Graduate Student Research Grants

The NASP Research Committee supports student-initiated research through its Graduate Student Research Grants (GSRG) program. Up to three $1,000 awards are made each year to students who demonstrate exceptional ability to conduct high-quality research that furthers the mission and goals of NASP and has the potential to impact the field positively. 

Eligibility and Application Information

NASP members who are students in either doctoral or non-doctoral school psychology graduate programs are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications for the 2020 competition is 5:00 pm EDT on September 15, 2019. Grant recipients will be announced at the NASP 2020 Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. 

2019 Grant Recipients

Rebecca Edmunds, University of Minnesota
Rebecca Edmunds is a doctoral candidate in the School Psychology program at the University of Minnesota. For her dissertation study, she will use a randomized controlled trial to examine the differential effects of elaborated feedback on task outcomes (errors in the answer) and elaborated feedback on process strategies (errors in the application of strategies used to solve the problem) when combined with cover-copy-compare intervention as compared to a control condition on performance with multidigit multiplication. Feedback is a frequent intervention component. The results could help school psychologists and teachers better align the feedback provided and the desired outcome of the intervention.  

Stephanie L. M. Lung, McGill University
Stephanie Lung is a MA student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. For her project, she is exploring the sensory and cognitive factors that underlie the severity and pattern of repetitive behaviors in autism. As repetitive symptoms are frequently reported as one of the most difficult behaviors to manage, and one of the strongest predictors of long-term adaptive functioning, she hopes to determine early markers for characterizing the repetitive behaviors in school-age children with autism. With better detection and characterization, individualized behavioral management and interventions can be informed in the future. 

Casie Peet, University of South Florida
Cassie Peet is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the School Psychology program at the University of South Florida. Her dissertation is examining various levels of teacher training neccessary to implement a functional assessment tool in preschool settings through single case design. The results of this study aim to support early intervention and prevention of challenging and disruptive behavior through the use of sound assessment and rater training in early childhood. 

Application Instructions

Read these instructions carefully to ensure your application includes all requisite materials and meets research proposal requirements.


Completed applications must be submitted online as a single document. This must include the Demographic Information Form, Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, and Research Proposal.