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Call for Nominations: APA Distinguished Science Awards; Call for Nominations: Decade of Behavior Awards; Proposals Invited: Grants Available for Scientific Conferences

Call for Nominations: APA Distinguished Science Awards

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) invites nominations for its ongoing awards program. Awards are given in three categories:

The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award is presented to individuals who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology is given to individuals who have made exceptional theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for the Applications of Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination; the nominee's current vita with list of publications; the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominee's work; and a list of ten most significant and representative publications, and at least five reprints representative of the nominee’s contribution (reprints, preferably in electronic form).

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology is awarded to outstanding young psychologists who are 9 years or less post-PhD (1996 or later). The 2006 Early Career Awards will be given in five areas:

  • Animal learning and behavior, comparative

  • Psychopathology

  • Health

  • Developmental

  • Cognition/human learning.

The categories should be interpreted broadly and are not meant to be exclusive; all areas of psychology are of sufficient merit to be considered for awards.

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination, the nominee's current vita with list of publications, and up to five representative reprints.


Call for Nominations: Decade of Behavior Awards

The Decade of Behavior (2000-2010), now at its halfway point, continues to develop an impressive collection of programs and activities that work to highlight the importance of behavioral and social science research to policymakers, scientists and the public. Activities include a public education program that pairs graduate students and academic faculty with secondary school teachers to inform students about exciting research, and briefings on Capitol Hill that involve Congressional staff and distinguished scientists from a variety of disciplines. Likewise, a complete collection of Behavior Matters booklets are being produced to show the public the many ways in which behavioral and social science research has been used to improve our lives. The booklets showcase research related to the Decade themes of safety, health, education, prosperity and democracy. Two Behavior Matters booklets, specific to the fields of psychology and communications, are available and widely distributed.

In addition to the numerous programs and activities currently underway, the Decade of Behavior has also developed several annual awards that recognize the contributions of scientists, journalists and political figures. We are currently accepting nominations for three of the Decade's prestigious awards.

The Decade of Behavior Distinguished Lecture Program — support for showcased talks at society annual meeting to facilitate cross disciplinary interaction. Nominate a scientist from outside your discipline to speak at your society's convention; nominate a scientist in your field with something to say to other disciplines. Deadline August 15, 2005.

The Decade of Behavior Research Award recognizes high caliber research that has impacted policy or society, has impacted policy decisions, or has enhanced public understanding. Up to 5 awards annually. This year's theme is Safety. Nominate a scientist who's work has gone beyond the lab. Deadline August 15, 2005.

The Decade of Behavior Media Award — recognizes people newsprint and broadcast journalism who consistently incorporate behavioral and social science research in their non-partisan reporting, with preference to those who report on the Decade themes — safety, education, health, prosperity, democracy. Up to 5 awards annually. Nominate your favorite reporter who tells the world about behavior! Deadline May 13, 2005.



Grants Available for Scientific Conferences, Proposals Invited

The Science Directorate is currently seeking proposals for research conferences in psychology. The purpose of this program is to promote the exchange of important new contributions and approaches in scientific psychology. The next deadline for applications is June 1, 2005.

Grant money ranging from $500 to $20,000 is available for the scientific conference. Proposals will be considered using such formats as "add-a-day" conferences ($500-$3,000 available), "stand alone" conferences ($5,000-$20,000 available), and festschrifts ($5,000-$20,000 available). APA is also open to innovative ways of holding conferences. The conference must be additionally supported by the host institution with direct funds, in-kind support, or a combination of the two. Please note that a detailed budget including institutional support is required for application.

Conference proposals must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • One of the primary organizers must be a member of APA

  • Only academic institutions accredited by a regional body may apply. Independent research institutions must provide evidence of affiliation with an accredited institution. Joint proposals from cooperating institutions are encouraged

  • Conferences may be held only in the United States, its possessions, or Canada

  • APA governance groups, APA Divisions and other related entities are not eligible for funding under this program

Conference manuscripts shall be submitted to APA after the conference is held for publication in PsycEXTRA, a companion database to the scholarly PsycINFO. PsycEXTRA is designed to link researchers, academics, clinicians, librarians, consumers, and policy-makers to a variety of information sources covering psychology, behavioral science, and health; PsycEXTRA provides the readership with original documents.

Seventy-five percent of funds will be distributed to grantees prior to the conferences, and the remaining twenty-five percent will be released following the conference and after the submission of a final financial report detailing conference expenditures equal to or exceeding Grantee's proposed total budget.

Conference review committee members are: Anita Davis, PhD; Michael Domjan, PhD; Irene Frieze, PhD; Kathleen McDermott, PhD; Kevin Murphy, PhD; and James W. Pennebaker, PhD.

For more information on review criteria, proposal contents, and budget guidelines, please rcontact Deborah McCall, Science Program Manager.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: June 1, 2005
Please mail proposals to:
APA Science Directorate
750 First Street, NE
Attn: Scientific Conferences Proposals
Washington, DC 20002-4242 
 

 

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