Looking for research money? Here's a wrap-up of available funds:
$25,000 or $5,000 for Child Psychology Research
Graduate students researching the fields of child clinical psychology, pediatric psychology, school psychology, educational psychology or developmental psychopathology can apply for the American Psychological Foundation's Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship. APF gives preference to students with projects that can make a substantial contribution to the field and who have demonstrated scholarship and research competence. Apply by Nov. 15.
$6,000 for Family Dynamics Research
APF invites students investigating the theory, assessment, or clinical practice behind how couples or families interact to apply for the Randy Gerson Memorial Grant. All applicants must be full-time psychology graduate students in good standing at accredited universities. Applications are due Feb. 1.
$1,000 for Basic Psychological Science Research
APAGS invites members conducting research in any area of psychology or neuroscience to apply for an APAGS Basic Psychological Science research grant. The grants will go to projects with the potential to make significant scientific contributions, and students can only use funds to defray research costs. Applications are due Dec. 7.
$500 for Social Justice Projects
Are you conducting research on issues affecting marginalized women, such as sexual harassment, discrimination or reproductive rights? Then apply for the Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) Sandra Schwartz Tangri Memorial Award for Graduate Student Research. Advanced doctoral graduate students with projects in their beginning stages are eligible for this award. For application information, email Sharon Rae Jenkins, PhD. Apply by Jan. 13.
Awards and More
Nominate an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
Do you know a graduate student who is already showing signs of becoming a master teacher, engaging students and sparking their curiosity about the science of human behavior? Nominate him or her for the $1,000 Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) Wilbert J. McKeachie Award. Nominations must include a variety of supporting material such as syllabi, student projects and positive student evaluations. Nominations are due Jan. 13.
Recognize an Outstanding Psychological Association
Does your state, provincial or territorial psychological association foster graduate student involvement and keep the concerns of the next generation of psychologists at the top of its agenda? Then nominate it for the $1,500 APAGS/Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice/Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) Award. Send a cover letter, a list of the association's student programming and a description of the association's goals for engaging student members. Nominations are due Jan. 9.
Become a Student Leader
Develop leadership skills, represent fellow students and advocate nationally for psychology by running for an elected position on the APAGS Committee. Open positions include chair-elect, member at large (practice focus), member at large (research/academic focus), member at large (diversity focus) and member at large (recruitment and retention focus). Applicants must be APAGS members actively enrolled as students and in good standing in a graduate psychology program. Position descriptions and application information are available online. Apply by Jan 24.
Present at APA's 2012 Annual Convention
Student presenters at APA's 2012 Annual Convention, in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 2–5, will gain valuable public speaking experience and professional contacts. Don't miss this opportunity to share your work with your colleagues and add a line to your curriculum vitae. Find out how you can submit your poster or program through APAGS. Applications are due Dec. 1.
Travel to an International Psychology Conference
APA's Office of International Affairs is offering grants to APAGS or APA members who would like to travel abroad to present their findings, serve as a roundtable moderator or chair a symposium at an international conference. Recipients can use the grants to cover or partially cover conference registration fees. Applications are due Dec. 1.
Further Your Pediatric Psychology Education
The Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) C. Eugene Walker Education Award in Pediatric Psychology offers up to $1,000 to defray travel and registration costs for pediatric psychology students attending conventions, workshops and conferences. Applications are due Jan. 15.