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Get involved in APAGS leadership

Nominate an outstanding psychological association

Grants support ethnic-minority retention and recruitment

Get involved in APAGS leadership

Develop leadership skills, represent student colleagues and advocate for psychology by serving on an APAGS Committee. APAGS members are eligible to run for one of the following elected positions, which begin in August 2008: chair-elect; member-at-large, diversity focus; member-at-large, membership recruitment and retention focus; member-at-large, practice focus; and member-at-large, science focus.

APAGS is also seeking members to apply for the following subcommittee chair positions, with terms also beginning in August 2008: chair of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs and chair of the Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Concerns.

Applicants must be actively enrolled as students in good standing in a graduate psychology program. For detailed position descriptions, information on how to apply and application deadlines, visit the APAGS Web site


Nominate an outstanding psychological association

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) seeks nominations from students for the 2008 Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association of the Year Award. APAGS, APA's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) present this $1,500 award to a state, provincial or territorial psychological association (SPTA) that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting graduate student development and joint APAGS/SPTA membership. The application deadline is Jan. 15.

SPTAs that have won the award within the last five years, including last year's winner-the California State Psychological Association--are not eligible for the 2008 award. For application requirements and instructions, visit the APA APAGS Award Web site.


Grants support ethnic-minority retention and recruitment

The APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs awards up to two $1,000 grants each fall semester for projects that recruit, retain and enhance the training of ethnic-minority graduate psychology students. Examples include workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs and the development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic-minority concerns. Visit APA Awards for details. Applications are due Dec. 1.

-D. Schwartz