University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology
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612-625-2818


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Mortensen Scholarships

Mortensen Travel Awards

Available for undergraduate psychology majors who are presenting a poster or paper at an undergraduate research conference or professional psychological conference.

Mortensen Research Awards

Granted to undergraduate psychology majors for use toward research projects undertaken in collaboration with Department of Psychology or affiliated faculty. Honors thesis projects, major projects, or other student-initiated research endeavors for which appropriate research-related expenses have been or will be incurred are eligible for research awards.

Award Details

Awards of up to $500 will be granted to selected participants. Each student is limited to one Mortensen Travel/Research Award per academic year.

Application Materials

  • Application form - A completed application form should serve as the cover sheet for your application materials.
  • Project description - Write a 1 page (maximum) description of the project. If appropriate, an abstract is acceptable.
  • Expense estimate - Itemize the expenses you anticipate for your travels or research on the Statement of Expenses worksheet. You will be required to submit appropriate receipts within 30 days of expenditures for reimbursement. Reimbursement for time spent working on a research project is not an eligible expense.
  • Notification of conference acceptance (Travel Awards ONLY) - Attach a copy of the letter of notification stating that you have been accepted as a conference presenter.

Application Deadline

Applications for Mortensen Travel and Research Awards are accepted by the Department of Psychology on a rolling basis throughout the academic year, until the annual award funds are exhausted.

Application Instructions

Submit one hard copy (no electronic submissions) complete packet of the application materials to:

University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology
75 E River Pkwy
N108 Elliott Hall
Minneapolis , MN 55455
ATTN: Holly Hatch-Surisook

OR FAX:
(612) 626-2079
ATTN: Holly Hatch-Surisook

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