American Psychological Foundation

Nominate for $50,000 prize!

APF seeks nominations for the 2008 Cummings PSYCHE Prize, which recognizes an individual whose career has expanded the role of the psychologist as a primary-care provider working side-by-side with primary-care physicians in organized systems of health-care delivery.

Nominees for the $50,000 prize must be licensed practicing psychologists with a minimum of 10 years of experience. They must work in integrated primary-care settings and be involved in comprehensive medical settings, rather than in a specialized program dealing with one disease or issue. Nominees must demonstrate a record of past accomplishments as well as plans to expand the acceptance of psychologists as behavioral-care providers who work directly with physicians in primary health-care systems.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. To nominate, submit the following materials online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants: a letter of nomination, including the individual's mentoring experience, training and development of other psychologists in the field; a one or twopage statement of accomplishments; a letter, written by the nominee, detailing plans for the next five years; and a curriculum vitae. Self-nominations are accepted.

Honor an earlycareer psychologist

APF seeks nominations for the Div. 29 (Psychotherapy) Early Career Award, a $1,000 prize that recognizes an active Div. 29 member who has made promising contributions to psychotherapy and psychology within 10 years of earning his or her doctorate.

The nomination deadline is Jan. 1. To apply or nominate, submit the following materials online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants: a nomination letter written by a colleague outlining the nominee's career contributions; a curriculum vitae; and up to four letters of recommendation. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Submit proposals for APF's Wayne F. Placek Large Grants

APF requests proposals for the Wayne F. Placek Large Grants, which encourage research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations. Two grants of up to $65,000 are available.

Applicants must be doctoral-level researchers affiliated with educational institutions or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization. Applications should include all of the following sections: a description of problem, background, conceptual framework and methods (10 pages maximum), a detailed budget with justification, a time line for completing the work, a bibliography, in APA format, and an explanation of the project's relevance and likely applications to meeting the Placek Fund goals.

To apply, submit a proposal and CV of the project leader online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants. The deadline is March 9. For more information, visit www.apa.org/apf or contact Idalia Ramos, program director.

Honor outstanding leaders

APF is accepting nominations for its 2008 Gold Medal Awards, which recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology.

  • Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

  • Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest.

  • Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology.

All awardees receive a gold medal, $2,000 donated by APF to the charitable institution of the recipient's choice, and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA's 2008 Annual Convention in Boston where the award will be presented.

Eligibility is limited to psychologists age 65 or older who reside in North America. Nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated, a nomination statement that traces the nominee's career, a current curriculum vitae and bibliography. APF welcomes letters in support of the nomination. All materials should be coordinated by a chief nominator and sent in one package. There is no nomination form.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. Send nominations to APF or mail to APF Gold Medal Awards, at the APA address. For more information, visit the APA funding Web site.

Know a great teacher?

APF invites nominations for its 2008 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. The award honors a career contribution to the teaching of psychology and is named after Charles L. Brewer, PhD, whose career-long devotion and contributions to the teaching of psychology embody the purpose of the award.

Nominees must demonstrate excellence in: classroom teaching; course and curricula development; development of effective teaching methods and/or materials; teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology; administrative facilitation of teaching; research on teaching; training of teachers of psychology; and mentoring future psychologists.

The winner receives a plaque, $2,000, and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA's 2008 Annual Convention in Boston where the award will be presented.

The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. Nomination materials should include APF's application form (available online at APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award), a description of how the nominee fulfills the award qualifications, and the nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography. APF welcomes letters in support of the nomination. Send complete nomination materials to APF or via mail to APF Teaching Award, at the APA address.

--K. McKnight, E. Merck, K. Peterson and D. Schwartz