Student Research Grant


Sponsor: Division 19


The Student Research Grant is designed to stimulate, promote and support cutting-edge research that advances the science of military psychology.

The Society for Military Psychology announces a change to its annual competition for Div. 19 Student Research Grants: the grants will now be due in the fall of each year, starting in fall 2013. The purpose of the Div. 19 Student Research Grant program is to assist graduate/undergraduate students of psychology with costs associated with conducting research. Up to two Student Research Grants of $1500 each will be awarded in fall. This annual award will be presented to students whose research reflects excellence in military psychology. The award winner(s) may request up to $750 in dedicated travel funds to aid with APA Convention attendance. While it is Div. 19's goal that Student Research Grant award recipients receive the award at the annual convention and/or present their findings to Div. 19 members, APA Convention attendance is not required.


Annual Deadline: Oct. 31.

  1. Applicants must be enrolled and in good standing in a graduate/undergraduate program in psychology.

  2. Applicants must be student affiliates of Division 19. Applicants who are not Division 19 student affiliates must apply to become one online prior to submitting materials for this Grant; the Division 19 Student Research Grant Committee must receive all materials in a complete PDF formatted package.

  3. Applicants must have had their proposals approved by a faculty advisor prior to application.

  4. The proposed research may be in any area of interest dealing with military psychology, including, but not limited to, clinical research and industrial/organizational research.

How to Apply
  1. The Div. 19 Student Research Grant Committee will examine all applications for eligibility and review the application packet in accordance with guidelines specified on the Div. 19 website. The packet will include:

    a. The fall Div. 19 Student Research Grant Application form (PDF, 25KB) printed legibly or typed.

    b. One-page maximum typed cover letter describing your research interests, experience and career plans.

    c. Five-page maximum summary of the research, including an explanation of research design, other important aspects of the project and a brief justification of proposed use of funds (i.e., budget). The $1,500 award must be used to support expenses that are directly related to the research (e.g., computer time, animal care, equipment, participant fees); it may not be used for tuition or personal expenses. If travel funds are being requested, include the request (up to $750) in the proposal's budget. Please note: Figures or tables may be included only if they can be incorporated into the five-page research summary. Title pages and references do not count towards the five-page maximum.

    d. Two-page maximum curriculum vitae with training, research, publication and presentation experience.

    e. One-page maximum letter of recommendation from your academic adviser or professor.

  2. The application packet files must be scanned into one PDF document and emailed to the Student Affairs Committee no later than 11:59 EST on Oct. 31, 2013. Each applicant should keep a copy of the submitted materials. Applications that do not follow the guidelines above will not be considered.

  3. Award recipients will be announced in December 2013. Funds will be provided directly to students following the announcement of the award recipients.

  4. Student Research Grants will be scored by the Div. 19 Awards Committee based on this rubric (DOC, 91KB).

Past Recipients

Stefanie Block, University of Michigan
Sarah Carter, George Mason University

Kathryn Feltman, University of North Dakota
Andrew J. Smith, Virginia Tech

Kate Lunsford, Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences
Ben Sawyer, University of Central Florida
David E. Scheinfeld, University of Texas
Christian G. Somoza, University of Colorado Denver

Amber D. Guzman, American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University
Jessica M. MacIntyre, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Jennifer L. Bakalar, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences