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Undergraduates Encouraged to Apply for APA Summer Research Program

The program prepares undergraduates for graduate study in psychological science.

The APA Science Directorate is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2010 Summer Science Fellowships (SSF) will open in December.  The SSF aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. Our principal objective is to prepare these students for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

SSF places up to 10 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, DC area for 6 weeks. The program gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. SSF offers promising students the chance to equip themselves with the skills essential to success in graduate school, and gives students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in psychological science the opportunity to be mentored by nationally-known faculty. 

Eligibility is strictly limited to rising college seniors. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. SSF is an expense-paid experience -- students will be provided with travel funds, lodging, a stipend for living expenses, and a summer salary. This should make the program financially feasible for most college students.

Visit the SSF website for complete details about the program and the online application. The application period will open in December.

The deadline for SSF applications is February 12, 2010.