Janet Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant

These grants are awarded to doctoral psychology students to support feminist research on the psychology of women and gender.


Sponsor: Division 35


These $500 grants are made possible through the generosity of Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD, who donates the royalties from her book, Half the Human Experience, to support feminist research by doctoral psychology students.


Applicants must be currently enrolled in doctoral programs in psychology. Past recipients of Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants are not eligible to apply. Because the purpose of this award is to facilitate research that otherwise might not be possible, projects that are beyond the data analysis stage are not eligible.

  1. Cover page with project title, investigator's name, address, phone, fax and email address.
  2. A 100-word abstract.
  3. A proposal (5-page maximum, double-spaced) addressing the project's purpose, theoretical rationale and procedures, including how the method and data analysis stem from the proposed theory and purpose. (References are not included in this 5-page limit.)
  4. A one-page statement articulating the study's relevance to feminist goals and importance to feminist research.
  5. The expected timeline for progress and completion of the project (including the date of the research proposal committee meeting if applicable). The project timeline should not exceed two years.
  6. A faculty sponsor's recommendation, which includes why the research cannot be funded, or funded in full, by other sources. This letter should be attached to the email with the application materials. Please do not send it separately.
  7. Status of IRB review process, including expected date of IRB submission and approval. Preference will be given to proposals that have received approval.
  8. An itemized budget (if additional funds are needed to ensure completion of the project, please specify sources). Funds cannot be used for tuition, living expenses, or travel to present research at a conference.
  9. The applicant's curriculum vitae.
  10. All sections of the proposal should be typed and prepared according to APA style (e.g., please use 12-point font).

Proposals that fail to meet the guidelines described above will not be reviewed.

Review Process

A group of psychologists (reviewers) will evaluate the proposals for theoretical and methodological soundness, relevance to feminist goals, applicant's training and qualifications to conduct the research and feasibility of completing the project.

Other Requirements

Only one application will be accepted per student for each application deadline. Applicants who are involved in multiple projects that meet the submission requirements should choose the project that best fits the evaluation criteria.

Within 18 months of receipt of the grant, recipients are expected to submit to the Hyde Grants Committee co-chairs a complete and final copy of the research document (e.g., a copy of the thesis, dissertation or journal manuscript based on the sponsored research) along with a 500-word abstract/summary for publication in Div. 35 newsletter. In addition, grant recipients shall acknowledge the funding source in the author's notes in all publications.

Hyde Grant winners will be announced at the APA convention during Div. 35 Social Hour. The names of the Hyde award winners may also be posted in Div. 35 newsletter, as well as on Div. 35 website and the electronic mailing list.

How to Apply

Annual Deadlines: March 15 and Sept. 15

Please send all application materials attached to a single email message to both of the Hyde Award co-chairs, Stephanie Parisien, PhD, and Alexandra Zelin, PhD. Questions and other communications should also be sent to both co-chairs.

Past Recipients

Spring 2018
Ilaria Giovannelli, University of Perugia, Italy, for her project entitled: “Supporting women who decide to abort: Stigma-by-association towards abortion providers and supporters.”   

Spring 2018 Honorable Mentions
Angelica Puzio, Department of Applied Psychology at New York University, for her project entitled: “Self-silencing during adolescence: A study of hesitant language use among Black, Latina, Chinese and white girls.”

Autumn Winslow, New School for Social Research Department of Clinical Psychology, for her project entitled: “‘Those Times of the Month:’ Experiences managing and making sense of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.”

Fall 2017
Jenny Fauci, Boston College, with the project entitled: "Mothers' experiences of seeking help from domestic violence programs."

Fall 2017 Honorable Mentions
Christopher "Christo" Raines, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with the project entitled: "Developing the masculine sexual entitlement and norms scale."

Jessamyn Perlus, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with the project entitled: "Imposter phenomenon and careers of women graduate students."

Spring 2017
Francesca Esposito, Mansi H. Mehta, MS; Honorable Mention: Miryam Haarlammert, MA

Fall 2016
Jessica Saunders; Honorable Mention: Mackenzie D. M. Whipps, BSc; Jessica E. Meyer

Spring 2016

Carey Pulverman and Megan Sutter; Honorable Mentions: Jennifer Brady, Marina Leigh Costanzo, Chelsea Kilimnik and Elizabeth Neilson

Spring 2015

Jessica Payton; Honorable Mentions: Christin Bowman and Stav Atir

Spring 2014

Stephanie M. Anderson, Honorable Mentions: Kara Anne Rodenhizer-Stämpfli and Sara E. Burke 

Fall 2013

Amy W. Y. Yeung, Honorable Mention: Harmony A. Reppond

Spring 2013

Katherine L. Ross from the University of Maryland, College Park, for a project titled, "Initiating Heterosexual Relationships in College: A Qualitative Study of the Female Perspective."

An honorable mention was awarded to Jericho M. Hockett from Kansas State University, Manhattan, for her project titled, "Communicating About Resources to Women Who Have Been Raped."

An honorable mention also was awarded to Kathleen L. Niegocki from Ball State University, Muncie, for her project titled, "College Women's Experiences of Sexual Coercion."


Jioni A. Lewis for project titled, "Construction and Initial Validation of the Gendered Racial Microaggressions Scale: An Exploration Among Black Women."