Recently completed a dissertation in an area of positive psychology? Through April 15, you can send in your application for the John Templeton Foundation's fifth Martin E.P. Seligman Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Positive Psychology. Those eligible for the $1,000 cash grant must have completed a PhD dissertation in positive psychology after March 30, 2000, and must plan to continue research in that area.
To apply, submit six copies of your curriculum vitae and a summary of your dissertation research no longer than eight single-spaced pages, including tables and figures but not references. The summary should contain a description of the problem investigated, an explanation of the methods used, a summary of the findings, a discussion of the significance of the findings in relation to positive psychology and an outline of how the work might be continued.
Materials must be postmarked no later than April 15 and sent to: Lynn S. Glodek, Communications Senior Associate, John Templeton Foundation, Five Radnor Corporate Center, Suite 100, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.
Three finalists will be selected by May 15. The award will be presented at APA's Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 7-10. It will include travel to the convention and one day's lodging and expenses. Additional information on the award is available at www.templeton.org/seligmanaward/index.htm.