In recognition of the contributions of Professor W. B. Pillsbury to the field of psychology and The University of Michigan, friends, former students and colleagues of Professor Pillsbury established the Walter Bowers Pillsbury Testimonial Fund. An annual prize of approximately $500 is awarded to an undergraduate student in recognition of outstanding research performance in the field of experimental psychology. Experimental psychology is interpreted broadly in this context, but refers here to method and implies no restriction on content. To be considered, the research must involve observations under controlled conditions. Eligibility for the prize is limited to students of senior standing who are concentrators in Psychology or Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN). All applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Committee for Undergraduate Studies.
Congratulations to Erica Heisel & Mara Minasian,
Recipients of the 2012 W. B. Pillsbury Prize!
Application materials must include the following*:
- An application cover sheet (download and complete the PDF file below).
- One electronic copy of your research paper or thesis.
- A letter of support from your faculty/research mentor.
Applicationsare due before 5 p.m. on April 1 electronically using the link below. All required information must be received before the application deadline or applications will not be considered. Do not email the research paper/thesis or letter of support to this department, they must be uploaded to your electronic application. Recipients will be notified during the last week in April.
*Please note that students who are participating in the Psychology Departmental Honors Program and are completing an honors thesis during Winter semester will automatically be entered if they submit their thesis by April 1 - the letter of support from the faculty/research mentor should be uploaded to the Faculty Evaluation Form directly by the faculty member.
The W.B. Pillsbury Prize Competition Application