Nomination and supporting materials for the following awards must be postmarked by June 14 and sent to the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) at the APA address.
Award recipients will have the opportunity to give a five-minute presentation during the APAGS Open Meeting and Awards Ceremony at APA's 2003 Annual Convention in Toronto and also will be presented with an engraved plaque.
Raymond D. Fowler Award. In honor of former APA President and current APA Chief Executive Officer Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, whose exemplary service to students of psychology and whose support was critical in establishing APAGS within APA, this award is given annually to a psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of students. Criteria for selection include encouraging and facilitating academic and/or scientific excellence, encouraging broader socialization of students and helping students shape their professional identity.
Candidates for the award must be nominated by at least one graduate student who is currently enrolled in a graduate program in psychology and is a member of APAGS. Nominate someone by writing an overarching nomination letter that captures key details in any additional letters of support that accompany the nomination. Letters of support should include the reasons the nominee should be considered (three letters maximum). An abbreviated curriculum vitae for the nominee (seven pages maximum) is required. Five copies of the nomination letter(s) and letters of support should be sent to APAGS Fowler Award at the APA/APAGS address.
Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students. Sponsored by APAGS and developed by the APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (APAGS-CEMA), this award recognizes the efforts of ethnic minority psychologists (researchers, academics, clinicians and/or administrators) for their contributions and commitment to the academic and professional development of ethnic minority graduate students.
Candidates for the award must be nominated by at least two graduate students enrolled in a graduate program in psychology and members of APAGS. To nominate someone for this award, write a 300- to 500-word essay describing the nominee's merit for the award based on his or her achievements in one or more of the following areas: service within the department/institution on behalf of ethnic minority graduate students; advocacy for (in research, academic, clinical and/or public-interest endeavors), outstanding support of and contributions to the career development of ethnic minority graduate students within the department/institution; and mentorship of ethnic minority graduate students. Additional letters of support by other APAGS members are welcome but not required.
Nominations must include five copies of the essay; the names, addresses, telephone numbers and institutional affiliations of the two primary students submitting the nomination; the name, professional title (including degree), institutional affiliation, address and telephone number of the nominee; and a copy of the nominee's vitae. Nominations should be sent to APAGS Clark Award at the APA/APAGS address.
Department of the Year Award is given annually to a graduate psychology department that has exemplified an outstanding level of commitment toward graduate students and graduate student life; it recognizes superior assistance and attention to student needs as well as excellent faculty-student relations.
In addition to the plaque mentioned above and instead of the presentation, the winning department will receive $1,000 to be used at the department's discretion to further benefit students.
To apply, at least one APAGS member and his or her department chair should collaborate on a two- to three-page letter describing departmental and faculty efforts to meet the needs of students and improve graduate student life. In addition, a brief summary of information about the department, including degrees offered, number of faculty, students and approximate number of APA and APAGS members should be attached. Five copies of these materials should be sent to APAGS Department of the Year Award at the APA/APAGS address. Previous winning departments are not eligible to apply for the same award for five years.