research projects. Full-time students who will be enrolled in a Texas college or university during the Academic Year 2007-2008 are eligible. The research should be completed and results submitted in manuscript form to the Texas Psychological Foundation within two years. Application form must be included with submission (click here to print).

 

The Undergraduate Proposal Award is designed to provide funding for an undergraduate's research proposal related to the broad area of Community/Public Service. This award will be for $500.

 

The Graduate Proposal Award is designed to provide funding for a graduate student's research proposal related to the broad area of psychotherapy. This award will be for $1000.

 

Interested students should provide four copies of a research proposal, including faculty sponsor, literature review, research design, and budget, of no more than 10 pages, to be received by August 25, 2008, to:

 

TPF - Awards

PO Box 1930
Cedar Park, TX 78630

*Texas Psychological Association does not take responsibility for submissions that are not delivered appropriately, are incomplete,  or received after the deadline.


All award recipients will be asked to present at the TPA convention.  Additionally, TPF requires a copy of completed papers and/or research be made available to its board.  

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Grant

The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Grant - in memory of the first homicide victim in Austin in 2006 - an 18 year old young woman whose plan was to study psychology in Texas.

 

This grant will provide $5,000 support for a currently enrolled psychology graduate student in good standing who is conducting research addressing potential causes and/or prevention of violence against women (and be offered to a student in psychology whose research would contribute to understanding the causes and/or prevention of violence against women). The research should be in (partial) fulfillment of the requirements for the master thesis or doctoral dissertation as (having a proposal) approved by the student's research advisor (or committee) and department chairperson. 

 

Interested graduate students should provide four copies of a research proposal, including faculty sponsor, literature review, research design, and budget of no more than 10 pages. In addition, the submission must include a demographic sheet clearly indicating the name of the university affiliation of the graduate student and sponsoring faculty member.  Submissions will be accepted immediately, but must be received no later than August 25, 2008.  Application form must be included with submission (click here to print).Four copies of the proposal and one copy of the demographic sheet and faculty sponsor's letter should be mailed in an envelope together to:


TPF - Awards

PO Box 1930
Cedar Park, TX 78630

 

Texas Psychological Association does not take responsibility for submissions that are not delivered appropriately, are incomplete,  or received after the deadline.

 

Direct any questions to Sherry Reisman at admin@texaspsyc.org or by calling the central office.

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