2016-17 Unrestricted Travel Grants- Summer

Deadline: May 05 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight) - CLOSED

This program is inactive or past the deadline.


To support the cost of travel and expenses up to $1,500 for Psi Chi students and faculty to present research posters or papers at a psychology or psychology related convention that is not funded by the Psi Chi Regional Travel Grants (EPA, MPA, RMPA, SEPA, SWPA, and WPA).

Annually $34,500 is available for this program. $18,000 is available in the winter round, with $4,500 (3 grants) earmarked for faculty and $16,500 is available in the summer round, with $4,500 (3 grants) earmarked for faculty. One faculty grant will be earmarked for internationally based faculty. Selections from eligible applications will be made by random number generator until all of the available funds are distributed. Beginning in May 2017, one $1,500 travel grant per year will be earmarked for a graduate between baccalaureate degree (no more than 24 months since graduation) and graduate school or in a post doctoral program.

The travel award should not be depended on to provide 100% of the funding required to attend an event. The applicant should understand that they may not receive all of the funding necessary to travel and should make plans accordingly.

Applications will be deemed eligible dependent on the following:
•Proof of acceptance to present at the conference;
•Applicant meets eligibility requirements (eligibility will be determined by awards and grants staff); and
• Sufficient level of detail in budget

NO Psi Chi reviewers will be used in this program. Final selection from eligible applicants will be made by random drawing until all of the available funds are distributed.


At the time of submission, the applicant must be a:

•Psi Chi member enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student when project was conducted;
•Psi Chi member who is not enrolled but has graduated from their undergraduate program within 6 months of the program deadline; or
•Psi Chi faculty member

The applicant must be presenting at the convention, though need not be the first author of the presentation.

Acceptable travel may occur before or after the grant deadline, however; travel must occur within fiscal year 2016-17 (July 1, 2016- June 30th, 2017).

Applicants may only receive one unrestricted travel grant per fiscal year beginning July 1st 2016 through June 30th 2017. Applicants not funded in a previous round may resubmit for a later funding round that is within the same fiscal year.

1.Papers must be an electronic document written in English.
2.Poor spelling and grammar will undermine otherwise sound submissions.

1. Submissions are accepted online until 11:30pm HST on May 5, and December 5. Late applications will not be accepted.

1. General Information;
2. Qualifying questions;
3. Convention acceptance- provide the acceptance notification from the convention;
4. Budget: Include the amount requested and for what purpose (e.g., airfare, accommodation, registration, per diem) and any other sources of funding.
5. If the applicant is a student they should obtain faculty endorsement affirming their intent to attend the convention specified in the application. Letters of recommendation are NOT REQUIRED OR ACCEPTED for this grant program. Adequate time should be allowed for the faculty endorser to respond by the deadline.

Please note: If you are a recipient, you will NOT need to send Psi Chi your receipts, proof of travel, etc. You must retain this information for your own records and tax purposes.

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