Research Seed Grant

Awards up to $1,000 will be granted and winning proposals will be described in the Division 36 newsletter.


Sponsor: Division 36


This grant is awarded to provide recognition and assistance to scholars in the psychology of religion who are in the early stages of their careers. Toward that end, this program may award up to three research awards in amounts up to $1,000 per award.


Applicants should be engaged in graduate study or have completed the doctoral degree or terminal master's degree within the past five years.

How to Apply

Annual deadline: June 10

The proposed research should address a significant issue in the psychology of religion, show sophistication in research methods and design, and promise to make a contribution to theory, further research, or practice. Proposals must be no longer than 10 double-spaced typed pages and should indicate the purpose of the proposed study and its significance for the psychology of religion. They should also describe the research design and indicate how the grant, if awarded, will be used.

Applicants should also include:

  • Project title
  • Project budget, including an itemized indication of how money will be spent
  • Applicant mailing address
  • Applicant email address
  • Applicant phone number

The applicant should send all materials by email attachment to the Div. 36 president by June 10 annually.

Past Recipients
  • G. Tyler Lefevor
    Rhodes College
    “Domains to Consider for Those Resolving Conflict Between Religious and Sexual Identities”

  • Adam Carlitz
    Ohio University
    “The Impact of Internal and External Religious Threat on Anti-Atheist Attitudes”

  • Gulden Esat, Bradley H. Smith and Syed Rizvi
    University of Houston
    “The Impact of Mindfulness and Spirituality on Student Well-Being: An Efficacy Study”

Last updated: May 2022Date created: August 2014