The Canadian Psychological Association Foundation wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology. Applications are sought to support student research projects. The applicant (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants) must be an undergraduate or graduate student affiliate member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Funding up to $1000 is available per project. For 2012, ten awards will be made. The excellence of the proposal will be the primary criterion in making awards. Documentation of submission to the applicant's institutional research ethics board (REB) must accompany every submission. Applicants may submit only one application per year.
The proposal normally should be submitted electronically as an email attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Student Grant Application” as the subject of the email. The application should include:
- A cover sheet with the title of the proposal plus applicant's name, address, phone number, student status and e-mail address.
- An abstract of 100 words or less summarizing the proposed research.
- Information on the following domains ((Maximum length 6 double-spaced pages, including references, figures, etc.):
- Research approach (purpose, research question, literature review, hypotheses, research design/method, proposed analyses)
- Research environment (availability of research facilities and participants, role of others in research)
- Originality of research and potential to advance psychological science
- Proposed dissemination plan
- Status of REB review process.
- Curriculum vitae (CV) of student applicant.
- A statement from the student's department chair that the department supports the student's application, how the funds will be administered (e.g., trust account or other account requiring head's or advisor co-authorization) if the student's application is successful, and confirmation that expenditures will only be authorized once REB approval is obtained. The appropriate University administrator's name, email address, postal address, title and business phone number should be provided.
- Specific amount requested, including an itemized budget. This program does not provide support for travel funding to attend conventions.
- If CPA Foundation funding will only cover part of the research costs, please specify what other funds will be used or sought to cover the remaining expenses (e.g. institutional, personal, or other sources of support).
NOTE: Any application that does not meet the above proposal requirements will not be considered.
The following considerations may impact an award recommendation even if all other requirements are met:
- The need to have the awards dispersed across the country
- Other sources of financial support already obtained for the project by the applicant
Applications for the 2012 CPAF award must be received by August 31st, 2012, for funds to be made available by October 15th, 2012, and by November 1st, 2012, for funds to be made available by December 15th, 2012. It is expected that five awards will be made in each of these competitions.
The CPAF Board of Directors has established a Student Research Grant Adjudication Committee, made up of 4 psychologists and one public member of the CPAF Board of Directors who will adjudicate the nominations within the terms of reference published here.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF GRANT RECIPIENTS
Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report to the CPAF of the research project (approximately 500 words) within 18 months of receiving funding. Any publication or presentation of the research will acknowledge the CPAF as a funder.