Funding Available through the CPA

GRANTS FOR STUDENT RESEARCH AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The CPA wishes to support student research in all areas of psychology through annual research funding.

The CPA is also pleased to co-sponsor, with the Canadian Society for Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CSBBCS), a student research grant in the brain and cognitive sciences.

Through funding provided by BMS Canada, the CPA and the Council for Professional Associations of Psychology (CPAP), are also pleased to support student research and leadership development in all areas of psychology.

Calls for applications will be issued each Fall.

See below the Current Funding Opportunities for more information on the funding envelopes, application requirements, general rules, a list of eligible/ineligible expenses, and links to apply. Please direct any questions to science@cpa.ca.

CURRENT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

2024 STUDENT GRANTS – OVERVIEW AND APPLICATION LINK

LEADERSHIP GRANTS

Grant / Award Name Description Eligibility Criteria Amount & Application Deadline Application Link
BMS Student Leadership Scholarship* Grant sponsored by BMS to training, practice or leadership-focussed development (e.g., registration in course/workshop, conference, rationalized activities) in all areas of psychology
  •  Must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University
  •  Student must be a member of the CPA or a provincial/territorial association
  •  Supervisor must be a member of the CPA or a provincial/territorial association

*between you and your supervisor, there must be a member in good standing for both organizations

Up to $500.00

January 17th, 2024extended to February 2, 2024.

English: Application Form

French: Formulaire de demande

RESEARCH GRANTS

Grant / Award Name Description Eligibility Criteria Amount & Application Deadline Application Link
CPA’s Scientific Affairs Committee Student Research Grant Grant sponsored by the CPA, and administered by the CPA’s Scientific Affairs Committee, to support graduate student research in all areas of psychology (conference registration/attendance fees excluded)
  • Must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University
  • Student must be an affiliate of the CPA at time of application and for duration of the Grant
  •  Supervisor must be a full member of the CPA at time of application and for duration of the Grant
Up to $1,500.00

January 17th, 2024extended to February 2, 2024.

English: Application Form

French: Formulaire de demande

CPA Student Section Research Grant Grant to support graduate student research in all areas of psychology (conference registration/attendance fees excluded)
  •  Must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University
  • Student must be an affiliate of the CPA at time of application and for duration of the Grant
  •  Supervisor must be a full member of the CPA at time of application and for duration of the Grant
Up to $500.00

January 17th, 2024extended to February 2, 2024.

English:  Application Form

French: Formulaire de demande

CPA-CSBBCS Research Grant* Grant co-sponsored by the CPA and the CSBBCS to support graduate student research in the brain and cognitive sciences (conference registration/attendance excluded)
  •  Must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University
  •  Student must be an affiliate of the CPA or the CSBBCS at time of application and for duration of the Grant
  •  Supervisor must be a full member of the CPA or the CSBBCS at time of application and for duration of the Grant

*between you and your supervisor, there must be a member in good standing for both organizations

Up to $1,500.00

January 17th, 2024extended to February 2, 2024.

English:  Application Form

French: Formulaire de demande

BMS Student Research Grant* Grant sponsored by BMS to support student research (excluding conference registration/attendance) in all areas of psychology
  •  Must be registered as a full-time graduate student at a provincially or territorially chartered Canadian University
  •  Student must be a member of the CPA or a provincial/territorial association at time of application and for duration of the Grant
  •  Supervisor must be a member of the CPA or a provincial/territorial association at time of application and for duration of the Grant

*between you and your supervisor, there must be a member in good standing for both organizations

Up to $2,500.00

January 17th, 2024extended to February 2, 2024.

English:  Application Form

French: Formulaire de demande

See https://cpa.ca/funding/#Application for more information on the funding envelopes, application requirements, general rules, a list of eligible/ineligible expenses, and links to apply.


 

Application Requirements: Student Research and Leadership Grants

Application

Applications not meeting all proposal requirements will not be considered for funding.

Evaluation


OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

CPA’s Indigenous Psychology Student Award Program

The purpose of this program is to encourage and support Indigenous (Inuit, First Nations, or Métis) students entering psychology undergraduate and graduate programs in Canadian universities. This is an academic merit-based award that also takes into consideration life factors such as motivation to excel in the field of psychology and level of need in overcoming barriers to attending university. Application requirements include: official transcript, CV or resume, personal statement, and one letter of support.

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2023.

Click here for full instructions: https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Funding/Indigenous_Student_Award_Instructions-EN-OCT2023.pdf

Click here to apply: https://cpa.ca/machform/view.php?id=93738


Call for applications for 2023 Canadian Psychological Association International Bursary

The Board of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) maintains an international bursary program that is available to developing and emerging countries – those who are members of the Global Psychology Alliance (GPA) as well as those who are not GPA members but are in the process of developing and formalizing organized psychology in their countries.

Click for complete information and the application link: Canadian Psychological Association International Bursary Application Form

Click here for more funding opportunities: https://cpa.ca/funding/


Canadian Psychological Association International Bursary Application Form

The Board of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) maintains an international bursary program that is available to developing and emerging countries – those who are members of the Global Psychology Alliance (GPA) as well as those who are not GPA members but are in the process of developing and formalizing organized psychology in their countries.

This fund is advertised at least annually to the member countries of the Global Psychology Alliance. Only organizations or departments of psychology, and not individual psychologists, will be eligible to apply. The fund will be capped at $5,000.00 CAN annually, with a rolling application process. A single request cannot exceed $5,000.00 CAN and the CPA reserves the right to award more or less than the amount being requested.

Click for complete information and the application link: Canadian Psychological Association International Bursary Application Form

2022 Recipient: Asociación Proyecto Aigle Guatemala.


CONFERENCE SUPPORT

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The CPA is pleased to provide 4 awards in the amount of $500.00 each to the organizers of a psychology conference that has a specific focus on undergraduate psychology students. Applications (https://cpa.ca/machform/view.php?id=32074) for funding in a given year must be received by December 1st of the previous year. Questions about this support should be sent to the attention of science@cpa.ca.