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Scholarships and Fellowships

Nomination Deadline is Midnight (EST) June 30th, 2019

For a complete list of past award winners, click HERE.

 

Leslie W. Joyce and Paul W. Thayer Graduate Fellowship in I-O Psychology

The SIOP Foundation is pleased to offer a graduate student fellowship, which recognizes the mentoring relationship existing between Dr. Leslie Joyce and Dr. Paul Thayer, both during graduate school and during Dr. Joyce’s subsequent career. The Joyce and Thayer Fellowship is designed to provide financial support to a doctoral student in I-O psychology who is specializing in training and development and/or selection and placement. The fellowship provides an annual award of $10,000 (from start of academic year through the following summer). Eligible recipients may reapply for a second year of funding.

Eligibility

  • Each I-O program may nominate no more than one student per year. If more than one student from a program wishes to apply for the fellowship, the program must perform an initial screening.
  • Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
    • PhD student in I-O psychology 
    • SIOP student affiliate
    • Specialized in training and development and/or selection and placement 
    • Committed to a practitioner career as evidenced by work experience and/or a statement of career goals 
    • Some experience in an applied setting relevant to I-O

Past recipients or recipients of other SIOP sponsored scholarships are not eligible

Evaluation Criteria

The Joyce and Thayer Fellowship Committee (appointed by the Award Committee chair), will select one Fellow based on:

  • The quality of the undergraduate or graduate record, including appropriateness of coursework to specialization in training and development and/or selection and placement
  • The quality of the master’s thesis or research summary, both scientifically and practically
  • The clarity and realism of the statement of goals and aspirations
  • Relevance of any applied experience to career specialization
  • Appropriateness of faculty recommendations

Size of the Award

The annual fellowship is $10,000. The award will be distributed to the student in a single payment and may be used for graduate school expenses (without additional restriction). The student will have two options regarding the award stipend: (a) to receive the stipend directly; or (b) to have the stipend placed in a "professional development" account at the recipient's university, contingent upon the regulations and policies of the recipient's university. The award recipient will be liable for any tax payments associated with the stipend.

Application Procedure

Applicants for the Joyce and Thayer Fellowship must submit:

  • A nomination letter from the university (or department, or I-O area)
  • An electronic copy of graduate transcript
  • A self-statement of graduate program goals and career aspirations
  • A summary of the nominee’s master’s thesis or summary of other completed research not to exceed 10 pages (12-point font, 1” margins, double spaced); the summary must adhere to APA formatting guidelines
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes work assignments, paid or unpaid, related to I-O psychology
  • Letters of support (at least 1 and not more than 3) from graduate faculty

All documentation must be submitted online by the applicant and must be either a Word document or a .pdf file. 

Updated: 29 January 2019

SIOP Graduate Student Scholarships, Mary L. Tenopyr Scholarship, and Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship

The Graduate Student Scholarship recognizes achievement in a graduate career and is intended to assist doctoral students in the field of industrial and organizational psychology with the costs of carrying out their dissertation work.

Eligibility

Each academic program may nominate no more than one student per year. If more than one student from a program wishes to apply for a scholarship, the program must perform an initial screening.

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Enrolled full time and in good standing in a doctoral program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or a closely related field (e.g., organizational behavior) at a regionally accredited university or college. Eligibility is not limited to students in programs located in the U.S.
  • Must be a Student Affiliate of SIOP.
  • Dissertation plan has been approved by his/her advisor. Individuals who have defended their dissertation are not eligible.

Past recipients or recipients of other SIOP sponsored scholarships are not eligible.

Evaluation Criteria 

The proposed dissertation research will be evaluated with respect to the following criteria:

  • Clearly expressed understanding of the field of inquiry
  • Ability of the research design to provide meaningful answers to questions posed by the researcher
  • Potential of the proposed study to make significant theoretical and application contributions to the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Size of Award

For the upcoming year, the following scholarships will be awarded.

  • The highest ranked student will receive the Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship: $3,500
  • The second highest ranked student will receive the Mary L. Tenopyr Scholarship of $3,000
  • Two additional $3,000 scholarships will be awarded

The award will be distributed to the student in a single payment and may be used for graduate school expenses (without additional restriction). The student will have two options regarding the award stipend: (a) to receive the stipend directly; or (b) to have the stipend placed in a “professional development” account at the recipient’s university, contingent upon the regulations and policies of the recipient’s university. The award recipient will be liable for any tax payments associated with the stipend.

Application Procedure

Applicants for Graduate Student Scholarships must submit:.

  • A nomination letter from the chair or director of the program in which the applicant is enrolled
  • 12-page maximum* summary of the dissertation research, including an explanation of research design and other important aspects of the project
  • Two-page maximum curriculum vitae including scientific publications and presentations
  • A letter from the advisor indicating that the dissertation plan has been approved

All documentation must be submitted online by the applicant and must be either a Word document or a .pdf file.

 *NOTE: Figures or tables may be included only if they can be incorporated into the twelve (12)-page limit. A list of references should be included with the summary; references will not be included in the 12-page maximum. Summaries should be double spaced, 12-point font, with 1” margins.

Administration of Award

The SIOP Awards chair will appoint a Graduate Student Scholarship Subcommittee consisting of at least four members who are not members of the SIOP Foundation Board. This subcommittee will be responsible for evaluating the eligibility of applicants, the quality of applications, and making recommendations to the SIOP Executive Board about award of the scholarship. The committee reserves the right to recommend that the scholarship be withheld if a suitable candidate does not apply.

Deliverable

One year after the scholarship is awarded, each recipient will be asked to provide the SIOP Foundation with a one-page report summarizing the research that was conducted under the auspices of the award. The report should be cosigned by the student’s advisor or dissertation chair.

Updated: 30 January 2019

George C. Thornton, III Graduate Scholarship (Not Open This Cycle)

The George C. Thornton Graduate scholarship offers financial assistance to a doctoral student in I-O psychology who epitomizes the scientist/practitioner model. Dr. Thornton was dedicated to training future I-O psychologists using the scientist/practitioner model. His commitment to this model has been displayed in his teaching, research, and doctoral supervision activities.

The Thornton Scholarship will be given to a graduate student who exemplifies the scientist/practitioner model. The recipient must have demonstrated achievement in both the science and practice of industrial and organizational psychology.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Student Affiliate of SIOP
  • PhD student in I-O psychology at a recognized I-O degree granting university
  • Completed the master’s degree in I-O psychology in order to have enough background to demonstrate excellence in the field
  • Committed to integrating I-O psychology science and practice
     

Past recipients or recipients of other SIOP sponsored scholarships are not eligible.

Evaluation Criteria

The George C. Thornton, III Graduate Scholarship Committee (appointed by the Awards Committee Chair), will select one recipient based on:

  • Training that is oriented towards scientific inquiry in the field of I-O Psychology
  • Combination of science and practice in the candidate’s practice (field) experiences and academic experiences
  • Scientific merit – includes an appreciation for and demonstration of competence in basic and applied research endeavors. Such merit might be demonstrated by:
    • Superior performance in statistics, methods, and measurement courses
    • Active participation in weekly research seminars or discussions
    • Timely completion of the master’s thesis
    • Initiation of and participation in research studies beyond the masters thesis
    • Dissemination of research findings in publications and/or presentations
    • Attendance at and participation in scientific conferences
  • Practitioner merit – includes an appreciation for and demonstration of competence in the application of theories, methods, and research findings in organizational settings. Such merit might be demonstrated by:
    • Participation in field projects with evidence of high quality outcomes
    • Completion of applied research studies
    • Contribution to consulting activities
    • Completion of an internship where the student displayed the characteristics of the scientist/practitioner model
  • Faculty recommendations supporting the student’s merit on the above criteria.

Size of the Award

The scholarship award will be $3,000. The student will have two options regarding the award stipend: (a) to receive the stipend directly; or (b) to have the stipend placed in a “professional development” account at the recipient’s university, contingent upon the regulations and policies of the recipient’s university. The award recipient will be liable for any tax payments associated with the stipend.

Application Procedure

Applicants for the George C. Thornton, III Graduate Scholarship must submit:

  • An electronic copy of graduate transcript
  • A self-statement of graduate program research and practice accomplishments, graduate program goals, and career aspirations
  • A summary of the nominee’s master’s thesis not to exceed 10 pages (12 point font, 1” margins, double spaced); the summary must adhere to APA formatting guidelines.
  • Curriculum vitae that includes work assignments, paid or unpaid, related to I-O psychology, conference presentations and attendance, publications, and service to the graduate program and field
  • Letters of support (at least 1 and no more than 3) from graduate faculty
  • Letters of support from field supervision (at least 1 and no more than 3)

All documentation must be submitted online by the applicant and be in either Word or as a pdf file.

Deliverable

One year after the scholarship is awarded, each recipient will be asked to provide the SIOP Foundation with a one-page report summarizing the research that was conducted under the auspices of the award. The report should be cosigned by the student’s advisor or dissertation chair.

Updated: 30 January 2019

Goldstein & Schneider Scholarships by the Macey Fund

In 2020, the SIOP Foundation will award the Irwin L Goldstein Scholarship which offers financial assistance to a minority doctoral student in I-O psychology. The Benjamin Schneider Scholarship will be awarded next year. These scholarships are made possible by the Macey Fund in recognition of the friendship that developed over the years with Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Schneider and in gratitude for their work in broadening the inclusiveness of I-O psychology.

This scholarship recognizes achievement in a graduate career and is intended to assist a minority doctoral student in the field of industrial and organizational psychology with the costs of carrying out their dissertation work.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a Student Affiliate of SIOP
  • Must be a full time PhD student in I-O psychology (or a closely related field such as organizational behavior) at a regionally accredited university or college; the U.S. Department of Education offers a database that verifies accreditation.
  • Must be one of the following ethnic minorities; Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific American, African/Caribbean American, and Latino/Hispanic American
  • Dissertation plan has been approved by applicant's advisor; applicants who have defended their dissertations are not eligible

Past recipients or recipients of other SIOP sponsored scholarships are not eligible

Evaluation Criteria

The proposed dissertation research will be evaluated with respect to the following criteria:

  • Clearly expressed understanding of the field of inquiry
  • Ability of the research design to provide meaningful answers to questions posed by the researcher
  • Potential of the proposed study to make significant theoretical and application contributions to the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Size of the Award

The scholarship award will be $3,000. The student will have two options regarding the award stipend: (a) to receive the stipend directly; or (b) to have the stipend placed in a “professional development” account at the recipient’s university, contingent upon the regulations and policies of the recipient’s university. The award recipient will be liable for any tax payments associated with the stipend.

Application Procedure

Applicants for this scholarship must submit:

  • Letter from doctoral advisor which states that the dissertation plan has been approved
  • Letter of nomination from chair or director of the program in which the applicant is enrolled; this letter should include information about the applicant’s ethnicity
  • Two-page maximum curriculum vitae including scientific publications and presentations
  • 12-page maximum* summary of the dissertation research, including an explanation of research design and other important aspects of the project

*NOTE: Figures or tables may be included only if they can be incorporated into the twelve (12)-page limit. A list of references should be included with the summary; references will not be included in the 12-page maximum. Summaries should be double spaced, 12-point font, with 1” margins.

All documentation must be submitted online by the applicant and be in either Word or a pdf file.

Administration of Award

The SIOP Awards chair will appoint a Macey Scholarship Subcommittee consisting of at least four members who are not members of the SIOP Foundation Board. This subcommittee will be responsible for evaluating the eligibility of applicants, the quality of applications, and making recommendations to the SIOP Executive Board about award of the scholarship. The committee reserves the right to recommend that the scholarship be withheld if a suitable candidate does not apply.

Deliverable

One year after the scholarship is awarded, the recipient will be asked to provide the SIOP Foundation with a one-page report summarizing the research that was conducted under the auspices of the award. The report should be cosigned by the student’s advisor or dissertation chair.

Updated: 30 January 2019