The Joseph and Marcella Hollis Award is for faculty and students who wish to conduct psychology-based research projects. This competition is open for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty Members only.

The maximum amount for this award is $700, 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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2022-2023 Awardees

Congratulations to the following recipients of this grant for the 2022-2023 Academic Year:

  • Allyssa Edwards (CoH) - Understanding Motivations and Barriers in Early CrossFit Members
  • Bryan Shurgard (CoH) - The Role of Awe in Cognitive Restructuring, Cognitive Reflection, and Set Shifting
  • Olivia Huffman (CoH) - Minoritized Female Student-Athletes’ College Transitions at Primarily White Institutions: Evolution of Identities and Resources Used
  • Karan Bhatia (CoH) - Understanding Changes in Physical Activity and Identity in Collegiate Athletes Immediately After Transitioning out of Sport
  • Kayla Myers (CoH) - The Impact of Biosound Technology on Mental Recovery in Student-Athletes and Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Hannah Drake-Schaffner (CoH) - Juror Cognition


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