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Research funding

Looking for some research money? Here's a wrap-up of available funds:

$5,000 for Injury Prevention Research

Students or faculty who are conducting research on the psychological and behavioral aspects of injury prevention among children and adolescents can apply for APF's Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant. Applicants must submit a research proposal and proof of institutional review board approval or pending approval. Apply by Oct. 1.

$12,000 for LGBT Research

Graduate students conducting empirical or applied research on lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender family psychology or LGBT family therapy can receive up to $12,000 in research support through APF's Roy Scrivner Research Grant. The awards committee will give preference to dissertation proposals. Apply by Nov. 1.

$1,000 or $5,000 in Dissertation Research Funding

This year, APA will give $1,000 to 40 science-oriented students to support their dissertation research. APA will also award $5,000 to several standout applicants. To apply, you must already have your proposal approved by your dissertation committees. Deadline is Sept. 15.

$1,000 for Public Policy Research

Students researching ways to improve services for children and families can apply for APF's $1,000 Annette U. Rickel Dissertation Award. Past award winners have studied such topics as child abuse prevention, services for youth in the criminal justice system and promoting healthy parenting. Applications are due Nov. 1.

$1,000 for Outstanding Student Researchers

If you've conducted outstanding research during your first three years of grad school, apply for $1,000 to support your future research projects through APA's Early Graduate Student Researcher Award. Applications are due Sept. 15.

$500 for Feminist Research

APA's Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) will award up to three $500 Janet Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants to students conducting research on feminist issues. Projects already at the data analysis stage are not eligible. Apply by Sept. 15.


Recognize a colleague or nominate yourself.

Honor a Mentor

Have you been guided by an outstanding scholar, teacher, mentor and leader in the psychology of women field? Nominate him or her for the Div. 35 Carolyn Wood Sherif Award. Winners receive a cash prize and the opportunity to give a talk about their work at APA's Annual Convention. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis.

Mentor a Fellow Child and Adolescent Psychology Student

APA's Div. 53 (Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) is introducing a mentorship program to give graduate students the opportunity to advise less advanced graduate or undergraduate students studying clinical child and adolescent psychology. If you're interested in participating as a mentor, email Division 53.

Apply for a Clinical Psychology Research Award

If you are a psychology graduate student who has made exemplary theoretical or empirical contributions to research in clinical psychology, nominate yourself for the Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) Distinguished Student Research Award in Clinical Psychology. Winners receive a plaque, a $200 honorarium and a subscription to the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Nominations are due Nov. 1.

Recognize an Outstanding Student Therapist

If someone you know has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to psychology — including pioneering new methods of therapy or showing great breadth and depth of clinical interests — nominate him or her for the Div. 12 Distinguished Student Practice Award in Clinical Psychology. Nominations are due Nov. 1.

Honor service in clinical psychology

Graduate students who have advanced the field of clinical psychology through volunteer work, such as by advocating for mental health legislation or reaching out to underserved communities, can nominate themselves for Div. 12's Distinguished Student Service Award in Clinical Psychology. Nominations are due Nov. 1.

An Expanded Resource for Students With Disabilities

Psychology graduate students with disabilities face a unique set of challenges when they search for internships, apply for postdocs and join the workforce. To help students navigate these issues, APA's Disability Issues Office, in collaboration with members of the Committee on Disability Issues, has released an expanded guide for students with disabilities.

The 44-page booklet covers topics including when to disclose your disability to potential employers and how to request reasonable accommodation from your school and supervisor. Download the guide for free.

Phoebe Ellsworth Wins Mentorship Award

Described by her students as nurturing, supportive, witty and warm-hearted, University of Michigan social psychology professor Phoebe Ellsworth, PhD, has won the 2011 Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Graduate Students.

Ellsworth is extremely generous with her time, spending countless hours helping students hone their research projects, says Spike W.S. Lee, one of Ellsworth's advisees who nominated her for the award. "She sees theoretical, methodological and practical connections that others miss," Lee says.

Ellsworth is also known for listening compassionately when students struggle with the demands of grad school or in their personal lives. "Phoebe has the heart and the skills. She is simply a joy," Lee says.

High School Student Wins $75,000 Scholarship

Michelle Hackman, a recent graduate of Great Neck North High School in New York, won second place at the Intel Science Talent Search with a science project investigating cellphone addiction among teens. Read more about Hackman's study and future plans.

Houston Psychological Association Offers Internship Training 

What does it take to get a psychology internship in this increasingly competitive environment? The Houston Psychological Association will be hosting an Oct. 28 panel discussion on the topic, which is free and open to any interested students. To register, visit HPA Online.