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The Science Directorate's Scientific Conferences Grant Program, established in 1987, recently awarded grants totaling $44,750 to six institutions.

By Deborah McCall

The Science Directorate's Scientific Conferences Grant Program, established in 1987, recently awarded grants totaling $44,750 to six institutions! The high number of proposals received made the selection process difficult.

Grants awarded from the June 1 Call for Proposals are listed below:

Chaos and Children's Development Levels of Analysis and Mechanisms
Gary Evans, Cornell University; Theodore D. Wachs, Purdue University
$10,000

Festschrift in Honor of George Sperling:
Frontiers in Human Information Processing -Vision, Attention, Memory, and Application

Barbara Anne Dosher and Charles Chubb, University of California-Irvine
$5,000

Festschrift in Honor of Michael Lewis:
Contributions to the Study of Emotional and Social Development

Barbara Louis and Margaret W. Sullivan, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
$5,000

Ohio University Conference on Interrogations and Confessions
G. Daniel Lassiter, Ohio University; Christian A. Meissner, University of Texas at El Paso
$8,000

Tufts University Initiative on Emerging Trends in Psychology
The Cognitive Science of Semantics
Robert Cook and Gina R. Kuperberg, Tufts University
$6,750

The Neural Systems of Social Behavior
Jennifer Beer, University of California-Davis
$10,000

The purpose of the Conferences Grant program is to promote the exchange of important new contributions and approaches in scientific psychology. The tightening of institutional funding has made this program even more important to psychological scientists as they seek outside sources to support scientific conferences.

A review committee of APA members makes conference grant award decisions. Members of this committee are: Anita Davis, Michael Domjan, Irene Frieze, Kathleen McDermott, Kevin Murphy, and James W. Pennebaker.