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SPSSI Action Teaching Grants

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues has established an annual grant program to provide SPSSI members with funds to develop, enhance, or measure the impact of an innovative action teaching classroom activity, student assignment, field experience, or web-based resource.


The grant program is open to regular dues-paying members of SPSSI, including graduate students. If you are not currently a member of SPSSI, a membership application can be submitted along with the grant application.

Evaluation Criteria

Proposed projects will be judged on originality, feasibility, potential teaching effectiveness, and potential impact with respect to one or more social issues. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include details on how they plan to assess the educational effectiveness and social impact of their proposed classroom activity, student assignment, field experience, or web-based resource. Please visit to see award-winning examples of action teaching.

Size and Number of Grants

Applicants are welcome to request any amount of funding between $100 and $1,500. SPSSI expects to award a maximum of three action teaching grants per year.

The application should include:

Note: Please limit the description to 6 double-spaced typed pages using 12-point font and 1-inch margins.

Deadline for Submission: April 30th, annually.


Apply online now!  Online submissions are the preferred method. Applicants are limited to submitting five supporting files through the online portal.


The SPSSI Action Teaching Committee will let you know of its funding decision by May 30. 

Action Teaching Grant Recipient History