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Diversifying Psychology Visit Day

Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 20th, 2018.

The visit will include:

·       individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests

·       attending research presentations and lab meetings

·       information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life

·       information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical Training

·       networking with current graduate students

·       a tour of campus

To apply: students should send:

1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (, and why they want to attend the Visit Day
2) an unofficial copy of their transcript
3) their CV or resume
3) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to

Please submit all materials by email to  

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by February 1st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Questions? Email Dr. Bethany Teachman, Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at

We are seeking 2-3 research assistants to work on studies exploring the processes by which humans perceive and mentally represent spatial relationships in the world around them. Research assistants can earn 1-3 hours of credit toward the psychology major under the auspices of the course Psychology 3591. To earn 3 credits we ask that students work 4 hours per week on the project. The work can involve running subjects or higher-level activities such as writing computer code and performing data analysis. We also ask that students attend lab meetings 1-2 times per month. Please contact Dr. Stephen Dopkins ( if you are interested or have questions about any of this.

Thanks to an anonymous alumna donor, is launching a new program of small grants of up to $500 to support undergraduate research and service experiences--experiences that can teach you skills and position you for graduate study or jobs. Details are attached. The first deadline is Monday, January 22nd for Spring funding and April 13th for summer funding. For details and application: Psychology Undergraduate Research and Service Grants Application

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