May 2008 Announcements

Apply Now for the APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship; Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Grants Available; 2ND Annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (“BECC”) Conference Announces Call for Proposals

Apply Now for the APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarship

Promising graduate students are invited to apply for one of the graduate research scholarships offered by the American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP). The purpose of this scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs. To be eligible for one of these prestigious awards, students must be enrolled in a COGDOP member department, in a doctoral program or in an interim master’s program en route to a doctoral program.

The application deadline is June 16, 2008. Applications must include an official application form approved by the Department Chair, a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s graduate research advisor, an outline of the nominee’s thesis or dissertation research project, and a vitae. Application forms and detailed instructions are available online at APA's APF/COGDOP Graduate Research Scholarships website.

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Grants Available

The National Science Foundation’s Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics program (MMS) has grants available to faculty and students. It is an interdisciplinary program in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

The MMS Program supports a variety of different types of awards, including:

  • Regular Research Awards

  • Mid-Career Research Fellowships

  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements

Cognizant Program Officer(s): Cheryl L. Eavey, Program Director/Cluster Coordinator, 995 N, telephone: (703) 292-7269, fax: (703) 292-9068

Applicable Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): 47.075 --- Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 40 to 50

Anticipated Funding Amount: $3,500,000 (Approximately $3.5 million will be awarded annually, contingent upon the availability of funds. Additional funds may be available from participating federal statistical agencies for competitive survey and statistical methodology proposals.)

Full Proposal Target Dates: August 16 and January 16, annually

2ND Annual Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (“BECC”) Conference Announces Call for Proposals

The second annual BECC Conference will be held November 16 - 19, 2008 in Sacramento, California. The conference is focused on understanding the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations and using that knowledge to help accelerate our transition to an energy-efficient and low-carbon economy. There will be a rich mix of invited speakers, panels and networking opportunities plus presentations, posters and roundtable topics selected from submitted abstracts.

Proposals for presentations, posters and roundtables are being accepted until May 27, 2008. Potential presenters should submit proposals/abstracts on-line. For conference details, please visit the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

On-line registration starts June 1.