2013 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology

The winner will receive a travel award sponsored by APA's Science Directorate and will present her or his dissertation at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu.

APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) seeks nominations for the 2013 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, which recognizes outstanding dissertations in psychology that increase the understanding of psychological issues and concerns facing persons or communities of color. The submission deadline is April 1, 2013.

CEMA welcomes applications from APA members/student affiliates who filed their dissertations in 2011 or 2012, on research involving one or more of the following areas: enhancing the psychological understanding of ethnic-minority populations or concerns; improving psychological service delivery systems to ethnic minorities; developing new concepts or theories relevant to ethnic-minority populations; and creating methodological paradigms that promote effective research and understanding of the values, beliefs, behaviors and needs of ethnic-minority communities. A CEMA-appointed selection subcommittee will choose the winner through a masked review process of applicants' abstracts. Criteria include impact on ethnic-minority populations; completeness and clarity; creativity; and effectiveness of the research design. The subcommittee will choose semifinalists, who will be required to submit copies of their dissertations for the final selection process.

The winner receives $500 and a $300 travel award sponsored by APA's Science Directorate, and will be invited to briefly present her or his dissertation at the APA's 2013 Annual Convention, July 31 - Aug. 4, in Honolulu. Non-APA member/student affiliate applicants will be required to be an APA member/student affiliate at the time of the award selection. The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 1, 2013. Please provide five copies of the dissertation abstract (no more than 1,000 words). The dissertation title should appear on all five copies of the abstracts submitted. However, only one abstract should identify the author. In addition, please also provide the author's mailing address, email and telephone number. All submissions should be sent to the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at the APA address and/or via email.