Diversity is important in science. It also new ideas to percolate through multiple perspectives and become better in the process. Below are a list of funding opportunities aimed at increasing representation within the Academy.
This provides a list of some of the diversity driven awards within our department and broader campus community.
We encourage our students and faculty to seek out and pursue awards highlighting diversity in representation and in scholarship. This is a brief list of external awards relevant to these values.
Beyond supporting our current faculty and student, we value efforts to expand the representativeness of our future faculty members.
The Department of Psychology has two different research fellowships that support research by undergraduates, one to support honors thesis research and one to support students in their sophomore or junior years.
Over the years, numerous members of the Psychology Department have received recognition and awards for their scholarly and applied work in areas of diversity. A sampling of the most recent ones is below.
Recent Diversity Awards
- Jas Jacobson is our inaugural recipient of the “Advanced Research Opportunity Honors Fellowship.” This fellowship provides support over three semesters of undergraduate research conducted toward the completion of an honors thesis in psychology. Jas is a third-year student currently working as a...
- Dr. Heller has been named a University of Illinois Presidential Fellow. She will focus on increasing the representation of women at the highest levels of leadership in academia.