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Goldstein & Schneider Scholarships by the Macey Fund

 

Submit Button New in 2014, the SIOP Foundation is pleased to announce 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.

The Goldstein 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.

Size of the Award

For 2014, 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.

Selection of Recipients and Administration of Award

The SIOP Awards chair will appoint a Goldstein Graduate 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.

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.
  • PhD student must be one of the following ethnic minorities; Native American/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific American, African/Caribbean American, and Latino/Hispanic American.
  • Applicants who have defended their dissertations are not eligible
  • Past recipients or recipients of other SIOP sponsored scholarships are not eligible.

Required Documentation

Applicants for the Irwin L. Goldstein Graduate Scholarship must submit:

  • Letter from doctoral advisor which states that the dissertation plan has been approved.
  • Letter of recommendation 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.

Criteria for Judging Proposals

Proposals 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

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.