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The Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) and the International School Psychology Association (ISPA) invite proposals by international researchers to investigate important school psychology topics within or beyond the researcher’s home country or region. Proposals that involve collaboration among several countries are encouraged. ISPA and SSSP have formed an inter-organizational International School Psychology Research Initiatives Committee to solicit and review proposals for possible funding of one grant annually of up to $10,000.

The purposes of the International School Psychology Research Initiative are as follows:

  • to encourage international research on important topics related to school psychology;
  • to encourage international practice-based research that may lead to research-based practice;
  • to provide professional and financial support that builds capacity for school psychological research within countries outside the United States; and
  • to disseminate international research through publications and other presentations.

Eligibility. Principal investigators must:

  • be residents of a country other than the United States;
  • have their primary professional affiliation with school/educational psychology; and
  • be affiliated with a non-profit organization, public or private institution (including schools) or institution of higher education.

The following are restrictions related to principal investigators and to the proposed study:

  • Students may not be principal investigators;
  • Funds cannot be used to support thesis or dissertation completion;
  • Current officers of ISPA and SSSP cannot be principal investigators or collaborators;
  • Members of the International Research Initiatives Committee cannot be principal investigators or collaborators;
  • Residents of the United States cannot be principal investigators or co-investigators; and
  • Each submission must include a SSSP member as a mentor (see for names of current SSSP members).

Learn more—and find application instructions—at the full call, here (Word, 40KB).