Call for Applications for Positive Psychology Fellows Program; Minority Investigators Workshop on Behavioral Methodologies; Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy; Graduate Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C.

Call for Applications for Positive Psychology Fellows Program

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, Philosophy, 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, 2005. Selected Fellows will be expected to live in Philadelphia for 6 to 8 weeks from May 15 to July 15, 2006. Stipends and living expenses are available. For details, visit:

Minority Investigators Workshop on Behavioral Methodologies

March 20-21, 2006
San Francisco, California
Sponsored by:
National Cancer Institute
Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
Karen Emmons, Ph.D., Harvard School of Public Health
Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D., University of California at San Francisco

Topics to be covered:

• Behavioral intervention design

• Mixed research methods

• Longitudinal research designs

• Multi-level research methods

• Behavioral genetics methods

• Measurement of race/ethnicity and SES

To be eligible to participate, you must:

• Be from a racial/ethnic group, from a disadvantaged group, and/or have a disability

• Be an investigator at early or mid-career levels (e.g., post-doctoral fellows, research associates, assistant professors, associate professors)

• Have an interest in Behavioral Science

• Have not been a PI on a National Institutes of Health R01 funded grant and

• Submit an application with supporting documents

Note: Travel, lodging, and per diem will be sponsored by NCI only for participants who live and work 50 miles or more outside of San Francisco, California.

For additional information, contact:
Audie Atienza, Ph.D., NCI

Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy -
Graduate Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C.

This Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies-consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National   Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council-is designed to engage graduate and postdoctoral students in science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the  interactions among science, technology, and government.  As a result, students in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, business, and law develop essential skills different from those attained in academia, which will help them make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional.

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2006 sessions. The program will comprise three 10-week sessions:

  • Winter: January 9-March 17

  • Summer: June 5-August 11

  • Fall: September 11-November 17

To apply, candidates should submit an application and request that a mentor/adviser fill out a reference form. 

The deadline for receipt of application material is November 1 for  the winter program, March 1 for the summer program, and June 1 for the fall program. Candidates may apply to all three programs concurrently.

Here is a sampling of comments from program alumni:

"Just ten weeks in the S&T policy world in DC substantially broadened my perspective on how I can use my engineering background  to positively impact our society. I return to graduate school recharged about the value of advanced education, and more confident about my decisions to pursue studies that blend the boundaries of engineering and the humanities. I feel like I have much new knowledge and understanding to share with my fellow graduate students as well as my professors. No matter what field of study you are pursuing, there is no reason not to apply for a policy fellowship. By seeing the connections between your academic field and the public policy arena, you will find many new opportunities for future studies or careers. You will be enriched as a person, as a public citizen, and as a member of an academic community."

"This program will open your mind to a world rarely envisioned from the confines of laboratory bench work. I learned an immeasurable amount about the policy and politics behind science and after the program opens your mind, it opens career doors."

"A really great experience for those from the "soft sciences" who have an interest in S&T policy or if you're trying to figure out  what else you might want to do outside of academia. This was a great opportunity to bridge the gap and gain a new understanding and appreciation for how it all works, the people involved, and the profound difference it can make in the end (and all long the way)."