The Hollis Fund is for faculty and students who wish to conduct psychology-based research projects they may apply to the Hollis competition. This competition is open for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty Members only.

The maximum amount for this award is $500, which can be used for travel, supplies, payments to subjects, and presentations of work at professional meeting. Students are also expected to complete a final report form upon the completion of the project.

Apply for this grant through our online portal. Recipients must also provide a final report.

Annual Deadlines: October 1, April 1

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2019-2020 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of this grant for the 2019-2020 Academic Year:

  • Joshua Grzywana (CSH) - "Emotional Working Memory and Internalizing-Related Distress: Differentiating Between Verbal and Visuospatial Processing with Event-Related Potential"
  • Samantha Hinnenkamp (COH) – “Rural youth worldviews about social justice and action: A qualitative study”
  • Lindsay Flegge (TC) – “An Examination of the Facilitators and Barriers to Evidence-Based Professional Practice Experienced by Mental Health Providers in the School Setting”
  • Jeno Millechek (COH) – “Assessing the Reliability and Validity of the Attitudes Toward Poverty Short Form Scale”
  • Jaiden Butler (CSH) – “An Examination of Agreeableness”
  • Katelyn Kasula (CSH) – “An Examination of Pathological Narcissism: Creation and Validation of MMPI-2-RF Pathological Narcissism Scales”
  • Nicholas Mundell (CSH) – “Predicting Risky Drinking: Is Demoralization Running up the Tab?”
  • Karysa Britton (CSH) – "An Examination of the Effects of Sleep and Physical Activity on Prospective Memory"
  • Elli Cole (CSH) – "Adverse Childhood Experiences and Anxiety: The Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation and Asymmetry"
  • Megan Miller (CSH) – "Exploring & Defining the Construct of Compulsivity"
  • Derek Gosman (COH) – "The effect of self stigma on mental health help-seeking and the mediating role of health beliefs."
  • Sungwon Chung (CCIM) – "The Cognitive Effects of Emotional 360-Degree Panoramic Visuals in Corporate Environmental Campaign Messages"


For questions regarding the ASPiRE Program, please contact the program’s manager or email us.