Student Research Grants


Each year The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality awards two grants of $1,000 each to student members who are doing human sexuality research. The purpose of the research can be a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, but this is not a requirement. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program and a member (student) of SSSS. Student research grant awards are funded by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

 

Funds to support these grants are provided by The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS), a nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to supporting scientific research related to sexuality. 


Deadlines For Submission of Applications are:


February 1 of each calendar year (The spring award is issued in May) 

June 1 of each calendar year

 

The names of all award winners are announced during the November SSSS Annual Meeting.

 

Student Research Grants : Application instructions

SSSS Student Research Grant applications will be subject to blind review.

Note: the application instructions and linked application form have changed. Please follow these instructions carefully. This award is open only to members (students) of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

Please complete the following:

 

1.     Obtain IRB approval for your project.

 

2.     The Chairperson of your Department must submit an email to mlpeters@sexscience.org stating your student status within the institution and the educational purpose of the research (e.g., dissertation, thesis, etc.). Electronic signatures are acceptable.

 

3.     Prepare a 150-word abstract of the proposed research. This short abstract will be used by The Society in a summary of all projects submitted and should stand on its own apart from the ten-page abstract. The title must appear on the abstract as well as your name and address.

 

4.     Prepare a short biographical sketch suitable for use in The Society's NEWSLETTER to introduce the winner of the grant.

 

5.     Prepare a ten-page (double-spaced) abstract of the proposed research and bibliography in MS Word (.doc or .rtf). Do not put your name or the name of your institution on the abstract. The title must appear on the abstract. Please try to avoid labeling the research a dissertation or thesis. The abstract should be sufficiently detailed to enable the readers to understand the research question, your hypothesis, methods, and proposed statistical analysis (as applicable).

 

6.     Prepare a proposed budget for your project, again in MS Word. Include other sources of income or funding you have received or will receive. Again, please do not indicate your name or institution on the budget.

 

7.     Submit the application form with the required attachments.

All grant recipients must provide the SSSS Student Grant Committee with one copy of a final report on the research one after the receipt of the grant.

For additional information, contact Mandy Peters at mlpeters@sexscience.org

  

Award Recipients 

  • Brian Adams-Thies
  • Sherral E. Austin
  • Kimberly Balsam
  • Rom Birnbaum, PhD
  • Zachary Blair, MA
  • Heather Blunt, PhD
  • Michael Brezsnyak
  • James M. Cantor
  • Elizabeth Clement
  • Terry D. Conley
  • Siobhan Cooney
  • Matthew R. D'Aprile
  • Lyndall Ellingson
  • Raymond Eno
  • Rhonda J. Factor
  • Diana M. Falkenbach
  • George A. Gaither
  • Merle E. Hamburger
  • Betty A. Harris
  • Jenny Higgins
  • Julie Hill, MS  
  • Ronald K. Hougen
  • Stuart Adam Isralowitz
  • Val Marlie Johnson
  • Kristen Jozkowski
  • Michael P. Kelly
  • Kathryn Klement
  • Mary A. Koralewski
  • Kelli-an Lawrence
  • Ilsa L. Lottes
  • Kara Lustig
  • Nicole Merritt
  • Jonathan Mohr
  • Linda R. Mona
  • Patrick Sean Mulick
  • Gregory J. Murrey
  • Emily Nagoski
  • Michael Pisarick
  • Mary K. Roberts
  • Sharon Kay Rorbakken
  • Kirsten L. Rowe
  • Vince A. F. Salazar
  • Paul A. Schewe
  • Michael Shively
  • Monica Slinkard
  • Cudore L. Snell
  • Kearsley Allison Stewart
  • K. Jod Taywaditep
  • Zeb Tortorici
  • Melissa Travis
  • Sari M. van Anders
  • Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
  • David Lee Warner
  • D. Scott Wilson 

 

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