2009 Graduate Student Research Grants

Application Deadline: February 20, 2009

The following Graduate Student Research Awards are offered on behalf of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

  • NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500
  • ACT-NCDA Graduate Student Research Grant - $500 (travel-related grant)
  • NCDA Mentor Research Grants - $250 - $500 each

A series of awards have been established to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. These awards are for work on a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis approved by the student's institution, which may or may not be completed at the time of application. Applications receive a blind review by members of the NCDA Research Committee.

To be eligible for these awards, the student must have an approved master's thesis or doctoral dissertation proposal at the time of application, or have a completed thesis or dissertation within the past year. Proposals will not be accepted for a thesis or dissertation that was completed and defended prior to February 15, 2008. Relevance, significance, and research design will be given primary attention in determining the award recipients.

Read a detailed announcement (pdf 77 kb) or click here for the application .

If you have any questions, please contact:

Patrick Rottinghaus , Ph.D.
NCDA Research Committee Chair
Department of Psychology - Mailcode 6502
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901-6502
Phone: 618.453.3573
E-mail: rpatrick@siu.edu

NCDA appreciates the collaborative sponsorship from ACT.