SIOP and SIOP Foundation call for Anti-Racism Grant Project Proposals

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SIOP and the SIOP Foundation have announced the criteria for their new Anti-Racism Grant. Created to deepen our understanding of racism at work, the grant is a step toward meeting needs for social justice in the workplace.

The Foundation is also collecting contributions for the fund and will continue to do so indefinitely. Contributions can be made on the Foundation webpage; select “FDN Anti-Racism Grant.”

“Racism in the workplace has become a flashpoint,” said Foundation President Milt Hakel. “Research won’t end racism. But racism won’t end without research. I-Os need to seize the opportunity to direct our talents toward promoting equal employment opportunity as a path for addressing systemic racism.”

This call is for projects aimed at enlarging our understanding of racism in the workplace, its causes, and its reduction. Any research or project that contributes to the elimination or reduction of discrimination in the workplace will be considered. The goal of this grant program is to identify evidence-based solutions to the problems of racism in the workplace.

The full Call for Project Proposals on the SIOP website includes informative background information, additional examples of topics and project forms, criteria for evaluation of project proposals, submission process, and other needed information.

SIOP will begin accepting project proposals Wednesday, July 15. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. EDT Monday, July 27 at

“As the global COVID-19 pandemic shows starkly, and the global demonstrations against racism attest resoundingly, we are all in this together,” Hakel said. “Now we need to draw deeply and broadly from all disciplines to strengthen I-O praxis because we are more than just scientists or practitioners or scientist-practitioners.”

Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, studies of the following:

  • Behaviors and actions of employees and managers that perpetuate or minimize racism or promote fairness and inclusion.
  • Human resource management systems that reward and punish employees differently as a function of race.
  • Individuals more (or less) inclined to discriminate and the impact this information can have on selection and training.

The form of projects is open. Examples of the types of projects that will be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic Research
  • Technical Assistance Projects (in which SIOP experts collaborate with organizations to solve problems such as selection, training, employee engagement, and supervision)
  • Program and Project Evaluations (e. g, implicit bias training, inclusion initiatives)
  • Workshops and Webinars

Multidisciplinary projects are encouraged as well as those that blend practice and research. Both qualitative and quantitative projects are encouraged. The grant will focus on race issues in the United States because this is where the pledge of liberty and justice for all is deeply enshrined in the history of the country and the beliefs of its citizens and currently threatened. We will focus on applied psychology in the workplace because that is our domain.


SIOP Foundation Funding Dollars Available!

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The SIOP Foundation is accepting nominations for a variety of 2021 awards, grants, and scholarships until midnight ET on June 30.

Need help deciding which award, grant, or scholarship may apply to you? We invite you to navigate through an interactive poster found here.

Some research grants have specific areas of interest, whereas others are open to any research project. The grant amounts vary from $3,000 up to $10,000, so please visit the grants page today and see which one is best for you.

$100,000 for Your Project

Letters of Intent Due July 1, 2019

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What would you do if you had $100,000 to shape the future of work?  

SIOP and the SIOP Foundation have launched a new $100,000 grant to support I-O research and practice addressing visionary opportunities in the world of work.

Nearly 100 people have become Visionary Circle donors in support of this exciting new venture. These Visionary Circle Donors, each of whom has donated at least $1,000, will ultimately select the winning proposal.  This year is the first cycle of what we expect to be an annual grant competition.

2020 Dunnette Prize Open for Nominations

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SIOP Seeks Nominations for the $50,000 Dunnette Prize for Work on Individual Differences 

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Division 14 of the APA and an organizational affiliate of APS, and the SIOP Foundation are currently seeking nominations for the Dunnette Prize, honoring Professor Marvin D. Dunnette. It carries a cash award of $50,000.


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