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Small Research Grant Program

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology launched the inaugural edition of the Small Research Grants program in 2015 to provide funding for members who work at institutions that do not provide financial support for research.

Award Info


These grants are intended to support relatively inexpensive, well-powered studies that, if successful, will be submitted for publication and for presentation at the annual convention.  The maximum that may be requested is $1,500, and up to $30,000 in grants will be distributed annually. 

The goal of the Small Research Grants program is primarily to support research for those post-Ph.D. who otherwise do not have the same amount of institutional resources (e.g., time free from teaching, access to graduate student support, internal funding mechanisms, grant writing resources) to support a sustained record of external funding. The Small Research Grant is especially intended to provide seed funding to help such individuals successfully apply for larger grants.

Awards may be used to compensate participants (on-line or in-person), purchase supplies, travel to research sites, or pay research assistants.  Funds may not be used for salary or travel to conferences, and no indirect costs will be granted to the awardee’s institution.

Priority will be given to applicants from non-R01 institutions.