April 2009 Announcements

2010 APA Distinguished Scientific Awards Program: Call for Nominations; APA Grants for Scientific Conferences: Call for Proposals; Apply Now for an APA Advanced Training Institute; F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award: Call for Submissions

The American Psychological Association invites nominations for its scientific awards program for 2010.

The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For the 2010 program, nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 2000 are being sought in these five areas:

  • Animal learning and behavior, comparative

  • Psychopathology

  • Health

  • Developmental

  • Cognition/human learning

These categories should be interpreted broadly.  APA encourages nominations of psychologists who are female and from underrepresented groups.

The deadline for submitting 2010 nominations is June 1, 2009. For more information visit APA awards.

APA Grants for Scientific Conferences: Call for Proposals

The Science Directorate is currently seeking proposals for grants to support research conferences in psychology. The purpose of these grants is to promote the exchange of important new contributions and approaches in scientific psychology.

The next deadline for applications is June 1, 2009.

Grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 are available. Proposals will be considered for "add-a-day" conferences ($500-$3,000), "stand alone" conferences ($5,000-$20,000), and festschrifts ($5,000-$20,000). The conference must be additionally supported by the host institution with direct funds, in-kind support, or a combination of the two. A detailed budget including institutional support must be submitted as a part of the application.

APA is open to considering innovative and experimental formats for conferences, including internet-based conferences.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact APA to discuss their ideas for new formats. 

Conference proposals must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • One of the primary organizers must be a member of APA.

  • Only academic institutions accredited by a regional body may apply. Independent research institutions must provide evidence of affiliation with an accredited institution. Joint proposals from cooperating institutions are encouraged.

  • Conferences may be held only in the United States, its possessions, or Canada.

  • APA governance groups, APA Divisions, and other related entities are not eligible for funding under this program.

For more information on review criteria, proposal contents, recipient responsibilities, and budget guidelines, please contact Rachel Martin via e-mail or phone: (202) 336-5918.

Apply Now for an APA Advanced Training Institute

Applications are still being accepted for two of this summer’s APA Advanced Training Institutes (ATI).  These intensive training programs expose new and established faculty, post-doctoral fellows, advanced graduate students, and other researchers to state-of-the-art research methods. More information can be found on the Science Directorate website.

Non-Linear Methods for Psychological Science
June 9-13, 2009
University of Cincinnati

Exploratory Data Mining in Behavioral Research
July 20-24, 2009
University of Southern California

Applications are being accepted until seats are filled for these ATIs.  Applications are available on the Science Directorate website and must be submitted electronically through the program’s website.  For more information, contact the APA Science Directorate by e-mail or phone (202) 336-6000.

Call for Submissions: F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award

The American Psychological Foundation is seeking applications for the F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research on the human mind that adopts a materialistic empirical and theoretical approach.  The research may address any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or neuroscientific methods. 

Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline: June 1, 2009

For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the full announcement or contact Emily Leary.