Emerging Scholars—Student Research in Psychology

Learn the benefits of joining the Emerging Scholars Program.

  • Improve your research skills and grad school marketability.
  • Develop a relationship with a faculty member and with your cohort of scholars.
  • Receive funding to attend professional research conferences across the country.
  • Receive credit for your senior applied experience course (6 credit independent study).

Current research topics include: the effect of dance on child development, how personality disorders are diagnosed, the positive effects of social media, and more.

The program is typically completed during junior or senior year. It is recommended to apply for your junior year.

How to Apply

Minimum qualifications for applicants:

  • A minimum overall GPA and psychology major GPA of 3.30
  • Successful completion of Psychological Statistics (PIA 137)
  • Completion or current enrollment in Psychological Research (PIA 245)

Application instructions:

Applications are due March 8, 2019.

  • Complete the Emerging Scholars Application form, including a brief statement (250 words maximum) regarding one’s research interests, career plans and interest in pursuing graduate studies. 
  • Arrange for two recommendations, one from your professor for Psychological Statistics or Psychological Research, and a second from another professor in the department. 
  • Start communicating with the faculty you are considering as potential research mentors now.

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Requirements Once Accepted into the Program

  • Meet regularly with their research adviser beginning in summer and continuing through the year 
  • Attend monthly seminars with the cohort of scholars.  Seminars will cover important topics such as Ethics, Data Analysis, Sampling, Working with Secondary Data Sets, Integration of Science and Psychological Research, and Pursuing a Graduate Career in Psychology
  • Students must register for an independent study for one year (3 credits in fall and 3 credits in spring, 6 credits total)
  • Present research at an academic conference (with support from the program)

Students receive support for costs incurred to implement the research project, to defray the cost of attending professional conferences, and for other activities and materials related to participation.

Among the many benefits of participation, your research findings could be submitted to the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, presented at the Adelphi Research Conference, or submitted for presentation to a professional conference such as NCUR, APA, APS, EPA, and NYSPA.

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For further information, please contact:

Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology
p – 516.877.4800

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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