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, Greta Todd and Bernadette Solorzano. Applicants should submit no more than two files, one with the letter of recommendation and one with all other required materials. Questions and other communications should also be sent to both co-chairs.

Past Recipients

Spring 2021
Helen Hailes

Spring 2021 Honorable Mention
Selime R. Salim

Spring 2020
Lilly Jay
Long Island University - Post Campus 
Project entitled: "The maternal experience of mother/child separation in the child welfare system"

Spring 2020 Honorable Mention 
Alison Patev 
Virginia Commonwealth University 
Project entitled: "The impact of healthcare professional students' racial, HIV-related, and abortion-related biases on the likelihood of recommending standard prenatal care"

Fall 2020
Brenda Gutierrez

Fall 2020 Honorable Mention
Jan Mooney

Fall 2019
Aliya Webermann

Fall 2019 Honorable Mentions
Erin Harrington
Anahvia Moody

Spring 2019
Nabiha Chaudhary

Spring 2019 Honorable Mentions
Arita Balaram
Miriam P. Rubenson

Fall 2018
Catarina Durante Bergue Alves, MA
Southern Illinois University
Project entitled: "Control strategies used by sex traffickers: A qualitative analysis of survivors' experiences."

Fall 2018 Honorable Mentions
Jaclyn A. Siegel
Project entitled: "Ambivalent feminism: A qualitative study of postfeminism and empowerment."

Abigail M. Folberg
Project entitled: "'You can't tell other people what to believe, even if they're sexist:' The role of tolerance of sexism in legitimizing gender inequality.

Fall 2018 Honorable Mentions
Ilaria Giovannelli
University of Perugia
Project entitled: “Supporting women who decide to abort: Stigma-by-association towards abortion providers and supporters.”    

Spring 2018 Honorable Mentions
Angelica Puzio
New York University, Department of Applied Psychology
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
Project entitled: “‘Those Times of the Month:’ Experiences managing and making sense of premenstrual dysphoric disorder.”

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

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

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

Spring 2017
Francesca Esposito
Mansi H. Mehta, MS

Spring 2017 Honorable Mention
Miryam Haarlammert, MA

Fall 2016
Jessica Saunders

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

Spring 2016
Carey Pulverman
Megan Sutter

Spring 2016 Honorable Mention
Jennifer Brady
Marina Leigh Costanzo
Chelsea Kilimnik
Elizabeth Neilson

Spring 2015
Jessica Payton

Spring 2015 Honorable Mention
Christin Bowman
Stav Atir

Spring 2014
Stephanie M. Anderson

Spring 2014 Honorable Mention
Kara Anne Rodenhizer-Stämpfli
Sara E. Burke 

Fall 2013
Amy W. Y. Yeung

Fall 2013 Honorable Mention
Harmony A. Reppond

Spring 2013
Katherine L. Ross
University of Maryland, College Park
Project entitled: "Initiating heterosexual relationships in college: A qualitative study of the female perspective."

Spring 2013 Honorable Mention
Jericho M. Hockett
Kansas State University, Manhattan
Project entitled: "Communicating about resources to women who have been raped."

Kathleen L. Niegocki
Ball State University, Muncie
Project entitled: "College women's experiences of sexual coercion."

Jioni A. Lewis
Project entitled: "Construction and initial validation of the Gendered Racial Microaggressions Scale: An exploration among Black women."

Last reviewed: October 2021Date created: April 2019