** Attention 3rd Year Psychology Majors**

SUMMER RESEARCH SUPPORT

Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship Summer 2020

This research award will provide $3,000-$4,000 to support third year students majoring in Psychology to carry out psychological research under the guidance of a faculty member at the University of Chicago during the summer before their fourth year. The stipend is intended to cover summer living expenses so that the student can work on research in anticipation of continuing this research as a senior honors thesis project in the fourth year.

Eligible students (Psychology majors in their third year) can apply by submitting a brief (3- 4 page) research proposal that explains the background for the research project, the specific aims of the research project, the proposed methods that will be used, and the significance and implications of the research. Supporting materials to accompany the proposal should include:

• A brief (1 page) personal statement covering career goals and interests that would be pursued after graduation, how the applicant’s course work has served in preparation of these goals, and a description of any relevant research experience.

• A copy of your transcript (an unoffical copy is fine).

• A letter of recommendation from your honors thesis adviser. 

Selection of Earl Franklin Scholars will be based on: (1) an evaluation of the research proposal and personal statement, (2) the strength of the letter of recommendation, (3) overall GPA, and (4) grades and completed coursework in Psychology. Please submit all application materials along with contact information to Mimi Maduff mhalpern@uchicago.edu by 5 pm April 6, 2020. All application materials (excluding letters of recommendation) should be combined in one PDF and emailed to mhalpern@uchicago.edu. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from faculty recommenders to mhalpern@uchicago.edu.


Note: Fellowship recipients cannot receive simultaneous support from other grants or sources unless such payment is approved by the Psychology Department’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.