The Sharon Manne Graduate Student Research Award is designed to facilitate the research and professional success of graduate students in the Psychology Department’s PhD programs who are studying questions within the domains of health and/or clinical psychology.
Dr. Manne is currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and is the Associate Director of Cancer Prevention & Control at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She was a doctoral student in ASU’s clinical psychology program and was mentored by (among others) Alex Zautra and Irwin Sandler. She is extremely grateful for the intellectually rigorous training she received at ASU, and wishes to facilitate the research and professional development of graduate students working within the broad domains of health psychology and clinical psychology.
A total of $25,000 is available to be awarded, and the Manne Award Committee may elect to use the funds to support more than one meritorious application. Funds can be used for study-related expenses, with the operating principle being that the funds should enhance a student’s master’s or dissertation research and its eventual dissemination.
- Applicants must be in good standing in their respective graduate program and have a record of achieving program milestones in a timely manner.
- Applicants must have successfully passed the defense of their master’s or dissertation proposal.
- The proposed project must include a quantitative component that falls within the domains of either health or clinical psychology. (e.g., equipment, travel, participant payment, graduate student funding, etc.)
- If the proposed project is linked to a larger funded project, the proposed research focus must represent the student’s original idea worthy of inclusion in a master’s or dissertation project, rather than being a component of a mentor’s existing project. In other words, the express purpose of the Manne award is to enhance a student’s research capacities---but not to provide additional funding to a mentor’s grant.
- Applicants must agree that if their proposal is funded, they will provide progress updates to the Manne Award Committee, and a final brief report describing the project and its outcome to the Committee and to Dr. Manne.
To apply for the Manne Award, please submit a proposal that includes the following components:
- A face page listing:
- Your name
- Project title
- Specific area (health; clinical) addressed
- Your graduate program within the Psychology department
- Your year in the program
- Your faculty mentor
- A summary of the background, specific aims, and methods of the proposed project (4 to 6 typed, single-spaced pages, 1-inch margins, 12 point font).
- A detailed budget indicating all the expenses to be covered by the award (e.g., equipment, travel, etc.).
- A timeline for completion of the project (normally expected to be 1 year; applicant should justify a longer period).
- A brief statement regarding precisely how the receipt of the award will facilitate the success of the master’s or dissertation.
- A current curriculum vita.
- A letter of support from your mentor attesting to (a) your standing in the graduate program, (b) the suitability of the project for the Manne award (its relevance to health or clinical psychology), (c) the independence of the project from the mentor’s own research program, and (d) the appropriateness of the proposed budget and timeline. The student is responsible for obtaining the mentor letter and including it as part of the submission materials.
DUE DATE: Please submit all materials (pdf) to the Sharon Manne Award form by 5 PM on October 31, 2019
Funding Availability: Funding for the project will become available on January 1 (July 1)