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Social Sciences Research & Funding

American Psychological Association (APA) - Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Internships

APA list of active research opportunities and internships throughout the United States


Association for Psychological Science (APS) - Student Grant Competition

Unique grant competition that provides a funding source for APS student affiliates to conduct research


Association for Psychological Science (APS) – Student grant program

APS provides two awards ($100 each) to undergraduates students interested in topics related to psychology.   Students must submit a research proposal as outlined on the APS website.


NIH Supplements for Summer Undergraduate Research

NIH is now providing supplemental funding to institutions with active NIH grants to be used for the purpose of hiring undergraduate researchers to assist with faculty projects over the summer term.


Department of Homeland Security (DOE) – Scholarships

The DHS provides a two year scholarship to students interested in homeland security science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  Students receive $1000/month for nine months during the academic year and $5000 over the summer.  Students will complete a 10 week summer internship and are required to work fulltime for one year at a DHS-approved venue.


Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Research Internships
Deadline: January 5. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for eligible rising junior and seniors majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities. The goal of this program is to engage a diverse, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM issues and to promote long-term relationships between student researchers, the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and federal research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.


University of Maryland BSOS Summer Research Initiative
Deadline: TBA. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in the behavioral, social and economic science fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).