Annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) July 8-14 in Washington, D.C.

The APA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opened its online applications for their tenth annual Psychology Summer Institute (PSI) on January 31, 2012.  PSI provides professional development, and mentoring experiences for advanced doctoral students of psychology and academic and community psychologists who are in the early stage of their careers. Participants are guided toward developing a grant proposal, postdoctoral fellowship, dissertation, treatment program, publication, or program evaluation project. 

All projects must focus on issues affecting ethnic minority communities.  Participants will have the opportunity to transform concepts into grant proposals, postdoctoral fellowship ideas, publications, innovative treatment models, or program evaluations during their time at PSI.   They will receive one-on-one mentoring on their projects by their mentor as well as have access to a number of other mentors and/or consultants. 

Advanced Faculty/Psychologists will present seminars on selected topics such as qualitative and quantitative methods, health disparities, career transitions and a number of other topics.  Participants will have the opportunity to have their manuscripts reviewed and critiqued by journal editors.  There will also be opportunities to network with representatives from federal and private agencies and foundations.  PSI provides an intensive week of invaluable project and skill development to prepare them for the promising careers ahead of them.