To support Psi Chi faculty advisors’ research by funding the direct costs of a project
1. Description of the Project
a. Abstract. Include a 150-250 word APA-style abstract of the project.
b. Introduction. Include a literature review and indicate the importance of the project to the science of psychology.
c. Method. Provide enough detail for a reviewer to assess the feasibility of the project.
i. Participants. Describe the sample and indicate that the treatment of participants will meet the guidelines set by APA.
ii. Apparatus and Materials. Describe the apparatus and/or materials necessary for the experiment.
iii. Procedure. Write a description of the experiment with a proposed timeline.
d. Results. Provide a description of how data will be analyzed and anticipated results.
e. Discussion. Provide a summary of the implications of your anticipated results and possible limitations of the proposed study.
f. References. Cite all references for the paper.
2. Impact on students' education. If applicable, show how students might benefit from the applicant’s project (i.e., student involvement in the project, who participants are, how the project can enhance teaching, etc.).
3. IRB Approval. Include a statement from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) that the project has been approved. Projects under IRB review must present evidence of IRB status. Grant funds will not be released until IRB approval is obtained.
4. Budget. The total award cannot exceed $2,000. Direct expenses incurred in the conduct of the research are allowed, including equipment, books, supplies, travel to conduct research, and payment of participants and student research assistants. The grant funds cannot be used to pay for travel to present the research.
5. Descriptive Account. Include a one-page essay describing your activities a Psi Chi advisor (e.g., chapter activities, sponsored individual student papers, etc.) for the past three years.
6. Curriculum Vitae. Include a curriculum vitae for the principal investigator.
Applicants for these grants must:
• be chapter faculty advisors or coadvisors of active
Psi Chi chapters,
• have served as advisor for at least one year,
• be members of Psi Chi, and
• be the principal investigator of the proposed
Preference will be given to candidates who have not
won this grant the previous year.
STYLE / STANDARDS
1. Applications must be an electronic document written
in English conforming strictly to the instructions in
the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
2. The description of the project (excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices) should not exceed six
pages in 12-point font (double-spaced).