Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Graduate Resources

Psychology Career Job Boards

Funding and Scholarship Opportunties

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Awards are highly competitive and take into account undergraduate GPA and GRE scores.  Students apply before or during the first or second year of graduate school and receive three years of funding.
 

Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

The purpose of this Kirschstein-NRSA program is to enable promising predoctoral students with potential to develop into a productive, independent research scientists, to obtain mentored research training while conducting dissertation research. The F31 is also used to enhance workforce diversity though a separate program.  The F31 is the most prestigious target for funding for the final years of graduate school, but is extremely competitive.  It demonstrates to future research employers that you are able to conceive of a fundable project and get a competitive award to fund it. Availability of the award depends on content with some areas of the NIH only offering F31's to minority candidates.
 

Undergraduate and Graduate Students Psychology Internship Program

The purpose of the Psychology Internship with the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs is to offer applied experience to enhance the knowledge of undergraduate and graduate students with a major or minor in psychology.
 

Minority Fellowship Program

MFP is a highly successful federally funded training program for ethnic and racial minority researchers and service providers. Offers fellowships for Master’s students, predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, and the Psychology Summer Institute.
 

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.
 

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association offers a variety of funding opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students or students interested in diversity issues. Here are some example awards offered by the American Psychological Association.