Research Opportunities and Resources
Summer Research Programs, Grants, and Organizations
- Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (REU) National Site List
- Psychology Job & Internship Opportunities
- APA SUPRE Grant
- Ethnic Minority Psychological Associations
- SPARK Society
Programs with Preference to Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds
E.g. ethnic minority/low-income/first-gen (see specific program descriptions).
- Summer Research Institute at the University of Arizona
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Boston University
- Summer Research Initiative at the University of Maryland
- Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at the University of Michigan
- Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) at University of North Carolina
- Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at Northwestern University
- R25 Summer Research Program at University of Oregon
- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) at University of Texas at Austin
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Yale
- Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at Big 10 Alliance
- Research Intensive Summer Experience at Rutgers University
- Pathways to Science Database
- Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology at Duke University
- Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (LSSURP) at the University of Minnesota
Resources for Applying to Graduate School
Writing A Personal Statement
- How to Write a Personal Statement for a PhD Program Application from Columbia College of Graduate Education
- Purdue Online Writing Lab Workshops (See Resumes/CVs and Personal Statements)
- Writing Personal Statements from University of Wisconsin Writing Center
Connect with Recent Alumni in Psychology Graduate Programs
Recent alumni from various sub-disciplines of Psychology have agreed to serve as a resource for Haverford students applying to graduate programs. You may wish to ask them for advice about the following topics:
- Personal statements
- Contacting potential mentors
- Networking opportunities
Note: A valid Haverford College Google account is required to access the contact information Google Sheet.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list; many Psychology majors go on to careers or degree programs outside of Psychology. For broader networking resources and career advising, please visit the CCPA website or sign into Handshake.
Graduate Programs that have “Preview” Weekends
Some psychology graduate programs offer recruitment weekend opportunities to undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds. These “preview” weekends allow students to find out more about applying to graduate psychology programs, what it’s like to be a psychology graduate student, and what it’s like to attend their school. Note that most of these programs have applications—check individual sites for deadlines.
- Miami University (OH): Diversifying Psychology Weekend
- Northwestern University Sneak Peek Program
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Diversifying Psychology Weekend
- Syracuse University Diversifying Psychology Weekend
- University of Michigan Diversity Recruitment Weekend
- University of Minnesota Diversity in Psychology Program
- University of Pittsburgh VPitt Program
- University of Virginia Diversifying Psychology Visit Day
Campus Resources for Current Students
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Provides resources and counseling services for students to process a range of concerns.
- Office of Academic Resources (OAR)
- Provides resources to help students create structures and plans in order to be successful in academic coursework.
- Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA)
- Helps students explore, identify, and realize their career and professional goals.
- Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
- Supports students, especially from minoritized backgrounds, by providing resources (e.g., campus space) and information (e.g., campus-specific programs) to help achieve professional and personal goals.
- Office of Gender Resources and Sexual Education (GRASE)
- An intersectional center that serves student needs in the realm of gender-specific issues and sexual health.
- Office of Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS)
- Supports students with different physical and neurodiverse needs by providing resources, empowering students, and advocating for student needs.
- LIFTFAR Program
- Provides funds to low-income students who may experience a sudden gap in funding for various resources. Funds do not have to be repaid.
- Food Pantry
- For students who may not have access to food resources when the DC closes over breaks.