Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship in Psychology

Supports summer research projects in Psychology

This research award will provide $3,000-$4,000 to support third year students majoring in Psychology to carry out psychological research during the summer before their fourth year. The stipend is intended to cover summer living expenses so that the student can work on research in anticipation of continuing this research as a senior thesis project in the fourth year.

Deadline Information

Due by 5 pm: Friday, April 2, 2021


Complete a summer research project pertaining to psychology at the University of Chicago.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be psychology majors in their third year.

Application Process

Eligible students can apply by submitting a brief (3- 4 page) research proposal that explains the background for the research project, the specific aims of the research project, the proposed methods that will be used, and the significance and implications of the research. Supporting materials to accompany the proposal should include:

• A brief (1 page) personal statement covering career goals and interests that would be pursued after graduation, how the applicant's course work has served in preparation of these goals, and a description of any relevant research experience.

• A copy of your transcript (an unoffical copy is fine).

• A letter of recommendation. 

Selection of the Earl Franklin Scholar will be based on: (1) an evaluation of the research proposal, (2) the personal statement, (3) overall GPA, and (4) grades in Psychology courses. 

Please submit all application materials along with contact information to Kristi Schonwald kschonwa@uchicago.edu by 5 pm April 2, 2021. All application materials (excluding letters of recommendation) should be combined in one PDF and emailed to kschonwa@uchicago.edu. Letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from faculty recommenders to kschonwa@uchicago.edu.