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Apply for APAGS grants

APAGS welcomes applications for three grants offered this spring:

  • The $1,000 APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Grant recognizes projects that recruit, retain or enhance the training of ethnic-minority graduate psychology students.

  • The $1,000 APAGS Disabilities Grant rewards projects that promote training and educational experiences in practice or service for people with disabilities.

  • The $1,000 APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant supports up to four psychology graduate students conducting research.

The deadline is Dec. 4. For more information, visit APAGS online.

Student wins trip to APA council meeting

The Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists is sending Boston University clinical psychology student Kate McHugh on an all-expenses-paid trip to the February meeting of APA's Council of Representatives in Washington, D.C. ASPP established the award to encourage student interest in association governance. The group chose McHugh in part for her interest in increasing access to evidence-based treatment, says Linda Sobell, PhD, a cognitive and behavioral psychology professor at Southeastern University.

Nominate your state, provincial or territorial psychological association

Does your local psychological association work hard to recruit graduate student members and include them in their decision-making processes? Then nominate them for APAGS's 2010 Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association of the Year Award.

APAGS, APA's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) present this $1,500 award each year to an association that demonstrates exemplary commitment to promoting graduate student development and membership. Apply by Dec. 4. For application requirements and instructions, visit APAGS online.

Join the APAGS Committee

Develop leadership skills, represent student colleagues and advocate for psychology by serving on the APAGS Committee. APAGS members are eligible to run for the following elected positions, which begin in August 2010: chair-elect; member at large, practice focus; member at large, science focus; member at large, diversity focus; and member at large, membership recruitment and retention focus.

Applicants must be APAGS members actively enrolled as graduate psychology students in good standing. For more information, visit APAGS online.

Plan now for San Diego

Apply now to present at APA's 2010 Annual Convention, Aug. 14–17, in San Diego. By participating in a poster session or symposium, you can gain valuable public speaking experience, an extra line on your curriculum vitae and professional contacts. Students can submit a proposal to APAGS for review without the requirement of having sponsorship from a full APA member. APAGS is also the only group that allows students to serve as the program chair for a session. More information. The deadline is Dec. 1.

Change your APA password by Nov. 30

APA will soon be launching its redesigned Web site and implementing policies to increase member privacy and security. To ensure that your account is protected and that you can access all APA's online benefits and services, you will need to modify your password no later than Nov. 30.

Your new password will need to be eight to 14 characters long, with a mix of letters and symbols. Such combinations are harder for computer hackers to decipher and can help prevent unauthorized purchases and identity theft. Strong passwords also reduce the risk of hackers infecting your computer with viruses. Change your password online and click on "Upgrade my Password."

—J. Clark