$5,000 for research on early child development
Graduate students interested in a career in global child development or conducting research in low- or middle-income countries can apply for the Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant from the Society for Research in Child Development. The grant includes $5,000 to support dissertation research and a two-year student membership to SRCD. Apply online. The application deadline is April 30. Send questions and applications via email.
$2,000 for brain and behavior research
Graduate students can apply for the American Psychological Foundation's F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research on advancing "a unified conception of brain and behavior, primarily — but not exclusively — in the psychophysiological area." Submit a proposal by June 1.
$1,000 for LGBT dissertation research
The APAGS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Dissertation Grant funds dissertation research on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Apply by May 7.
$1,000 for master's-level research
The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Grant for Research in Psychology supports master's-level psychology students who are conducting exemplary research. To apply, submit a research proposal, curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation by May 7.
$1,000 for diversity research
The APAGS Diversity Dissertation Grant supports psychology research projects that address such diversity issues as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation and disability. Proposals are due May 7.
$1,000 for first- or second-year research projects
Student scientists can apply for APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship Grants. These $1,000 grants fund research projects by students in their first or second year of graduate school, while also preparing them to apply for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (upon which the application is roughly based). Select applicants will receive written feedback to improve their chances of future success. To be eligible, applicants must be members of APAGS and Psi Chi. Applications are due June 30.
$1,000 for educational psychology research
Graduate students conducting research on educational psychology can apply for the APA Div. 15 (Educational) Dissertation Research Grants. The division awards two $1,000 grants to support doctoral students in collecting their dissertation data. Applications are due May 1 by midnight. Direct questions to April Taylor and David Wakefield.
Vote for APAGS leaders
APAGS is holding elections between April 1–30 for five leadership positions. During the ballot period, APAGS members can read candidate statements for the positions of:
- Chair-elect. Candidates are: Christine Jehu, University of Memphis, and Felicia Kademian, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
- Member-at-large diversity focus. Candidates are: Leighna Harrison, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University, and Michelle Roley, University of Toledo.
- Member-at-large practice focus. Candidates are: Amy Berman, Tennessee State University, Casey Calhoun, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Jerritt Tucker, Iowa State University.
- Member-at-large membership recruitment and retention focus. Candidates are: Nicole Caraballo, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Justin Karr, University of Victoria, and Elizabeth Levin, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, D.C.
- Member-at-large research/academic focus. Ian Gutierrez, University of Connecticut, Sheila Modir, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Natalie Troxel, University of California, Davis.
APAGS encourages all members to vote.
Attend a positive psychology conference
The North American Society of Adlerian Psychology encourages graduate students to attend its annual conference, May 22-25, in Chicago. The conference theme is "Celebrating the Original Positive Psychology Working with Schools, Military, Individuals and Families." The meeting will include live therapy demonstrations with clients, as well as other presentations, workshops and lectures. Register onsite or online.
Serve as an APAGS campus advocacy rep
APAGS encourages students to join the campus representative network of its Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT), which empowers students to speak out about important issues affecting psychology and public health through education, training and advocacy. ACT campus representatives serve as a liaison between APAGS and his or her campus, collaborate with other student advocates, and learn leadership and advocacy skills.
Submit a proposal for the 2015 National Multicultural Conference and Summit
APA encourages graduate students to submit proposals for its 2015 National Multicultural Conference and Summit, to be held Jan. 15–16 in Atlanta. The conference theme is "Psychology Without Borders: Reflecting Within, Reaching Out." Submit proposals online beginning April 30. The submission deadline is July 15. For more information, contact Vic Muñoz, EdD, program chair, (315) 364-3248, or Veronica Allen.
Recognize outstanding ethnic-minority faculty
APAGS encourages graduate students to nominate ethnic-minority psychology faculty and other advisors for the Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students. The award recognizes individuals who are committed to ethnic-minority graduate students' academic and professional development. The nomination deadline is May 7.
Self-nominate for a practice award
Graduate students can apply for the APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology, which honors a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology. Candidates must demonstrate exemplary performance in working with an underserved population in an applied setting or have developed an innovative method for delivering health services to an underserved population. Candidates from all psychology subspecialties are encouraged to apply. Self-nominations must be endorsed by an APA member. The deadline is June 1.
Enter the $10,000 student video contest
The Diener Education Fund encourages psychology graduate students to submit original videos for its NobaProject.com Student Video Award contest on "Encoding and Decoding Memory." Noba will award $6,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Students should create a short, engaging video under one of three categories: factors influencing learning, memory (encoding storage, retrieval and forgetting and amnesia. The submission deadline is May 1. The Noba Project will feature the winning videos as part of its online textbook. Award guidelines and submission forms.
See firsthand how APA governance works
The Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists (ASPP), a caucus of APA's Council of Representatives, is providing a $1,000 travel award for a doctoral student in psychology to attend the February 2015 council meeting in Washington, D.C., to learn the ins and outs of APA governance. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a 100-word statement on why you want to attend and an advisor's letter of endorsement to ASPP Chair Ellen W. Williams, PhD by July 3. The ASPP board will announce the grant winner at the August 2014 ASPP caucus meeting.
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