All nominations for the following American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) awards must be postmarked by June 16 and should be sent to: [award name], c/o APAGS, at the APA address. For the specific award details and criteria, visit the APA Awards Web site. The awards will be presented at APA's 2003 Annual Convention, Aug. 7-10, in Toronto.
The APAGS Outstanding Professional Development Program Award, worth $500 and made possible by Stuart C. Tentoni, PhD, encourages students to submit proposals for APAGS programming at APA's Annual Convention and to attend and participate in the convention. There is no formal application for this award. All accepted program submissions that meet specified criteria are automatically nominated to receive it. For more information on how to submit an APAGS convention proposal, visit the APAGS Web site. Copies of proposals accepted by the APAGS Convention Committee will be forwarded to the APAGS Scholarship and Awards Committee, which will select the winner.
Raymond D. Fowler Award. In honor of former APA president and CEO Raymond D. Fowler's service to students of psychology, the Raymond D. Fowler Award is given annually to a psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of students. 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 will give a five-minute presentation during the APAGS Open Meeting and Awards Ceremony at APA's 2003 Annual Convention and will be presented with an engraved plaque.
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, this award recognizes ethnic-minority psychologists (researchers, academics, clinicians and 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 APAGS members enrolled in a graduate program in psychology. Complete nominations must include five copies of a 300- to 500-word nomination essay; contact information for the two primary students submitting the nomination; nominee contact information; and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae. The recipient will give a five-minute presentation during the APAGS Open Meeting and Awards Ceremony at APA's 2003 Annual Convention and will be presented with an engraved plaque.
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 cash 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 degrees offered, numbers of faculty and students, and approximate numbers of APA and APAGS members. In addition to recognition as the APAGS Department of the Year, the winning department, via the chair and student representative, will receive a plaque at the APAGS Open Meeting and Awards Ceremony at APA's 2003 Annual Convention.