Innovative Student Research Grant

Deadline: February 2, 2022

 

Purpose: To provide funding for students in psychology or behavior analysis doctoral programs and students in psychology or behavior analysis master's programs that can support applied or basic research in the experimental analysis of behavior.

 

Grants Available: Four doctoral dissertation grants of US$5,000, one in applied research, one in basic research and two in translational research, are available. Four master's thesis grants of US$2,500, one in applied research, one in basic research, and two in translational research, are available. The SABA Board reserves the right not to award any grant in a given year.

 

Additional Information: The Innovative Student Research Grant, formerly called the SABA Experimental Analysis of Behavior Grant, was created in 2000 to encourage study in the experimental analysis of behavior. The SABA endowment is funded by many generous donations from members of ABAI.

 

These grants are intended to facilitate promising student research projects in behavior analysis. Proposals must be written clearly and concisely, address a question that would be viewed as important outside the behavior analytic community, and be methodologically rigorous.

 

Grant recipients will be publicly recognized at the SABA Awards Ceremony at the ABAI Annual Convention and in Inside Behavior Analysis.

 

Grant Application Details

 

Review of Applications: The ABAI Science Board administers the grant process, and the SABA Board of Directors chooses the grant recipients.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Doctoral

(1) Applicants must be enrolled or have been accepted in a doctoral program in a department of psychology, education, behavioral science, or an allied discipline in which there is a sufficient number of behaviorally oriented faculty members to supervise the proposed research.

(2) Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining in the program and sufficient time to complete the project after the grant application deadline.

 

Master’s

(1) Applicants must be enrolled or have been accepted in a master’s program in a department of psychology, education, behavioral science, or an allied discipline in which there is a sufficient number of behaviorally oriented faculty members to supervise the proposed research.

(2) Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining in the program and sufficient time to complete the project after the grant application deadline.

 

All applicants

(1) Applicants must provide evidence of their commitment to basic or applied research in behavior analysis.

(2) Applicants may not apply for an Innovative Student Research Grant and a Bijou Grant in the same year.  

 

Conditions of Award: Grant recipients agree to provide a brief report on what the grant was used for, along with an outline of expenditures. This report is due to the SABA Board by April 1 of the following year.

 

 

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Previous Recipients

This grant has been awarded annually since 2002. View past EAB research grant recipients here and past thesis and dissertation grant recipients here.