Newsletter announcements

Call for applications

APA travel grants for international conferences

The APA Office of International Affairs awards travel grants to U.S.-based psychologists attending international conferences held outside the United States and Canada. The award will cover or partially cover registration fees for all eligible conferences. Deadlines for application are September 1, 2011 and December 1, 2011. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the website or contact the APA Office of International Affairs.

Special travel grants to attend the 2012 International Congress of Psychology (ICP2012)

With support (pending final approval) from the National Science Foundation, APA will provide travel stipends ($1500) and conference registration grants to student and early career scientists, and travel stipends ($500) and registration grants to mid-and senior-career mentors to attend the 2012 International Congress of Psychology and participate in an APA-ICP mentoring program. Details about the program will be posted in September. ICP2012 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn more about the congress online.

2012 International Congress of Psychology's Emerging Psychologists' Programme

The ICP Executive and Scientific Programme Committees announce the Emerging Psychologistsf Programme (EPP), to take place during the ICP2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. This program is a 3-day intensive training colloquium running from July 20-22, 2012 and aims to facilitate the interaction of leading emerging psychologists from around the world. The program will provide an opportunity for skills transfer and dialogue exchange between young and potentially influential psychologists. Early career psychologists who have completed or are currently completing their PhD are invited to apply. Transport, accommodation, and registration costs will be covered for all attendees. Applications are due by September 30, 2011. For more information on this program, please visit the ICP website.

Invitation to APA's Division 17 mentoring program for international students in counseling psychology

The International Mentoring and Orientation Committee (IMOC) of APA's Division 17.Society of Counseling Psychology invites you to join its mentoring program. The IMOC, currently chaired by Jean Tzou, was established in 2007 as a network to promote communication and dialogue about issues facing international students in counseling psychology, to provide mentorship in their professional development as counseling psychologists, and to organize convention activities tailored to the needs of these students (e.g., orientation programs, roundtable discussions). IMOC currently has memberships of international students from more than 26 countries receiving mentoring assistances from volunteers in various practices of counseling psychology. The goals of the mentoring program are to provide international students with social support, career exploration and development, and professional exchange or collaboration. To join the IMOC or to learn more about the program, please visit the website and fill out the membership registration form.

IUPsyS launches new web resource

"Psychology Resources Around the World"

The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and Psychology Press launched a new global web resource. Psychology Resources Around the World is the "go to" site for information on the institutions, organizations, and structure of psychology in every country around the world (see Psychology Resources Around the World). In addition, there are pages with links to networks of psychology, a compendium of ethics codes of psychology organizations, country overview articles, links to data and publication archives, and more! Readers are welcomed to browse the site and suggest entries.

Call for nominations


The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) is currently accepting nominations for four of their psychology awards. These include the Mattei Dogan Prize for contributions representing a major advancement in psychology; the Young Investigator Award for significant contributions by young postdoctoral scientists; the Achievement Against the Odds Award for success in conducting research under extreme circumstances; and the Lifetime Career Award for distinguished and enduring lifetime contributions. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2011. For more information, visit IUPsyS.

Call for volunteers

Health Volunteers Overseas

HVO, a non-profit organization focused on providing teaching and training to health professionals in developing countries, is seeking volunteers to teach and train a full range of mental health providers in Thimphu, Bhutan for assignments lasting three months. Volunteers must be licensed to practice psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, or clinical social work in the US, Canada, Australia or the UK, and have at least five years of clinical experience. Volunteers, depending on clinical background, will have teaching opportunities in basic psychology, clinical assessment of psychiatric disorders, family and social support system problems, therapy modalities, psychopharmacology, cross-cultural psychology, mindfulness and mediation techniques, community and clinical liaison psychiatry, forensics and addiction treatment. Please contact the program department or visit the HVO website for more information.

AAAS "On-Call" Scientist

The "On-Call" Scientist program is an initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its Science and Human Rights Program. This initiative seeks to connect scientists with human rights organizations that are in need of technical expertise. With the help of volunteering scientists, these organizations can gain access to important technical assistance, enhance their effectiveness, and help contribute to a more accurate understanding of human rights. Currently, the organizations Physicians for Human Rights and Survivors of Torture International are requesting a roster of board-certified psychologists, psychiatrists, and licensed social workers to document torture and abuse in asylum cases. For more information, please visit the website.

Request for proposals

2012 Psychology Beyond Borders Mission Awards

Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB), an international nonprofit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of terrorism, armed conflicts, and disasters, is seeking proposals for the 2012 PBB Mission Awards. These awards will fund research and service-oriented projects focused in one of the following areas: repetitive exposure to disaster and traumatic events, disaster preparedness and societal resilience programs, economic loss and empowerment, and nonviolence conflict resolution. Projects of $5,000-$15,000 (USD) will be funded with an expected project duration of one year, beginning May 2012. Proposal applications are due by September 30, 2011. For more information about the requirements and application, visit the PBB website, or send an email.

Vacancy announcement

ICSU executive director

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking to recruit a qualified and experienced candidate to the post of Executive Director of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the elected Officers of the Executive Board and has overall responsibility for implementing the strategic goals and plans of the organization, managing the Secretariat, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of ICSU. The ICSU central Secretariat is located in Paris, France and has overseas Regional Offices in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The incumbent should be prepared to conduct world-wide travel. Applications are due by September 10, 2011, and appointment will begin on January 1, 2012. For more information on the position, please visit ICSU.