Levine Diversity Enhancement Award

The Department of Psychology recognizes the need to develop and promote a psychological knowledge base that addresses the diversity of human behavior. In line with the mission statement of the Department’s Sarata Diversity Enhancement Committee, a research award to acknowledge students’ research contributions concerning diverse populations or of significance for diverse populations has been developed. This award is made possible by the family of Dr. David Levine, who was the chair of the department and an early proponent of research on diversity issues.

The purpose of the Diversity Enhancement Research Award is to encourage and honor those students who make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge concerning issues that face diverse populations or that are of concern to diverse populations. Consequently, this award will be given to an undergraduate and a graduate student whose work best exemplifies a contribution to psychological knowledge about diversity.

In order to promote and honor the contributions of students in diversity research, nominations are now being accepted for the undergraduate and graduate diversity research in psychology awards. If you have a student who meets the following criteria, please email the student's name, a CV, and a one page description of their research contributions to diversity, including long term commitment to diversity research and education, to the Chair of the Sarata Diversity Enhancement Committee (Dr. Cynthia Willis Esqueda) at cwillis-esqueda1@unl.edu. The potential recipient must have significant research contributions on a project concerning diverse populations or of significance for diverse populations. All winners will give a short departmental brown bag presentation in April.

Research Award for an Undergraduate Student

Qualifications:

  • Good standing in the university and a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Significant contributions to a research project that addresses an issue for a diverse population or a diversity topic.
  • Brown bag presentation title and possible date of presentation
Research Award for a Graduate Student

Qualifications:

  • Good standing in a graduate program and a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Authorship on a research manuscript that addresses an issue for a diverse population or a diversity topic and a commitment to continued scholarship on diverse populations or topics in psychology.
  • Brown bag presentation title and possible date of presentation