American Psychological Foundation
Nominate for APF's F.J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) encourages up-and-coming researchers to apply for its new $25,000 prize that recognizes the efforts of a young psychological science investigator in areas of research on understanding the human mind. The researchers' approach should be primarily psychophysiological, but physiological and behavioral research may also qualify for support.
The recipient will be selected based on the excellence of his or her research, as well as the promise of research planned for the next five years. Nominees must have earned a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field, and be nine or fewer years beyond postdoctoral degree at the time of the nomination deadline. Nominees must show their affiliation with an accredited college, university or other research institution.
Nomination packages must contain six copies of each of the following:
A letter of nomination written by a senior colleague (no self-nominations).
A one- to two-page statement of accomplishments and plans for the next five years written by the nominee.
A curriculum vitae.
Copies of two representative publications. Deadline for receipt of nomination packages is March 1.
Send nomination packages to APF F.J. McGuigan Young Investigator Prize, APA Science Directorate at the APA address. For further information, see the November Monitor or contact the Science Directorate.
Div. 17 Endowment Fund makes its first award
The Section on Women and Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association has received of the first Div. 17 (Counseling) Endowment Fund grant. The grant provided funding to help support a one-day miniconference, "Women's lives: visions, culture and context," held June 20 in Ste-Foy, Quebec.
Designed to bring together psychologists interested in visions of women's lives, the miniconference focused on empirical research, theory development, clinical practice and professional development at the intersection of gender, race, sexual orientation and disability.
The Div. 17 Endowment Fund was established with the APF in 1999 to support non-profit activities for scientific, literary or educational purposes that enhance the science and practice of counseling psychology. Donations to the fund can be made by check to the Div. 17 Endowment Fund, mailed to Linda Forrest, PhD, at the address below.
Interested applicants for funding should submit proposals for review by the Executive Board by mail to Linda Forrest, Chair, Div. 17 Endowment Fund, 439 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48843. The annual deadlines for submission of proposals are Jan. 1 and July 1.
Gerson Grant awarded to clinical psychology doctoral student
Leigh Ellin Brandon, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Spalding University, is the recipient of the fourth annual APF Randy Gerson Memorial Grant. The grant was established to recognize and assist researchers working to advance systemic understanding of family and couple dynamics and multigenerational processes. The $5,000 prize alternates between a professional psychologist and a graduate student each year.
Brandon's winning research project is entitled "An exploration of intergenerational factors in the emotional/behavioral functioning of adolescent substance-users." In it, Brandon will use the Bowen model, a family systems theory (FST) model that incorporates eight concepts to describe and explain individual behavior within the family. Brandon hopes that the findings from her research will be useful to both clinicians and other researchers of the Bowen FST.