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The Office of International Affairs would like to talk with international members and affiliates to hear your views on what is important internationally in psychology, what you see as the value of your APA membership, and how we might better serve your needs and interests. If you are interested in such a conversation please send an email with the subject header International Conversation.

Call for Applications: Special Travel Grants to Attend the ICP2012 in Cape Town, South Africa

The APA Office of International Affair, in conjunction with the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science, is pleased to announce its upcoming International Travel and Mentoring Program for those wishing to attend the 30th International Congress of Psychology in Cape Town, South Africa on July 22-27, 2012.

Student and Early-Career awardees will be paired with Mid– and Senior-level psychologists who have experience in international research and collaboration, and will participate in networking and mentoring activities prior to, during, and following the ICP2012. The program will award up to $1500 to Students and ECPs, and up to $1000 to Mid– and Senior-level participants.

Awardees must be enrolled at or employed by a U.S. institution and do research in areas supported by the National Science Foundation: Perception, Action & Cognition, or Social Psychology. The deadline for application is December 1, 2011.

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. 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.

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Singapore

The Behavioural Sciences Institute (BSI) at the Singapore Management University invites applications to fill two Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow positions, to start work in 2012. The positions require a doctorate degree in Psychology from a reputable university. The candidate should possess research experience in either Industrial and Organizational, Personality, or Social Psychology. Appointment will be on a one-year term contract basis, with provisions for renewal subject to good performance and needs of the BSI. Interested applicants should submit, in Word format, a curriculum vitae, description of research interest and philosophy, selected publications, and a list of 2-3 referees with full contact information to Ms. Lily Lim. Deadline for application is December 31, 2011.

NIMH: Collaborative Hubs for International Mental Health Research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites cooperative agreement research applications to establish regional research hubs. These hubs will increase the evidence base for mental health interventions in World Bank designated low– and middle-income countries (LMICs) Each regional hub will conduct research and provide capacitybuilding opportunities in one of six geographic regions (i.e. East Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia; Sub-Saharan Africa). As a group, awardees will constitute a collaborative network for mental health research in LMICs with capabilities for answering research questions (within and across regions) aimed at improving mental health outcomes for men, women, and children. For more information on this funding opportunity, see Department of Health and Human Services.

Developing Wikipedia’s Representation of Eminent Women in Psychology

Leaders from APA Divisions 52 (International Psychology), 35 (Psychology of Women), and 12 (Clinical Psychology) have begun a project to increase the number of prominent female psychologists represented on Wikipedia. The first stage of this project will involve creating a list of notable women who have contributed to the field of psychology. Inclusion of women psychologists from outside the U.S. is particularly welcome. For more information or to nominate people for this list, visit the project's website. For further questions, please contact Lynn Collins.

Call for Applications: APF Frances Culbertson Travel Grant

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Francis M. Culbertson Travel Grant. This grant supports travel to international and regional conferences in psychology for women from developing countries who are in the earliest stages of the careers (5-10 years post-doctorate). Recipients will receive reimbursement for registration and travel expenses up to $1,500, as well as a two-year affiliate membership at APA. For more information, see Frances M. Culbertson Travel Grant. Deadline for application is February 15, 2012.

Henry David Grants for Research and International Travel

APF’s Henry David Fund was established to support young psychologists with a demonstrated interest in the behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. The Travel Grant provides up to $1,500 to support travel-contingent research on human reproductive behavior and population studies or attendance at an international or regional congress. The Research Grant provides up to $1,500 for support of ongoing research in behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior. Applicants must be graduate students or early-career researchers, and may apply for one or both grants. For more information, see Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies. Deadline for application is February 15, 2012.