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Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award

Offered by Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 5, 2023
Multiple awards worth up to


Grade level

Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a graduate psychology student conducting LGBTQ-related research? If so, consider applying for the Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award! The research award is open to graduate students who study psychology and are researching sexual orientation and gender identity. The scholarship is offered by The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (SPSOGD), a division of the American Psychological Association (APA). They work to promote public education and provide funds to advance research for psychology and LGBT+ research. The Malyon-Smith Scholarship honors past presidents Alan Malyon and Adrienne Smith, who founded the division, while directly supporting young researchers’ work. Each year, multiple students receive up to $1,000 to help fund their proposed research projects. If you are passionate about psychology and LGBTQ+ research, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to full-time graduate students receiving their degree in psychology at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must conduct research on sexual orientation or gender identity and meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students

Academic Interest

Psychology, Social Science

Other Category


Application information

To apply for this scholarship, email your online application (with “Maylon-Smith Application” and your name in the subject line) and the below application materials to [email protected].

Project description

Resume or CV

Letter of Recommendation

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Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity at maylo[email protected].

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