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2013-14 Undergraduate Research Grants - Spring

Deadline: February 03, 2014 at 11:30 PM HST - CLOSED


To provide funds for undergraduate Psi Chi members to conduct a research project either at the student’s home institution or at another institution

The first author of the proposal must:
• serve as the project director,
• be an undergraduate student,
• be a Psi Chi member with a member ID number on file at the Central Office,
• have at least one faculty member serve as a coinvestigator and oversee the project, and
• submit only one proposal per round and may receive only one grant per year.

While proposals with multiple student authors are accepted, administration of grant money is the responsibility of the first author serving as the project director. Proposals that are not funded in the first round may be resubmitted in the second round.

1. Proposals must be an electronic document written in English conforming strictly to the instructions in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
2. The description of the project (excluding title page, references, and appendices) should not exceed six pages in 12-point font(double-spaced).
3. You must completely mask your proposal. Your Psi Chi member ID number will serve as a unique identifier for your submission. IRB documentation will be collected by staff but hidden from reviewers (IRB documentation should NOT be masked). Unmasked submissions will be rejected and will not be reviewed. For more information on masking, please see “What are the Biggest Mistakes Most Applicants Make?” on Psi Chis’ FAQ page:



1. General applicant information.

2. Description of the Project
a. Abstract. Include a 120-word APA-style abstract of the project (see APA Section 2.04 for more information).
b. Introduction. Include a literature review and indicate the importance of the project to the science of psychology (APA Section 2.05).
c. Method. Provide enough detail for a reviewer to assess the feasibility of the project (APA Section 2.06).
i. Participants. Describe the sample and indicate that the treatment of participants will meet the guidelines set forth by APA.
ii. Apparatus. Describe the materials necessary for the experiment.
iii. Procedure. Write a description of the experiment with a proposed timeline.
d. Results. Provide a brief description of how
data will be analyzed and anticipated results(APA Section 2.07).
e. Discussion. Provide a summary of the implications of your anticipated results and limitations of the proposed study (APA Section 2.08).
f. References. Include references for the paper
(APA Sections 6.11 & 6.22).

3. Budget. The total for each grant cannot exceed $1,500. Direct expenses incurred in the conduct of the research are allowed, including equipment, books, supplies, travel to conduct research, and payment of participants. The grant funds cannot be used to pay for travel to present the research or for student assistants to run/conduct the research.

4. IRB Approval. Include a statement from the IRB that the project has been approved or is under review. Projects currently under IRB review must present evidence that their application for approval has been received. Grant funds will not be released until IRB approval is obtained.

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