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Research opportunities

$25,000 for child psychology research

Students who are conducting research in child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology can apply for the $25,000 American Psychological Foundation's Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowships. APF offers up to four research awards of $25,000 each and up to two $5,000 scholarships for runners-up. Apply by Nov. 15.

$6,000 for couples or family dynamics research

Graduate students who are conducting research that advances theory, assessment or clinical practice in couple, family or multigenerational dynamics can apply for the $6,000 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant. APF gives priority to projects that expand Gerson's work. Apply by Feb. 1.

$1,500 for population research or travel

Students or early career researchers who are conducting research on human reproductive behavior or doing population studies can apply for $1,500 Henry P. David Research Grants to support their research, or $1,500 Henry P. David Travel Grants to support research-related travel or attendance at an international meeting. Apply by Feb. 15.

$1,000 for disabilities research

The $1,000 APAGS Disabilities Grant is available to students who are working on a project that promotes training and educational experiences in practice or services for people with disabilities, or that advances the recruitment, retention and training of people with disabilities. Apply by Dec. 4. 

$1,000 for research that supports ethnic-minority students

Students working on projects related to improving the recruitment, retention and training of ethnic-minority graduate students can apply for one of four $1,000 APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Grants. Apply by Dec. 4.

$1,000 for basic research

Grad students in science-oriented doctoral programs can apply for the $1,000 APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant. Students in clinical, counseling and school programs are eligible to apply for this grant. Apply by Dec. 4.

$500 for teaching research

Graduate student teachers who are promoting science appreciation among undergraduate students can apply for one of two $500 APAGS Teaching Excellence in Psychological Science Awards. Apply by Dec. 4.

Other opportunities

Recognize a student-friendly psychological association

Does your state, provincial or territorial psychological association foster graduate student involvement and keep student concerns at the top of its agenda? If so, nominate it for the $1,500 APAGS/Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice/Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) Award. Nominations must include 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. 13. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Run for an elected position in APAGS

APAGS encourages graduate students to run for an elected position on the APAGS committee for terms that will begin next August. Applications are being accepted for four member-at-large positions (diversity focus, membership recruitment and retention focus, practice focus, and research/academic focus) and chair-elect. The application deadline is Jan. 13. The elections committee will review applications and slate eligible candidates before voting is open to APAGS membership. 

Nine named as junior scientist fellows

APAGS and Psi Chi have announced nine graduate student winners of the 2013 APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowships, $1,000 grants to advance the research of first- and second year research-oriented and neuroscience students. Fellows are also expected to use the grant to prepare to apply for a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The winners are:

  • Nikoleta Mitkova Despodova, of the City University of New York Graduate Center.
  • Lauren Breithaupt, of George Mason University.
  • Rebecca Hofstein Grady, of the University of California, Irvine.
  • Charles Joseph Lynch Jr., of Georgetown University.
  • Jennifer Kay MacCormack, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Stephanie Manasse, of Drexel University.
  • Caterina Britt Mosti, of Drexel University.
  • Alison Gilson Nagel, of the University of Virginia.
  • Joshua Whiffen, of Purdue University.

Apply for next year's awards by June 30.

Congratulations to our award winners

APAGS presented twelve awards at APA's Annual Convention in Honolulu this summer.

  • APAGS Outstanding Division of the Year Award: Student Affiliates of Seventeen, the student group of APA's Div. 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology).
  • Carol Williams-Nickelson Award for Women's Leadership and Scholarship in Women's Issues: Alexandra Minieri, University of Kentucky.
  • APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns Grant Program Training Grant: Brooke Greene, City University of New York Graduate Center.
  • Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students: Frederick T.L. Leong, PhD, Michigan State University.
  • Ellin Bloch and Pierre Ritchie Diversity Dissertation Grants: Erica Coates, University of South Florida, and Eva Woodward, Suffolk University.
  • Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Grant for Research in Psychology: Anastacia Y. Kudinova, Binghamton University.
  • APAGS LGBT Dissertation Scholarship: Angela Jo Aaron, University of Kentucky.
  • The David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology: Nicole Corinne Kaye, University of Oregon.
  • Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Graduate Students: Abigail J. Stewart, PhD, University of Michigan.
  • Scott Mesh Honorary Grants for Research in Psychology: Rachel A. Becker, University of Miami, and Shannon Marie Christy, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.