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Early Career Research Grants

Division 15’s largest award, designed to support budding scholarship of great importance. Applications Due May 24, 2024 (11:59 PM Applicant Local Time).

The Early Career Research Grants program is intended for early career professionals or researchers who are working in educational psychology and who are members of Division 15. The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support for an educational psychologist in the early phase of his/her career to support valuable research activities. The grant provides a monetary award of up to $8,500 each for up to three selected applicants.

Applicants can be up to five years beyond the conferral of the doctoral degree at the time of application, and may be working in academic institutions, research and development organizations, or other research venues. Applications will be evaluated by the committee based on the scientific merits of the proposal – theoretical grounding, importance of the research questions, soundness of methodology, and implications for practice in the area of educational psychology. The Research Grant recipient(s) will be announced by the President at the Business Meeting during the annual APA Convention.

The 2024 Call

Past Grant Recipients


Meca Williams-Johnson
Georgia Southern University
Email: [email protected]

Emily Grossnickle Peterson
American University
Email: [email protected]