NJPA Grant and award giving during the ongoing CoVID-19 Crisis 

Stay tuned for our 2021 grant application opportunities. In the meantime, you can read about our grants and awards below. 





We were thrilled to honor our 2020Foundation Award Winners at our Virtual Fall Conference held on October 16 - 21.  Watch the video below (The Academic & Scientific Awards precede the Foundation Awards in the video)


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Dissertation Grant - Rolling Student Grant Applications 

The NJPA Foundation has established the Social Advocacy Open Topic Dissertation Grant. This grant opportunity is open to doctoral level graduate psychology students enrolled in a New Jersey doctoral level psychology program, to support the process of a student’s doctoral dissertation. To be a candidate for this grant, a qualified graduate student must have a social advocacy topic that may or does impact underserved populations of New Jersey. 

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Community Service Project Grants - Annual Spring Program/Site Director Grant Applications

The NJPA Foundation identifies exemplary programs that provide psychological services to those who cannot afford it and trains doctoral students to work with these underserved populations. We invite program/site director applications from programs across the state of New Jersey, with the goal of identifying and supporting model programs from each county.   Click here to read more

Student Conference Participation Grants - Rolling Student Grant Applications 

This grant promotes supplemental training and education experiences in professional practice and research, with an emphasis on treating underserved populations. Attending conferences, workshops, seminars, and other scientific sessions are an essential part of the learning experience for psychology graduate students. Sessions provide an educational experience that allows students to observe and/or practice how didactic lessons can be applied to real-world treatment.

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Graduate Student-Initiated Research Awards - Summer Student Award Competition Applications 

  • Student proposals must be submitted by the deadline of July 19th to be included in the annual award competition.
  • This is a competitive process and there are 4 possible award categories - The John M. Lagos Award for Research Into Causes and/or Treatment of Social Problems; The NJPA Foundation Scholarship for Research on Diversity Issues; The Dr. Zellig Bach Award for the Study of the Family; and The Winifred Starbuck Scott Award
  • The research or project may have multiple authors.
  • Proposals are judged anonymously by a group of designated reviewers who rate each submission for each of the 4 categories.
  • The award winner is determined by comparing the scores of the judge’s ratings in each category.
  • The awards are limited to 1 award for each of the 4 categories in a given year. The NJPA Foundation reserves the right to provide an award to only those proposals that meet a standard of excellence, and does not guarantee that awards will be given every year in every category.
  • The applicant must be an NJPA student member AND, enrolled in a New Jersey college or university master's or doctoral level psychology program OR, a psychology intern at a New Jersey facility.
  • The student-initiated research and projects may be conceptual or data driven.  Note – The research may have more than one student author. If so, the award money will be divided equally among the students. 

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