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APA Student Travel Award

American Psychological Association

APA's Science Directorate sponsors an annual competition for graduate student travel awards. The purpose of the travel award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA convention to present their research.


Applicants must be enrolled full time and be in good standing in a graduate program in psychology at a regionally accredited university or college located in the United States or Canada.

Applicants must be student affiliates or associate members of APA (graduate student affiliates are automatically members of APAGS — see student affiliate application for details). Students who are not affiliates must apply for affiliation when submitting materials for the travel award; however, all materials must be received by the Science Directorate in a single, complete package.

Research papers or posters must already have been accepted by an APA division for presentation. Multiple author submissions are acceptable, but the student applicant must be the designated presenter of the research. If there are multiple student authors, only the first author may apply for these funds. If the student applicant has been accepted to present more than one paper or poster, she or he must choose only one paper/poster presentation to use when applying for this award. Students who are designated presenters in a division-sponsored symposium are also eligible to apply for this award.

Each psychology department (i.e., not individual programs within a department) may endorse no more than three students per year for the travel award. If more than three students from a department wish to apply for these funds, the department must perform an initial screening and forward only three applications.

In addition to being eligible to apply for a travel award, students who are both members of APAGS and first authors are also eligible to have their convention registration fees waived. Further information about this potential fee waiver will be mailed to eligible students by early June.

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Award Varies
Deadline April 1, 2019
Number of Awards Granted100

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