Psychology graduate student Victoria Spring receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Friday, April 3, 2015

Victoria SpringPsychology graduate student Victoria Spring has been selected to receive a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, for her proposal, “Money, stress, and morals: A psychophysiological model of socioeconomic status and moral judgment.”

Spring is a graduate student in the Department of Psychology, part of the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Her research will examine the relations between socioeconomic status, stress, and moral judgments, and will be carried out under the supervision of Psychology Professor Daryl Cameron. Cameron is the director of the Iowa Morality Lab, which Spring also manages.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program offers three years of full financial support to outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. In 2015, the program awarded fellowships to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.