Present at APA's 2009 Annual Convention

Make professional contacts and gain valuable experience communicating your findings by presenting your work at APA's 2009 Annual Convention, Aug. 6–9 in Toronto. Presentation applications must be received by Dec. 3.  

Does your state association promote graduate student growth?

If so, nominate them for the 2009 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 the $1,500 award each year to a state, provincial or territorial psychological association that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting graduate student development and joint APAGS/SPTA membership.

The application deadline is Jan. 16. SPTAs that have won the award within the last five years, including last year's winner, the New Jersey State Psychological Association, are not eligible for the 2009 award. Application requirements and instructions are available here.

Help guide APAGS into the next decade

Develop your leadership skills, represent student colleagues and advocate for psychology by serving APAGS.

APAGS is gathering a slate of candidates to run for one of three elected positions, which begin in August: chair-elect, member-at-large (education focus) and member-at-large (communications focus). APAGS is also accepting applications for the chair of its Convention Committee, an appointed position.

The application deadline is March 9. Applicants must be APAGS members, actively enrolled as students and in good standing in a graduate psychology program. Position descriptions and application information is available from APAGS.

Fund your work on diversity issues

APAGS's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs awards five grants each year 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.

Applications for the spring 2009 grants are due Dec. 1.

—D. Schwartz