Individuals interested in applying for and gaining funding for their industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology research face a number of challenges. Unlike clinical, cognitive, or biological psychology areas, there are fewer sources of funding, fewer opportunities for funding I-O psychology areas, and fewer dollars dedicated to such funding. Despite these limitations, there is in fact interest among funding agencies and organizations in a wide variety of I-O-related research topics and there is money available from governmental and nongovernmental organizations to fund I-O research.

Funding Sources

Government Agencies

There are a number of sources for obtaining funding for I-O psychology research. Among these are the major federal agencies of the U.S. government, such as the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Institute, and the Office of Naval Research. Other ...

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