American Psychological Foundation
Nominate a colleague for the 2004 Gold Medal Awards
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for its 2004 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, for advancing psychological science.
Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology, for the application of psychology to important practical problems through methods, research or psychological techniques.
Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest, for the application of psychology in the public interest.
Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology, for advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery.
The awards include $2,000 to be donated by APF to the charitable institution of the winner's choice, a medal and an all-expenses-paid trip for the winner and one guest to APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28-Aug. 1.
Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years 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 curriculum vitae and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are welcome. All nomination 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 the Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address.
Up to $10,000 available to study LGB family psychology
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) seeks applications for the Roy Scrivner Research Grants, which promote research on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and therapy. The Scrivner Fund provides one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000 and two graduate student grants of up to $1,000 each, with preference given to dissertation candidates. Researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences are encouraged to apply.
Applicants for the postdoctoral research award, including co-investigators, must have a doctoral degree. Applicants for the student grants must be enrolled in a graduate program and have a letter of support from their supervising professor. All research involving human subjects must be approved by an institutional review board from the principal investigator's institution.
Tulving and Nilsson win first Wundt-James award
Endel Tulving, PhD, and Lars-Göran Nilsson, PhD, are the winners of the first-ever American Psychological Foundation (APF) Wilhelm Wundt-William James Award for Exceptional Contributions to Trans-Atlantic Psychology.
Former APA CEO Raymond D. Fowler, PhD, established the award with APF in 2002 to honor collaboration between European and North American psychologists.
"For over a century, European and North American psychologists have worked together to make psychology a great discipline," says Fowler. "The first recipients, Drs. Tulving and Nilsson, set a high standard for this new award."
Tulving and Nilsson received the award at the eighth European Congress of Psychology, held in July in Vienna, Austria. The award will be presented biennially at meetings of the European Congress to spotlight significant research relationships that have developed through trans-Atlantic collaboration.
Tulving is the Tanenbaum Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Rotman Institute of Baycrest Centre at the University of Toronto. Born in Estonia in 1937, he moved to Canada in 1949 and received his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto. He earned his doctorate at Harvard University and spent most of his academic career at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal Societies of London and of Canada and an associate of the U.S. National Academies of Science. Tulving won the foundation's Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology in 1994.
Nilsson, a professor of psychology at Stockholm University in Sweden, is internationally known for his research on the psychology of memory and cognition. He is a longtime member of the executive committee of the International Union of Psychological Science and has served as editor in chief of several major professional journals, including the European Journal of Cognitive Psychology and the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.
The European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) administers the award and appoints a selection committee of North American and European psychologists. APF trustees review and approve the committee's recommendations. The 2005-2006 Wundt-James award will be presented at the ninth European Congress of Psychology, July 3-8, 2005, in Granada, Spain. For more information on the award, visit the EFPA Web site at www.efpa.be.
Nominations sought for teaching award
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for its 2004 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. The award, formerly known as the APF Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, honors a career contribution to the teaching of psychology. The APF trustees renamed the award to honor Brewer--a professor of psychology at Furman University and the 1989 recipient of the award--whose careerlong devotion and contributions to the teaching of psychology embody the purpose of the award, according to the trustees.
APF's teaching subcommittee seeks psychologists who have:
Mentored students who have become psychologists.
Conducted research on teaching.
Developed effective teaching methods and materials or innovative curricula and courses.
Exhibited exemplary performance as a classroom teacher.
Trained psychology teachers and facilitated teaching as an administrator.
The winner receives $2,000, a plaque and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA's 2004 Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 28-Aug. 1, where the award will be presented. Nomination materials should include the nomination form, a description of how the nominee fulfills the award qualifications and the nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are welcome.
The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. The APF nomination form is available online at APF by clicking on "Encouraging Innovation" in the "APF Programs" section. Mail complete nomination materials to the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address.
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