APAGS News

Share your favorite psychology jokes

Do you know a good joke about psychology or psychologists? APA's Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) is sponsoring a contest to find the best psychology-related joke. The division will present awards and $100 checks to three winners at APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Aug. 10-13, at its symposium on humor. The three categories are best joke, best joke submitted by a student and best original cartoon. Further details are available on the APA Division 1 Web site. Entries are due March 1. E-mail them to Joseph Palladino, PhD.

Convention travel funds available

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and APA's Div. 16 (School) seek applications for the Paul Henkin Student Travel Award. The APF-sponsored, Div. 16-administered award of up to $500 is given annually to one or two graduate student members of Div. 16 to attend APA's Annual Convention. The 2006 award will fund travel, registration and lodging costs for the winning student or students to attend the 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Aug. 10-13. The recipients cannot use the award for food, drink, supplies or other expenses incurred at convention.

The application deadline is April 15. Applications should include four copies of the following: the application form, a letter of recommendation, a 500-word essay and a curriculum vitae. Send applications to the 2006 Div. 16 APF-Paul Henkin Student Travel Award Committee, c/o Tanya L. Eckert, PhD, Syracuse University, Department of Psychology, 430 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244. The application form and additional information can be found at the APF Web site.


Apply for 2006 child and adolescent psychology research training grants

APA's Div. 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) seeks applications from doctoral students enrolled in APA-accredited clinical psychology training programs and postdoctoral fellows who plan academic careers focused on child and adolescent mental health for the Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Award. The grants fund empirical studies on assessment, prevention or treatment, or on issues related to the psychopathology of children or adolescents. Studies that address issues related to poverty, race or culture are especially welcome. Student thesis or dissertation research are eligible. Up to two $2,500 grants to predoctoral students and one $5,000 grant to a postdoctoral fellow will be awarded in 2006.

Applicants must be Div. 53 members. To apply, submit a proposal of less than 2,500 words, an itemized budget and a biosketch or curriculum vitae. Include your name and "Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Award" in the header of all pages.

The deadline is March 1. Submit applications electronically to Marti Hagan, PhD, Div. 53's executive secretary. For more information visit www.clinicalchildpsychology.org.


Fund your injury-prevention research

APF and APA's Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) seek applications for the Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. This $1,500 award is given annually to students and faculty to support psychosocial research on injuries to children and young adults through accidents, violence, abuse or suicide. The award does not cover convention or meeting travel, indirect costs, stipends of principal investigators or costs associated with manuscript preparation.

The application deadline is April 1. Applications should be no longer than seven single-spaced pages and include a 100-word abstract, description of the project, budget, references, statement regarding membership in Div. 54 and past relevant research. Students should include a supporting faculty supervisor letter. E-mail applications to Sharon Berry, PhD. For more information, visit www.apa.org/apf or www.apa.org/divisions/div54/injuryprevenaward.htm.

-E. Packard