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Research Funding

$15,000 for LGBT Research

The Wayne F. Placek Grants support scientific research to increase the public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experience. Two $15,000 grants are awarded by the American Psychological Foundation each year. Apply by March 1.

$5,000 for Stigma Study

Take advantage of the $5,000 Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship for graduate-level research on understanding and reducing stigma associated with mental illness. The American Psychological Foundation will award the scholarship to a psychology graduate student who is enrolled full time at an APA-accredited university. Apply by May 15. Applicants are required to submit a proposal, letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser and a curriculum vitae online.

$1,500 for LGBT Dissertation Research

The APAGS-LGBT Dissertation Scholarship offers $1,500 for dissertation research on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Apply by May 9.

$1,500 for Master's-level Research

The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Scholarship for Research in Psychology provides $1,500 to a master's-level psychology student who is conducting exemplary research. To apply, submit a research proposal, curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation. Apply by May 9.

$1,500 for Diversity Research

The APAGS Diversity Dissertation Scholarship provides $1,500 for psychology research projects that address issues of diversity such as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation and disability. Proposals are due May 9.

Other opportunities

Apply for an Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship

The $25,000 Esther Katz Rosen Fellowships support graduate students whose work centers on the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Up to three fellowships are given each year. Apply electronically before midnight on March 1.

Honor an Outstanding Librarian

APA's Excellence in Librarianship Award recognizes librarians who regularly go the extra mile to help students with their research, or who otherwise help advance the field of psychology. If this sounds like someone you know, nominate him or her online. Nominations are due April 16.

Defray Your Costs at APA's Annual Convention

Students presenting at APA's 2012 Annual Convention in Orlando, Aug. 2–5, can apply for $300 to put toward registration, travel and lodging through the American Psychological Foundation Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships. Applications are due April 1.

School Psychology Students: Fund Your Convention Travel

Student members of Div. 16 (School) can apply for the division's $1,000 Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant. Students who have made professional contributions to the field of school psychology and those from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Apply by April 15.

Fund a Professional Development Course

Apply for a $1,500 David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology to support a supplemental training experience outside of your master's or doctoral program. Applicants must be APAGS members. Apply by May 9.

Also check out APA's Scholarships, Grants and Awards database.

Learn New Research Methods at Advanced Training Institutes

APA is accepting applications for this summer's Advanced Training Institutes, which provide intensive training for psychology graduate students, postdocs and other researchers. Tuition is $350 for APAGS members, and participants can apply for financial assistance to defray lodging and travel costs. This year's institutes are:

  • "Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research" at the University of California, Davis, May 29–June 2. Learn to analyze longitudinal data using structural equation modeling, a statistical technique for testing causal relations. Course instructors will cover fundamental measurement problems, dealing with incomplete data and new techniques for dynamic analyses. Participants will gain practical experience using SEM computer scripts and are encouraged to bring their own data. Apply by March 20.

  • "Exploratory Data Mining in Behavioral Research" at the University of California, Davis, June 4–8. Practice finding complex relationships between multiple variables in large datasets through this intensive seminar. Participants gain hands-on experience using current data mining techniques and software, including canonical regression models and pattern searches with recursive partitioning. Apply by March 20.

  • "Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups" at Michigan State University, June 11–15. Participants in this seminar learn to design culturally sensitive studies with diverse populations and should come to the course with an idea for a specific research project. Apply by March 27.

  • "Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science" at the University of Cincinnati, June 18–22. Participants learn advanced statistical techniques such as quantitative recurrence analysis, fractal methods and power law analysis of data distributions. Apply by March 27.