Announcements

Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program RFA; APA Advanced Training Institutes: In What Areas Would You Like to be Trained?; APF Offers Three $20,000 Graduate Scholarships in Child Psychology; Funding Available to Study LGB Family Psychology

Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program RFA

The Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program RFA from the US Department of Education is accepting applications. Optional Letters of Intent are due September 17, 2004, with applications due November 18, 2004. This should not be confused with the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship RFA, which is new in FY05. Both RFAs can be found at U.S. Department of Education.


APA Advanced Training Institutes: In What Areas Would You Like to be Trained?

The APA Advanced Training Institute (ATI) program has been extremely successful at training researchers in innovative techniques such as fMRI and structural equation modeling. ATIs are held over the summer, and last anywhere from two-and-a-half days to an entire week.

In 2005, the Science Directorate will be looking to expand the program into new areas - ideas mentioned so far have included behavioral genetics, media technologies, geographic information systems, and others. We'd like to hear more.

If there's an area you're interested in, and that would fit in with the basic ATI format, please let us know! Send your idea to us via email, calling the subject "Proposal 05." If you'd like to learn more about the program, please visit the ATI website.


APF Offers Three $20,000 Graduate Scholarships in Child Psychology

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is offering up to three $20,000 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Scholarships to support graduate studies in child psychology in 2005.

The purpose of these scholarships is to nurture excellent scholars in the broad area of the psychology of the child, such as developmental, child-clinical, pediatric, school psychology, educational psychology and developmental psychopathology. Support will be from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each year. The award includes travel costs to attend the APA pre-conference workshop for Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Fellows at the APA Convention and other relevant conferences as funds allow. APF will also award travel stipends of $4,000 to runners-up to enable their travel to APA’s convention and to encourage travel to other conferences as funds allow.

Graduate students who have achieved doctoral candidacy are eligible to apply. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but proof of having advances to doctoral candidacy will be required before funds are released. Consideration will be given to psychological research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate children’s and youth’s development or functioning.

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2004. Recipients will be announced on or after February 15, 2005. For complete application guidelines, please visit the APF website or send a request via email to the APF office.


Funding 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 postdoctoral grants of up to $10,000 and 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.

The application deadline is November 1, 2004. Application guidelines are available from Wayne F. Placek grants or by contacting the APF office via email.