Join the APAGS Committee
Develop leadership skills, represent student concerns and advocate nationally for psychology by serving on the APAGS Committee. APAGS members are eligible to run for the following elected positions, which begin in August 2010: chair-elect; chair, Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs; chair, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns; member-at-large, practice; member-at-large, research/academic focus; member-at-large, diversity; and member-at-large, membership recruitment and retention. The deadline for applications is Feb. 8. Applicants must be APAGS members actively enrolled as graduate psychology students in good standing. More information.
Apply for pediatric psychology grant
Div. 54 (The Society of Pediatric Psychology) seeks applications for the $1,000 C. Eugene Walker Education Award, which aims to facilitate conference attendance for pediatric psychology students, interns and postdoctoral fellows who are also members of the division. The award will allow a student to attend an educational function such as a workshop, conference or convention, with preference given to APA and Div. 54 events. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15. To apply, submit a curriculum vitae and a one- or two-page cover letter that includes the name and location of the conference you would like to attend, a description of your planned activities and a statement confirming your Div. 54 membership to Tonya Palermo, PhD, via email.
Become a PsycINFO expert
Become an expert on PsycINFO by attending a free Web seminar for graduate students who already know the basics of searching the online research database. The many seminar sessions offered each month can be viewed online. To sign up, e-mail your name, contact information and desired session to Webinars. Topics include finding measures, looking for funding and brainstorming solutions to sticky research questions.
Apply for scholarships and awards
Apply now for APAGS's 2010 scholarships, grants and awards. They recognize students in several areas, including working with underserved populations, conducting psychological science research and researching diversity. APAGS gives more than $20,000 in scholarships and grants annually to graduate students in good standing who study at least part-time at a regionally accredited university. Applications and nominations must be received by May 14. Deadlines and instructions.
Nominate an excellent librarian
Has a librarian made a difference in your life or helped you with your research? If so, nominate him or her for APA's 2010 Excellence in Librarianship award. Winners receive a $2,500 check and an inscribed plaque. E-mail a statement describing the librarian's contributions within and/or outside of the institution, the librarian's current curriculum vitae, up to three letters of support (including one from a direct beneficiary of the librarian's services) and contact information for the nominee. Examples of achievement include instruction, project development, publications, research or service. Self-nominations are welcome. The nomination deadline is April 19. For more information, or to submit a nomination, e-mail.
Fund your research with an APF grant
The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for these 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 support 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 1.
The Henry David Grant, which support young professionals with a demonstrated interest in behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. The grant provides up to $1,500 for support of ongoing research in behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior. Applications are due Feb. 15.
The Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship, which provides $6,000 for graduate student research using psychological perspectives to understand and reduce stigma associated with mental illness. Applications are due May 15.
The Esther Katz Rosen Fellowships, which provide $25,000 for research that aims to advance our understanding of gifted children. Applications are due March 2.
The Paul E. Henkin Travel Grant, which provides support of up to $1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel for student members of Div. 16 (School) to attend APA's Annual Convention. Applications are due April 15.