Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) seeks to increase scientific understanding of how psychology pertains to both race/ethnicity and culture.
Programs and Services
Call for Nominations for the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training Grants (CEMRRAT2)
These small grants are intended to serve as "seed funds" to energize, empower, and support interested individuals, organizations and educational institutions committed to enhancing ethnic minority recruitment, retention and training in psychology.
Call for Nominations for the Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology
An award for the most outstanding dissertation in psychology which addresses concerns relevant to populations of color.
Call for Nominations for the Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award
This award rewards graduate programs in psychology that have demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students.
View the latest installment of the Ethnicity and Health in America Series for African American Heritage Month
The American Psychological Association's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) is seeking nominations for two new members to begin three-year terms of service on Jan. 1, 2016. To fulfill its mandate for ethnic representation and its commitment to gender equity, the two vacant slates are for the following: Self-identified Asian-American/Pacific Islander female and male psychologists.
CEMA welcomes the nomination of candidates who possess knowledge and expertise of other diverse populations (e.g., disability, early career, national origin, sexual orientation, etc.). In addition, special consideration will be given to those applicants whose education, training, experiences and/or expertise represents basic and/or applied areas of psychological science/research. Terms of service are Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2018.