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Apply Now: APA Summer Research Fellowships

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The American Psychological Association (APA) is offering up to 25 fellowships to college students from underrepresented groups to conduct Summer research in a psychological science laboratory.

Projects must be student-driven and supervised by a faculty member. Participating faculty are expected to meet regularly with students to discuss research progress and goals. Students are expected to spend at least nine weeks in the laboratory at a minimum of 20 hours per week. The APA will pay a stipend of $4,000 directly to the student and $1,000 directly to the student’s faculty mentor.


To apply for this program, students must:

  • Be committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Be enrolled full-time at the time of application
  • Have at least one semester remaining in their degree program at the time of application
  • Spend the entire nine weeks working on-site at the faculty mentor’s laboratory

A psychology major is not required, but the student’s field of study must include psychological science as a major focus. Students do not need to be enrolled at the same institution as their faculty mentor.

How to Apply

To apply for this program, each student must submit:

  • Online application
  • Undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Project proposal
  • Personal statement
  • Letter of support from faculty mentor verifying student’s participation

Applications are due February 15, so get started today! For more information about this program, visit the APA’s website.