Special Announcement

Undergraduate students – Apply now to APA Summer Research program

The American Psychological Association’s Science Directorate is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2011 Summer Science Fellowships (SSF) is now open.

Becky Asbury (middle) and Adrian Chow (right) in Jim Thompson’s (left) Applied Cognitive lab The APA Summer Science Fellowship program (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 inform these students about the science of psychology, and help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF program places up to twelve talented students in the psychology laboratories of faculty at George Mason University, located in Fairfax, Virginia.  The lab experience is 6 weeks in length – from June 18 to July 30.  Students receive a SSF participants meet for a tour of the U.S. Capitolstipend in addition to travel and living expenses.  The SSF program gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. SSF offers promising students the opportunity to equip themselves with skills essential to succeed 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 students who will graduate from college between December 2011 and August 2012 (rising college seniors) at US or Canadian colleges and universities. Applicants should be psychology majors, although students with related preparation may apply if they expect to enter a psychological science graduate program. International students enrolled in US or Canadian colleges are eligible; US citizenship is not required. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Visit the SSF webpage for more information about the program. The deadline for applications is February 11, 2011.