July 2009 Announcements

2009 APA Dissertation Research Awards: Call for Applications; Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards: Call for Applications; A Scientist's Guide to the APA Convention Now Available; 2009 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant: Call for Applicaitons; 2010 Troland Research Awards: Call for Nominations

2009 APA Dissertation Research Awards: Call for Applications

To assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with the costs of conducting dissertation research, the American Psychological Association Science Directorate sponsors an annual competition for funding. This award program features 30-40 grants of $1,000 each, and several larger grants of up to $5,000. Projects in any area of psychology are eligible. Funds may be requested for expenses that are directly related to the dissertation research such as participant incentives, animal care, and equipment.

Awards are provided to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology. Each department of psychology may forward up to three applications per year for consideration for this award program. In order to be eligible for an award, by the application deadline students must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees but must not yet have received their doctoral degree. Award recipients will be listed in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science Agenda.

The deadline for Dissertation Research Award application packets to arrive at the Science Directorate is September 15, 2009. Complete information about this exciting opportunity can be found on the APA Web site.

Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards: Call for Applications

Sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, the Early Graduate Student Research Awards program was designed to reward students for conducting outstanding research early in their graduate training (i.e. within the first three years of doctoral study).  The award focuses on both the student’s general research experience and specific completed research projects.

Up to three awards are given each year, drawn from basic science, applied science, and interdisciplinary science areas. Each Early Graduate Student Research Award is in the amount of $1,000.

The application deadline is September 15, 2009.

More details about the awards, including eligibility requirements and application materials can be found on the APA Web site. If you have questions, please contact the Science Directorate via email or by phone (202) 336-6000.

A Scientist's Guide to the APA Convention Now Available

The initial compilation of the popular "Scientist's Guide" is now available on the APA Convention Web site. In addition to information about Division programs, the guide features listings of Presidential programs, plenary sessions, scientific award addresses, and dozens of other sessions that will be of significant interest to the science community.

Be sure to check back often during the weeks proceeding Convention as programming will likely be added. Paper copies of the Guide will also be available at the Science Directorate booth at the APA Convention in Toronto.

The Science Directorate would like to thank the many Division program chairs who provided us with highlights from their division’s programming.

2009 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant: Call for Applications

American Psychological Foundation (APF) is accepting applications for the 2009 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant--a $5,000 grant which supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents (including non-intentional and intentional injuries). Types of research projects related to childhood injuries are those that are published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Innovative projects are encouraged.

Students and faculty are eligible to apply.

The deadline is October 1. For more information, visit the APF Web site.

2010 Troland Research Awards: Call for Nominations

The Troland Research Awards are presented to young investigators (age 40 or younger) to recognize unusual achievement and further empirical research in psychology regarding the relationships of consciousness and the physical world. Funds are to be used by the awardee to support his or her research within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology, including, for example, the topics of sensation, perception, motivation, emotion, learning, memory, cognition, language, and action.

These awards are scheduled for presentation in 2010 and each come with a prize of $50,000.