Last updated: 05/18/2023
Interested in psychology or research in general? Want to learn more about what's going on in the field? Pursuing graduate school but don't know where to start? This page to compiles resources that I've found helpful as both an undergraduate and graduate student. If you have any resources you want to submit to this site, please use the "Submit" button below to let me know!
Journal Articles of the Week
Lucy's Top Reads
Free, Online Tools
The Cognitive Development Society ListServ
If you are looking for frequent job postings related to psychology and updates on conferences, talks, and journals looking for submissions, this is a very helpful listserv to join!
Lucy's Guide to Cover Letters
So you need to write a cover letter, but don't know where to start - that's okay! I have created a short guide to break down what is typically found in a cover letter and how to make yours stand out.
The write stuff: How to produce a first-class paper that will get published, stand out from the crowd and pull in plenty of readers.
Nature.com article on how to improve your scientific writing
Grants & Scholarships
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master's or doctoral degrees. Recipients receive a $2,500-per-month stipend, plus $10,500 a year is sent to their educational institution for tuition and fees.
More information here
The Beinecke Scholarship Program
Deadline: Feb. 14
Sponsored by The Sperry Fund, this program annually provides 20 college juniors in the arts, humanities and social sciences more than $30,000 to attend graduate school.
More information here
Tax credits and tax deductions
April 15 deadline
The federal government provides several tax incentives to help defray the cost of post-secondary education. Many graduate students are eligible for the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which can be claimed for tuition and certain expenses for the first four years of post-secondary education. Students are eligible for the full $2,500 credit if their modified adjusted gross income is $80,000 or less ($160,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return). The credit is phased out for taxpayers with incomes above these levels.
Minority Fellowship Program
Deadlines vary, January - April
The program provides career development and financial support to promising doctoral and pospoctoral students in areas related to ethnic minority behavioral health research or services.
Thank you to my mentors who have helped me immensely along the way, I am eternally grateful:
Kristin Lagattuta, Ph.D., Nadia Chernyak, Ph.D., Peter Blake, Ph.D., Tess Harvey, Ph.D., Ph.D., Elena Piccardi, PhD.