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09.10.2018 | Grants & Awards

2018

 
Damaris Aschwanden (UZh) Peer Mentoring Grant on Real Life Health Measurement, UZH Graduate Campus
Miranda Beltzer (UVa) Raven Society Scholarship
1st place talk at the Huskey Research Symposium at UVa
Peter Felsman (UM) Carol Thiessen Mowbray Research Fund, School of Social Work
Evan Giangrande (UVa) Travel Grant, Behavior Genetics Association
Jessica Kansky (UVa)

Buffett Fellowship, UVa
Applied Community Service Award, Center for Children, Families, and the Law
Academy of Psychological Clinical Science (APCS) Flexibility Fund Award

Marko Katana (UZh) Peer Mentoring Grant on Real Life Health Measurement, UZH Graduate Campus
Zarina Kraal (UM) American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grant
American Psychological Foundation Benton-Meier Neuropsychology Scholarship
Naomi E. Lohr Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology
Strategic Translational Research (STAR) Award
Ira Kurthen (UZh) Mobility Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation
Matthew Lerner (UVa alumnus) Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology’s Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Early Career Award Winner
Robert G. Moulder (UVa) Jefferson Fellowship, UVa
Thorsten Pachur (MPIB alumnus) Fellow of the American Psychological Science (APS)
Meghan Puglia (UVa) Graduate Research Scholarship, American Psychological Foundation and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Jessica Taggart (UVa) Psychology Graduate Teaching Award, UVa
Lauren Tighe (UM) Writing Award, Social Work Gerontology Learning Community
Alexandra Werntz (UVa) Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Outstanding Student
Teacher Award
Raven Society Scholarship
Meltem Yucel (UVa) 2nd place talk at the Huskey Research Symposium, UVa
   

2017

 
Garvin Brod (MPIB alumnus) Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
William Chopik (UM) APS Rising Star
Yasmin Cole-Lewis (UM) Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
John W. Holmes Award
Sierra Eisen (UVa) Virginia Education Science Training Predoctoral Fellowship
Association for the Psychological Services Albert Bandura Graduate Research Award
Tanja Gerlach (HU alumna) Award of the Stiftungsrat of the University of Göttingen in the category “Exceptional Engagement in Teaching”
Nathalie Giroud (UZh alumna) Early Postdoc Mobility Grant, Swiss National Science Foundation
ASRP CCNA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alzheimer Society of Canada
Marlen Gonzalez (UVa) American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award
UVA School of Arts and Sciences Diversity and Inclusions Grant for Diversifying Scholarship
Igor Grossmann (UM alumnus, now University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2017
APS Rising Star

Morgan Jerald (UM) SPSP Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP)
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) International Summer School
UM Department of Psychology Dissertation Grant
Jessica Kansky (UVa) Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
Student Travel Award, Society for Research in Child Development
Jefferson Fellowship
1st Place Social Sciences Division UVA’s Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition
Lena Keller (FU) DAAD Travel Grant
Neil Lewis (UM) UM Department of Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
Jasmine Manalel (UM) Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues
Inah Min (UM) Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Award from the Barbara A. Oleshansky Memorial Fund
Meghan Puglia (UVa)

Presidential Fellowship for Collaborative Neuroscience,award
American Psychological Foundation’s Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Student Fellowship
PEO Scholar Award
National Research Service Award, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Trainee Professional Development Award, Society for Neuroscience
Graduate Research Scholarship, American Psychological Foundation and
Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
Graduate Research Travel Award, UVa
Presidential Fellowship for Collaborative Neuroscience, UVa

Paige Safyer (UM) Spring/Summer Research Partnership, School of Social Work
Carol Thiessen Mowbray Award, School of Social Work
Yee Lee Shing (MPIB alumna) European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant
Verena Sommer (MPIB) Poster Award, International Aging & Cognition Conference of the European Cognitive Aging Society (EUCAS)
Jessica Taggart (UVa) Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
Student Travel Award, Society for Research in Child Development
2nd Place at UVa Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition
Lauren Tighe (UM) W. K. Kellogg Family Endowed Fellowship, Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science
Markus Werkle-Bergner (MPIB alumnus) Early Career Jacobs Fellowship
Alexandra Werntz (UVa) 1st Place UVA’s Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition
Erin Westgate (UVa) Heritage Dissertation Research Award from SPSP
UVA Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship
NSF Training Supplement
N. Meltem Yucel (UVa) Graduate Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Graduate Travel Award, UVA
Double Hoo Research Grant, UVA
Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholar, Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
   

2016

 
Yasmin Cole-Lewis (UM) Program for Research on Black Americans Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop
Rackham Research Grant
Sierra Eisen (UVa) Tomorrow’s Professor Today” program
Elise Hernandez (UM) Irene and William Gambrill fellowship
Hannah Giasson (UM) RAND Summer Institute on Aging
Sabrina Guye (UZh)

Poster Award (3rd prize), SGG SSG Conference, Fribourg, Switzerland
Research grant, Forschungskredit UZH

Tiffany Jantz (UM) NIA Pilot Grant. the Michigan Center of the Demography of Aging
Ben Katz (UM) Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
Andreas Küffer (UZh alumnus) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swiss National Foundation for Science
Neil Lewis (UM)

Rackham Summer Training Award
Walter B. Pillsbury Graduate Research Award
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

Ziyong Lin (UM) Ed Smith Award, Inaugural Winner, for outstanding achievement in the domain of cognitive neuroscience
Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
Leonard Small Award for a research exchange to the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin in August
Travel award, Association for Psychological Science Pre-Conference Workshop “Opportunities for Advancing Behavioral and Social Research on Aging"
John Lustig & Irmgrad Stahl Lustig Graduate Travel & Speaker Fund
Barbour Scholarship for women of the highest academic and professional caliber from the area formerly known as the Orient
Louisa Lorenz (UZh) BestMasters Award, UZh
Jasmine Manalel (UM) Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development
Meghan Puglia (UVa)  American Psychological Association/Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society “Best Graduate Research Award”
UVA “Maury Pathfinder Award” for best pre-dissertation research
Anne Reitz (HU alumna) Research Fellowship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
Paige Safyer (UM) Strategic Translational Research (STAR) Award
Tyler Santander (UVa)

Distinguished Teaching fellowship
Cognitive Neuroscience Society graduate student award
UVa Huskey Exhibition of oral presentation award

Jessica Taggart (UVa)

Tomorrow’s Professor Today” program

Elliot Tucker-Drob (UVa alumnus, now University of Texas at Austin) LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2016
Elisabeth Wenger (MPIB alumna) Max Planck Society’s "Sign Up!" career building program for female postdocs
   

2015

 
William Chopik (UM) Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar in Life Course Development Award
Morgan Gerald (UM) APA Psychology of Black Women Graduate Student Award
Society for Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP) Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award
Philipp Gerlach (MPIB) Best Student Poster Award, 16th International Conference on Social Dilemmas
Nathalie Giroud (UZh) ASC Student Scholarship, Aging and Speech Communication Conference
Sabrina Guye (UZh) Fellowship, Suzanne and Hans Biäsch Foundation for Applied Psychology and Research
Roos Hutteman (HU alumna) pairfam Best Publication Award
Aleksander Kocaj (IQB/HU) Publication Award for doctoral candidates, German Society for Empirical Education Research
Christine H. Legare (UM alumna, now University of Texas at Austin, USA) LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2015
Lauren Reed (UM) John F. Longres Award from the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Sciences
Anne Reitz (HU alumna) Margret and Paul Baltes Award for outstanding dissertations in developmental psychology, German Psychological Society (DGPs)
Natalie Schüz (FU alumna) Early Career Award from the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
Elisabeth Wenger (MPIB alumna) Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
Abigail Williams (UM) Doctoral Scholarship for Underrepresented Students
Global Social Work Learning Community International Research Grant
Shapiro/Malik/Forrest Award
   

2014

 
Jessica Bühler (UZh) Research grant, Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich
William Chopik (UM) SPSP Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology
David Dobolyi (UVa) Collaborative Graduate Student Research in Big Data Pre-Proposal Travel
Award
Natalie Ebner (MPIB alumna, now University of Florida, Gainesville, USA) LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2014
Laura Getz (UVa)

Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
Mellon Graduate Teaching award

Nathalie Giroud (UZh) Travel grant of Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social
Sciences (SAGW)
Jennifer Green (UVa) APA Dissertation Award
Erin Horn (UVa) Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
Goran Papenberg (MPIB alumnus) Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
Lauren Reed (UM)

Arts of Citizenship Grant for Public Scholarship
Psychology Department Dissertation Grant
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant
Kellogg Family Endowed Fellowship

Thomas Talhelm (UVa) Huskey Travel Awardfor the International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium Conference
Eric Smith (UVa) Graduate Teaching Assistant Award
Wylie Wan (UM)

Elizabeth Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development
Rackham Conference Travel Grant
RAND Summer Institute Fellow
NIH Predoctoral Fellowship from Training Grant

Abigail Williams (UM) Travel Award for the Biennial Division 45 Research
Conference
Rackham Spring/Summer Research Partnership Grant
   

2013

 
Maryam Gholami(FU)

Early career researcher grant for visiting scholars, European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
Outstanding poster prize of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Josua Schmeitzky (UZH) 2nd best poster presentation award, Swiss Psychological Society
Christopher Beam (UVa) NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute on Aging ("Genetically Informed Study of Marital Functioning and Depression at Midlife")
Lauren Reed (UM) John & Penny Tropman Conference networking Grant
Rackham Conference Travel Grant
Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize, Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Sciences
Community of Scholars Summer Fellowship, Institute for Research on Women and Gender
K. Paige Harden (UVa Alumna, now University of Texas at Austin) LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2013
Yana Fandakova (MPIB Alumna) Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
William Chopik (UM)

Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
Clyde Hamilton Coombs Scholarship in Mathematical Psychology
APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant, Honorable Mention
Society of Personality & Social Psychology Summer Institute Award

Lynn Ossher (UM) Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Annette Brose (MPIB Alumna) Postdoctoral stipend from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Matthew Lerner (UVa Alumnus) International Society for Autism Research award for the best clinical/behavioral dissertation
David Dobolyi (UVa) Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition Award
Eric Smith (UVa) Distinguished Teaching Fellowship
Jerel Calzo (UM Alumnus, now Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School K01 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Wylie Wan (UM)

Barbara A. Oleshansky Memorial Fund Award
Graduate Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Rackham Conference Travel Grant

Mané Susperreguy (UM) Rackham One-term Dissertation Fellowship
Eric Bermann Research Award
Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD) Student Travel Award
Rackham Conference Travel Grant
Viola Störmer (MPIB Alumna, now Harvard University) Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2013–2016)
   

2012

 
Natalie Schüz (FU Alumna) Marie Schlei Dissertation Award 2012, FU
Josua Schmeitzky (UZh) Prize for the best master’s thesis in 2012 from the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Arts
Nina Vogel (HU) Scholarship for 2012/13 in the Robert Bosch Stiftung's program "Changing Viewpoints: Young Researchers Give Old Age a New Identity"
Nilam Ram (UVa Alumnus, now Penn State University) LIFE Outstanding Alumni Award 2012
Joshua Carp (UM) Pillsbury Graduate Research Award 2012
Riana Anderson (UVa) VEST Fellowship from the Curry School of Education
Agnieszka Z. Burzynska (MPIB Alumna, now University of Illinois)

Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
Scholarship for 2012/13 in the Robert Bosch Stiftung's program "Changing Viewpoints: Young Researchers Give Old Age a New Identity"

Anja Schultze-Krumbholz (FU) Kirsti M. J. Lagerspetz Award for excellent presentation at the XXth World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression, Luxembourg, July 17–21, 2012
Miriam Depping (UZh) Grant from Suzanne und Hans Biäsch Foundation for the Promotion of Applied Psychology
Sarah Hirsiger (UZh) Poster award at LiMaDoKo meeting, UZh
Ladina Bezzola (UZh Alumna) UZh Research Foundation grant for postdoctoral career at UZh
William Chopik (UM)

Robert W. Brown Award 2012
Pat Gurin Distinguished Lecture Award 2012

Thomas Thalhelm (UVa) Fulbright Scholarship for research in China
Rebecca Utz (UM Alumna, now University of Utah)

Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America
Superior Research Award, University of Utah

Kate Kuhlman (UM) Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant
Barbara A. Oleshanksy Memorial Research Award
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Student Fellowship for 2012/13 (Runner-up)
Lynn Ossher (UM) Margaret Ayers Host Award for scholarly achievement and social responsibility
Alvin Thomas (UM) Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Fellow
Riana Anderson, David Dobolyi, Eric Smith, & Thomas Talhelm (UVa) Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition Awards
Yee Lee Shing (MPIB Alumna) Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, German Research Foundation (DFG)
Marie Hennecke (UZh Alumna, now UVa) Postdoctoral fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (2012–2014)
Ana Sofia Morais (MPIB Alumna) Postdoctoral fellowship, MaxNetAging Research School (2012–2014)
LIFE Program APA Board of Educational Affairs Award to Advance Interdisciplinary Education and Training in Psychology

For information on previous awards, please go to News.