APA's Ethics Committee and APAGS seek submissions for the 2007 Graduate Student Ethics Prize, which recognizes a student paper on psychology and ethics in science or research, practice, education, public interest, or theory.
The winner will receive $1,000, a round-trip ticket to APA's 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco, Aug. 17-20, and three nights of hotel accommodations. The award recipient will present the winning paper at the convention to APA Ethics Committee members for comment, and it will appear in the journal Ethics & Behavior. The submission deadline is March 16. The Ethics Committee will announce the winner by May 18. Send papers to the APA Ethics Office, Attn: Ethics Prize, at the APA address. For more information, visit the APA Ethics Prize Web site. E-mail questions to Ethics Office Director Stephen Behnke, JD, PhD, via e-mail with the subject heading "student ethics prize." To read about past winners, visit the November 2005 and November 2006 issues of gradPSYCH.
The APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (APAGS-CEMA) seeks applications for its biannual awards to fund student-led projects that recruit, retain or enhance the training of ethnic-minority graduate psychology students. APAGS-CEMA gives up to two $500 grants each spring and up to three $500 grants each fall for projects such as workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs and the development of multicultural or ethnic-minority student organizations.
Grant applications are due July 1 and Dec. 1. Applications should include a title page; a summary of the proposed project; descriptions of any evaluations or handouts to be given at the end of the program; information about the event host and any co-sponsoring organizations or individuals; and copies of any program or event publicity.
If all information is not available by the application deadline, send as much information as possible to the APAGS-CEMA Grant Program at the APA address. For complete details, visit the APAGS Web site.
APAGS is accepting applications for its 2007 scholarships, grants and awards, which recognize students and those who support them for excellence in several areas, such as working with underserved populations or researching diversity. To apply or nominate a candidate, graduate students must be in good standing at least part time at a regionally accredited university. Most applications and nominations must be received by May 1. For specific deadlines and application instructions, visit the APAGS Web site.
Former APA President Richard M. Suinn, PhD, and APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training (CEMRRAT) Task Force seek nominations from ethnic-minority doctoral students for the 2007 Suinn Minority Achievement Awards, which recognize doctoral programs in scientific and professional psychology that demonstrate excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic-minority students. Three Suinn Minority Achievement Awards will be presented at APA's 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco.
Nominators should provide specific information about the program elements that contribute to its success, such as curriculum, faculty and student collaborations, recruitment and retention, mentoring and modeling, and funding.
The nomination deadline is March 1. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Send questions and nominations by fax, mail or e-mail to Shannon Watts, special projects manager, APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs, at the APA address; fax: (202) 336-6040; e-mail.