Call For Nominations for the Fondation Mattei Dogan Prize in Psychological Science

A new prize, established in 2006 by the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) under the auspices of the Mattei Dogan Foundation is to is "recognize of a contribution that represents a major advancement in psychology by a scholar or team of scholars of high international reputation".  The "Fondation Mattei Dogan Prize in Psychological Science" will be awarded for the first time on the occasion of the 29th International Congress of Psychology in Berlin in July 2008. The Prize carries an honorarium of US $4000 and the recipient will be invited to deliver a plenary scientific lecture in Berlin. A nominations letter of intent is due October 15, 2007, with full materials due in November. For a full description and nominations instructions please see

Call For Editors. Book Series: Contributions from an International Psychological Perspective

The IUPsyS is searching for an editor to oversee a new book series that will illustrate the application of psychological knowledge to the improvement of human well-being. Books will focus on a variety of content areas and will address how psychological research in those content areas impacts applied issues. Examples of proposed titles "Mathematical Thinking: Contributions from an International Psychological Perspective", "Living Environment: Contributions from an International Psychological Perspective", "Health, and Stress: Contributions from an International Psychological Perspective", and so on. Each book will include basic research as well as applications. The Series Editor should be experienced and possess strong conceptual breadth, The editor’s task will be to generate and coordinate book content ideas, to identify and approach authors, and to evaluate manuscript proposals and manuscripts. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2007. For a complete description and application instructions please see

Search For Editors: "Psychology--IUPsyS Global Resource"

PSYCHOLOGY: IUPsyS GLOBAL RESOURCE is a CD-ROM resource that includes tools such as guides to national and international psychological organizations, surveys on special topics across nations, directories of scholarly psychological organizations around the world, programs of international congresses, and information on IUPsyS itself.  The IUPsyS is searching for an editor or editorial team to take over the regular updating and further development of the CD-ROM. The appointment will begin in July 2008 for a period of 4 years and will overlap with the current editors for a period of 5 months for orientation to the materials. Requirements are good English language communication skills, an understanding of the importance of form, format, and detail for effective and efficient database searching--both manually and electronically, and broad knowledge of psychology. A modest honorarium is provided. The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2007. For a complete description and application instructions please see

Historic Milestone for Indigenous Peoples Worldwide as UN Adopts Rights Declaration

New York, 13 September – Marking an historic achievement for the more than 370 million indigenous peoples worldwide, the General Assembly today adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the result of more than two decades of consultation and dialogue among governments and indigenous peoples from all regions.

To view a webcast of the General Assembly session, see: For more information on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, please see:

Funding program available through the National Science Foundation (NSF): East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI)

The EAPSI program offers U.S. graduate students in science and engineering a unique opportunity to study abroad with foreign researchers (in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan) for 8 weeks during the summer. In 2008, the EAPSI awards will include a stipend of $5,000, an allowance for international travel, and support to attend a pre-departure orientation in Washington DC. Foreign co-sponsoring organizations will provide additional support to cover EAPSI students' living expenses abroad. For more information, please visit

Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit professors, researchers and other senior academics to find temporary refuge at universities and colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large. When conditions improve, these scholars will return home to help rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear, conflict and repression. During the fellowship, conditions in a scholar’s home country may improve, permitting safe return; if safe return is not possible, the scholar may use the fellowship period to identify a longer-term opportunity.

How the Scholar Rescue Fund Works:

* Professors, established researchers and other senior academics from any country, field or discipline may qualify. Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field; who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning; who demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise; and whose selection is likely to benefit the academic community in the home and/or host country or region. Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

* Fellowship recipients are expected to resume their teaching, lecturing, research, writing and publishing at an academic institution outside the region of threat.

* Fellowships are awarded for visiting academic positions ranging from 3 months to one calendar year. The maximum award is US $20,000, plus health insurance.

*Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of scholar-grantees. In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award through partial salary/stipend support, research materials, medical insurance, and other in-kind assistance.

*Applications are accepted at any time. Emergency applications receive urgent consideration. Non-emergency applications will be considered according to the following schedule:

Fall 2007: Applications received by October 1; decision by November 1.

Winter 2008: Applications received by January 15; decision by March 1.

Spring 2008: Application received by April 1; decision by June 1.

To apply, please download the information and application materials from:

For universities and colleges interested in hosting an SRF scholar, please visit:

We welcome your questions and comments. Please contact us at:

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
809 U.N. Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Tel: (USA) 1-212-984-5486
Fax: (USA) 1-212-984-5353

*If you are a scholar from Iraq, or seeking support on behalf of an Iraqi scholar, please direct all questions or queries to the telephone number above or write directly to the Iraq Scholar Rescue Fund at THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Kindly include “SRF Iraq Project” in the subject line.

Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships”
(ISSN 1981-6472), a free-access online journal, is available at

Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI) Named Winner of the Thomas J. Dodd Prize

September 12, 2007 - The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut announced that MDRI has been chosen to receive the 2007 Dodd Prize for its efforts in advancing the cause of international justice and global human rights. MDRI will share the $75,000 prize with The Center for Justice and Accountability.

The Dodd Prize commemorates the eminent public service career of Thomas J. Dodd, Executive Trial Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials and Connecticut Senator from 1959 to 1971. In 2003, the first Dodd Prize was awarded to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland. In 2005, the University of Connecticut awarded the second Dodd Prize to Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and to Justice Richard Goldstone, former lead prosecutor for the International Penal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

MDRI has brought unprecedented international attention to human rights abuses against children and adults with mental disabilities worldwide. MDRI's achievements around the world are detailed on our website. MDRI's two most recent reports -- on Turkey and Romania -- had a major impact on children and adults with disabilities in those countries. MDRI's investigations and international advocacy have also been a major force in gaining support for a new United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

MDRI executive director Eric Rosenthal and associate director Laurie Ahern accepted the award at an October 1st reception at the University of Connecticut. Click here to learn more about the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice & Human Rights.

14th Biennial Meeting

International Society for Comparative Psychology
October 9 to 11, 2008

Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Relevant topics

• Evolution and development of behavior

• The comparative method in behavioral research

• History of comparative psychology

• Animal learning, memory, motivation, and emotion

• Behavioral neuroscience

• Brain, evolution, and behavior

• Field studies of animal behavior

• Applied animal behavior

• Animal welfare and conservation

• Theoretical models of behavior

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the 6th Conference of the International Test Commission
to be held on 14-16 July 2008 in Liverpool, UK.

Please visit our website to complete our registration form.


This is the fifth time the profession of counseling psychology has hosted its own conference. Unlike previous conferences reflecting a national perspective, this is the first counseling psychology conference promoting an international focus. In an attempt to internationalize the conference, program proposals on international topics and by scholars from countries around the world are of particular interest.

Poster sessions are in a format that allows for extended discussion of the presentation with the author. They include illustrative materials placed on a poster with tables, graphs, and data. All research must be complete upon submission for consideration. Research papers are reports or empirical studies presented by the primary researcher. All research must be complete upon submission for consideration. Round table discussions are opportunities for informal discussions and exchange of ideas between the audience and one or two presenters. Presenters are chosen for their expertise in a particular area of current interest to members. Symposia are focused panel discussions and/or formal paper presentations in which participants present their views about a common topic or theme. The format of a symposium usually contains an introduction and background on the topic by the chairperson to facilitate the ensuing discussion. Participants then present their viewpoints, followed by interchange among participants and between the audience and participants.

Working groups will provide opportunities for participation in small work groups. The purpose of these groups is to give participants the opportunity to focus on a challenge or issue facing the field of counseling psychology.

Workshops are programs designed to teach direct skills and practical applications of theory and research findings. Workshops combine theoretical and experiential approaches to help participants increase their understanding and skills in a particular area of current interest in counseling psychology.
The three primary sponsoring organizations of the event are: The Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17, of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP), and the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).
For more information, go to or send an EMAIL HERE.