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Indiana University Bloomington

Giving to the Department

Gifts to Psychological and Brain Sciences are filtered into various avenues, including but not limited to student awards, educational materials, and research. Below are the giving opportunities currently available.

Psychological & Brain Sciences Fund

    Gifts to this fund are used for the general support of the department at the discretion of the chair. The money supports a number of graduate and undergraduate prizes, among other replace costs with other initiatives such as the new undergraduate neuroscience laboratories. The following students have recently been awarded from this fund:

    2010-11 Academic Year:
    J.R. Kantor Prize in Psychology: Laura Englehardt
    Cheryl Burnham Buhler Award: Yi Cai
    James Dinsmoor Award: Desiree Cossyleon
    Excellence in Research Award: Patrick Eddy, Alexander Houston, Katie O'Connor, Nathaniel Herman Shannon IV and Hanna Stanton
    Excellence in Honors Research Award: Geoffrey R.O. Durso
    Robert Weiskopf Award: Ian Kaelble and Amy Price

    To give to this fund, click here.

Psychology Research Support Fund

    Gifts to this fund are used to support research, including the cost of equipment and supplies, subject costs, and other incidental research expenses.

    To give to this fund, click here. In the "Additional Comments" section, please include "Psychology Research Support Fund."

Heller Minority Student Support Fund

    Gifts to this fund are used for awards, fellowships, scholarships and support for minority students. Award recipients are American citizens from minority groups that are underrepresented in the psychology profession. For the 2011 summer semester, Michael Endres was presented with the Heller Summer Research Award.

    To give to this fund, click here. In the "Additional Comments" section, please include "Heller Minority Student Support Fund."

Gordon E. Kato Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Gifts to this fund are used to support graduate fellowships. The fellowship is awarded to students pursuing graduate degrees in social psychology who best exemplify Gordon Kato's intellectual curiosity, passion for the teaching and research of psychology and appreciation of living life to its fullest potential. Graduate student Ashley Waggoner Denton won the summer 2011 Gordon Kato Fellowship.

    To give to this fund, click here. In the "Additional Comments" section, please include "Gordon E. Kato Memorial Scholarship Fund."

Richard Young Fund

    Gifts to this fund are used for expenses associated with furnishing the Richard David Young family therapy room in the Psychology Building on the Bloomington campus; and graduate fellowships. The fellowship is awarded to a graduate student with research interests related to Dr. Young's. The recipient must have demonstrated excellence in general academic work and show outstanding promise for contributions to research. Kathryn Macapagal, Robin Ballard and Isaac Peterson were honord with Richard D. Young Summer Research Awards in 201`.

    To give to this fund, click here. In the "Additional Comments" section, please include "Richard Young Fund."