Research Grants


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SIOP Anti-Racism Grants: Call for Project Proposals Donate Today!!

The presence of overt and institutionalized racial discrimination constitutes direct and indirect threats to the well-being and performance of employees and employers alike. Thus, anti-racism in the workplace is a topic that I-O professionals must continue addressing.

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have joined SIOP and the Foundation by becoming co-sponsors of the 2021 Call for Anti-Racism Project Proposals. Check back here on January 8 to read the Call.

Our strategy continues to be to work on a fast cycle, so on January 8 we will launch the 2021 Call for Anti-Racism Project Proposals, then hold a Q&A Zoom meeting for proposers on January 21. The deadline will be February 4 for submitting up-to-10-page proposals. On April 15 at the SIOP Conference, we will announce the winner(s).

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Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant

The Douglas W. Bray and Ann Howard Research Grant is designed to support research on assessment center methods as well as research into the development of managers and leaders. The grant may focus on the assessment method (e.g., simulations and other techniques that rely on the observation of behavior), the content area of interest (e.g., managerial career advancement, leadership development), or preferably both.

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General Procedures and Policies

Proposal for this grant should describe how the research will have a significant important impact on assessment center methods and/or the development of managers and leaders. The grant submission package must include a grant proposal (see formatting guidelines below).

Proposals must be submitted by a member of SIOP (which includes Student Affiliates). Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator must include a letter of endorsement from the student's academic advisor.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received a Bray-Howard Grant within the last two years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

The explicit policy of the Bray/Howard Program is that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committee’s experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size (e.g., under $10,000), and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e., SIOP Foundation) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the Bray/Howard Grant Committee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

The Bray/Howard grant can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. In this case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which SIOP award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of the Grant

The maximum size of the grant is $10,000.

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The Bray/Howard Grant Subcommittee (appointed by the Awards Committee chair) will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Have a sound technical/scientific base
     
  • Show innovation and excellence
     
  • Advance the understanding of assessment center techniques, managerial or leadership development, or preferably both
     
  • Use a longitudinal design where appropriate
     
  • If applicable, the names of all participants must be entered during the online nomination/application process. Please ensure that all participants in your nomination have current information in their siop.org profiles. All nonmembers should create an account at siop.org (creating accounts is not equivalent to applying for membership)
     
  • Have a clearly defined project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

Format of Proposals

The proposal must adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following:

  • Abstract
     
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
     
  • Method (if applicable)—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
     
  • Implications of the findings or conclusions for research and practice
     
  • Project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables and figures, appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

If the research involves human participants, all awarded authors must certify by signature or other methods that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards concerning the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research will adhere to accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human participants).

Deliverables

All grant recipients will be required to deliver two copies of a final report to the SIOP office within 2 years of the date of the award. This report will be forwarded to the SIOP Foundation.

Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. Grant awardees will be encouraged to submit the results of their research for presentation at SIOP’s annual conference.

 

Updated: May 8, 2020

 

Sidney A. Fine Grant for Research on Job Analysis (Not Open This Cycle)

The Sidney A. Fine grant is for research on analytic strategies to study jobs and is designed to support research that will further the usefulness of analytic strategies to study jobs, especially as to the nature of job content and organizational structures in which work is performed. In this context, research may take many forms including, but not limited to, bibliographic, empirical, methodological, model development, and theoretical investigations.

 

General Procedures and Policies

The grant submission package must include a grant proposal (see formatting guidelines below).

Proposals must be submitted by a member of SIOP (which includes Student Affiliates). Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator must include a letter of endorsement from the student's academic advisor.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received a Fine Grant within the last two years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

The explicit policy of the Fine Program is that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committee’s experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size (e.g., under $10,000), and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e., SIOP Foundation) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the Fine Award Committee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

The Fine grant can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. In this case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which SIOP award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of the Grant

The maximum size of the grant is $7,500.

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The Fine Grant Subcommittee (appointed by the Awards Committee chair) will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:

  • Have a sound technical or scientific base
     
  • Demonstrate innovation and excellence
     
  • Have the potential for advancing our understanding of jobs and/or methods of analyzing jobs
     
  • Be feasible and possible to complete within 2 years of the award date
     
  • Have a clearly defined project plan, defined deliverables, and budget
     
  • If applicable, the names of all participants must be entered during the online nomination/application process. Please ensure that all participants in your nomination have current information in their siop.org profiles. All nonmembers should create an account at siop.org (creating accounts is not equivalent to applying for membership)
     

Format of Proposals

The proposal must adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following:

  • Abstract
     
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
     
  • Method (if applicable)—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
     
  • Implications of the findings or conclusions for research and practice
     
  • Project plan, defined deliverables, and budget

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables and figures, appendices). The proposal should be double-spaced and use a 12-point font and 1 inch margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

If the research involves human participants, all awarded authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards concerning the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research will adhere to accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human participants).

Deliverables

All award recipients will be required to deliver two copies of a final report to the SIOP office within 2 years of the date of the award.  This report will be forwarded to the SIOP Foundation.

Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site.  This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research.  Grant awardees will be encouraged to submit the results of their research for presentation at SIOP’s annual conference.

 

Updated: 8 May 2020

 

SIOP Small Grant Program

SIOP Small Grant Program

The purpose of the SIOP Small Grant Program is to: provide tangible support from SIOP to its members for research-related activities; help guide research activities in areas of interest to both practitioners and academicians within SIOP; and foster cooperation between academicians and practitioners by supporting research that has the potential to advance both knowledge and practice in applied areas of interest to all members of SIOP

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General Procedures and Policies

The overarching goal of the Small Grant Program is to provide funding for research investigating topics of interest to both academicians and practitioners. Thus, considerable weight will be given to whether the proposal consists of a cooperative effort between academics and practitioners.

The grant submission package must include a grant proposal (see formatting guidelines below).

The principal investigator of the project must be a SIOP Fellow, Member, Associate, or Student Affiliate. Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator must include a letter of endorsement from a SIOP professional member, preferably the student's academic advisor.

If the proposal has an organizational partner for the research, it is strongly recommended that a letter recognizing this support is included in the grant submission package to ensure their commitment to the project.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received a SIOP Small Grant within the last two years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

It is the explicit policy of the SIOP Small Grant Program that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committees’ experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size, and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e., SIOP Foundation) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the Small Grants Subcommittee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy. In addition, grant funds may not be used to pay for travel to the SIOP conference.

The SIOP Small Grant award can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. If this is the case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which SIOP award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of the Grants

Currently $30,000 is available.  Although there is no minimum amount per grant proposal, the maximum award for any one grant is $10,000. 

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

Each grant proposal will be reviewed by both academic and practitioner members of the subcommittee. The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

  • Significance:  Does the proposal address an important problem relevant to both the academic and practitioner membership of SIOP? Will the proposal advance knowledge and practice in a given area?
  • Appropriateness of budget:  Is there clear justification and rationale for the expenditure of the award monies? Can the proposed work be accomplished with the funds requested or is there evidence that additional expenses will be covered by other sources of funding?
  • Research approach: An assessment of the overall quality of the conceptual framework, design, methods, and planned analyses.
  • Innovation:  Does the proposed research employ novel concepts, approaches or methods? Does the proposal research have original and innovative aims?
  • Aimed at a wide audience:  The proposal should be clear, understandable, and communicable to a wide audience and have implications for all members of SIOP (academics and practitioners).
  • Realistic timeframe: Likelihood that the project can be completed within 1 year of award date.
  • Academic–practitioner partnership: Does the grant involve a partnership between an academic and a practitioner?
  • If applicable, the names of all participants must be entered during the online nomination/application process. Please ensure that all participants in your nomination have current information in their siop.org profiles. All nonmembers should create an account at siop.org (creating accounts is not equivalent to applying for membership).

Format of the Proposal

The proposal should adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following sections:

  • Abstract
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
  • Method—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
  • Implications for both academicians and practitioners
  • Budget and justification for expenditures of the award

The proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables and figures, appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

All awarded authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards with regard to the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research adhered to the accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human subjects). 

Deliverables

All grant award recipients will be required to deliver a final report to the SIOP Foundation within 1 year of the date of the award. Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. It is strongly encouraged that the results of the research be submitted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference.

 

Updated: 8 May 2020

 

SIOP International Research and Collaboration (IRC) Small Grant

The purpose of the SIOP International Research and Collaboration Small Grant program is to support and encourage research of an international or cross-cultural nature. The aim of the IRC Small Grant is to encourage not only international collaborations but collaborations on international research projects (using data from different cultural groups). Proposals can be made in any field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, as long as the main research topic is approached from an international or cross-cultural lens.

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The proposal must include an international or cross-cultural research partnership involving collaborators from at least two different national cultures with preference given to collaborations of researchers from at least two different continents and two different languages. The proposal also must include data collection from at least two (more are preferred) different cultural populations in different nations (e.g., indigenous people in Canada and Euro Canadians, indigenous people in New Zealand and Euro New Zealanders, or Germans in Germany and Chinese in China).

The International Affairs Committee will review and administer the IRC Small Grant. Given the specific objective of fostering international cooperation, this subcommittee will include SIOP members from various international locations.

 

General Procedures and Policies

The overarching goal of the IRC Small Grant Program is to provide funding for international, global, or cross-cultural collaboration. Research projects from any area of I-O psychology (e.g., leadership, selection, performance management, motivation, job satisfaction) would be appropriate as long as they have both a significant international element and include significant international collaboration. (Example: A cross-cultural study of the antecedents of job satisfaction by a team from Africa, Europe, and Asia.)

The grant submission package must include a grant proposal (see formatting guidelines below).

The principal investigator of the project must be a SIOP Fellow, Member, Associate, or Student Affiliate. Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator must include a letter of endorsement from a SIOP professional member, preferably the student’s academic advisor.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received an IRC grant within the last 2 years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

It is the explicit policy of the SIOP IRC Grant Program that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committees’ experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size, and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e., SIOP) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the IRC Small Grant Subcommittee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

The IRC Small Grant can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger-scale project. If this is the case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which SIOP grant money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of Grant

SIOP provides $5,000 to support the IRC Small Grant Program. 

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

  • Topic choice: the research examines an I-O psychology relevant topic from an international or cross-cultural perspective, focusing on important practical and/or theoretical implications. The proposal includes an international or cross-cultural research partnership involving collaborators from at least two different national cultures with preference given to collaborations of researchers from at least two different continents and two different languages.
     
  • Introduction: Introductory section and the literature review are comprehensive, relevant, and current, with gaps to be filled clearly documented.  Problem statements, research questions, and/or hypotheses are correctly formulated and consistent with the gaps documented in the introduction. Relevance for the research is clear (i.e., the rationale for why this research is important is made evident through the literature review).
     
  • If applicable, the names of all participants must be entered during the online nomination/application process. Please ensure that all participants in your nomination have current information in their siop.org profiles. All nonmembers should create an account at siop.org (creating accounts is not equivalent to applying for membership).
     
  • Methods: Research design has internal validity, addressing potential biases and/or confounded effects. Research design has external validity (consideration given to a range of participants, settings, and conditions).  Procedure(s), measurements, and/or qualitative methods are appropriate and aligned with the research objective(s). Adequate statistical or other data analytical procedures will be used in order to analyze data associated with the proposed topic.
     
  • Impact: The proposal clearly outlines how the pursued research contributes to an international or cross-cultural perspective on a topic in I-O psychology.  The proposal describes the expected impact at both theoretical and practical levels. The proposal includes a detailed understanding of current research constraints and limitations. The proposal must demonstrate the potential contribution of the proposed study or studies to the literature.
     
  • Budget: The proposed use of the grant funds must be essential to the research project (examples of appropriate use of funds include but are not limited to: purchase of research materials, participant incentives, faculty release time, summer support, translation services, travel related to data collection & collaboration, stipends to support a research assistant. When funds are being used for participant incentives, researchers must demonstrate an understanding of the contextual implications of the funding amount and distribution plan.

Format of the Proposal

The proposal should adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following sections:

  • Title page
     
  • Abstract
     
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
     
  • Method (participants,  measures, data collection strategy, and analytical approach)
     
  • Implications for both academicians and practitioners
     
  • References
     
  • Tables/figures
     
  • Appendices
     
  • Budget and  budget justification

The proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables, and figures, appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

All authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards with regard to the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research adhered to the accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human subjects).

Deliverables

All grant recipients will be required to deliver a final report to SIOP within 1 year of the date of the grant. Recipients should be aware that synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. It is strongly encouraged that the results of the research be submitted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference.

The winners will also be invited to give an (a) short IGNITE presentation that summarizes their final research report at a future SIOP conference with other previous grant winners and (b) 10 to 15-minute presentation of the purpose and key findings of the study during SIOP’s International Reception.  Both presentations are optional and are not a requirement for accepting the grant.

 

Updated: 04 March 2021

 

James L. Outtz Grant for Student Research on Diversity

This annual grant will be given to a graduate student who has received approval from the student's advisor or committee chair, but not yet conducted, a diversity-related research proposal. The proposal may be either a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation and is intended to assist the graduate student with the diversity-related project. Proposals should involve empirical research, theory, and application in any area of I-O psychology (e.g., employee relations, equal employment opportunity, human factors, job analysis, job design, organizational development, organizational behavior, leadership, position classification, safety, selection, training) that focuses specifically on diversity. However, the main focus of the submission must be on diversity.

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General Procedures and Policies

Applicants must submit a research grant proposal using the format guidelines noted below. The research must focus on diversity, extending and broadening our theoretical and empirical knowledge of diversity in the workplace. Preference will be given to projects that focus on historically underrepresented and underresearched groups in the United States. Examples of diversity research may include, but are not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. An overarching goal of bestowing this grant is to create more excellence in diversity research that is highly translatable to practice. Thus, considerable weight will be given to whether the proposal consists of a solid connection between research and practice.

The research project must be proposed by a graduate-level SIOP Student Affiliate to support a master's thesis or dissertation. Postdoctoral students and faculty members are not eligible. The application package must include an endorsement letter from the student's advisor or committee chair stating that the research project has been approved. The project should be ongoing at the time the grant is awarded. Postdoctoral students and faculty members are not eligible.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received an Outtz grant within the last 2 years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

It is the explicit policy of the James L. Outtz Grant for Student Research on Diversity that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committees’ experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size, and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e. SIOP Foundation) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the awards subcommittee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

The James L. Outtz Grant for Student Research on Diversity can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. If this is the case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which grant award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of Grant

The maximum grant amount for the Outtz Research Grant is $3,000.

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

  • Significance: Proposal addresses an important problem related to diversity relevant to both the academic and practitioner membership of SIOP.
  • Appropriateness of budget: Clear justification and rationale for the expenditure of the grant monies; proposed work be accomplished with the funds requested, but if not, other funding sources are available.
     
  • Research approach: An assessment of the overall quality of the conceptual framework, design, methods, and planned analyses.
     
  • Innovation: Proposed research contains novel concepts, approaches or methods.
     
  • Aimed at a wide audience: Proposal is clear, understandable, and communicable to a wide audience and has implications for ALL members of SIOP (academics and practitioners).
     
  • Realistic timeframe: Likelihood that the project can be completed within 1 year of award date.
     
  • Academic–practitioner partnership: Involves a partnership between an academic and practitioner or has obvious application to practice.

Administrative Procedures

  1. Nomination materials will be reviewed by an Awards subcommittee consisting of the CEMA chair as the awards subcommittee chair and at least three additional subcommittee members (a mix of academic and practitioners), all of whom work primarily as I-O psychologists.
     
  2. No active member of the CEMA committee will be eligible for an award.
     
  3. The Awards subcommittee may decide that, in any given year, no nominee is deserving of the award, in which case the grant may be withheld.

Format of the Proposal

The proposal should adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following sections:

  1. Abstract
     
  2. Literature review and rationale for the project
     
  3. Method—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
     
  4. Implications for both academicians and practitioners
     
  5. Budget and justification for expenditures of the grant funds

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables and figures, and appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

All awarded authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards with regard to the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research adhered to the accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human subjects).

Deliverables

All grant award recipients will be required to deliver a final report to the SIOP Foundation within 1 year of the date of the award. Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. It is strongly encouraged that the results of the research be submitted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference. Finally, the recipient should acknowledge funding from the SIOP Foundation in any resulting publication or presentation.

 

Updated: 31 January 2019

 

Hebl Grant for Reducing Gender Inequities in the Workplace

This annual grant will be given to a graduate student who is conducting a gender-related research project for a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation, with the intent of assisting the graduate student with completion of the project.

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General Procedures and Policies

Applicants must submit a research grant using the format guidelines noted below. The research must focus on extending and broadening theoretical and empirical knowledge of gender-related issues. Preference will be given to projects that focus on reducing the inequities that women face within or in attempting to enter the workforce in the U.S. or in any other country globally. 

The research project must be proposed by a graduate-level SIOP Student Affiliate to support a master's thesis or dissertation. Postdoctoral students and faculty members are not eligible. The application package must include an endorsement letter from the student's advisor or committee chair stating that the research project has been approved. 

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received a Hebl grant within the last 2 years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

Applicants must submit a research grant proposal using the format guidelines noted below. The research must focus on extending and broadening theoretical and empirical knowledge of genderrelated issues. Preference will be given to project that focus on reducing the inequities that women face within or in attempting to enter the workforce in the U.S. or in any other country globally.

The research project must be proposed by a graduate-level student in any country in I-0 Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, or some closely aligned specialty to support a master's thesis or dissertation research. The application package must include an endorsement letter from the student's advisor or committee chair stating that the research project has been approved. The project should be ongoing at the time the grant is awarded. Postdoctoral students and faculty members are not eligible.

The Hebl Grant for Reducing Gender Inequities in the Workplace can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. If this is the case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which grant award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of Grant

The maximum grant amount for the Hebl Grant is $3,000.

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

  • Theoretical foundation: Extends and broadens theoretical knowledge of gender-related issues.
     
  • Empirical foundation: Extends and broadens empirical knowledge of gender-related issues.
     
  • Scope and purpose: Focus on reducing inequities faced by women.
     
  • Applied significance: Solid connection between research and practice. Clear practical implications for organizations.
     
  • Technical adequacy: Methods appropriate for the research questions(s) under investigation. Careful consideration of internal and external validity.

Administrative Procedures

  1. Nomination materials will be reviewed by an Awards subcommittee that consists of a minimum of three current SIOP members. At least 2 of the subcommittee members must have diversity-related expertise. Diversity of all types is encouraged, including non-U.S. based members.
     
  2. No active member of the subcommittee will be eligible for a grant.
     
  3. The Awards subcommittee may decide that, in any given year, no applicant is deserving of the grant, in which case the grant may be withheld.

Format of the Proposal

The proposal should adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following sections:

  1. Abstract
     
  2. Literature review and rationale for the project
     
  3. Method—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
     
  4. Implications for both academicians and practitioners
     
  5. Budget and justification for expenditures of the grant funds

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables and figures, and appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

All awarded authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards with regard to the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research adhered to the accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human subjects).

Deliverables

All grant recipients will be required to deliver a final report to the SIOP Foundation within 1 year of the date of the award. Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. It is strongly encouraged that the results of the research be submitted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference. Finally, the recipient should acknowledge funding from the SIOP Foundation in any resulting publication or presentation.

Updated: 8 May 2020

 

Graen Grant for Student Research on Leaders and/or Teams -NEW!

This annual grant will be given to a graduate student who is conducting a master’s thesis (or an equivalent project in cases where there is no formal thesis) or a doctoral dissertation focused on leaders and/or teams in relation to organizational innovation, learning, and/or performance. The research should have a strong connection to practical applications.

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General Procedures and Policies

Applicants must submit a research grant proposal using the format guidelines noted below. The research project must be proposed by a graduate-level SIOP Student Affiliate (in any country) who has initiated but not yet completed a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation project. Postdoctoral students and faculty members are not eligible. The application package must include an endorsement letter from the student's advisor or committee chair stating that the research project has been approved. The project should be ongoing at the time the grant is awarded. Postdoctoral students and faculty members are not eligible.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only submit one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received a Graen grant within the last 2 years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

It is the explicit policy of the Graen Grant for Student Research on Leaders and/or Teams that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committee’s experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size, and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e. SIOP Foundation) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the awards subcommittee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

 

Graen Grant for Student Research on Leaders and/or Teams can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger scale project. If this is the case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which grant award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/travel costs).

Size of Grant

The maximum grant amount for the Graen Research Grant is $3,000.

Criteria for Selecting Award Winners

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

  • Significance: Proposal focuses on extending our understanding of leaders or teams as they relate to organizational innovation, learning, and/or performance.
  • Practical Implications: Proposal articulates a solid connection between research and practice; the research will be highly translatable to practice.  
  • Research approach: An assessment of the overall quality of the conceptual framework, design, methods, and planned analyses. 
  • Innovation: Proposed research contains novel concepts, approaches, or methods.
  • Appropriateness of budget and timeline: Clear justification and rationale for the expenditure of grant monies; likelihood that project can be completed within 1 year of award date.

 

Administrative Procedures

  1. Nomination materials will be reviewed by an Awards subcommittee consisting of a minimum of three current SIOP Members all of whom work primarily as I-O psychologists. At least 2 committee members must have expertise related to leadership or teams.
  2. No active member of the Awards subcommittee will be eligible for this award.
  3. The Awards subcommittee may decide that, in any given year, no nominee is deserving of the award, in which case the grant may be withheld.

Format of the Proposal

The proposal should adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following sections:

  1. Title Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Literature review and rationale for the project
  4. Method—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
  5. Implications for both academicians and practitioners
  6. Budget and justification for expenditures of the grant funds

Proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including title page, abstract, references, tables and figures, and appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

 

All proposals need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards with regard to the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research adheres to the accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human subjects).

Deliverables

All grant award recipients will be required to deliver a final report to the SIOP Foundation within 1 year of the date of the award. Awardees should be aware that a synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP Web site. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. It is strongly encouraged that the results of the research be submitted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference. Finally, the recipient should acknowledge funding from the SIOP Foundation in any resulting publication or presentation.

 

 

 

Updated: 05 March 2021

Zedeck-Jacobs Adverse Impact Reduction Research Grant

This annual grant, created under the leadership of Rick Jacobs, was recently renamed in honor of Sheldon Zedeck. The grant will be given to a member of SIOP or team (with at least one member who is a SIOP member) whose research will examine new approaches in the study of adverse impact and lead to new programs designed to reduce adverse impact. The recipient(s) with the best research proposal will receive grant funding of $3,000.

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General Procedures and Policies

The Zedeck-Jacobs Adverse Impact Research Grant is designed to offer support to researchers who are investigating causes and solutions to adverse impact in testing and selection. A test or other selection procedure may be said to have adverse impact (AI) when its use results in a disproportionately negative effect on members or a group with a legally protected characteristic (e.g., race, color, religion, sex) even though the impact may be unintentional. Adverse impact has been a persistent problem for decades, and although some findings have not only helped us to understand the problem and create modest solutions, we are still without a viable theory, consistent processes or programs to reduce or eliminate AI, or a body of research that informs the laws that govern employment practices.

Proposed research topics may examine factors that cause or contribute to adverse impact, and/or investigate strategies that reduce adverse impact; for example, (i) the use of new or underutilized constructs, or alternate conceptualizations; (ii) novel assessment strategies; (iii) new approaches to formatting, administering, and/or scoring tests; (iv) innovative approaches to combining multiple measures; and (vi) programs or processes for improving the test-taking performance of minority candidates.

Research results are expected to (1) meaningfully advance the field’s understanding of adverse impact and its causes, (2) contribute to our understanding of the validity-diversity dilemma, and/or (3) produce a reduction in adverse impact relative to existing assessments using one or more of the approaches listed in the “Purpose” section.

The objective of the grant is to offer research funding that will encourage scholars to engage in programmatic research that blends I-O psychology, public policy, and the law in efforts to further inform us on the underlying factors that lead to AI and methods for its reduction.

The grant submission package must include a grant proposal (see formatting guidelines below).

The principal investigator of the project must be a SIOP Fellow, Member, Associate, or Student Affiliate. Proposals submitted with a Student Affiliate as the principal investigator must include a letter of endorsement from a SIOP professional member, preferably the student’s academic advisor.

In order to encourage wide participation and a large variety of individuals and institutions involved in the program, an individual can only be involved in one proposal per review cycle per grant. In addition, individuals who received a Zedeck-Jacobs Grant within the last 2 years are ineligible.

Guidelines for Proposal Budgets

It is the explicit policy of the SIOP Research Grant Program that grant funds may not be used for overhead or indirect costs. In the committees’ experience, most universities will waive overhead and indirect costs under two circumstances: (a) the grant is relatively modest in size, and/or (b) the awarding institution (i.e., SIOP Foundation) does not allow it. If the above statement disallowing funds to be used for overhead is insufficient, the chair of the Zedeck-Jacobs Subcommittee will provide additional documentation and evidence explicitly recognizing this policy.

The Zedeck-Jacobs Grant can be used in conjunction with other funding for a larger-scale project. If this is the case, the proposal should describe the scope of the entire project, the entire budget, and the portion of the budget for which SIOP award money will be spent.

In addition, grant funds should not be used to pay for ancillary costs related to the project (publication or presentations at conferences, such as open access and registration/ travel costs).

Size of the Grant

The maximum size of the grant is $3,000.

Criteria for Evaluation of Research

The following criteria will be used to evaluate each proposal:

  • Illustrate a sound basis in science, theory, and/or practice
     
  • Increase understanding of adverse impact and its causes
     
  • Propose and review new approaches to assessment that minimize group difference; the new approach should be targeted to (1) studying (understanding the roots of) adverse impact and (2) new programs designed to reduce adverse impact
     
  • Meet appropriate standards of research on the issues involved, including the nature of the sample, and the analyses proposed
     
  • Contribute to our understanding of organizational development and performance
     
  • Represent technical adequacy, including issues of internal and external validity, methodology, and related scientific issues as well as legal considerations
     
  • If applicable, the names of all participants must be entered during the online nomination/application process. Please ensure that all participants in your nomination have current information in their siop.org profiles. All nonmembers should create an account at siop.org (creating accounts is not equivalent to applying for membership)
     

Format of the Proposal

The proposal should adhere to APA formatting guidelines and should include the following sections:

  • Abstract
     
  • Literature review and rationale for the project
     
  • Method—including information about the sample, measures, data collection strategies, and analytical strategies
     
  • Implications on factors that lead to AI and methods for its reduction
     
  • Budget and justification for expenditures of the award

The proposals should not exceed 10 pages of text (not including references, tables and figures, appendices). The proposal should be double spaced and use a 12-point font and 1” margins. The proposal must be a single document, either a Word document or a .pdf file.

All awarded authors will need to certify, by signature or other means, that the research will be carried out in compliance with ethical standards with regard to the treatment of human subjects (e.g., institutional review board or signed statement that the research adhered to the accepted professional standards regarding the treatment of human subjects).

Deliverables

All grant recipients will be required to deliver a final report to the SIOP Foundation within 1 year of the date of the award. Awardees should be aware that synopsis of their research will be placed on the SIOP website. This synopsis will be of such a nature so as not to preclude subsequent publication of the research. It is strongly encouraged that the results of the research be submitted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference.

 

Updated: 05 March 2021