December 2008 Announcements

Applications Due in January for APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship; 2009 Advanced Training Institutes Announced; 2009 APA Convention Student Travel Awards; Research Funding Opportunities from NSF and NIH; Conference Announcement and Call for Posters: The Current Status and Future for Research and Applications on Cognitive Fatigue

Applications Due in January for APA Executive Branch Science Fellowship

Have you always wanted to get some experience working at the intersection of science and government? Are you looking to spend a sabbatical exploring the world of psychology and public policy? Come live for a year in Washington, DC as the 2009-2010 APA Executive Branch Science Fellow, sponsored by APA’s Science Directorate. This year’s Fellow is placed at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she is putting her cognitive and developmental science expertise to work in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate. Previous Fellows have been assigned to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, various institutes at NIH, the Department of Defense, and NSF. Applications for the 2009-2010 Fellowship may be found on our website and applications are due January 9, 2009. For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Kelly of the Science Government Relations Office.

2009 Advanced Training Institutes Announced

The APA Science Directorate is pleased to sponsor four Advanced Training Institutes (ATIs) in the summer of 2009. These intensive training programs are hosted each summer at prominent research institutions across the country. ATIs expose advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, new and established faculty, and other researchers to state-of-the-art research methods and analytic techniques. Complete information about these exciting programs can be viewed at the APA ATI website.

  • Non-Linear Methods for Psychological Science
    June 8-12, University of Cincinnati

  • Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups
    June 22-26, Michigan State University

  • Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research
    June 29-July 3, University of Virginia

  • Exploratory Data Mining in Psychological Research
    July 20-24, University of Southern California

You are invited to apply for these training opportunities. Keep in mind that application deadlines begin in March. Applications are available at the APA ATI website and must be submitted electronically through each program’s webpage. Tuition for all ATIs is substantially lower than other similar programs due to a subsidy from APA’s Science Directorate. For more information, contact APA’s Science Directorate via e-mail or phone: (202) 336-6000.

2009 APA Convention Student Travel Awards

The Science Directorate announces its 22nd annual APA Student Travel Award competition. Each year, the Directorate provides $300 grants to as many as 100 psychology graduate students, to facilitate travel to the Annual APA Convention to present their research. In addition, 7 students who apply for a Travel Award will each receive an Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarship of $300 from the American Psychological Foundation (APF), bringing to 107 the total number of students who receive a grant of $300 to help support their attendance at Convention.

Selection for the award is based on the quality of the submitted information as well as the student’s geographic location. Up to three students from each department of psychology may submit applications. If more than three students from a department wish to apply for these funds, the department must perform an initial screening and forward only three applications.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2009, for travel to the 117th annual APA Convention, taking place August 6-9 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All applicants must have their paper, poster, or symposium accepted by an APA division prior to applying for the award.

For more information about this grant opportunity, e-mail the Science Directorate.

Research Funding Opportunities from NSF and NIH

Funding announcements for interdisciplinary research and training that are appropriate for psychological scientists have recently been issued by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and various components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

National Science Foundation 
     Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (NSF 09-511)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Closed Loop Technologies: Clinical and Behavioral Approaches to Improve Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes 
          R01 (RFA-DK-08-012), R21 (RFA-DK-08-013)

You can receive automatic notification of new funding opportunities and policies by signing up at the NSF and NIH websites.

Conference Announcement and Call for Posters: The Current Status and Future for Research and Applications on Cognitive Fatigue

May 7-9, 2009
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A conference to be held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center brings together 15 experts in the field of cognitive fatigue to provide multidisciplinary perspectives. Speakers at this conference will represent basic and applied researchers across the domains of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, organizational and industrial psychology, human factors and ergonomics, clinical, and applied differential psychology. Applications under discussion will include education, industrial/organizational, military, and non-work domains. The conference will also feature a poster session and a panel discussion of a future research agenda for the field.

Conference details, registration materials, and a call for poster submissions can be found online. Contact Phillip L. Ackerman for more information.