To provide a copy of SuperLab experimental lab software and a response pad from Cedrus® to two Psi Chi student members, one undergraduate student and one graduate student, who will serve as first author and project director. The SuperLab Research Grants provides an essential part to any computer-based psychology experiments to applicants with well-rounded applications which demonstrate competence of and commitment to psychology's best research practices. No other research costs are supported by this grant.
SuperLab 6 is testing software for research purposes; allowing users to easily build and conduct complex experiments while collecting response and reaction time data.
Grant winners will receive the SuperLab 6 experimental lab software from Cedrus® along with a response pad of the student's choice. The testing software is valued at $695, and the response pad is valued at $499. No other research costs are supported by this grant.
The first author of the proposal must
- be a Psi Chi member,
- be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student or not be more than six months past graduation from an undergraduate or graduate program a the time of application, and
- have at least one faculty member serve as a mentor to oversee the project. To learn more about faculty sponsors, click here.
While proposals with multiple student authors are accepted, the applicant (first author) will be the main point of contact concerning the application.
Applicants are heavily encouraged to refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) for guidance while constructing proposals.
At minimum, proposals should consist of the following items:
1. Abstract. Include a 250-word or less APA style abstract of the project. (See APA section 2.9 and 3.3 for more information.
2. Introduction. Include a literature review and indicate the importance of the project to the science of psychology (APA Section 3.4)
3. Method. Provide enough detail for a reviewer to assess the feasibility of the project (APA Section 3.6 or 3.14).
- Participants. Describe the sample and indicate that the treatment of participants will meet the guidelines set forth by APA.
- Apparatus. Describe the materials necessary for the experiment.
- Procedure. Write a description of the experiment with a proposed timeline.
4. Results/Analysis. Provide a brief description of how data will be analyzed and anticipated results (APA Section 3.7 or 3.15).
5. Discussion. Provide a summary of the implications of your anticipated results and limitation of the proposed study (APA Section 3.8 or 3.16).
6. References. Include references for the paper (APA Sections 2.12, 9, and 10).
Applicants may include appendices and supplemental material, such as surveys and other measuring tools, as needed (APA Sections 2.14 & 2.15). Be sure to carefully review all materials to confirm everything is properly masked.
Proposals are required to be
- in English,
- conforming and formatted to the instructions in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.)(APA Sections 2.16–2.24),
- in 12 point font (APA Section 2.19),
- double-spaced (APA Section 2.21),
- a maximum of 6 pages (excluding the title page, abstract, references, appendices, and supplemental materials)(APA Section 2.25),
- in a PDF file format named SuperLab_Proposal.PDF, and
- completely masked.
Documentation of IRB/IACUC approval is required before receiving anything. Applicants are to provide documentation of IRB/IACUC approval or approval status in the application.
Letter of Recommendation from the Faculty Sponsor
New this year, a letter of recommendation is required in order to complete the application. The letter will be uploaded by the sponsor using a link sent by the application to the sponsor's email.
Sponsors providing a letter of recommendation for an applicant are ethically responsible for the progress and completion of the research project.
The recommendation letter should include the endorsement of the application and a brief description of the student's role in the project.
Also new this year, all recipients will be expected to submit a final report consisting of a summary of project activities. Additional information about the final report will be communicated directly to recipients.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.