Summer Fellowships

The Department of Psychology has summer fellowships available for our graduate students. There are a limited number of fellowships available, therefore it is a highly competitive process. We encourage students to devote ample time and effort to preparing their applications and recommend they have their application materials reviewed by their advisors prior to submission.

The following fellowships are currently offered

  • Auke Tellegen Fellowship in Applied Personality Assessment
  • Robert W. Eichinger and Korn/Ferry Fellowship
  • Graduate Summer Research Fellowship (GSR)

Full details and application instructions will be emailed to students in fellowship announcements. The information below is subject to change


Eichinger

Eligibility:

  • The recipient must be a currently enrolled psychology graduate student in good standing.
  • The recipient must be in their first through the fifth year of graduate training, in the academic year when the application is submitted.
  • The recipient must be in either the Counseling, I/O, PIB, or Social area of the department.
  • The recipient must be interested in pursuing a professional career outside of academia, in industry, consulting, government, or non-profit sectors.
  • The recipient may not concurrently hold a paid summer appointment at the University of Minnesota while receiving the fellowship - including a teaching or research appointment - or receive funding from another fellowship administered through the University of Minnesota (including NSF).
  • The recipient may concurrently hold a paid summer appointment outside of the University of Minnesota while receiving the fellowship, and the recipient may receive funding from a fellowship not administered through the University of Minnesota. Any additional appointments or fellowships should be discussed with the faculty advisor to confirm they will not interfere with the recipient's ability to carry out the responsibilities of the fellowship.
  • The recipient may not register for courses during the summer term but may register during May term (exceptions may be requested from the DGS).
  • The recipient may be eligible for the second year of support, although preference will be given to students who have not previously received the fellowship.
  • When applicable, the recipient’s project must have IRB (human) or IACUC (animal) approval. The recipient must have at least applied for IRB or IACUC approval at the time of application and must receive approval before beginning their research.

Additional Fellowship Information

Summer 2023:

  • Number of fellowships available: 6 ($5,500 each)
  • Application deadline: 11/30/22
GSR

Eligibility:

  • The recipient must be a currently enrolled psychology graduate student in good standing.
  • The recipient must be in their first through the fifth year of graduate training, in the academic year when the application is submitted.
  • The recipient may not concurrently hold a paid summer appointment at the University of Minnesota while receiving the fellowship - including a teaching or research appointment - or receive funding from another fellowship administered through the University of Minnesota (including NSF).
  • The recipient may concurrently hold a paid summer appointment outside of the University of Minnesota while receiving the fellowship, and the recipient may receive funding from a fellowship not administered through the University of Minnesota. Any additional appointments or fellowships should be discussed with the faculty advisor to confirm they will not interfere with the recipient's ability to carry out the responsibilities of the fellowship.
  • The recipient may not register for courses during the summer term but may register during May term (exceptions may be requested from the DGS).
  • Prior recipients of a GSR are eligible (no limit to times received).
  • When applicable, the recipient’s project must have IRB (human) or IACUC (animal) approval. The recipient must have at least applied for IRB or IACUC approval at the time of application and must receive approval before beginning their research.

Expectations:

Graduate students will be required to fulfill their responsibilities to the satisfaction of their faculty mentor. Students should meet with their faculty mentor to create a list of specific objectives and duties prior to the beginning of the project. 

Additional Fellowship Information

Summer 2023:

  • Number of fellowships available: 26 ($5,500 each)
  • Application deadline: 1/23/23

Research Proposals Shared By Summer 2022 Recipients

Tellegen

Eligibility:

  • The recipient must be a currently enrolled psychology graduate student in good standing.
  • The recipient must be in their first through the fifth year of graduate training, in the academic year when the application is submitted.
  • The recipient must be conducting research in applied personality assessment. Research in applied personality assessment involves the use or development of personality inventories to assess major aspects of human behavior and its correlates in clinical, forensic, occupational, or social settings.
  • The recipient may not concurrently hold a paid summer appointment at the University of Minnesota while receiving the fellowship - including a teaching or research appointment - or receive funding from another fellowship administered through the University of Minnesota (including NSF).
  • The recipient may concurrently hold a paid summer appointment outside of the University of Minnesota while receiving the fellowship, and the recipient may receive funding from a fellowship not administered through the University of Minnesota. Any additional appointments or fellowships should be discussed with the faculty advisor to confirm they will not interfere with the recipient's ability to carry out the responsibilities of the fellowship.
  • The recipient may not register for courses during the summer term but may register during May term (exceptions may be requested from the DGS).
  • Prior recipients are eligible.
  • When applicable, the recipient’s project must have IRB approval. The recipient must have at least applied for IRB approval at the time of application and must receive approval before beginning their research.

Expectations:

Graduate students will be required to fulfill their responsibilities to the satisfaction of their faculty mentor. Students should meet with their faculty mentor to create a list of specific objectives and duties prior to the beginning of the project. 

Additional Fellowship Information

Summer 2023:

  • Number of fellowships awarded: 1 ($6,000)
  • Application deadline: 10/19/22

Research Proposal Shared By Summer 2022 Recipient