Funds for Research

El Centro Institucional de Investigación Científica (CIIC) de la Universidad Carlos Albizu, tiene como norte de acción “Investigar, crear y diseminar conocimiento … parte integral de nuestra Institución”. Sirve como centro de divulgación e información de disponibilidad de fondos para investigación en agencias locales y federales así como en fundaciones e instituciones educativas.

A continuación un desglose de anuncios de convocatorias así como  listas de fuentes de fondos externos para estudiantes.

Research fellowships and professional opportunities for graduate student:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
    Fellowships are awarded for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. More than 900 students are awarded 12-month stipends and cost-of-education allowances. For more information:

  • Individual NRSA for Diversity PhD Students
    NINDS provides National Research Service Award (NRSA) training fellowships to outstanding pre-doctoral candidates from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The intent of this program is to increase the number of scientists from underrepresented populations in biomedical research.  Award recipients will receive up to five years of research training leading to a PhD. or equivalent research degree, a combined MD-PhD. degree, or another formally combined professional and research doctoral degree in biomedical, behavioral, health services, or clinical sciences who are within their first 6 years of graduate school. Deadline-April 13, August 13, and December 13

    Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Michelle Jones-London, For additional information:

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS)
    Predoctoral  Fellowship This fellowship is aimed at those pursuing doctoral degrees in clinical, counseling, and school psychology, or other behavioral health services areas. Deadline: January 15. For more information:
  • Psychology Summer Institute (PSI)
    This program is a week-long intensive training aimed at advanced doctoral students and early career doctoral recipients. PSI provides mentoring and career development as participants develop projects focusing on ethnic minority issues. Deadline: May 1. For more information:

  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program
    A new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Deadline for the 2014 program will be October 4, 2013.  For more information:

  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships—Dissertations
    This program aims to increase the presence of underrepresented minorities on the nation's college and university faculties, to enhance diversity on campuses, and to address the persisting effects of past discrimination. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree. Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition based on demonstrated superior academic achievement, commitment to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and preparation to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Open to citizens or nationals of the United States who are Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree candidates studying in an eligible research-based discipline at a U.S. educational institution.

    Pre-doctoral application deadline will be: November 20, 2013 (5:00 PM EST) Dissertation and Postdoc application deadlines will be: November 15, 2013 (5:00 PM EST) For more information:

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad. For more information:

  • GrantsNet
    GrantsNet currently lists about 700 grant programs and is one of the largest U.S. science grant databases for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. For more information:

  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
    For low-income women and children Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Congresswoman Mink’s most ardent commitments: educational access, support, and opportunity for low-income women, especially mothers, and educational enrichment for children. The foundation will offer 5 education support awards for low-income women (up to $2000 each) who are enrolled in education or training. For more information:

  • Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
    These fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Candidates must be either holders of green cards, naturalized citizens, or children of two naturalized citizens. Graduate students from any field may apply. For more information:, (212) 547-6926

  • Institute for Broadening Participation - Pathways to Science: Graduate Portal
    The Pathways to Science offers fellowships for master students or doctoral candidates, short terms opportunities, summer institutes and travel funds. For more information:

  • Albert Ellis Institute: Clinical Fellowship
    Fellowships are part-time, two-year appointments in which candidates receive in the Institute's clinic, co-lead groups and workshops, receive 3 hours of individual and group supervision a week, and participate in research. Fellows and Interns receive a stipend for their participation. Successful completion of all requirements will result in Fellowship or Associate Fellowships status. The Fellowships and Internship Programs offer highly diversified training. Clinical experience: Fellows devote 11 hours per week to clinical practice, including co-leading a therapy group with senior staff (Interns carry more client hours). Supervision: 3 hours of supervision per week. Co-lead workshops in coping with anxiety, anger procrastination, eating disorders, and numerous other topics. Clinical seminars: Mental health and other professionals are brought in to provide a comprehensive training experience. For more information: - clinical.aspx

  • Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Fellowships
    This fellowship promotes the advancement of knowledge and learning in the field of child psychology. The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psycology. Up to four research awards of up to $25,000 each; up to two $5,000 scholarships for runners-up. Support for one year only. Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year. Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution. For more information:

  • “Scholarship for Disadvantage Students” (SDS), procedente del “USA Department of Health and Human Services”
    Recinto de San Juan de la Universidad Carlos Albizu

    Los parámetros de elegibilidad son los siguientes:

    Haber llenado la aplicación gratuita del Departamento de Educación Federal, FAFSA de este año académico 2013-14. Estar matriculado a tiempo completo (6 créditos), y en los programas clínicos de PhD o PsyD.

    Clasificado como desventajado:

     Ser la 1era generación de su familia en obtener un grado universitario (bachillerato) Haber estudiado a nivel de “High School” en escuelas con almuerzo gratis. Ser beneficiarios de asistencia social como cupones, medicaid, wic u otros.

    Económico: Si el estudiante tiene 24 años o más puede demostrar independencia si en las pasadas 3 planillas sus padres no fue reclamado como dependiente Si el estudiante es menor de 24 años siempre se utilizarán los ingresos de sus padres para demostrar desventaja económica Estudiante debe traer una identificación personal: Licencia de Conducir,      Acta de Nacimiento o Pasaporte
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  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Commission for Independent Education