Fund your research with an APF grant

The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for graduate student research grants:

  • The Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, which provides $6,000 for research on family dynamics or multigenerational processes, particularly projects that continue the development of Bowen family systems. Applications are due Feb. 1.

  • The Wayne F. Placek Grants, which encourage research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience as a result of their sexual orientation. Two $15,000 grants are awarded annually. Applications are due March 2.

  • The Henry David Grants. Two grants are given each year. One provides up to $1,500 for research on human reproductive behavior or population studies; the other provides up to $1,500 for travel for a researcher making a presentation about human reproductive behavior or population studies at a conference or congress. Applications are due Feb. 15.

To apply for the grants, go to http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants.

Nominate an outstanding local association

State, provincial and territorial psychological associations that have demonstrated excellence in promoting graduate student development and joint APAGS/State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations membership are eligible for the Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association of the Year Award, which offers a $1,500 prize. The deadline is Jan. 16. More information on this and other awards is available here.

Attention student leaders: Run for an APAGS position

The annual election for positions on the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Committee begins in March. Positions include: chair-elect; member-at-large, education focus; and member-at-large, communications focus. More information is available from APAGS.

Apply for 2009 APAGS scholarships and awards

APAGS is now accepting applications for its 2009 scholarships, grants and awards. The Carol Williams-Nickelson Award for Women's Leadership and Scholarship in Women's Issues is a new scholarship offered this year. Applications and nominations must be received by May 16. For deadlines and application instructions, visit the APAGS Web site.

—J. Clark