A chance for undergraduate psychology majors to delve into research during their sophomore or junior year.

The yearlong Emerging Scholars Program offers qualified psychology majors an exceptional opportunity to conduct original research—it’s an ideal avenue for intellectually curious students. To take part, apply during the spring semester of your sophomore or junior year. Upon acceptance into the program, a dedicated research adviser will be assigned, enabling you to commence literature reviews over the summer and initiate project work early in the fall semester.

Among the many benefits of participation, your research findings will be submitted to the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, presented at the Adelphi University Scholarship and Creative Works Conference, or submitted for presentation to a professional conference such as NCUR, APA, APS, EPA, and NYSPA.

Kirkland Vaughans, PhD ’85, meets with psychology students from Derner in the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders.

Dr. Kirkland Vaughans meets with psychology students from Derner in Hy Weinberg Center.

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed. Students applying to the Emerging Scholars Program will apply online.


Program Requirements

  1. Meet regularly with their research adviser throughout the year
  2. Attend monthly seminars with the cohort of scholars. Seminars will cover important topics such as Ethics, Data Analysis, Sampling, Working with Secondary Data Sets, Integration of Science and Psychological Research, and Pursuing a Graduate Career in Psychology
  3. Students must register for an independent study for one year (minimum 6 credits)

Students receive support for costs incurred to implement the research project, to defray the cost of attending professional conferences, and for other activities and materials related to participation.

Undergraduate Program Contacts

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