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APA Division 52, International Psychology and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, collaborate to offer the Division 52/Psi Chi International APA Convention Travel Grant. The grant provides Psi Chi students who live outside the US and are interested in international psychology with funds to support travel costs to attend and present research at the APA annual convention.


The travel grant receipient will receive $1500 for travel expenses to attend the APA convention, and will be recognized during the Division 52 awards ceremony.


Applicants must be a current undergraduate psychology major or minor, or a student in a graduate psychology program outside the U.S., or a recent graduate (completed an undergraduate bachelor degree with a psychology major or minor no more than 5 months prior to the deadline date). 

At the time of submission, applicants must:

  • Be living, working, and/or studying outside the U.S. (at least through August 2018).
  • Be a member of Psi Chi.
  • Be a member of D52 (students may join at any time).
  • Be able to cover any travel expenses beyond the $1,500 provided by the grant.
  • Have an accepted presentation at the APA convention. Research may be in any format such as a poster or talk, and within any division or affiliated group program at the APA Convention.

Expectations are that grant recipients will 

  • Talk for 5-10 minutes about personal interests in international psychology or international psychology research.
  • Attend at least one additional D52 and one additional Psi Chi session at the APA convention.

Recipients may not receive more than one D52 travel grant, and may not receive more than one Psi Chi travel grant for APA attendance.

Application Process

Applications must include:

  • A Personal Statement (maximum 275 words, double-spaced) about your interest in international psychology, how your participation at the APA Convention will strengthen your professional interest in the field of international psychology, meaningful experiences in psychology courses or volunteer experiences related to international psychology, Psi Chi involvement, Division 52 involvement, if any.
  • Contact information, including psychology program name, Division 52 membership status, Psi Chi member ID
  • Full name, title, and email address of the faculty mentor writing the Recommendation Letter #1
  • Recommendation letter #1: Student's faculty mentor describes how she or he knows the student, the applicant’s interest in international psychology, how the student’s attendance at APA will enhance the student’s interest in international psychology and/or the student’s research program, and verifies the student is in good standing with the psychology program (or was at the time of graduation). Maximum 200 words.
  • Full name, title, and email address of the faculty mentor writing the Recommendation Letter #2
  • Recommendation Letter #2: Faculty mentor who knows the student confirms that the student’s application materials are accurate and that the student would be a good representative of the university.


Complete nomination here. Deadline April 15. 

Questions? Please contact D52-PsiChi grant Committee Chair Dr. Mercedes A. McCormick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Grant Recipients

2018 - Tatyana El-Kour, graduate student at Fielding University
2016 – Julia Daugherty, graduate student at the University of Granada, Granada, Spain
2015 – Ximena Flores, undergraduate student at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala