April 2006 Announcements

Subscribe to PSA!; Announcing the 2006 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships; Grants Available for Scientific Conferences, Proposals Invited

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Announcing the 2006 APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) are jointly offering graduate research scholarships. Promising graduate students are invited to apply for one of these awards, including the $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship, the $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship, and a number of $1,000 scholarships.

The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs. Scholarships are given directly to the individual graduate student recipients. Eligible students are those enrolled in an interim master's program or doctoral program in a COGDOP member department. Students currently enrolled in terminal master's programs are eligible if they intend to enroll in a PhD program immediately following receipts of the master's degree. Several fellowships have been reserved for students who, at the time of application, are within the first two years of graduate study in psychology.
The deadline for applications is June 26, 2006.

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. Over 90 conference grants have been awarded to date. The next deadline for applications is June 1, 2006.

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 proceedings and presentation materials (including electronic presentations) must be submitted to APA three months after the date the conference is held. APA will hold the conference proceedings for three years. If a book has not been published by APA or another publisher within the three-year holding period, APA will place the conference proceedings in PsycEXTRA.

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, Michael Domjan, Irene Frieze, Kathleen McDermott, Kevin Murphy, and James W. Pennebaker.

For more information on review criteria, proposal contents, and budget guidelines, please refer to the APA website at or contact Deborah McCall.

Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2006

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