March 2007 Announcements

Deadline Nears for Student Travel Award Competition; Apply for A Neuropsychology Scholarship; Family Research Consortium IV Invites Applications for its 4th Annual Summer Institute: "Riding the Currents: Families, Mental Health, and Economic Change"; Upcoming Deadlines for Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs); Call for Comments on the 2007 CEMRRAT2 Task Force Progress Report; SMEP Minority Student Conference; 2007 APA Convention -- Register Now!

Deadline Nears for Student Travel Award Competition

Graduate students: Are you looking for a little extra cash to get to this summer's APA Convention in San Francisco? If you are a Student Affiliate and are first author of your paper or poster accepted for presentation at Convention, you could be the recipient of a cool $300 travel grant!

The Student Travel Award competition is sponsored by the Science Directorate, and is intended to encourage predoctoral research by providing funds toward presentation travel. Applications are due by April 2, 2007. For more information visit the Science Directorate website or contact the Science Directorate at 202-336-6000.

All members of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) who present first-authored papers or posters at the Convention are also eligible for a waiver of their Convention registration fees. Information about this fee waiver will be mailed to APAGS members in April. For more information, or if you do not receive the mailing, contact the APA Convention Office at 202-336-5500 or via email before registering.

Apply for A Neuropsychology Scholarship

The American Psychological Foundation will award two $2,500 Benton-Meier Scholarships in neuropsychology in 2007. Applicants should submit a letter, co-signed by their faculty mentor or director of training, detailing research accomplishments, a budget for the proposed course of study, and the purpose for which the scholarship will be used. Applications should be submitted online, and can be found at APA's American Psychological Foundation. The deadline is June 1.

For more information, visit APA Foundation.

Family Research Consortium IV Invites Applications for its 4th Annual Summer Institute: "Riding the Currents: Families, Mental Health, and Economic Change"

This annual Institute promotes scholarly exchange and collaborative research related to families and mental health. The Institute is motivated by the belief that significant advances in the field can be facilitated by a forum that allows for dissemination, evaluation, and discussion of important new findings and new developments in research design, methods, and analysis. A PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required for acceptance to the Summer Institute.

June 21-23, 2007
Washington Duke Inn
Durham, North Carolina

For complete details about this program, including featured speakers and the online application form, please visit the consortium online at the Family Research Consortium IV website.

Application deadline: Friday, April 13, 2007
Attendance is limited, so make sure to get your application in by the deadline.
Inquiries may be made via email.

Upcoming Deadlines for Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs)

Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science
June 11-15, 2007
Application Deadline - March 26 or until seats are filled
This workshop teaches non-linear methods for behavioral science, providing each participant with the first-hand experience of having analyzed data for nonlinear structure. On the first day of the workshop each individual generates data that they will learn to analyze during the ATI. Continuing access to the software that will enable them to perform further nonlinear analyses is provided by instructors at the conclusion of the ATI. Instructors include Drs. Guy Van Orden, Michael Riley, Kevin Shockley, John Holden, and special guests.

Performing Web-Based Research
July 9-13, 2007
Application Deadline - April 2 or until seats are filled
This ATI trains psychologists how, why, and why not to perform web-based research and data collection. Instructors provide background on internet-based research and the ethics of web-based research. Other topics include longitudinal web methods, the use of large-scale shared databases, web panels, and the recruitment and retention of online participants. Website creation is introduced using basic html and the Authorware software package, as needed for each individual's project. Each attendee should come prepared with a small web project that they would like to work on during the week. Instructors include Drs. John Eustis Williams, Anja Göritz, Dietmar Janetzko, and William Schmidt.

Geographic Information Systems for Psychological Research
Pre-APA Convention: August 16, 2007
Applications Accepted Until Seats Filled
This program will begin with an overview of GIS technology and a thorough description of the use of GIS in psychological research with plenty of examples. A few established psychologists who use GIS in their research will speak about the strengths of this methodology and its contribution to their investigations. When possible, demonstrations of GIS technology will be matched to the research interests of attendees as described on the registration forms. Instructors for this ATI include Drs. Reginald Golledge, Michael Goodchild, Daniel Montello, and Stephen Hirtle.

To apply or for more information, visit APA's ATI website.

Call for Comments on the 2007 CEMRRAT2 Task Force Progress Report

A working draft of the 2007 Progress Report of the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training 2 Task Force (CEMRRAT2) is available online at APA's website.

The report, A Portrait of Success and Challenge, 1997-2005, provides an update on the demographics of ethnic minorities in the United States, and the status of ethnic minorities within APA and throughout psychology's education pipeline.

CEMRRAT2 encourages your comments and feedback, especially those regarding the Report's findings, recommendations, and strategic actions. We also welcome information on additional activities that are consistent with the APA/CEMRRAT Plan's objectives and goals (See APPENDIX C for the current list of activities). In doing so, please identify the specific objective and goal addressed.

Please submit your comments and feedback to the APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs on or before April 10, 2007. These may be sent by email or by fax to 202-336-6040.

SMEP Minority Student Conference

The Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology (SMEP) announces the fourth annual conference designed to acquaint students from underrepresented minorities with the field of quantitative psychology. It is hoped that some will find the field exciting and will choose to explore further. Cooperation with American Psychological Association programs is enhanced by scheduling our conference immediately before APA's annual convention, facilitating student attendance at both.

The three conference days (August 14-16) will expose students to exciting work presented by outstanding scientists and give the students ample opportunities to interact with these potential mentors. Some time will be devoted to instruction, oriented primarily toward understanding of important concepts. Students will have some opportunities to present their own work for criticism and suggestions.

San Francisco is one of the favorite convention destinations in America. It is also a high cost area and so we are still negotiating possibilities. For the APA portion of the time, we have made arrangements for rooms at the Mark Twain Hotel, 345 Taylor Street, 6 blocks from the APA headquarters at the Moscone Center, 1 block from the Hilton, walking distance from most convention destinations. Wireless access is free at the hotel.

For further information, inquire via email. Applications should be made to the SMEP Minority Student Conference, and should be submitted on or before Sunday, April 15,2007.

2007 APA Convention -- Register Now!

The 2007 APA Convention website is now open for meeting registration and hotel reservations. Book early, as hotel rooms in the headquarters hotels will go quickly! The Convention will take place August 17-20 in San Francisco, California. The deadline for obtaining the lower advance meeting registration rate is July 2. Go to the APA Convention website for more information and the online forms. Make your plans now!