College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychology

Scholarships & Financial Aid


College Scholarships:

Information about scholarship and stipend opportunities available through the College of Arts and Sciences can be found at http://cas.wsu.edu/scholarships/index.html


Undergraduate Research Grants:

To develop and showcase outstanding undergraduate research in psychology, the Department of Psychology awards research grants each fall and spring semester to undergraduates conducting independent research projects under the direction of psychology faculty.


To be eligible for a research grant, the student project must fulfill the following criteria:
         1) It must be developed in collaboration with a mentor on the psychology faculty.
         2) It must have scientific merit.
         3) It must include an original contribution by the student. That is to say, the scientific question and the written
             proposal should be as student-driven as possible.


In addition, student applicants should have some previous research experience before they apply (e.g., Psych 498 credits) and they must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

Research grants of up to $750.00 will be awarded to defray costs associated with conducting the project. Applicants may request any amount of money up to, but not exceeding, $750.00. In their proposals, applicants should outline why the funds are needed to complete the project and provide a budget that specifies how the funds will be used. Grant recipients will be selected and announced annually in March and November. All recipients will present the results of their projects at the Department of Psychology's Undergraduate Research Symposium, held each year in April. For this reason, projects funded in November must be completed by April of the following year. Those funded in March must be completed by April of the following year.

Applications for research grants are available in the Department of Psychology main office (Johnson Tower 233). Proposals are reviewed each fall and spring semester by the selection committee. Deadlines for submission vary from semester to semester, but typically occur in late Oct each fall semester and mid-March each spring semester. Students interested in applying for a research grant are encouraged to talk to their faculty research mentors about this opportunity.

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