J. Steven Reznick Diversity and Psychological Research Grant


Fostering diversity in research is a primary goal of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. The Reznick Diversity and Psychological Research Grant will support students from underrepresented backgrounds OR those who are interested in conducting research with, or applicable to, populations traditionally underrepresented in research. This grant will be awarded to a single recipient in the amount of $4,000 to use during the Spring 2018 semester. The student receiving this award may use the funds for any of the following purposes (alone or in combination): to offset the need for other part-time work, to cover the costs of carrying out research, or to attend a professional conference.

Eligibility requires that students:

  • Have PSYC declared as their current major; and
  • Be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017; and
  • Be enrolled full-time in Spring 2018; and
  • One of the following:
    • Identify with an underrepresented population, including first-generation in college, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, LGBTQ, having special needs/disability status, and/or a racial/ethnic minority group; or
    • Be interested in conducting research with, or applicable to, populations traditionally underrepresented in research by virtue of race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, disability, religious affiliation, age, or socioeconomic status.

How to Apply


Applications are due November 15, 2017. Funds in the amount of $4,000 will be distributed to a single recipient of this award in Spring 2018. To apply, fill out an online application by November 15. A PDF of the application is available so that interested students may view the components, but please note that only online applications will be accepted.

Please note that in addition to completing the application, you must submit an unofficial transcript by email to Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone (bardonecone@unc.edu) and Dr. Enrique Neblett (eneblett@unc.edu). One letter of recommendation must be sent by email to Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone (bardonecone@unc.edu) and Dr. Enrique Neblett (eneblett@unc.edu). This letter should ideally be from someone at UNC that knows you well and/or your research interests.

Have an additional question? Please check out our FAQs about the Reznick Grant [PDF].

Questions regarding the Reznick Diversity and Psychological Research Grant may be directed to Dr. Anna Bardone-Cone and Dr. Enrique Neblett.

About Dr. J. Steven Reznick


The J. Steven Reznick Diversity and Psychological Research Grant honors Dr. Reznick, a close friend and colleague in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill, M.A. from Wake Forest University, and Ph.D. from University of Colorado. He was a proud alumnus of UNC Chapel Hill and served on our faculty from 1998 until his death in 2016. Dr. Reznick made many contributions to enriching diversity in student experiences at Carolina and we thank him for his lifelong commitment to education, research, and Carolina.

The J. Steven Reznick Diversity and Psychological Research Grant is funded by the generosity of our alumni and friends through the J. Steven Reznick Diversity and Psychological Research Fund in Psychology and Neuroscience. The Reznick Research Fund honors Dr. Reznick and encourages undergraduate students who conduct exemplary research on topics of concern to diverse populations as well as undergraduates from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in psychological research.

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