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Tap APA division awards, research prizes

Does your research need a resource boost? Think your dissertation or thesis deserves recognition? Check out these student research and dissertation prizes offered by APA's divisions:

  • RHR International Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
    Division 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) offers this $1,000 prize to a doctoral student or recent graduate for dissertation research on the theory or practice of consulting psychology. The winner also receives travel funds to present the award-winning research at APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28—Aug. 1. The management consulting firm RHR International funds the prize. Nomination materials should include a copy of the defended dissertation, a nomination letter that praises the study and links it to consulting psychology and two recommendation letters from the student's faculty or members of Division 13. For more information, visit

  • Division 22 (Rehabilitation) Student Poster Award
    Division 22 offers a $250 prize to the top student poster at its 6th annual conference, March 3—7 in Seattle. The deadline to submit poster proposals is January 16. Submit abstracts via e-mail or mail to: Joseph H. Hinkebein, PhD, Department of Health Psychology, University of Missouri, Rusk Rehabilitation Center, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212. For more information, visit

  • Division 42 (Independent Practice) Travel Scholarships
    APA's Division 42 will offer five $200 travel scholarships to the five best poster submissions at its first annual Student/Early Career Psychologist Poster Symposium at APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu. Submissions on any type of research relating to the practice of psychology are welcome. The submission deadline is March 1. For more information and submission guidelines, contact Mitch Hicks, PhD or Miguel Gallardo, PsyD.

  • Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues) Malyon-Smith Scholarship
    Division 44 awards this $1,000 prize to a graduate student for research on the concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered individuals, groups or communities. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a psychology doctoral program. The proposal deadline is February 1. For more information and application materials, visit

  • Division 46 (Media) Student Dissertation/Research Award
    Division 46 offers this $200 stipend for research on any form of media including Internet, radio, television or print research/applications; multimedia telecommunications; virtual reality; distance learning; telehealth and telepsychology services; and product development. The award includes one year of free Division 46 membership. Applicants must be graduating from a doctoral program and have completed the dissertation between January 2003 and March 2004. Applicants are not required to be Division 46 members. The submission deadline is March 1. For application information, contact Elizabeth Carll, PhD, 2004 Awards Committee chair. Students who are interested in joining Division 46 can contact June Wilson, Student Committee chair.

  • Division 47 (Exercise and Sport) Dissertation Award
    Division 47 offers this $100 prize for an outstanding dissertation on sport psychology. Applications are due Janurary 15. The applicant and his or her dissertation adviser must be members of Division 47 at the time of the application. Applications should include a letter of support from the applicant's adviser that confirms that the dissertation and doctoral degree were completed by Dec. 31, 2003, as well as a 1,500-word abstract that sums up the introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion and contributions to science and practice. Send applications to Shelley Wiechman, PhD, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Box 359740, Seattle, WA 98014.

  • Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) Student Research Awards
    Division 53 offers two $750 awards to support dissertation or master's thesis research in clinical child or adolescent psychology. Applicants must be members of Division 53 at the time of the application or submit membership materials with the application. The application deadline will be in December 2004. For more information, visit and click on "Student Info."

  • Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) Student Research and Travel Awards
    Division 54 sponsors three student research awards: the Routh Student Research Grant for $750; the Student Research Award for $750; and the Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Award for $1,000, which is co-sponsored by the American Psychological Foundation. The division is also offering Student Poster and Travel Awards for travel to APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, visit

For more information on APA's divisions, visit APA Divisions — J. CHAMBERLIN 

Foundation offers research scholarships

The American Psychological Foundation (APF), a charitable organization that funds psychology education and research, invites graduate students to apply for these scholarship opportunities:

  • The 2004 Henry Hécaen and Manfred Meier Neuropsychology Scholarships
    Two $2,500 awards specifically for graduate neuropsychology studies. The application deadline is June 1. For information on applying, visit

  • The APF/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) Research Scholarships
    Includes eleven $1,000 stipends and one $3,000 award for the top application through the Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship, and one $2,000 award through the Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship. Funding applications are distributed electronically in March to all departments of psychology that are members in good standing with COGDOP. Interested applicants can contact their psychology department for nomination information. The application deadline is June 1. Applications should be sent to APA's Science Directorate — which administers the program — at the APA address. Each application packet must include five copies of:

    •  A completed application form obtained from the student's department.

    • A letter of recommendation from the nominee's graduate research adviser that does not exceed three pages.

    • A transcript of all graduate coursework completed by the nominee and a curriculum vitae.

    • An outline of the nominee's thesis or dissertation research project, even if in progress, which does not exceed three pages.

See 2003 APF/COGDOP student prize winners for information on the 2003 winners. For more information, visit

For more information about all APF scholorships, e-mail APF.