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Fellowships for Social Psychology Doctoral Students

Fellowships for Social Psychology Doctoral Students

Robert B. Cialdini Project Prize in Social Psychology

The Robert B. Cialdini Dissertation Project Prize in Social Psychology will be given annually to one or more deserving doctoral students who have passed the proposal stage of their dissertation in the area of social psychology. The Social Psychology graduate program trains graduate students to use rigorous scientific methods to uncover the fundamental principles underlying social behavior and to address practical questions about everyday relations among people.

Eligibility Requirements. The nominated student must:

  • be enrolled in the Social Psychology Graduate Program in the ASU Department of Psychology during the academic year;
  • have demonstrated excellence in research and classroom performance in experimental social psychology as broadly defined; and
  • have successfully defended their dissertation proposal or have scheduled their proposal defense in the semester that they are applying for the award. 

Application Process. ASU faculty members may nominate students by (a) contacting the student to confirm eligibility; and (b) providing the student with the application form. 

The nominating faculty member writes a letter of support that addresses (a) the student’s contributions and potential for future contributions to research in experimental social psychology as broadly defined; (b) the student’s progress toward completing the PhD; and (c) the quality of the student’s proposed dissertation research and its likely impact on social psychology. This letter should be independently delivered to the Award Committee by the nominator in signed hard-copy form and via email. 

The student should: 

  • request a second letter of recommendation from another faculty member. This letter should be independently delivered to the Award Committee by the recommender in signed hard-copy form and via email; and
  • complete the application form and attach (a) a statement of purpose that describes his/her academic history and career goals; (b) an up-to-date CV; and (c) a copy of his/her dissertation proposal. 

Darwyn and Marie Linder Graduate Fellowship in Social Psychology

The Darwyn and Marie Linder Graduate Fellowship in Social Psychology is awarded to a continuing graduate student in the social psychology program who has best demonstrated excellence in research and classroom performance in experimental social psychology as broadly defined. 

Eligibility Requirements.The nominated student must:

  • be enrolled in the Social Psychology Graduate Program in the ASU Department of Psychology during the academic year; and
  • have demonstrated excellence in research and classroom performance in experimental social psychology, which is to be broadly defined. 

Application Process. ASU faculty members may nominate students by: (a) contacting the student to confirm eligibility; and (b) providing the student with the application form.

The nominating faculty member writes a letter of support that addresses (a) the student’s contributions and potential for future contributions to research in experimental social psychology as broadly defined; and (b) the student’s progress toward completing the PhD. This letter should be independently delivered to the Award Committee by the nominator in signed hardcopy form and via email.

The student should:

  • request a second letter of recommendation from another faculty member. This letter should be independently delivered to the Award Committee by the recommender in signed hardcopy form and via email; and
  • complete the application form and attach (a) a statement of purpose that describes his/her academic history and career goals; and (b) an up-to-date CV.