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In addition to providing stipend and tuition support for our doctoral students, the Department of Psychology offers the Doctoral Scholar Award, the Robert B. Cialdini Dissertation Project Prize and The Martha E. Bernal Memorial Scholarship Award Endowment as opportunities for additional funding in recognition of excellence and outstanding scholarship. The deadline for all application materials, including a letter of support from a Department of Psychology faculty member, is March 19. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Polemnia Amazeen, Psychology Awards Committee Chair.
The Department of Psychology Doctoral Scholar Award
Made possible by the generous donations of department faculty and others, this award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of PhD students who are demonstrating overall excellence in the psychology doctoral program. Excellence will be judged with respect to contributions to psychological science; and/or the teaching of psychology; and/or community involvement reflecting application of psychological knowledge.
The student must have formal graduate student standing in a doctoral area within the Department of Psychology; must be making acceptable and timely progress toward the completion of the Ph.D. degree; and must be enrolled as a full-time student during Fall 2018. Students in any program doctoral area, in any year of the program, are eligible to apply.
(Separate application and awards are available for graduate students in the Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s Program.)
The Robert B. Cialdini Dissertation Project Prize
Cialdini Application Form Spring 2018 and additional information
The Robert B. Cialdini Dissertation Project Prize in Psychology was established to recognize the efforts of a Ph.D. student who demonstrates excellent scholarship in an area of psychology other than social psychology.
The Martha E. Bernal Memorial Scholarship Award Endowment
The Bernal Award is named in honor and in memory of Martha E. Bernal, who became the first Latina to receive a PhD in psychology in the United States. As a tribute to Martha, family members, friends and colleagues established this Fund as a means of supporting the continuation of her innovative work on ethnic identity development and for her advocacy in preparing psychologists to serve ethnic minority populations. The Department of Psychology is honored to be the ASU Beneficiary and responsible for the selection of the annual recipient of the Martha E. Bernal Memorial Award.
Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips Memorial Award for Graduate Research in the Psychology of Eating
The Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips Memorial Award for Graduate Research in the Psychology of Eating was established to recognize and encourage the efforts of ASU graduate students researching the psychology of eating—Dr. Capaldi Phillip’s research focus and passion.
Application is by email only to Dr. Polemnia Amazeen and must be received by March 19. For more information about these opportunities, please consult the departmental website: