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Additional Grant Funding for Clinical Psych. PhD ?

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by Psychman23, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Psychman23

    Psychman23 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    I am enrolling in a clinical psych program in the fall that does not give 100% tuition remission. Therefore I am seeking outside financial sources.

    Does anyone have a list of grants(applications) or awards that clinical psychology graduate students are eligible for? I've heard we are not eligible for NSA's?

    Specifically I am in the neuropsych speciality.

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  3. Ollie123

    Ollie123 10+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2007
    Clinical psych can do NRSA's (F31) though that typically isn't til dissertation time.

    There is nothing technically preventing us from doing an NSF fellowship (we're eligible), but you have to very carefully structure your research line as basic science. If you're doing research that even hints at being clinical in nature you're out of luck with them. However, if you wanted to research something like individual differences in biological factors related to attention processes, you might (I emphasize MIGHT) be able to make it fly for NSF. The kind of basic work that might be utilized for something clinical later on, but has no direct and obvious implications.

    Sorry, no idea on other sources. Really, I don't think NSF is a good option for most people - I think if you are in clinical psych, you may find an area you want to research that falls into the domain of NSF and then great, but I wouldn't recommend structuring interests around it.
  4. PhDshallsee

    PhDshallsee 5+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    I know someone who got the NSF. They worded it more towards neuropsychology. It is, however, incredibly competitive.

    There is an (older), very incomplete list of some the APA put together.

    I would also ask your department if they know if more internal funding.
  5. shock-me-sane

    shock-me-sane RN, PhD to come 2+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2006
  6. joetro

    joetro Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Several clinical students where I am got an NSF or an honorable mention, so apply even if you're in that boat.

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