About the Program

  • To be considered for the program, you must (1) have an undergraduate degree from a 4-year college or university or be an advanced undergraduate student, and (2) intending to apply to graduate school in social or personality psychology (not currently in a graduate program).
  • Applicants must be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in social/personality psychology.
  • Your complete application must be received by 11/01/20, 11:59pm EST. 
  • If you are selected for the internship, SPUR mentees agree to complete 120 hours of work as part of the program and will receive a stipend of $1,500 paid in equal installments in March and September of 2021. You will also receive a complimentary SPSP student membership and registration to the 2021 SPSP convention. The 2021 SPUR program will begin at the February 2021 SPSP convention and will end on December 1st, 2021. 

Mentor Selection

Mentor selection for SPUR will be completed based on a matching of shared research interests. As part of your application, you will be asked to select three areas of research that interest you from a broad selection of research expertise held by our faculty mentors. Once your application materials have been reviewed, selected students will be paired with a mentor and given the chance, prior to the start of the program, to discuss working together on a research project agreed upon by both mentor and mentee.

Application Requirements

  • A completed application form including a selection of research topics, unofficial transcript(s), and an uploaded copy of your resume/CV.

Applications will be reviewed by the SPUR Committee during November of 2020. And successful applicants will be matched with a mentor at this time. The final class of 2021 SPUR mentees and mentors will be announced in January of 2021. Details of the SPUR preconference at the 2021 SPSP convention will be available in January. 

If you have questions concerning the application process, please e-mail spur@spsp.org.      

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