August 2009 Announcements

Early Graduate Student Researcher Awards: Call for Applications

Sponsored by the APA Science Student Council, the Early Graduate Student Researcher 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 Researcher 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 e-mail or by phone (202) 336-6000.

Deadline Approaching for the 2009 APA Dissertation Research Awards

The deadline to apply for the annual APA Dissertation Research Awards is September 15, 2009. Complete application packets must arrive at APA by this date. This annual awards program is sponsored by the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association, to help assist science-oriented doctoral students of psychology with the costs of conducting dissertation research. Awards are provided to students whose dissertation research reflects excellence in scientific psychology.

Through this award competition, 30-40 students per year receive grants of $1,000 to $5,000 each. Projects in any area of psychology are eligible. Applications are reviewed by APA Members with expertise in each area of research. Funds may be requested for expenses that are directly related to the dissertation research such as participant incentives, animal care, and equipment. To be eligible for an award, 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.

Complete information about this exciting opportunity can be found on the APA web site.

Committee on Human Research: Call for Nominations

The Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) is seeking nominations for a newly established APA continuing committee: Committee on Human Research (CHR).

The mission of this seven-member Committee is to facilitate research with human participants that complies with prevailing ethical principles and governmental regulations, and to examine issues regarding the formulation and implementation of such principles and regulations. Its purview encompasses such topics as confidentiality, decisional capacity, diversity of research populations, research dissemination, cross-disciplinary standards, international collaborations, and resource and data sharing. The new committee will also engage in educational and advocacy efforts in the realm of human research protections. One member of CHR will be selected from a slate developed jointly with the APA Ethics Committee and will serve as an active liaison to the Ethics Committee.

For further information including nomination instructions, please visit the committee web page or contact Sangeeta Panicker.

NSF Opening for Learning Researcher

The National Science Foundation is seeking candidates for the position of Director of the Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The position is available as either a career or temporary (1-3 year) appointment. The salary range is $153,200-171,882. Application deadline is September 14, 2009.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars: Call for Applications

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released its 2009-2010 Call for Applications for its Health & Society Scholars program. The program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers. Its goal is to improve population health by training scholars to:

  • investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic and social determinants of health; and

  • develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge and interventions that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health. Deadline for applications is October 2, 2009

Deadline for applications is October 2, 2009.

2009 Lizette Peterson Homer Grant: Call for Applications

The 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). Examples of appropriate 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, 2009. For more information, visit the APF web site.

Grant available for LGB family psychology or family therapy

The Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants support empirical and applied research focused on lesbian, gay, and bisexual family psychology and lesbian, gay, and bisexual family therapy. One grant of up to $12,000 for research by a graduate student with strong preference given to dissertation candidates.

The deadline is November 1, 2009. For more information, visit the APF web site.