American Psychological Foundation

Millon award recognizes work in personality psychology

The APF Theodore Millon Mid-Career Award in Personality Psychology will be conferred annually through 2008 to an outstanding mid-career psychologist who is advancing the science of personality psychology, including the areas of personology, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement. The recipient will receive $1,000 and a plaque at APA's Annual Convention.

Nominees should be no less than 10 years and no more than 20 years postdoctoral degree. To nominate a colleague, send a cover letter outlining the nominee's contributions to the science of personality psychology and an abbreviated curriculum vitae. APF permits self-nominations and encourages letters supporting the nominees.

Send nomination materials to Diane J. Willis, PhD, c/o Lynn Peterson, Division of Clinical Psychology, P.O. Box 1082, Niwot, CO 80544-1082. The deadline is Oct. 1.

Know an outstanding clinical psychologist?

APF and APA Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) welcome nominations for the APF Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology. This $2,000 award honors a clinical psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession by promoting the practice of clinical psychology through professional service; innovation in service delivery; novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice; positive impact on health-delivery systems; development of creative educational programs for practice; or other novel or creative activities that advance the profession.

Nominees should have received their doctoral degrees no more than 10 years ago. Nomination packages should include a cover letter outlining the nominee's contributions to clinical psychology, an abbreviated curriculum vitae and up to two letters of recommendation. APF accepts self-nominations.

The deadline is Oct. 1. For more information, contact Division 12; (303) 652-3126.

Koppitz fellowships further study in child psychology

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for one of five $25,000 APF Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships in child psychology. The fellowships aid child psychology scholarship on topics such as developmental psychopathology, child-clinical, school, pediatric, developmental and educational psychology. In particular, APF seeks to support research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate the development and/or functioning of children and youth.

The 2008 awards will include travel costs to attend pre-conference workshops for Koppitz graduate fellows in conjunction with APA's 2008 and 2009 Annual Conventions and other conferences as funds allow. APF will also award $4,000 travel stipends to runners-up.

Graduate students who have achieved doctoral candidacy are eligible to apply. Students can apply before passing their qualifying exams, but proof of doctoral candidacy is required.

The fellows' institutions must provide a tuition waiver. Institutions may nominate only one applicant each year: APF will not accept nominees from separate departments or programs within the same university. Financial support will extend from Sept. 1, 2008, to Aug. 31, 2009. Results of the fellows' research should be presented at the preconvention workshop.

Applications are due Nov. 15. For complete application guidelines, visit APF's Web site at APF Scholarships.

Apply for LGB family psychology and therapy grant

APF is accepting applications for the Roy Scrivner Research Grants, which encourage the study of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) family psychology and family therapy.

APF will award one postdoctoral grant of $10,000 and two $1,000 graduate student grants. The foundation gives preference to dissertation candidates for the student awards. APF encourages researchers from all behavioral and social science fields to apply.

Postdoctoral applicants and any co-investigators must hold doctoral degrees. Student applicants must be graduate students and their applications must include a letter of support from their supervising professors. All research involving human subjects must have been approved by an Institutional Review Board prior to application submission.

The application deadline is Nov. 1. For more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures, visit APF Grants or contact Idalia Ramos at (202) 336-5814.

APF honoree

Freedman honored for organizational psychology career

APF has presented Arthur M. Freedman, PhD, MBA, with the Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology. The $5,000 award is given annually to an APA member who has demonstrated exceptional ability to use psychology research to help leaders create more effective, healthy and humane organizations.

Freedman is vice president of research at the World Institute for Action Learning and a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and Alliant International University. He received the 1994 RHR International Award for Excellence in Consulting Psychology, which recognizes an APA member whose career achievements reflect outstanding service to organizations, public or private, by helping them respond more effectively to human needs. His recent publications include "Swimming Upstream: The Challenge of Managing Promotions," in "Filling the Leadership Pipeline" (CCL Press, 2005); and "Action Research: Origins and Applications for ODC Practitioners" in "The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change" (Bass/NTL Institute, 2006).

-E. Merck, I. Ramos and D. Schwartz