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Awards & Funding Opportunities


  • Clara Mayo Grants Program
    In support of masters' theses and pre-dissertation research on sexism, racism, or prejudice.
  • 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.
  • Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship
    Provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC.
  • James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship
    Trains early career scientists to 1) contribute to the effective use of scientific knowledge about social issues in the formation of public policy at the federal level; 2) educate the scientific community about how research can contribute to the development of public policy; and 3) establish a more effective liaison between social scientists and various policymaking mechanisms. Applicants must have completed their PhD by August 31st of the year in which they are applying.
  • Applied Social Issues Internship
    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.
  • Social Issues Dissertation Award
    For doctoral dissertations in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter).
  • Otto Klineberg Award
    An award is given to the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Gordon Allport Prize
    An award is given to the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations.
  • Graduate Student Travel Award
    Awarded to graduate students for travel to the SPSSI Summer Conference.
  • Graduate Student Diversity Travel Award
    Awarded to underrepresented graduate students for travel to the SPSSI Summer Conference.
  • International Travel Award
    Awarded to graduate students or faculty residing outside North America to facilitate attendance at the SPSSI Summer Conference.
  • Crosby-Spendlove Travel Grant
    Given to a student to travel and cover expenses for the SPSSI Summer Conference. Preference will be given to a student presenting research coming from a feminist and social justice perspective.
  • Undergraduate Conference Fee Waiver Program
    Awards registration fee waivers for to up to five undergraduate students to facilitate attendance at the SPSSI Summer Conference.


    A searchable database, owned and operated by UCLA, of private and publicly funded awards, grants, and fellowships of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars.
    Database for federal grants in the United States.
  • Pivot
    Large database of funding opportunities, including both public and private grants. Requires you to create an account and be affiliated with a university or research institution in order to access the database.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Database of funding available from the NIMH (federal organization committed to understanding and treating mental illness). Look under "funding" and "training," then scroll down and click on the “predoctoral” or “postdoctoral” arrows.
  • National Science Foundation
    National Science Foundation funding opportunities. Look under "funding.” Select either "Find Funding" or "Graduate Students."
  • Fastweb
    Searches mainly private organizations with a focus on scholarships and fellowships.
    This is more of a general information page that has links to other organizations that offer search engines (e.g., fastweb). Focused primarily on resources and information for undergraduates, but does have information for graduate students.