APAGS News

Apply for a policy fellowship

The National Academy of Sciences invites psychology graduate students and postdocs to apply for its 2009 Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. Fellows learn the fundamentals of science and policy analysis and work with mentors to develop their own projects.

For deadline and application information, visit www7.nationalacademies.org/policyfellows.

APAGS seeks voting seat on APA Board of Directors

Graduate students may soon have a stronger voice in APA's governance. In November, APA members will decide whether APAGS will have a voting seat on APA's Board of Directors.

For the past five years, the APAGS chair has held a full voting seat on the APA Council of Representatives and a nonvoting seat on the Board of Directors. During the Council of Representatives meeting, there was an overwhelming show of support for full voting rights, says APAGS Chair Konjit V. Page.

"It's now in the hands of the membership to decide," says Page.

Check out the 2009 grad guide

Find the graduate program that fits you with the help of the updated "Graduate Study in Psychology," a book and online guide that seeks to make the graduate school search a little easier.

"Graduate Study in Psychology" provides information on more than 600 psychology departments, including information on admission requirements, tuition costs, internship availability and students' employment after earning their degrees. For more information, visit http://books.apa.org.

Fund your diversity work

The APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs awards two grants each spring and three grants each fall for projects that aim to 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 www.apa.org/apags for more information.

Present at the 2009 APA Annual Convention

Got hot findings to share with your colleagues? Then visit www.apa.org/convention and fill out an application to present at APA's 2009 Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 6–9.

—D. Schwartz