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Goal and Objectives of the Shapiro Mid-Career Research Grant Awards

The goal of the SSSP Shapiro Mid-Career Grant Awards is to promote excellence in research for mid-career researchers studying school psychology. The primary objective is to facilitate submission and attainment of external research funding (e.g., federal agency or national foundation) for a mid-career psychologist studying school psychology. Although not all Shapiro proposals submitted to the SSSP can be funded, each applicant will receive constructive feedback to guide future submissions.  Successful applicants will be expected to acknowledge funding by SSSP in any publications or presentations of the results of the research supported by the grant. Successful applicants are encouraged to consider publication in the Journal of School Psychology, the SSSP journal.


  • Investigators eligible for this initiative in an academic position possess an earned doctorate, are between two and ten years post-tenure, and are currently at the rank of Associate Professor or equivalent. For those not in an academic position, eligible applicants would need to be at an equivalent number of years post-degree, usually 10-17 years after receiving the doctoral degree.
  • Applicants will have not yet been successful in submitting or receiving external funding for projects budgeted at $100,000 per year or greater, but must be able to document evidence of movement toward the external, national grant application process.
  • To be eligible, an applicant will have a defined and coherent program of research in school psychology (at least 12 research articles in a coherent area of research published in peer reviewed journals)

Those interested will find more details (including application instructions) at the full call, here.