Grants and Awards
$500 for Social Justice Research
APA's Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) invites graduate students who are conducting research on marginalized women to apply for the Sandra Schwartz Tangri Memorial Award for Graduate Student Research. The award supports research on such issues as sexual harassment, discrimination, reproductive rights, concerns of ethnic and sexual minority women and the mentoring of first-generation college students. Apply by Jan. 15.
Apply for the Graduate Student Ethics Award
APA's Ethics Committee and APAGS invite students to submit their theoretical or empirical papers on psychology and ethics for the chance to win the Graduate Student Ethics Award. Papers are judged on their quality, originality, clarity and the adequacy of their literature review. Award winners receive $1,000, a round-trip ticket to APA's 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5, and three nights of hotel accommodation. Apply by Jan. 6.
Nominate yourself for a general psychology award
APA's Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) invites promising psychology doctoral students at any stage of their education to apply for the $250 Anne Anastasi Graduate Student Award. The award honors psychology students who, through their research, show potential to make substantial contributions to any area of psychology. Applications are due Feb. 15.
Apply for a Teaching Award
APA's Div. 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) invites graduate students to apply for the Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to spark student interest in psychology through lectures, class projects and other methods. Award winners receive $1,500 and a plaque. Apply by Jan. 13.
Nominate a dissertation on psychopharmacology and substance abuse
APA's Div. 28 (Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse) invites students who completed their doctoral dissertation in 2011 or 2010 to apply for a $250 dissertation award. The winner also receives an engraved plaque and travel funds to present his or her research at a psychology conference of their choice. Applications are due Jan. 5.
Advocate for psychology as a campus representative
The APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team is looking for campus representatives to spearhead grassroots campaigns to support federal and state funding for psychology education, internships and more. Campus representatives learn about the legislative process and develop leadership skills. For more information, email APAGS.
Nominate a student-friendly state, provincial or territorial psychological association
Does your local psychological association provide mentoring, leadership and training opportunities for students? If so, nominate it for a $1,500 APAGS/Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice/Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) SPTA Award. Nominations are due Jan. 9.
Recognize a diverse psychology program
APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training is seeking nominations for the Suinn Minority Achievement Award, which recognizes psychology doctoral programs committed to the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic-minority students. Nominations are due April 1.
Fund your travel to a pediatric psychology conference
APA's Div. 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) invites psychology students, interns and postdoctoral fellows to apply for up to $1,000 in funding to travel to a pediatric psychology meeting or workshop. Applications are due Jan. 15.
Apply for an Exercise and Sport Dissertation award
APA's Div. 47 (Exercise and Sport) invites students to apply for its exercise and sport psychology dissertation award. The winner will receive a plaque and the opportunity to present their research at APA's 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando. Applications are due Feb. 15.