Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program: Request for proposals

This fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology

This program provides fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology.

Program Goals

  • Nurture excellent young scholars in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology

  • Support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas

Funding Specifics

  • Up to four research awards of up to $25,000 each; up to two $5,000 scholarships for runners-up

  • Support for one year only

  • Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year

  • Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required)

  • Demonstrated research competence and area commitment

  • IRB approval must be received prior to award

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with stated program goals; Magnitude of incremental contribution; Quality of proposed work; Demonstrated scholarship and research competence

Proposal Requirements

  • Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods, and anticipated outcomes

Format: not to exceed 6 pages

-1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font;

-Relevant background, literature review, specific aims,significance: approximately 2 pages;

-Methods section: approximately 3 pages (The method section must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated.);

-Implications section: approximately 1 page;

  • Timeline for execution

  • Full budget and justification

  • Current CV

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a graduate advisor and the other from the department chair or Director of Graduate Studies)

Submission Process and Deadline:

Submit a completed application online by November 15, 2011. Questions about this program should be directed to Kim Palmer Rowsome, Program Officer.