Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Ethnic Minority Graduate Students

The purpose of this annual award is to recognize the efforts of an ethnic minority professional in the field of psychology who has demonstrated commitment to the academic and professional development of ethnic minority graduate student trainees.

Deadline: May 6, 2015

Sponsor: APAGS

Description

Student nominees identify recipients who provide outstanding service within their department/institution on behalf of ethnic minority graduate students; and/or advocacy for ethnic minority students within their department/institution; and/or mentorship of ethnic minority graduate students (in research, academic, clinical, and/or public interest endeavors); and/or outstanding support of, and contributions to, the career development of ethnic minority graduate students.

The recipient will be awarded an engraved plaque and recognized in APAGS publications.

Eligibility

The recipient must interact with students in research, academic, clinical and/or administrative settings. Candidates for the award must be nominated by at least two current APAGS member graduate psychology students. 

Note: Current and former APAGS Committee members, subcommittee chairs and task force chairs are not eligible. In addition, former APAGS subcommittee members or ad hoc reviewers who have previously reviewed this award are not eligible to nominate.

How to Apply

Each application must include all of the following materials:

  1. A 300- to 500-word essay describing the nominee's merit for the award based on his or her achievements in one or more of the following areas: service within the department/institution on behalf of ethnic minority graduate students; advocacy for ethnic minority students within the department/institution; mentorship of ethnic minority graduate students (in research, academic, clinical and/or public interest endeavors); and outstanding support of, and contributions to, the career development of ethnic minority graduate students.
  2. Additional letters of support by other APAGS members are welcome but not required.
  3. The name, addresses, telephone numbers and institutional affiliations of the two primary students submitting the nomination.
  4. The name, professional title (including degree), institutional affiliation, address and telephone number of the nominee.
  5. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

Please submit each of these items as a separate PDF file. We will not accept Word documents. Letters of recommendation (if and only if stated as a requirement above) should also be in PDF form; however, we will accept both Word and PDF versions of the letter of recommendation only.

Submissions

Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email by the deadline. Submit your application online.

Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions approximately two months after the due date.

Past Recipients
2014

Robert M. Sellers, PhD

2013

Frederick T.L. Leong, PhD

2011

Ann Kathleen Hoard Burlew, PhD

2010

Rachel L. Navarro, PhD

2007

Hardin Coleman

2005

Eugene Stone-Romer, PhD

2004

Shawn O. Utsey, PhD

2003

Alberta Gloria, PhD

2002

Nnamdi Pole, PhD

2000

Angela Neal-Barnett, PhD

1999

Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD

1998

Cynthia de las Fuentes, PhD

1997

Helen A. Neville, PhD

1996

Enrico E. Jones, PhD

1995

Hector F. Myers, PhD
Delia Saenz, PhD