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A listing of vacancies, call for volunteers, request for proposals, call for nominations and call for announcements in the field of international psychology

Call for nominations

APA International Awards

The Office of International Affairs is seeking nominations for both its International Awards. The 2012 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology recognizes enduring lifetime contributions to the international cooperation and advancement of knowledge in psychology. For more information, visit APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. The 2012 International Humanitarian Award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or team of psychologists working primarily in the field with under-served populations. For more information, visit APA International Humanitarian Award. The deadline for both awards has been extended to Sept. 1, 2012.

Call for applications

APA Division International Activities Grant (DIAG) Program

The APA Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) seeks strong, innovative proposals for its Division International Activities Grant (DIAG) Program. Consistent with its strategic priorities, CIRP will provide support for division-initiated programs aimed at fostering internationalization and international members outreach. The expectation is that these grants would serve as seed funding for the development of sustained international initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by at least one division of the APA, though proposals jointly submitted by two or more division will also be accepted. Projects that are innovative and unique with respect to other programs of APA divisions or offices will be given high priority. The project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of funding, and the budget should not exceed $500 for a one-year period. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 3, 2012. To apply, please visit Division International Activities Grant (DIAG) Program.

Small Grants for Research, Education, and Application of Peace Psychology

The Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology, Division 48 of the APA, invites applications for small grants for research in peace psychology, development of peace psychology education programs, or community projects involving the application of peace psychology. Grant applications may request between $300 and $3,000. The purpose of this grants program is to foster the development of the field of peace psychology through research, education, and the application of peace psychology in community projects. The Society welcomes applications from anyone with the qualifications to conduct the proposed project, including graduate students and persons from all nations. To apply for a grant, email a letter of application with your name, address, phone number, email address, and title of your proposal to Dan Mayton and include your resume and the following attachments: 1) Brief description of proposed project; 2) Purpose of proposed project and expected benefits for the target population; 3) Potential contribution of the project to development of the field of peace psychology; 4) Timeline for initiation, implementation, and completion of the project; 5) Plan for the evaluation of the project; 6) Budget, including requested amount (Grants less than $1500 are encouraged); and 7) Qualifications and experience of applicants relevant to the project.

International Volunteer Opportunities for Psychologists

NGOabroad helps professionals enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides customized international volunteer opportunities in Africa, Asia, and South America. Currently, NGOabroad is in need of psychologists for volunteer positions in the following areas: 1) Gender-Based Violence—Working with Congolese refugee communities in Uganda; 2) Post-Conflict—Working in Uganda or Sierra Leone with orphaned youth affected by PTSD; 3) Returned Child Soldiers— Rehabilitating children through play therapy, sports, music, drama, and dance; 4) Domestic Violence—Teaching anger management and conflict resolution to husbands, parents, and teachers in Cameroon; 5) Alcohol Abuse—Helping launch substance abuse programs in Kenya or Bolivia, including education campaigns, prevention, and treatment; and 6) Abused Children—Helping children who have been forced into child labor catch up in school. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with no end date. For more information, see the NGOabroad website.

2013 Psychology Beyond Borders Mission Awards

Psychology Beyond Borders (PBB) is seeking proposals for projects that support its mission. PBB is an international non-profit organization focusing on the psychosocial impacts of disasters, armed conflicts, and terrorism. It is currently seeking to fund research and service-oriented projects that support work in these areas, with a particular focus on work that addresses issues of how the psychosocial impact of disasters and mass traumas are affected by repetitive and chronic exposure to traumatic events, economic loss and empowerment, preparedness and resilience programs, and prevention. Projects of $500-$10,000 (USD) will be funded with an expected project duration of one year, beginning in May 2013. Applicants must be affiliated with a university or non-profit organization. Applicants from international organizations are encouraged. For more information on the award, visit the PBB website. Applications are due by October 12, 2012.

Call for contributions

"Handbook of Intercultural Relations Neuroscience"

"The Handbook of Intercultural Relations Neuroscience" (tentative title) aims to explore possible connections between two research traditions: cultural neuroscience and intercultural relations. Any contributions bearing on the confluence of these two traditions are welcomed. In particular, the editors seek contributions on the following topics: Brain structure differences between cultures; Lower level processing differences like perception and attention; Higher level processing differences like number concepts, language, emotional inferences, and the concept of the self as these relate to culture; Relationship between brain function and cultural intelligence; Relationship between brain function and the effectiveness of intercultural training, and so on. Potential Contributors should send a title, brief abstract, contact information, and institutional affiliation to the Handbook editors: Jason E. Warnick and Dan Landis. The anticipated publication date is late 2013 or early 2014.