Association of Black Psychologists


2020 SAGE Student Research Award

The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc is pleased to recognize outstanding scholarship by students again this year. Accordingly, the Student Research Award will be presented to a student at the 52nd Annual Convention. An independent committee will evaluate all submissions and select one student to receive $750 for the most outstanding student award. SAGE, the publisher of the Journal of Black Psychology, will cover the travel expenses for the awardee to attend and possibly present at the convention in Detroit, Michigan during the Annual ABPsi Convention (July 22-26).  Please send all submissions to Dr Kathy Burlew at All submissions must be received by May 17, 2020

Evaluation criteria will include:

  • Relevance of the research to the psychological experience of African-descent populations
  • Soundness of the submission’s theoretical/conceptual framework and methodology
  • Potential of the research to inform and improve policymaking
  • Extent to which the research represents an innovative perspective; and
  • Likelihood of being published.

Guidelines: Students submitting papers must be the first author but can have co-authors. Multiple submissions are not allowed.  Manuscripts (including tables, figures, and references) cannot exceed 35 double-spaced pages. Only electronic submissions will be considered. Both unpublished manuscripts and manuscripts published in the past 12 months are eligible. Unpublished papers should follow the guidelines for authors outlined in the Journal of Black Psychology.  However, already published manuscripts are not required to conform to the guidelines of the Journal of Black Psychology.



The Stephen C. Rose Scholarship for Psychology Research on African American Youth

 Application Guidelines
  1. Must be a current national member of The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc.


  2. Submit a summary/abstract of ongoing or proposed research focused on the mental and emotional health of African American students on college campuses


  3. Submit a Personal Statement that provides an overview and background of experience and interest in the research topic, and background information in terms of where you are in your studies. The statement must also specify if this is proposed or ongoing research.


  4. The recipient of this award will be expected to present the results of their work at an ABPsi Annual International Convention


  5. More consideration will be given to ongoing research on this topic.