From the Science Student Council

Apply to Join the Science Student Council!

Consider applying for one of the four openings that will occur for the next set of two year terms (2008-2009) on the APA Science Student Council (APASSC).

The Science Student Council is a group of nine graduate students who spend a couple of weekends a year with the Science staff, advising us on programs and activities that would benefit graduate students in psychological science. This month, and every month for the next year or so, the students will present useful information that other graduate students need to know! Visit the Science Student Council to learn more about the activities of the SSC.

Apply to Join the Science Student Council!

Are you interested in making a difference for science-oriented graduate students of psychology? You have come to the right place! Consider applying for one of the four openings that will occur for the next set of two year terms (2008-2009) on the APA Science Student Council (APASSC)!

The positions include:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Clinical Science

  • Health research

  • Social/Personality

Candidates should be 2nd or 3rd year graduate students, or first year graduate students with a master’s degree in psychology. Please visit APA's Science Student Council Applications page for full application information.

APASSC members meet twice per year in Washington, DC, and have occasional conference calls or email contact at other times of the year. Travel associated with the meetings is fully paid.

Visit APA's Science Student Council page to learn more about the Council and its activities.

Applications will be due at the Science Directorate office by October 15. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by email by mid-November.

Questions? Please contact the Science Directorate!

Early Researcher Awards Deadline Set

The APA Science Student Council has announced September 14, 2007 as the deadline date for submissions for the 2007 Early Researcher Awards. These awards recognize outstanding student researchers who are currently early in their graduate training. We are unable to accept submissions from advanced graduate students for research completed earlier in their graduate training.

Strong preference will be given to students who demonstrate outstanding research abilities earlier in their graduate training (i.e., up to and including masters thesis or equivalent), and who show a considerable level of independence in conducting their research.

Up to three awards will be given in 2007, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each recipient will receive an award of $1,000.

More information about the Early Researcher Awards is available at APA Awards.

If you have any questions, please send an email to the Science Directorate or telephone at 202-336-6000.