The Psychology Foundation of Canada

STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

December 2017

The Psychology Foundation of Canada, with the support of members of The Canadian Psychological Association, wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology. Applications are sought to support student research projects. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be an undergraduate or graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.

Funding of up to $1500 is available per project. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year at https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

The proposal normally should be submitted electronically as an email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to info@psychologyfoundation.org, with "Student Grant Application” as the subject of the email. The application should include:

  1. A cover sheet with the title of the proposal plus applicant's name, address, phone number, student status and e-mail address.
  2. An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed research and how the funds will be used.
  3. Project purposes, theoretical rationale, research methodology and analytical procedures to be employed. (Max length 5 double-spaced pages, including references, figures, etc.)
  4. Status of REB review process.
  5. Resume of investigator (applicant)
  6. A statement from the student's department chair that the department supports the student's application, how the funds will be administered (e.g., trust account or other account requiring head's or advisor co-authorization) if the student's application is successful, and confirmation that expenditures will only be authorized once REB approval is obtained. The appropriate University administrator's name, email address, postal address, title and business phone number should be provided.
  7. Specific amount requested, including an itemized budget. (This program does not provide support for travel funding to attend conventions.) If The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s funding will only cover part of the research costs, indicate institutional, personal, or other sources of support sought or obtained.
  8. Any application that does not meet the proposal requirements will not be considered.

The following considerations may impact an award recommendation even if all other requirements are met:

  • The need to have the awards dispersed across the country
  • Other sources of financial support already obtained for the project by the applicant

DEADLINE

Applications for the 2018 PFC Student Awards must be received by March 15, 2018 for funds to be made available by May 15, 2018.

Apply at https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

ADJUDICATION

The PFC Board of Trustees has established an Awards Committee made up of 3 members of CPA and 4 members of the Board of Trustees of PFC. This committee will oversee the adjudication process for the Student Research Grants.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report to the PFC of the research project (approximately 500 words) within 18 months of receiving funding. Any publication or presentation of the research will acknowledge the PFC as a funder.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by email from The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Successful applicants will also receive written confirmation copied to the department chair to set up the financial account.


The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

January 2017

The Psychology Foundation of Canada received a bequest from the Estate of Dr. Jean Pettifor to establish a scholarship fund for graduate student research. Applications are sought to support graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics, or international ethics for psychologists, with special focus on diversity, such as ethnicity, gender and disability. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be a graduate student in a psychology program at a Canadian University, and an affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association or a provincial psychological association.

Funding of $3,500 is available annually. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year via https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

The proposal normally should be submitted electronically as an email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to info@psychologyfoundation.org, with "Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund Grant Application” as the subject of the email. The application should include:

  1. A cover sheet with the title of the proposal plus applicant's name, address, phone number, student status and e-mail address.
  2. An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed research and how the funds will be used.
  3. Project purposes, theoretical rationale, research methodology and analytical procedures to be employed. (Max length 5 double-spaced pages, including references, figures, etc.)
  4. Status of REB review process.
  5. Resume of investigator (applicant)
  6. A statement from the student's department chair that the department supports the student's application, how the funds will be administered (e.g., trust account or other account requiring head's or advisor co-authorization) if the student's application is successful, and confirmation that expenditures will only be authorized once REB approval is obtained. The appropriate University administrator's name, email address, postal address, title and business phone number should be provided.
  7. Specific amount requested, including an itemized budget. (This program does not provide support for travel funding to attend conventions.) If The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s funding will only cover part of the research costs, indicate institutional, personal, or other sources of support sought or obtained.
  8. Any application that does not meet the proposal requirements will not be considered.

The following considerations may impact an award recommendation even if all other requirements are met:

  • Other sources of financial support already obtained for the project by the applicant

DEADLINE

Applications for the 2017 Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund must be received by March 31, 2017 for funds to be made available by June 30, 2017.

Apply via: https://psychologyfoundation.org/Public/Public/Get_Involved_/Grants_2018.aspx

ADJUDICATION

The PFC Board of Trustees has established an Awards Committee made up of 3 members of CPA and 4 members of the Board of Trustees of PFC. This committee will oversee the adjudication process for the Research Grants.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS

Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report to the PFC of the research project (approximately 500 words) within 18 months of receiving funding. Any publication or presentation of the research will acknowledge the PFC as a funder.

NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS

Applicants will be notified of the results of the competition by email from The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Successful applicants will also receive written confirmation copied to the department chair to set up the financial account.