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Fellowships, Awards, and Grants for Diversity Scholarship: Compiled by Loyola's Committee on Diversity Affairs (CODA)
Internal or External?For Students, Faculty, or Both?DomainAward NameDescriptionDeadlineWebsite
ExternalStudentsResearchThe Clara Mayo GrantsThe Clara Mayo Grant program was set up to support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. May 7th October 15th
ExternalStudentsResearchCrosby-Spendlove Student Travel Award The Crosby-Spendlove Award of up to $1000 will be given to a graduate student to support travel and cover expenses for the SPSSI Biennial Conference. Preference will be given to a student presenting research coming from a feminist and social justice perspective.
ExternalBothResearchThe Grants-In-Aid ProgramThe SPSSI Committee on Grants-in-Aid (GIA) wishes to support scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources. The Committee especially encourages proposals involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects.May 15th October 25th
ExternalBothResearchThe Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations PrizeAn award of $1000 is given to "the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations" - a field about which Professor Allport cared deeply. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight. The research area of intergroup relations includes such dimensions as age, gender, and socioeconomic status, as well as ethnicity.June 15th
ExternalFacultyResearchThe Louise Kidder Early Career AwardNominees should be investigators who have made substantial contributions to social issues research within five years of receiving a graduate degree and who have demonstrated the potential to continue such contributions. Nominees need not be current SPSSI members.June 20th
ExternalFacultyResearchThe Michele Alexander Early Career Award For Scholarship and ServiceFor this award, scholarship is defined in terms of substantive academic (theoretical, empirical, or applied) contributions to the psychological study of social issues, while service is defined as professional and/or community service.Applicant should: a) be a member of SPSSI; b) have received a Ph.D. within the last seven years, counting back from the application deadline date; c) be pre-tenure. October 5th
ExternalBothResearchThe Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations AwardAn award of $1000 is given to "the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations"—a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight.March 1st
ExternalFacultyTeachingSPSSI Awards for Outstanding Teaching and MentoringNominees should be SPSSI members who have made substantial contributions to students in the psychological study of social issues. To be eligible, an individual must have been teaching and/or mentoring students for at least 5 years full time since the doctoral degree. February 10th
ExternalStudentsResearchThe Social Issues Dissertation AwardAny doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1st of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year's award deadline.May 10th
ExternalFacultyResearchThe SAGES ProgramThe SAGES Program was set up to encourage our retired members to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social problems. Proposals are invited that use social science research findings to address social problems through direct action projects, consulting with not-for-profit groups, or through preparing reviews of existing social science literature that could be used by policy makers.April 15th
ExternalBothTeachingSPSSI Speaker at the National Institute for Teaching of PsychologyAs the award recipient, the selected speaker will travel to NITOP in January 2014, held at the Trade Winds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. SPSSI, through its means and/or through sponsorship by the publisher Wiley/Blackwell, will fund the awardee with up to $1500 in travel reimbursement including waived conference registration (as well as covering NITOP audio/video charges associated with presenting). February 25th
ExternalBothResearchSmith Richardson Foundation - Domestic public Policy GrantThe Foundation provides support for projects that assess the impact of immigration on American society, examine the effectiveness of our regulatory policies, and explore the interaction between the policy making process and the political process through support for projects on congressional redistricting and the conduct and financing of political campaigns. The Foundation continues to support projects that inform the debate over policies designed to assist disadvantaged families.
see website
ExternalBothResearchSmith Richardson Foundation - International Security & Foreign Policy GrantThe Strategy and Policy Fellows program underwrites the research and writing of a book with implications for current policy. All applicants must have received a Ph.D. degree by the time of the deadline. Within the academic community, this program supports junior or adjunct faculty, research associates, and post-docs who are engaged in policy-relevant research and writing. Within the think tank community, the program supports members of the rising generation of policy thinkers who are focused on U.S. strategic and foreign policy issues.

The Foundation also supports Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history through its World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship.
see website
ExternalBothTeaching/ResearchFord Foundation Fellowship ProgramThree year fellowships for U.S. citizens or nationals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Provides a $20,000 stipend.see website
ExternalStudentsallThe Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New AmericansA two-year grant for graduate students: applicants must be New Americans (resident alien, naturalized as a U.S. citizen, or the child of two parents who are both naturalized citizens); have a bachelor's degree, be in their final year of undergraduate study, or enrolled in the first or second year of a graduate program; and may not be older than 31 years of agesee website
ExternalStudentsResearchJanet Hyde Graduate Student Research GrantThese grants, each up to $500, are awarded to doctoral psychology students to support feminist research on the psychology of women and gender.March 15th September 15|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=(not%20provided)&__utmv=-&__utmk=267802510
ExternalFacultyResearchCarolyn Payton Early Career AwardThe Carolyn Payton Early Career Award, sponsored by Division 35 Section I: Psychology of Black Women, recognizes the achievement of black women who are early career psychologists, specifically for published work addressing the concerns of black women and girls.see website
ExternalFacultyTeaching/Research/Mentoring/LeadershipCarolyn Wood Sherif AwardThis award is based on contributions to the field of the psychology of women as a scholar, teacher, mentor, and leader. Thus, selection requires evidence of excellence in teaching and mentoring, research and scholarship, and professional leadership in the area of the psychology of women. The recipient of the next award will receive a cash prize and will be invited to deliver the Sherif Memorial Lecture at the following APA convention.March 15th
ExternalStudentsResearchAnnual Prize for Psychological Research on Women and Gender by StudentsThe student research manuscript should focus on women's lives and issues, or more generally, on gender ideologies and behavior, from a feminist perspective. A $250.00 prize will be awarded to the best paper. April 15th
ExternalFacultyCorann Okorodudu Global Women's Advocacy AwardThis award seeks to honor junior or senior psychologists who have worked to advocate for women's and/or girls' mental health around the globe.see website
ExternalBothResearchFlorence L. Denmark Award for Contributions to Women and AgingIndividuals with scholarly or public policy accomplishments, or both, in the area of women and aging are invited to apply for this award.
ExternalStudentsResearchGeis Memorial AwardThis award offers $15,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year to fund dissertation research in the Psychology of Women by an advanced doctoral candidate. April 15th
ExternalBothResearchGeorgia Babladelis Best PWQ Paper AwardThis award recognizes the best paper published in Psychology of Women Quarterly. The award is named in honor of PWQ’s founding editor, Georgia Babladelis, and it was initiated in March 2011 to mark the 35th anniversary of PWQ. A single plaque is presented to the lead author in the name of all authors at the following year’s SPW award ceremony at convention and is accompanied by an honorarium of $1000.
ExternalFacultyTeaching/Practice/ResearchHeritage AwardThis award is presented annually to a senior individual who has made distinguished, long-standing and substantial contributions that pertain to women, gender or related issues in any of the following three areas:Teaching/Mentoring, Practice/Advocacy, Research/Scholarship.May 15th
ExternalBothTeaching/Practice/Research/ActivismLaura Brown AwardThis award is given to a psychologist who has made outstanding contributions in advancing lesbian and bisexual women's psychology in the areas of scholarship, teaching, practice and/or activism.May 25th
ExternalFacultyTeaching/ResearchPioneer AwardPioneer Award recognizes an Asian Pacific feminist who embraces the mission of Division 35 and Section 5 in her professional identity/work. Areas of professional focus for this award are broadly defined, which include but are not limited to community engagement, leadership, clinical work, research and mentoring.April 30th
ExternalStudentsResearchPsychology of Black Graduate Student Women AwardThe prize in the amount of $250 is awarded for the submission of an empirical or theoretical (qualitative or quantitative) paper, including dissertation research, book chapter or other scholarly work. The work will be evaluated on its creativity, innovation and the degree to which it furthers understanding of the role of gender in Black women’s lives. It is not required that the work be published at time of submission. April 5th
ExternalBothResearchPsychotherapy With Women AwardIndividual and jointly authored articles are eligible. However, only one submission can be made by the first author. In addition, the first author may not have previously received this award through Division 35. Entries should be of approximately journal length and written in APA style. Papers that have been submitted for publication or presented at professional meetings are eligible, along with papers that have been accepted for publication or published within the past two years.May 1st
ExternalFacultyTeaching/MentoringStrickland–Daniel Mentoring AwardThis award recognizes the feminist mentoring of the award winner whose mentoring includes several components, and honors Bonnie R. Strickland and Jessica Henderson Daniel for their distinguished mentoring.see website
ExternalStudentsResearchStudent Scholar Hispanic Women/Latina AwardThe purpose of this award is to honor the scholarly contributions of a Section 3 student member who has conducted research and/or scholarly work that advances the psychology of Latinas/Hispanic women. Submissions for consideration may include products based on degree-related work (e.g., dissertations) or other projects (class papers).see website
ExternalFacultyServiceSue Rosenberg Zalk Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for the Psychology of WomenThis award recognizes the contributions of an individual who has served the Society for the Psychology of Women, American Psychological Association, in a variety of significant ways over a substantial period of time, as did Sue Rosenberg Zalk. The award will be presented at the 2013 APA Convention and carries a $500 honorarium.April 1st
Internal StudentsResearch/InternshipCommunity and Global Stewards FellowshipFellowships of $2,000-$3,000 each will be awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding students who have a demonstrated record of academic excellence and community service. The awards can be used for a variety of purposes, including internship and community-based research support. see website
ExternalStudentsResearchSHPE General ScholarshipSHPE Foundation: Advancint Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math, and Science. Merit-based and need-based general scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 - $3,000, to qualified high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.May 1st
InternalBothResearch/Mentorship/TeachingSDMA Diversity AwardsSeveral possible awards: Outstanding Motivational Leader, Outstanding Faculty Award, Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award, Diversity Achievement Award March 21st
ExternalStudentsAllAIGC Graduate FellowshipsThese awards are for graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan native group.see website
ExternalStudentsTeachingDiversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI)These awards are for prospective or current graduate students from underrepresented groups, providing funding to complete a graduate degree in exchaneg for service in the State of Illinois higher education system.see website
ExternalStudentsAllAmerican Atheists Founders' ScholarshipsThe Founders' Scholarships grant a first-place award of $2,000 and runner-up award of $1,000 to atheist students attending college or university. The awards are given every year at the American Atheists National Convention. The Founders' Scholarship program was founded by Life Members Barbara J. Baldock, Dr. Phillip Butler, Rice O'Dell, Lillian B. Ramsden, and Irving Yablon.

American Atheists is proud to also award a $1,000 scholarship for LGBT atheist activism.
see website
ExternalStudentsAllCollege Scholarships Foundation Women's ScholarshipSome women find getting an education to be a difficult undertaking, especially when childbearing enters the picture. Although college enrollment of women is higher than men, the financial burden may be harder to deal with during school and after a degree is completed.
We help deserving female students with their education expenses so they can focus on what's most important - caring for the current and future generations.
December 24th