The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) seeks nominations for its 2006 awards. Please address nomination materials to the name of the award, c/o APAGS, at the APA address.
The Raymond D. Fowler Award honors a psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of students. The award honors former APA president and CEO Raymond D. Fowler's service to students of psychology.
Candidates must be nominated by at least one APAGS member who is enrolled in a graduate program in psychology. To nominate someone, send an abbreviated curriculum vitae, a nomination letter and three letters of support on why the candidate should be considered. The recipient receives an engraved plaque.
The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Scholarship for Research in Psychology is a $1,000 award that funds thesis research in psychology at the master's level. To apply, send a cover letter that includes the scholarship's name, a curriculum vitae and a thesis proposal that includes the specific aims, background and significance, and experimental design and a detailed budget and justification. Two letters of recommendation that address the nominee's qualifications as well as how the thesis will benefit the discipline should accompany the application.
The Department of the Year Award is given annually to a graduate psychology department that has exemplified an outstanding level of commitment to graduate students and graduate student life. The $1,000 award recognizes superior assistance and attention to students' needs, as well as excellent faculty-student relations.
To apply, at least one APAGS member and his or her department chair should collaborate on a two- or three-page letter describing why the department qualifies. They should send five copies of the letter and a brief summary of information about the department, including the degrees offered, numbers of faculty and students and approximate numbers of APA and APAGS members. The winning department receives an engraved plaque.