NSF Summer Program in Applied Psychology

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    We will NOT have a a renewal with NSF for Summer 2013. Students interested in alternative summer programs can visit http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm for a list of options.

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Program Description

Students from around the nation may participate in the Applied Psychology Summer Program and work with faculty and graduate students on ongoing and student initiated research projects in Human Factors, Industrial/Organizational, and Health Psychology. You should go to our list of faculty research topics to identify the topics that fit your interests. The research activities and supporting elements of the program are designed to provide the student with authentic professional experiences similar to graduate training and scientific careers.

Our goals for students include providing participants with opportunities for conducting research on real-world problems. Theses are exciting and practical problems that promote professional skill development and career development. Many projects can lead to professional conference presentations, publications, and should help students in their subsequent career choices.

The Summer Program is structured to benefit students with a range of backgrounds and experience. Many participants may have had little or no professional research experience. Some participants may be familiar with the research projects in our program. Together with graduate students and faculty, all students will collaborate with research teams to investigate one or more current topics. Student participants will also meet as a group in our research seminars to discuss common issues, methods, and skills associated with individual research projects.

Program requirements include 40 hours/week of paid work. This full time effort will include your research, course meetings, informal presentations, and a mini-conference containing student, faculty, and invited presentations. Effective student projects may qualify for partial funding for student travel for presentation at regional and national conferences during the following academic year.

  • Summer pay ($5000)
  • Tuition paid
  • Housing provided
  • Conference travel support

Application Requirements

  • Currently a sophomore or higher in academic rank
  • Graduation planned no earlier than Fall, 2012
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Statement of Research and Career Interests
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Completed application form (Application process is CLOSED for Summer 2012)

Dates & Deadlines

  • Completed applications after January 15, 2012 and before March 1, 2012.
  • Online application form completed by March 1, 2012.
  • Supporting materials (Statement of Research and Career Interest, Letters of Recommendation, Transcript -unofficial is OK) received via email to bstephe@clemson.edu by March 1, 2012.
  • Selected participants must be prepared to begin the program on Monday, May 28, 2012.
  • Regular and punctual attendance at all program activities is expected throughout the 10 week schedule.

Contact

This page contains work supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense ASSURE Program under Grant No. SES-0353698, SES-0648946 and SMA-1004413. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Department of Defense.