Loyola University Maryland

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Student Funding

Below you will find links to various funding opportunities for graduate and doctoral student research, study, and projects. Funding opportunities are listed by discipline.

Education

AFRICAN AMERICAN SUCCESS FOUNDATION, INC. Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant - This grant provides financial support to students and professionals who conduct research to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. Graduate students and professionals are eligible for this research grant. Students must be recommended by a faculty advisor who agrees to oversee the project and the submission of a publishable caliber paper upon its completion.

International Literacy Association (ILA)/Steven A. Stahl Research Grant - Research must be conducted in the classroom(s), focus on improving reading instruction and children's reading achievement, and be empirically rigorous. Graduate students who have at least three years of pre-K–12 teaching experiences and wish to conduct classroom research in reading and literacy instruction are eligible for this grant. Research must be conducted in classroom(s), focus on improving reading instruction and children’s reading achievement, and be empirically rigorous. The research must be completed within two years.

Pastoral Counseling

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) - The purpose of the AED Student Research Grant Program is to support innovative and cutting-edge research conducted by student members of the AED. Applicants must be AED student members, or a membership application must be submitted with the grant application. AED student members must be full-time students in a degree program with interest or involvement in the field of eating and related disorders.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. The fellowship is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships -The Newcombe Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)/ David Caul Student Research Grant- This grant is designed to support research that is primarily concerned with dissociation or closely related topics. Eligibility The applicant must be either (a) a graduate student (in a Masters, PsyD, or PhD program) in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or related fields; (b) an undergraduate psychology honors student, or (c) a resident in psychiatry.

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants- The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Must be an advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor with demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues.

Psychology

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)- The purpose of the AED Student Research Grant Program is to support innovative and cutting-edge research conducted by student members of the AED. Applicants must be AED student members, or a membership application must be submitted with the grant application. AED student members must be full-time students in a degree program with interest or involvement in the field of eating and related disorders.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Dissertation Fellowships offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. The fellowship is open to applicants in all fields of study. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering, and math fields or researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply.

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship- The annual program supports graduate-level scholarly projects that use a psychological lens to help understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Applicant must be a full-time graduate student in good standing at an accredited university and have demonstrated a commitment to stigma issues.

APA/APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant - This grant provides support for graduate students conducting psychological science research studies, with additional funding reserved specifically for diversity-focused research. The intent of this grant is to fund innovative psychological science research projects. Funds must be used to support the proposed research. This grant may be used for thesis, dissertation or other research.

David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant, American Psychological Association (APA), American Psychological Foundation (APF) - The grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders. Applicant must be a graduate student or early career researcher; affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes; have a demonstrated knowledge of anxiety and anxiety research, either basic or clinical; and have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)/ David Caul Student Research Grant- This grant is designed to support research that is primarily concerned with dissociation or closely related topics. The applicant must be either (a) a graduate student (in a Masters, PsyD, or PhD program) in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or related fields; (b) an undergraduate psychology honors student, or (c) a resident in psychiatry.

Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund, American Psychological Association (APA), American Psychological Foundation (APF) - The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund, supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K-8. This grant will alternate every other year between an early career psychologist and a graduate student. The 2016 grant will support an early career psychologist. Applicants must be familiar with the Clarks' work.

Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award (Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant), American Psychological Association (APA), American Psychological Foundation (APF) - This program supports research into the psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries for children and adolescents. Both intentional and non-intentional injuries are of interest, and illustrative topic areas include etiological precursors and contextual contributors to injury, development of measurement tools, development and evaluation of interventions, and dissemination/implementation of such interventions. APF supports original, innovative research and projects.

Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)/Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grants- This grant is to defray the costs of conducting a research project focusing on ethnic minorities.

Randy Gerson Memorial Grant - The program awards grants for graduate student projects in family and/or couple dynamics and/or multi-generational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment or clinical practice in these areas shall be considered eligible. Preference will be given to projects using or contributing to the development of Bowen family systems. Priority also will be given to those projects that serve to advance Dr. Gerson's work. Must be a graduate student in psychology enrolled full-time and in good standing at an accredited university.

Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants- The Roy Scrivner Research Grants provide graduate student grants (preference given to dissertation candidates) for empirical or applied research that encourages the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family psychology and LGBT family therapy. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Must be an advanced graduate student, in good standing, endorsed by supervising professor with demonstrated commitment to LGBT family issues.

Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA)/ SIDNEY W. & JANET R. BIJOU GRANT - The grant provides funding for students in psychology or education doctoral programs that can support research in behavioral child development. This grant will be provided to support doctoral student research designed to improve our understanding of children's development, based on behavior analytic and developmental science concepts. Developmental concepts could include chronological and developmental age, or neurobiological and genetic factors associated with development.

Speech-Language-Pathology

ASHA Foundation/Student Research Grant in Early Childhood Language Development - The Foundation invites individuals to compete for this grant supported by the Arlene Matkin Memorial Fund and general contributions to the annual fund. Proposals must be for research to be initiated in the area of early childhood language development.

ASHA Student Research Travel Award – Supports convention travel for top-rated, first-authored student presentation in each convention topic area.

ASHA Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers Award (SPARC) - The goal of the Students Preparing for Academic-Research Careers (SPARC) Award is to foster students' interest in PhD education and academic research careers, in support of the PhD pipeline in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). The SPARC Award provides opportunities for students to participate in mentored teaching and research activities. Junior or senior undergraduate student enrolled in a CSD program and first-year master's student enrolled in a CAA-accredited [PDF] CSD program are eligible.