Apply for a child-injury prevention grant
APF is welcoming student applications for the $5,000 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant, which supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of injury prevention among children and adolescents, including unintentional and intentional injuries. The foundation seeks research projects related to childhood injuries similar to those published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, as well as other innovative projects. Apply by Oct. 1.
LGBT family psychology grant available
APF seeks nominations for the Roy Scrivner Research Grants, which provide graduate student grants for research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family psychology and family therapy. Researchers from all behavioral and social sciences fields are encouraged to apply, but APF will give preference to dissertation projects. One grant of up to $12,000 is available. Apply by Nov. 1.
Fund your policy research
APF encourages students to apply for the $1,000 APF Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy, which supports dissertation research on public policy that has the potential to improve services for children and families facing psychosocial issues. Examples of eligible topics include at-risk populations, child-abuse prevention, services for youth in the criminal justice system, effectiveness of school programs for children with psychological issues, using psychology in public policy to improve math and science education, and promoting healthy parenting. Apply by Nov. 1.
Earn a $25,000 child psychology fellowship
APF seeks applications for up to four $25,000 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships, which are available to students conducting research in child psychology. The fellowship supports scholarly work that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and learning in child psychology. All applicants must be doctoral candidates. APF will also award two $5,000 scholarships to the runners-up. Apply by Nov. 1.
Present at APA's 2011 Annual Convention
It's not too early to propose a poster or presentation for APA's 2011 Annual Convention, Aug. 4–7, in Washington, D.C. Presenting your research gives you valuable public-speaking experience, provides networking opportunities, and allows you to share your findings with fellow students and APA members. Read APA's rules for submissions. Students can submit proposals directly to APAGS by selecting this option on the online submission form. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1.