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Awards & Grants
*NJPA Foundation grants/awards requirements and criteria are subject to change each year

*Due to a reduction in capital reserves, the Foundation has made the difficult decision to reduce the number of grants awarded to fund programs and to support students. This includes having to put Dissertation Grants and Student Conference Participation Grant applications on temporary hiatus.

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 that train doctoral students to work with these underserved populations. NJPAF administers grants to higher education institutions and organization sites that train psychology graduate students as clinicians and researchers who work with diverse and underserved populations. We invite applications from program administrators across the state of New Jersey, with the goal of identifying and supporting model programs who serve underserved populations, from each county. 

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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 

The Graduate Student-Initiated Research Award is an annual contest that awards research/projects that align with the criteria outlined in the description of the 4 awards. This is a competitive process. The student-initiated research and projects may be conceptual or data driven. The research may have more than one student author. 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. All applicants must be enrolled in a New Jersey college or university master's or doctoral level psychology program OR, a psychology intern at a New Jersey facility. Applicants are encouraged to maintain NJPA student membership.

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