October 2006 Announcements

Call for Applications for Positive Psychology Fellow Program; NIH Loan Repayment Program

Call for Applications for Positive Psychology Fellow 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.

The program encourages 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, 2006. Selected Fellows will be expected to live in Philadelphia for 6 to 8 weeks from May 14 to July 14, 2007. Stipends and living expenses are available. For details, see the Positive Psychology Templeton Fellows Program.

NIH Loan Repayment Program

Just a reminder that the NIH is accepting applications for its Loan Repayment Program (LRP) through December 1, 2006. General information about the program can be found at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Psychologists have fared very well in this program since its inception. Our examination of that data has been part of a larger effort to identify mechanisms for early career support as discussed in the July issue of SPIN.