Diversity Awards

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General Diversity Awards


The purpose of this award is to support a defined pathway across career stages for outstanding graduate students who are from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. This two-phase award will facilitate completion of the doctoral dissertation and transition of talented graduate students to strong neuroscience research postdoctoral positions, and will provide career development opportunities relevant to their long-term career goal of becoming independent neuroscience researchers.


NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22)

Individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research are eligible for support under this award if they have doctoral research degrees (Ph.D., P.h.D./M.D. or equivalent) and between 2 and 5 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application.

The primary objectives of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are to: (1) assist talented underrepresented scientists to transition from postdoctoral training to a secure, independent research position and (2) enhance the conditions that promote establishing a strong and innovative independent program of research.


Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students

Student nominees identify recipients who provide outstanding service within their department/institution on behalf of ethnic minority graduate students; and/or advocacy for ethnic minority students within their department/institution; and/or mentorship of ethnic minority graduate students (in research, academic, clinical, and/or public interest endeavors); and/or outstanding support of, and contributions to, the career development of ethnic minority graduate students. The recipient will be awarded an engraved plaque and recognized in APAGS publications.


Vera Paster Award from the American OrthoPsychiatric Association

The Vera Paster Award recognizes an outstanding graduate student or a post-doctoral resident or fellow in a mental health discipline for exemplary work in research and/or public service that promises to generate or apply knowledge that may contribute to the advancement or empowerment of people of color.


Larine Y. Cowan "Make a Difference" Award

Categories include LGBTQ, Excellence in Access & Accommodations, Leadership in Diversity, and Teaching & Mentoring in Diversity-for students, staff, faculty, and instructors.


Diversity in Psychology and Law Research Award from American Psychology- Law Society (Division 41)

Supports undergraduate and graduate research on issues related to psychology, law, multiculturalism and/or diversity (i.e., research pertaining to psycholegal issues on race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, etc.) - not to be used for travel.


Ford Foundation - Diversity Predoctoral Fellows (3 yrs)

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed 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. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. $24,000 plus paid conference for Ford Fellows.

Rita & Arnold Goodman Fellowship Improvement of Women's Lives & Gender Equality in the Developing World

The Fellowship supports graduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who are preparing to work in the field of women, gender and international development on such issues as literacy, reproductive rights, political participation, economic security, child welfare and environmental protection. Up to $14,000 plus tuition and fee waiver.


American Association of University Women Summer/Short-Term Publication Grants (8 weeks)

August 1- November 15

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication, and independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. $6,000.


American Psychological Association (APA) - Division 44- Malyon-Smith Scholarship (Sexual Orientation and Gender Scholarship)

Deadline: February

The Scholarship funds graduate students in psychology to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity. The award supports science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers. Up to $1,000.


University of Illinois Focal Point Grants for Interdisciplinary Research

The UIUC Graduate College invites proposals from teams involving faculty and graduate students on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus for activities spanning at least two-semesters or one calendar year. The group may be led by faculty or graduate students. Particpation in Focal Point activities should be open to all campus and community members who might be interested.

The 2015 Focal Point RFP solicits proposals for a broad range of projects, particularly:

Project teams who collaborate with international institutions or NGOs to establish new partnerships for graduate education in the pursuit of innovative topics with international/global impact; Collaborative research communities addressing issues of domestic under-represented minorities in graduate education, aligning with the campus's diversity initiatives or proposing collaborations with domestic institutions to strengthen diversity in graduate educatiion.



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