APA Convention Travel Awards

Early career psychologists: Apply for award to attend APA convention

The American Psychological Association's Committee on Early Career Psychologists is sponsoring an award for early career members of APA to help enable them to attend the 2014 APA Annual Convention, which will be held in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 7-10.

The APA Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals is designed to encourage first time attendance and increase representation of early career members at the APA convention. The award is open to members in all areas of psychology, including science, education, practice and public interest.

Forty award recipients will receive $750 to be applied toward their 2014 APA convention expenses. 

Applicants must be an APA early career member (within 10 years receipt of doctorate) and a first-time convention attendee. In addition, preference will be given to those working in basic psychological science, those working in independent practice and those who will be presenting at the 2014 convention.

The application package must include the following information:

  • 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 or independent practice, if the 2014 convention will be your first APA convention and if you will be receiving other funding to help cover your expenses.
  • Please include an abstract of your presentation along with the title and the names of co-presenters that you will be presenting at the 2014 convention.
  • 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 Achievement Award).

The deadline for submission of materials is March 3, 2014. Send all materials by email. Award winners will be notified in April 2014 and will be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the APA convention in Washington, D.C.