The APAGS Science Committee (established in 2009) represents the perspectives and concerns of graduate students in psychological science. The committee advocates for science-focused students guided by the following core initiatives:
Advocating for the promotion and integration of science across multiple psychological science organizations, including APA (across multiple divisions) and APAGS. The Science Committee strives to meet this initiative by establishing active collaboration with groups aiming to advance psychological science.
Working for increased allocation of resources to fund student research in psychological science. The committee works towards this initiative through the creation and management of grant programs and advocacy for psychological science funding at the national level.
Encouraging the development of innovative programming for the annual APA Convention that meets the needs and interests of science focused students, and provides invaluable resources for the APAGS community as a whole.
Examining and recommending strategies for the recruitment and retention of emerging scientists within APAGS and APA.
APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant
APAGS is committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of science oriented graduate students. The Basic Psychological Science Research Grant provides $1,000 for graduate students conducting psychological science research studies. Additional applicants who were rated highly may receive honorable mentions. The intent is to fund psychology graduate students in science oriented fields. Students in fields with a practice component (e.g. clinical, counseling and school) are not eligible. Students in the following fields are eligible: Cognitive, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational, Developmental, Experimental or Comparative, Industrial/Organizational, Neuropsychology, Neuroscience, Perception and Psychophysics, Personality and Individual Differences, Psycholinguistics, Physiological, Quantitative, Social. Science Committee members review the applications for this grant and provide written feedback to select applicants. Deadlines for this grant are typically in May and December.
Junior Scientist Fellowship
APAGS and Psi Chi are committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of research-oriented students. The Junior Scientist Fellowship provides support for students entering their first year, or the first semester of their second year, of a research-oriented graduate program. Funds for this $1,000 fellowship must be used to support direct research costs. The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is twofold: to provide funding for a first- or second-year graduate level project and to provide constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success on a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application. The deadline for this award is typically in June or July each year.
Chair: Megan Smith (2011-2013)
Purdue University, Ind.
Logan Fiorella (2012-2014)
University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Ingmar Gorman (2012-2013)
The New School for Social Research, N.Y.
Edmarie Guzman-Velez (2012-2014)
University of Iowa, Iowa
Cheri A. Levinson (2011-2013)
Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
Ross MacLean (2012-2014)
The Pennsylvania State University, Pa.
Melissa S. Monsey (2012-2013)
Yale University, Conn.
Audrey Parrish (2011-2013)
Georgia State University, Ga.
Natalie Troxel (2012-2014)
University of California, Davis, Calif.