Early career basic scientists: Apply for travel awards for 2013 APA convention

The American Psychological Association’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists is sponsoring a travel award program for early career members of APA to attend the 2013 APA Annual Convention in Honolulu, July 31-Aug. 4. The program is open to psychologists in all areas (education, practice, public interest and science), but this year preference is being given to those working in basic psychological science.

Twenty award recipients will receive $1,000 to be applied toward their 2013 APA convention expenses. The program is designed to encourage attendance and increase representation of early career members at this year's APA convention.

Applicants must be an APA early career member (within seven years receipt of their doctorate) and a first-time convention attendee. Preference will be given to those whose primary work is in basic psychological science or those who will be presenting at the 2013 convention. The submission package must include the following information:

  1. Brief statement (maximum one page) about your interest in attending the convention and how you will use this award to support your attendance. Please highlight any significant achievements in your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an early career psychologist (within APA or other related scholarly or professional organizations such as state and local psychological associations) and indicate how you believe you would benefit from attending the convention. Also, please include in your statement if your primary work is in basic psychological science, if the 2013 convention will be your first APA convention and if you will be receiving other funding to help cover your expenses.

  2. If you are presenting at the APA convention, please include an abstract of your presentation along with the title and the names of co-presenters.

  3. Include your curriculum vitae (the year you were awarded a doctorate in psychology should be clearly stated).

Electronic submission instructions: Please submit all materials in a single Word document. Put your name and the name of the award in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Early Career Travel Award). Email all materials to Sonja Wiggins. The deadline for submission of materials is March 1, 2013, 11:59 p.m. (EST).

Award winners will be notified in April 2013 and will be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the APA convention on Friday, Aug. 2.