Newsletter Announcements

APA Travel Supplement for International Attendees

The APA Office of International Affairs sponsors an award for international psychologists and international students interested in attending the Annual APA Convention in Orlando, Florida on August 2-5, 2012. The award provides up to $500 in travel expenses to attend the Convention. Applicants must be psychologists or psychology students living outside the US and Canada. For more information on the award and how to apply, see the APA Travel Supplement. Deadline for application is June 1, 2012.

Accepting Applications for the Jefferson Science Fellowship

The Jefferson Science Fellowship program seeks experienced, tenured, research-active scientists and engineers from the American academic community to work at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for one year, then to remain available as experienced consultants after returning to their academic careers. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of their scientific achievements, articulation and communication skilles, and their interest in science policy issues. The application deadline is January 13, 2012. For more information, please visit the website.

NIMH: International Mental Health Research Hubs

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 capacity-building 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. More information on this funding opportunity is available online. Deadline for application is January 11, 2012.

Call for Nominations: APA Division 52 Henry David International Mentoring Award

This award is presented annually to a member or affiliate of Division 52 who plays an exceptional mentoring role in an international context. Mentoring can be defined by any of the following activities: 1) A psychologist who has served as a mentor for international students or faculty member for at least three years, 2) A psychologist who has mentored students in the area of international psychology, by training, educating, and/or preparing students to be active participants in international psychology, 3) A senior psychologist who has mentored early career psychologists who are now functioning as international psychologists, or 4) An international psychologist working in the U.S. who serves as a mentor on his/her campus or at his/her agency. Nominations should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and at least 3 letters of endorsement from former or current mentees. Questions about the application procedure and nominations should be emailed to Lawrence Gerstein. The award will be presented at the 2012 APA Convention in Orlando, Florida. The deadline to submit materials is April 15, 2012.

CoNGO: 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The 2012 session is on February 27-March 9, 2012 and will focus on the following key areas: The empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges. The review theme will be financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women. An emerging issue for discussion is to be determined inter-sessionally. For more information and NGO participation modalities see the CSW website. More information on UN Women is available online. Result of the CSW 2011 is available in various languages. APA will be hosting parallel events at the CSW meetings.

CoNGO: 50th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSD)

The session will be held in New York City on February 1-10, 2012 with the theme of Poverty Eradication. Online pre-registration and information on NGO participation is available online.  View provisional agenda in various languages.

APF: 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. Deadline for application is February 15, 2012.

APF: 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. Deadline for application is February 15, 2012.

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.

Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship

The Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship, sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., provides financial assistance for African American women graduate students interested in studying abroad. The amount of fellowship varies, but does not exceed $1,000. Funds are also available for foreign students who wish to study in the United States.

Summer 2012 International Faculty Development Seminars

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is offering 18 International Faculty Development Seminars in 20 countries for summer 2012. These seminars are interdisciplinary academic programs designed for college and university faculty and administrators and consist of 1-2 intensive weeks of lectures by local faculty and experts from prestigious institutions, site visits that illuminate ideas explored in those lectures, and opportunities for lively discussions with international colleagues. The theme-based seminars are an opportunity for U.S. faculty to explore contemporary issues around the world and bring new knowledge and skills back to their classrooms and their campuses. 2012 seminars are offered in the following countries: Cuba, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China (Shanghai), Costa Rica, France, Germany & Poland, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Senegal, Spain & Morocco, Sweden, Tanzania & Kenya, and Turkey. Program details can be found on the IFDS website. Application deadline is March 1, 2012. Contact Teri Coviello for more information.

Fellowship Opportunities: Short Term Travel Grant Program

This program offers US scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are also able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of US public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policy-making communities. The program is a short-term, flexible program for postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct targeted, policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Postdoctoral scholars and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be US citizens. Email for more questions. More information is available online. Deadline: 5 p.m. EST on February 1, 2012.

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.

Funding for Postgraduate Study—Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

The Institute of Psychiatry, a School of King’s College London, has launched a number of funding initiatives which may be of interest to Psychology graduates who are considering postgraduate study/training, and who may be interested in studying a master’s or research programme in the UK. The Institute of Psychiatry is the largest academic community in Europe dedicated to research and training in mental health and related neurosciences and includes programs such as MSc Organisational Psychiatry & Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, MSc Clinical Neuroscience, and MSc Forensic Mental Health. The deadline for PhD funding schemes is February 1, 2012. The deadline for the MSc funding schemes is March 1, 2012. Further information can be found at the following web pages: