Journey Grants offer endless opportunities for education-enriching experiences. Here are a few opportunities for psychology majors. Consult with your faculty advisor for more suggestions. Visit the Jewell Journey Grants page to complete an online application.
- Design and conduct research projects in one of approximately seven broad areas currently under study in the Psychology Department (e.g. CSI Effect, vigilance testing, wonder, psychology of religion, social impact of music, relational norms, hope). These could be conducted on or off campus. The results could be submitted to one of the psychology national conventions (American Psychology Association or Association for Psychological Science). Future conventions cities include Chicago, Orlando, Honolulu and Washington D.C.
- Intern through the American Psychological Association summer internship program. Students usually go to Washington D.C. during the summer months to work at APA. Typically students are unpaid since they are usually receiving academic credit. A Journey Grant could be used to help cover housing and expenses associated with living in D.C.
- Participate in The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). These are typically summer programs at U.S. universities but some of the research is conducted internationally. Information can be obtained at www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5054.
- Propose a research project. Similar to the Psychology Honor Society Psi Chi's Summer Research, students find a mentor at an outside (nationally recognized) university and develop a proposal for research. (http://www.psichi.org/awards/completelist_awards.aspx#8).
- Identify and make arrangements with a department at an international university. If not for the purposes of research then perhaps for the purpose of taking a course.
- Find a centralized undergraduate research program. Try checking with larger institutions and all Research I institutions (see http://www.cur.org/). They would be good contact points and may be able to identify or create good experiences and opportunities at their campuses.
- Take part in a Life Skills/Enrichment Intervention Project with mental health clients served by ongoing mental health intervention program. Activity should be one that can be conducted at field sites and should serve multiple client participants. Examples might include literacy encouragement, community enhancement, gardening and writing. Ideally, activity should be sustainable at some level after grant work is completed.