2011 APA Convention Travel Awards for Early Career Professionals

The Board of Convention Affairs along with the Board of Scientific Affairs and the Committee on Early Career Psychologists are pleased to announce a travel award program for early career members from all areas of psychology (education, practice, public interest and science) to attend the 2011 APA Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., August 4-7, at the Washington Convention Center.

Thirteen award recipients will receive $750 to be applied toward their 2011 APA convention expenses.  The program is designed to encourage attendance and increase representation of early career members at this year’s APA convention.

All early career APA members (within seven years receipt of their doctorate) are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who are first-time attendees, or whose primary work is in basic psychological science or those who will be presenting at the 2011 convention. The submission package must include the following information:

  1. Brief statement (maximum one page) about your interest in attending the convention and how you will use this award to support your attendance. Please highlight any significant achievements in your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an early career psychologists (within APA, other related scholarly or professional organizations such as state and local psychological associations) and indicate how you believe you would benefit from attending the convention.  Also, please include in your statement if the 2011 convention will be your first APA convention and if you will be receiving other funding to help cover your expenses.

  2. If you are presenting at the 2011 APA convention, please include an abstract of your presentation along with the title and the names of co-presenters. Please note that you do not need to be a presenter to be eligible for this travel award.

  3. Include your Curriculum Vitae (the year you were awarded a doctorate in psychology should be clearly stated).

Electronic submission instructions: Please submit all materials in a single Word document.  Put your name and the name of the award in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Early Career Travel Award).

The deadline for submission of materials is April 25, 2011, midnight (EST). Email or fax all materials to Kraig Scott or via fax (202) 216-7628.  Award winners will be notified in May 2011 and will be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the APA convention on Friday, August 5, 2011 at 6 p.m.