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Check out new resource guide for graduate students with disabilities

APAGS and APA's Office on Disability Issues have released a new resource guide for psychology graduate students with disabilities. The guide includes:

  • An introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Strategies for program orientation and preparing for a successful experience.
  • A primer on understanding and meeting program requirements.
  • Tips on training and professional development.

The guide also lists national resources on disability issues. For a copy, visit the APAGS Web site or the APAGS Disability Web site or call APAGS at (202) 336-6014; TDD/TTY: (202) 336-5662.


Apply for child psychology fellowship

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) seeks applicants for up to three $20,000 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships to support graduate studies in child psychology in 2005 and 2006.

The Koppitz fellowships help nurture scholars in the broad area of child psychology, including topics such as developmental psychopathology and child-clinical, pediatric, school, developmental and educational psychology. The award includes travel costs to attend a pre-conference workshop for Koppitz graduate fellows in conjunction with APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans and other conferences as funds allow. APF will also award $4,000 travel stipends to runners-up.

Psychology doctoral candidates and students soon to take their qualifying exams are eligible; students must present proof of their doctoral candidacy before funds will be released. The deadline to apply is November 15. Recipients will be announced on or after February 15, 2005. Financial support will extend from September 1, 2005, to August 31, 2006. For complete application guidelines, visit the APF Web site or e-mail APF.


Apply for international travel award

APF seeks applicants for the $1,000 David International Travel Award. The award supports a young psychologist-a doctoral candidate or someone with no more than five years' postgraduate experience-who is interested in studying human reproductive behavior or population issues. Made possible by a donation from Henry P. David, PhD, the award will subsidize the winner's travel to an international or regional congress of his or her choice.

The submission deadline is March 15, 2005. For a list of application criteria and an application form, contact the Office of International Affairs at the APA address; (202) 336-6025; fax: (202) 218-3599; e-mail.


Get involved with APAGS by joining a subcommittee

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is seeking students to serve on three subcommittees: the APAGS Convention Committee, the APAGS Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and the APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC). Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled as a student in good standing in a graduate psychology program.
  • At least two years from graduation.
  • A member of APAGS.

Subcommittee members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for a second term by the subcommittee chair. Members of the convention committee must attend a meeting in Washington, DC, December 10-12.

The application deadline is September 30. To apply, submit a two-page curriculum vitae, a brief statement of no more than 750 words describing your qualifications and a brief letter from your department chair verifying your status as a graduate student in good standing and stating support of your involvement on an APAGS subcommittee. Send applications to APAGS Subcommittee Application at the APA address. For more information, visit the APAGS Web site.


Learn more about careers in geropsychology

APA's Office on Aging encourages students to learn more about geropsychology by checking out a poster and fact sheet the office sent to university psychology departments in September. The fact sheet lists Web-based resources for information about geropsychology opportunities in both research and practice settings, as well as graduate programs that offer specialized training or have strong research foci on aging, clinical psychology internships and postdoctoral training.

To receive a copy of the fact sheet, contact Wanda Franklin or visit the Office on Aging Web site. For more information on geropsychology and aging-related issues, contact the Office on Aging at (202) 336-6046.