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Call for nominations: F. J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Prize on Understanding the Human Mind

The F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Grant is given biennially to recognize and support the efforts of an early career psychological scientist who is pursuing research that aims to address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and seeks to understand the mind from both a behavioral and neural perspective.

The F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Grant:

  • Advances a unified understanding of the human mind/brain through empirical and/or theoretical research.
  • Encourages promising young researchers to pursue careers in related fields.

Evaluation Criteria 

Applicants will be evaluated on: 

  • Conformance with stated program goals. 
  • Quality of proposed research.
  • Innovation and contribution to the field with the proposed project. 
  • Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.


Applicant Must

  • Have demonstrated commitment to stated program goals.
  • Be a psychologist or in a related field with a doctoral degree from an accredited university.
  • Be no more than 10 years postdoctoral.

Proposal Requirements

The following materials must be submitted online by the nominator:

Please include the following components in your proposal (no more than seven pages; one inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font):

  • Description of proposed project to include goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, evaluation, and dissemination plans for how the results of the effort will be evaluated and reported.
  • Timeline for execution.
  • Full budget and justification.
  • Current CV.
Application date
1 Mar 2019
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Social sciences Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 10 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 15.000