Kick off the New Year with new funds! See below for exciting grant opportunities coming up in the next several months!

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

GSS Travel Funds: Next deadlines: 1/19, 3/9 and 5/18
GSS provides travel funding assistance to graduate students who present their research at conferences, meetings, symposia and similar professional or academic gatherings. The funds are provided by the Graduate College and allocated by the Travel Funds Committee to deserving applications at multiple deadlines throughout each fiscal year. GSS Travel Funds are awarded for travel to both domestic and international conferences.

Point Foundation The National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund- 1/29
Funds vary

The Point Foundation awards up to 23 scholarships to US Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students. Attention is also given to students who have lost the social support of their families and/or communities as a result of revealing their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) Fellowships – 2/1
Up to $15,000

ISI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is characterized by the observation of Richard M. Weaver that “a liberal education specifically prepares for the achievement of freedom.” After more than fifty years, the ISI graduate fellows program boasts some of the most distinguished figures in the academy and public life. Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach, and Henry Salvatori Fellowships to students doing graduate work related to the American Founding. Each of these fellowships seeks to uphold the idea of academic excellence and the role of education in producing persons capable of making reasoned choices in favor of liberty.

AERA Dissertation and Research GrantsDeadline will be announced soon!
Up to $20,000

With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the continuation of the AERA Grants Program, which provides small grants and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and NSF. 

Sandra Wilson Memorial Dissertation Grant Awards- 2/1

Eligible doctoral students may apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to support dissertation expenses related to research to study the effectiveness of EMDR in one of the following priority areas. 1) Advancing Evidence Based Practice: Increase the availability of quality EMDR research in areas where we already have a foot-hold in the literature but where more evidence is needed. Specifically, those areas are in the use of EMDR therapy to treat: Anxiety, Depression, Military PTSD, Phantom Limb Pain, and to enhance recovery from the impact of cardiac events and the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. 2) Addressing the Global Burden of Trauma: Investigate the use of EMDR in natural or man-made disaster responses, by determining the effectiveness of the following protocols: early intervention protocols, the child or adult group protocols, or the use of EMDR standard protocols in disaster response. 3) Building Clinical Evidence: There are a number of areas where EMDR therapy is being used, clinical observations are positive, and there are some research indicators of success. However, more research is needed to build a body of literature in these populations or diagnostic categories, including but not limited to: Addictions, Eating disorders, Dissociative disorders, Additional medical/somatic conditions, suicide prevention and/or to address the impact of suicide.

GPSG Grant- Next deadlines: 2/6 and 3/12

GPSG provides grants for individual graduate and professional students enrolled at the University of Iowa. Students may use grant money to travel, conduct research, or conduct a service project. While we do not place specific restrictions on the types of research, travel, or service that we will fund, successful applicants should be able to make a strong case for how their proposed research, service, or travel will contribute to their educational and/or professional success.

APF Trauma Psychology Grant- 2/15

The APF Trauma Psychology Grant seeks to support innovative work to alleviate trauma.

Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis- Innovative Student Research Grant-3/1

The Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) welcomes proposals for applied and basic research in behavior analysis. These grants are intended to facilitate promising student research projects in behavior analysis. Proposals must be written clearly and concisely, address a question that would be viewed as important outside the behavior analytic community, and be methodologically rigorous.

2017-2018 Dr. Eunice Beam WISE Travel Grants - 3/1

Each semester, WiSE awards four $300.00 travel grants to female and female-identified doctoral-students in STEM departments or STEM-allied departments. The travel grants are available for the purpose of delivering ORAL presentations at national/international meetings, symposia, conferences, or other professional or academic gatherings.

Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award – 3/30

The Bisexual Foundation Scholarship is an annual fund awarding up to $1000 per award to selected graduate students to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality. This new award recognizes the growing importance of research on bisexuality to the field of LGBT issues in psychology and offers concrete support and encouragement to emerging scholars in this field.

Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars) - 4/1

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help support dissertation expenses of doctoral students in the United States and Canada whose studies have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about problems in the functioning or well-being of children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or about interventions designed to prevent or alleviate such problems. The research for which funding is requested must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the United States or Canada and one or more other countries.

Norine Johnson, PhD, Psychotherapy Research Grant for Early Career Psychologists – 4/1

The Norine Johnson, PhD, Psychotherapy Research Grant, offered annually by Div. 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) to early career psychologists, provides $10,000 toward the advancement of research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists' personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

Charles J. Gelso, PhD, Psychotherapy Research Grants – 4/1

The Charles J. Gelso, PhD, Psychotherapy Research Grants Program, offered annually by Div. 29 (Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) to graduate students, predoctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows, and psychologists (including early career psychologists), provides three $5,000 grants each toward the advancement of research on psychotherapy process and/or outcome.

Division 17 Counseling Psychology Grants- 4/1
Up to $6,000

These grants support not-for-profit activities to enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology. In particular, it aims to support research on the implementation of innovative counseling programs and models. The division has $7,000 available to fund one or more proposals. Typically, the division funds two to three proposals in the range of $1,000-3,000 each.