October 2004 Announcements
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 September 1 to August 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 APF’s website, or send a request via email to the APF office.
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: http://www.ed.gov/programs/edresearch/applicant.html.
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 www.hookerprograms.org or by contacting the APF office via email.
Nominate a Colleague for a 2005 Gold Medal Award
The APF Board of Trustees invites nominations for its 2005 Gold Medal Awards, which recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. The awards are presented in four categories:
Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology
Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology
Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest
Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology
All award winners receive a gold medal and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA’s 2005 Annual Convention in Washington, DC, August 18-21, where the awards will be presented. APF will also donate $2,000 to a charitable or nonprofit organization chosen by each winner.
Only psychologists 65 years or older who reside in North America are eligible. Nominations should include which award the nomination is for, a nomination statement that traces the nominee’s career, a curriculum vitae, and a bibliography. Letters of support are welcome. All materials should be sent in one package coordinated by a chief nominator. There is no nomination form.
The submission deadline is December 1, 2004. Send nominations to Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address. For more information, visit the APF website.
Submit Nominations for Brewer Teaching Award
APF invites nominations for its 2005 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. The award recognizes a career contribution to the teaching of psychology and was re-named to honor its 1989 recipient, Charles L. Brewer, Ph.D., in recognition of his careerlong devotion and contributions to the teaching of psychology. Brewer, a psychology professor at Furman University and editor emeritus of the journal Teaching of Psychology, is the 1995 recipient of APA’s Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training Award.
The APF Teaching Subcommittee selects a psychologist for the award who has:
Demonstrated exemplary performance as a classroom teacher
Developed effective teaching methods and materials, as well as innovative curricula and courses
Conducted research on teaching
Taught advanced research methods and practice in psychology
Trained psychology teachers and demonstrated administrative facilitation of teaching
Inspired students to become psychologists
The winner receives a plaque, $2,000, and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA’s 2005 Annual Convention in Washington, DC, where the award will be presented.
The deadline to receive materials is December 1, 2004. Nomination materials should include the nomination form, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, a bibliography, and a description of how the nominee fulfills the guidelines of the award. APF welcomes letters of support. Nomination forms are available at the APF website or via email. All materials should be sent in one package coordinated by a chief nominator to the APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address.
Graduate Research Fellowship Program at NSF Accepting Applications
The Graduate Research Fellowship program at the National Science Foundation is now accepting applications. The deadline for the social sciences is November 29, 2004. For more information, see the program solicitation at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2004/nsf04615/nsf04615.htm.
New Positive Psychology Fellows Program: Call For Applications
Are you interested in collaborating with leading Positive Psychology scholars? The Positive Psychology Templeton Fellows Program will gather together the best and brightest scholars by creating and funding collaborations with senior scholars.
We encourage applications from early to mid-career scholars with a doctoral degree and graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree from the disciplines of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Theology, Neuroscience, Economics, History, Public Heath and Medicine. Applicants can be from any country and there is no age limit.
The deadline to apply is December 15, 2004. Selected Fellows will be expected to live in Philadelphia from May 15 to June 30, 2005. Substantial stipends and living expenses are available. For details visit: www.positivepsychology.org/ppfellows.doc.