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Janette Norrington"The PSC Alumni grant will provide the resources and opportunity to expand my study and publishable paper to include White American females in my sample as well as cover travel costs between Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland. The grant will also provide the funds to hire transcriptionists for the majority of the interviews."

--Janette Norrington (PSC Alumni fund recipient, 2014)
[Project Abstract]

PSC Alumni Award for PSC Predoctoral Trainees

Purpose: The funds for this award are provided by PSC alumni. The award is intended to help advance the research careers of current PSC trainees by providing essential support for travel, data collection, and conference expenses not otherwise covered. Awards are up to $5,000.

Eligibility: This competition is open to all PSC predoctoral trainees in the second or third summers of their graduate program. (PSC trainee affiliates are not eligible.) Students must be in good academic standing and have the endorsement of their PSC mentor.

Support: Appropriate use of funds includes, but is not limited to: travel, data procurement or collection, equipment, and conference attendance. Budget may not contain salary for the applicant or costs for summer courses. Each proposed research activity will be evaluated on the basis of potential tangible work products – such as a paper or conference presentation – and the likelihood of completion. Recipients will be informed of their awards in time to make appropriate summer plans.

Application procedure: Eligible PSC trainees will be contacted by the Training Program Administrator with application requirements. These include a 2-page description of the research and timeline for completion, a budget and budget justification, a CV and unofficial grade transcript, and an endorsement from the trainee’s PSC mentor.

Expectations: PSC will want a brief (2-3 pages) final report, including a description of research activities, findings, products (e.g., papers, presentations, grant proposals) and future plans. In addition, you should expect to report and discuss your findings in a meeting/talk with other researchers.

Annual schedule:

Call for Apps Apps Due Awards Made Grants Begin
April 15 April 28 May 10 June 1