Member Grants

PSA members are eligible for our small grants program. While the exact number of grants available is uncertain, and determined by our success in securing funding, we anticipate that we can award six to eight more grants of $400 in 2020 to PSA labs that wish to collect data for one of our studies. These grants are funded by our Patreon supporters and by other donations to the PSA.

We select recipients based on the following two criteria:

  1. Demonstrated need. We define “need” to mean that the data collection could not happen without the provision of the grant. As an additional provision, and as an attempt to improve lab representation from non-Western countries, at least three of the grants will go to labs from those regions.
  2. Benefit to the PSA study in question. We will prioritize labs that provide a unique benefit to the PSA study in which they are participating. For example, in a study of how a psychological process varies across cultures, we will prioritize labs that allow the recruitment of participants from a culture that is not already represented in the study.

Our current crop of accepted studies deal with topics ranging from language comprehension, to stereotype threat, to moral decision-making. If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, fill out this form. We hope this initiative will play a small but measurable role in redistributing scientific opportunities in a fairer way.