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If you've recently completed your dissertation on a topic related to positive psychology, you have until March 30 to apply for the seventh annual Martin E.P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology, a $1,000 cash grant sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

The prize includes a $1,000 grant, travel to APA's 2005 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., Aug. 18-21, where the award will be presented, one day of hotel accommodations and food and transportation costs.

You are eligible to apply if you completed your dissertation in positive psychology after March 30, 2002, and plan to continue pursuing research on positive psychology.

To apply, submit six copies of both your curriculum vitae and a dissertation summary no longer than eight single-spaced pages, including tables and figures but not references. The summary should include a description of the problem investigated, an explanation of the methods, a summary of the findings, a discussion of the significance of the findings in relation to positive psychology and an outline of how the work might be continued.

Materials must be postmarked no later than April 1. The foundation will select three finalists by May 1. Finalists will then submit a copy of their completed dissertations for review.

For more information, visit www.templeton.org/SeligmanAward. Send applications to: Communications Department, John Templeton Foundation, 300 Conshohocken State Rd., Suite 500, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.

-Z. STAMBOR