Research and Conference Funding

CPA Funding Initiatives


The CPA wishes to support student research and knowledge dissemination in all areas of psychology through an annual funding envelope.

The applicant / award recipient (or in the case of joint submissions, the applicants / award recipients) must be a graduate student affiliate in good standing, of the CPA; enrolled full time in a psychology graduate program at a provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University. The applicant’s/award recipient’s direct supervisor must also be a member in good standing of the CPA. Funding up to $1,000 is available per project.

The adjudication committee will consider the following in evaluating proposals: overall research approach/methodology, feasibility of the research and the environment in which conducted, originality of research, impact of research, and applicant’s qualifications. Applications are due October of each year; check the CPA’s website in September for information the deadline and application requirements.

Click here for a list of past CPA Student Research and Knowledge Dissemination Grant Recipients.

External Funding Opportunities

PFC-CPA Awards – Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the PFC-CPA awards is fast approaching. Get your submissions in before March 31st

 The Dr. Bea Wicket Award recognizes a program that will be offered within elementary or secondary school settings.
The Dr. Harvey and Grace Booker Education Fund provides students with opportunities for travel grants to attend provincial or national psychology conferences and workshops.
The Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor Scholarship Fund supports graduate student research projects in the area of professional ethics. Konrad Czechowski was the recipient of the Jean Pettifor and Dick Pettifor award in 2019 for his work to include transgender and non-binary people in scientific studies. Read more about Konrad and his work.

Priority Innovation Health Challenge

Are you, or anyone you know, looking to improve access to community mental health and addiction services or home and community care services?
Would a share of $400,000 help achieve your goal?

If so, then apply for the Priority Innovation Health Challenge. Click here for more information.


The CPA is pleased to provide 4 awards in the amount of $500 each to the organizers of a psychology conference that has a specific focus on undergraduate psychology students. Applications (include link to application here) for funding in a given year must be received by December 1st of the previous year. Completed applications should be sent to the attention of the CPA’s Science Director at


Through an agreement with the CPA and the CPA Foundation, the Psychology Foundation of Canada oversees the CPA’s charitable activities. Information on the awards (and application deadlines) overseen by the PFC can be found on the PFC website.