Newsletter Announcements

A listing of proposal requests, volunteer opportunities and calls for grant and fellowship applications.

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 Oct. 12, 2012.

HVO volunteer opportunity: Mental health in Bhutan

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a network of health care professionals, organizations, corporations and donors united to improve global health through education. Beginning in Feb. 2013, volunteers are needed to teach and train a full range of mental health providers including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, paramedical staff and students, and primary care physicians. Volunteers must be licensed to practice psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy clinical social work in the U.S., Canada, Australia or the U.K., and have at least five years of clinical experience. Assignments have a three month minimum. For more information, contact the program department by email.

Call for applications: APF Wilhelm Wundt — William James Award

The American Psychological Foundation‘s Wilhelm Wundt—William James Award for Exceptional Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology recognizes psychologists who have made distinguished contributions to the science and profession of psychology and to the promotion of effective cooperation between Europe and North America. This award, made possible by a gift to APF from APA‘s former CEO Raymond Fowler, is presented every two years at the European Congress of Psychology. The Award alternates between presentation to a North American and a European psychologist. In 2013 the award will be presented to a North American psychologist who is recognized internationally as having made a substantial and original contribution to European and North American psychology, including fostering collaboration; publications in scholarly journals; presentations and national and international conferences; or leadership. Applications are due by Dec. 15, 2012.

Call for applications: APF Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel

The American Psychological Foundation‘s Henry P. David Grants for Research and International Travel in Human Reproductive Behavior and Population Studies supports young professionals with a demonstrated interest in behavioral aspects of human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns. In 2013 two grants are given: The APF David Research Grant provides up to $1,500 for support of ongoing research in behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior. The APF David International Travel Grant provides up to $1,500 in support for a non-U.S. reproductive health/population science professional to travel to and participate in in the Psychosocial workshops, held in conjunction with the Population Association of America annual meeting. Applicants must be graduate students conducting dissertation research or early career researchers with no more than seven years postgraduate experience. Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2012.

IREX international fellowships for U.S. scholars and professionals

Applications are now being accepted for IREX‘s 2013-2014 Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program and Short Term Travel Grants Program. These programs offer U.S. scholars and professionals the opportunity to conduct policy-relevant research in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Researchers are able to increase their understanding of current regional issues, develop and sustain international networks, and directly contribute to the formation of U.S. public policy by conducting research on topics vital to the academic and policymaking communities. Fellowships provide international airfare, a living/housing stipend, visa support, emergency evacuation insurance, logistical support and, in many countries, field office support.

The Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program (IARO) provides students, scholars and professionals with support to conduct policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Master‘s students, predoctoral, postdoctoral scholars and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information, visit IREX.org. Deadline for application is Nov. 14, 2012.

The Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG) is a short-term, flexible program for postdoctoral scholars and professionals to conduct policy-relevant field research in the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Postdoctoral scholars and professionals with advanced degrees are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. For more information, visit IREX.org. Deadline for application is Feb. 6, 2013.