For faculty  and students who wish to conduct psychology based research projects they may apply to the Hollis competition.  This competition is open for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty Members only.

The maximum amount for this award is $500 that can be used for travel, supplies, payments to subjects, and presentations of work at professional meeting.  Students are also expected to complete a final report form upon the completion of the project.  Please see the guidelines for detailed information about application requirements and dates for this competition.

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Please see the Aspire Calendar to view the deadlines for this competition.

Congratulations to AY 17/18 awardees:

Fall Awardees:

  • Marcy Beutlich - CSH- Media Exposure and Cultural Paranoia in Black Individuals
  • LaCount Togans - CSH- The Mediating Effect of High-Context Communication on Emotional Intelligence and Collectivism
  • Jessica Gundlach - CSH- The Mediating Effect of Working Memory Impairments on the Relationship between Rumination and Distress Psychopathology
  • Anna Covington - CSH- Resilience Concepts Among Trauma-Exposed Syrian Refugees in Indiana
  • Margaret Ascolani - CSH- Creativity and Academic Achievement: An Investigation of Need for Cognition and Self Efficacy

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