The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


SPSSI Grant Opportunities

Please note: SPSSI does not provide any tuition support, scholarships, or financial aid.
Below are links to SPSSI's research and other grant opportunities. Click on the link for more details. Unless otherwise noted, the grants are appropriate for graduate-level academic work. Applicants to the Applied Social Issues Internship Program must be college seniors or above and have project proposals.
Annual Grant Progams:

Applied Social Issues Internship Funding
For research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project.

Clara Mayo Grants Program
In support of masters' theses and pre-dissertation research on sexism, racism, or prejudice.
Conference Travel Grants
To cover all conference-related expenses including conference registration, economy transportation, lodging, and approved food expenses.
Grants-in-Aid Program
In support of scientific research in social problem areas related to the basic interests and goals of SPSSI and particularly those that are not likely to receive support from traditional sources.

Local- and State-Level Policy Work
To enable small groups of researchers to engage in policy work at the state or local levels.

SAGES Grants Program (SPSSI Action Grants for Experienced Scholars)
For retired SPSSI members to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social problems.
SEAS Grants Program (Small-Scale Events Advancing SPSSI Grants)
Intended to promote awareness of SPSSI, to identify potential new members, and to promote SPSSI membership through small-scale events hosted by a member of the Society.
SPSSI Teaching Grants
Intended to provide networking opportunities, promote awareness of SPSSI, and increase SPSSI membership through support of small scale events, initiatives that enhance SPSSI membership or pre-conference smaller meetings related to the teaching of social justice issues.
NEW! Susan D. Dudley Early Career Research Grant Program
Established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research among early career professionals.

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) provides financial support to graduate students and psychologists for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. For information about grants available through APF, visit their website at

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin