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Minority Training Programs

APA Science Directorate for both master's and doctoral thesis funding:

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships:

Gates Millenium Scholars: and

APA Minority Fellowship Program:

NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students:

Doctoral Scholars Program/Southern Regional Education Board:

APA's Minority Fellowship Program's Sixth Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI)

The Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association is hosting its Sixth Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI), July 20–26, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

PSI provides educational, professional development, and mentoring experiences to advanced doctoral students of psychology and psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided through mentoring, networking, seminars, and workshops toward developing grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowships, dissertations, treatment programs, publications, or program evaluation projects. All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.

  • If you are an advanced doctoral student or are within the first five years of your career…
  • If you have a concept or project that you want to develop (research, services, or policy)…
  • If you want to receive one-on-one mentoring from psychologists in the field…
  • If you want to network with some of the brightest psychologists and advanced doctoral students in the country…
  • If you want the inside scoop on grant writing, publishing, data analysis, innovative treatment models, cultural competence, getting tenure, and a lot more...
  • If you want to meet and hear from top federal officials about getting their money…
  • If you want to receive a travel fellowship to cover all reasonable expenses…

Then this is the summer institute for you!

Application deadline: May 16, 2008 (11:59 pm Eastern Time) For more information and to apply online, visit out our web site at

Division 45's National Honor Society: Psi Alpha Omega

Psi Alpha Omega provides academic recognition for students of color and students interested in the study of ethnic and cultural issues within the discipline of psychology. Click here for more information.

Irene and Eric Simon Brain Research Foundation Summer Research Fellowship

Dear Colleagues,

In 2004, my daughter Faye Simon Harac set up a Foundation to honor her
parents and my many years of research. She called it the Irene and Eric
Simon Brain Research Foundation. The long-range goal is to raise money
to support brain research and to attract brilliant young students to a
career in Neuroscience research. The Foundation has decided to give out
a number of summer fellowships for research training in Neuroscience to
very promising students. Two were given out in 2005 and 4 in 2006. We
plan to give out 6 fellowships for the summer of 2007. This program
is designed to provide a meaningful research experience, mentored by an
established researcher, to students in the process of making career
decisions. The amount of each summer stipend will be $2500, provided
directly to the student. Candidates should be undergraduates finishing
their junior or senior year, who are in the process of deciding if
Neuroscience research is to be part of their career plans. Applicants
must have a prior acceptance for summer research training by a Faculty
Sponsor, the head of a first rate laboratory at a University, Medical
School or Research Institute. The fellowship recipients are expected to
receive full time research training for 8–10 weeks during the summer in
the laboratory of their choice. They will be asked to submit a report
on their research and how it has helped and influenced them. The
fellows and their Faculty sponsors will be invited to present their results and
impressions of the summer training at the annual Gala Dinner of the
Foundation in person or by video, if unable to attend. An application
form is attached. It can also be printed from the Foundation web site:

The deadline for applications for fellowships for the summer of 2007 is
March 15, 2007. Early submission is appreciated.

Student applicants should send originals and 4 copies of the following
(including Faculty Sponsor Materials) to me by regular mail, see
mailing address below. (Note: E-mailed or faxed applications will not be

Student Applicant:
1. Provide a CV, including summary of undergraduate (and
graduate, if applicable) courses and grades (official transcript not necessary) and
description of research experience (if any).
2. Please indicate any other sources and amounts of financial
support available to you.
3. Provide a personal statement of educational and career goals
and how the proposed summer research will advance both.

Faculty Sponsor:
1. Provide a brief CV ( NIH style or similar)
2. Provide a statement describing the student applicant?s
qualifications for the Summer Research Fellowship and describe the training he/she
will receive, including a paragraph about the student?s research project.
Please indicate how the research in your laboratory is funded.

Thank you,
Eric J. Simon

Eric J. Simon, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
NYU School of Medicine
550 First Ave.
New York, NY 10016

The Minority Health Disparities Undergraduate Summer Research Program

For undergraduates in the summer between their junior and senior year, or students who have completed their baccalaureate degree but not been accepted into a graduate program, the program offers: 

§ A financial award of $4,000 for 10 weeks of research and other activities
§ Round-trip airfare to Tucson from anywhere within the United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
§ Six units of transferable research course credit
§ Housing will be available at the University of Arizona residence halls

The explicit objective of the program is to help prepare, motivate, and support students who aspire to obtain a PhD and pursue a career in research.  Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who conducts research in the biomedical sciences in which they have a specific interest, participate in weekly seminars offered by UA faculty on health issues disproportionately affecting minority populations, and present their work at the University of Arizona's end of summer colloquium.  Students also learn the basics on how to prepare for and how to apply to graduate school.

The NIH/ISMD Graduate Scholars Program

For prospective graduate students interested in a PhD in the biomedical sciences, the Graduate College also sponsors an NIH/IMSD Scholars Program.  The program's intent is to guarantee five (5) years of funding to those who are admitted into one of fourteen (16) biomedical graduate programs at the University of Arizona. First year scholars receive:

§ A financial award of $20,766 in the form of a research assistantship
§ In-state and out-of-state tuition waivers
§ $1,000 in travel funds to attend a national conference
§ Rotation through 3-4 laboratories
§ Participation in a small group seminar focusing on survival skills for graduate school
§ In subsequent years, equivalent funding will be provided in the form of a research or teaching assistantship, traineeship and/or fellowship
§ Support of up to $1,500 to assist with supplies for their dissertation.

You may review aspects of these programs, including a printable application for the summer program, at our website: If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Maria Teresa Velez ( or Sandi Bartell ( the IMSD Program Coordinator. 

The University of Arizona is one of top 20 public universities in the country, as reflected in rankings by the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, and discipline-specific assessments and second in the country for the diversity of its student body. The UA is a research extensive (Research I) and Land Grant University, andone of 67 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. It is one of a few universities in the country that houses Colleges of Science, Medicine and Agriculture within the same campus. This configuration, in addition to the presence of Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing and Public Health, and the Arizona Cancer Center (the largest such center in the Southwest), Sarver Heart Center and the Steele Memorial Children's Research Center, gives the University of Arizona unparalleled opportunities in biomedical teaching and research.

Click here to download a flyer about the University of Arizona's summer programs.

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