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Apply for a convention travel grant

The APF Paul E. Henkin Travel Grant provides support of up to $1,000 to defer the costs of registration, lodging and travel for APA Div. 16 (School Psychology) student members attending APA's Annual Convention in San Diego, Aug. 12–15. Applicants should submit an application, a letter of recommendation, a 500-word essay and a curriculum vitae online.

The application deadline is April 15.

Serve as a convention ambassador

Want to maximize your networking opportunities? Volunteer as an APAGS ambassador at APA's Annual Convention, Aug. 12–15, in San Diego. Ambassadors distribute and collect program evaluations and provide information to attendees.

Vote for your leaders

As an APAGS member, you can participate in the voting process to elect the next APAGS leaders. The ballot period for the 2010 APAGS elections takes place in April. During the ballot period, APAGS members can read candidate statements and vote online.

Apply for student scholarships and awards

APAGS welcomes applications for its 2010 scholarships, grants and awards.

Nominees must be enrolled at least part time and in good standing at a regionally accredited university.

Send all nominations and applications by May 14, unless otherwise noted. Application instructions and submission guidelines are available online.

This year's awards include:

Fund your health disparities research

APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs seeks nominations for the Promoting Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities Issues Grants. These grants of up to $6,500 recognize research or curriculum developments that will lead to a federal or foundation funding proposal that addresses ethnic-minority health disparities. Applicants should submit a detailed concept paper describing the project by March 15.

Apply for APF grants

The American Psychological Foundation offers several opportunities for students. They include:

  • The Wayne F. Placek Grants, which support scientific research to increase the public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future civilizations. Two $15,000 grants are awarded each year. Apply electronically by midnight on March 1.

  • The Esther Katz Rosen fellowships, which offer $25,000 to support activities related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents. Up to three fellowships are given each year. Apply electronically before midnight on March 1. 

  • The APF Visionary and Weiss Grants, which seed innovation by supporting research, education and intervention projects that use psychology to solve social problems in APF's four priority areas: understanding the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being, reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony, preventing violence and supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. One-year Visionary grants are available in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. A $10,000 Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Innovative Research and Programs Grant is also available. Graduate students may apply. Applications are due by March 15. 

  • The APF $5,000 Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship for graduate-level research on understanding and reducing stigma associated with mental illness. APF will award the scholarship to a psychology graduate student who is enrolled full time at an APA-accredited university. The deadline is May 15. Applicants are required to submit a proposal, letter of recommendation from a faculty adviser and a curriculum vitae online.

Neuropsychology students: This grant is for you

APF seeks applications for two $2,500 Benton-Meier Scholarships in neuropsychology. Applicants must show a record of achievement and submit a project budget. Apply by June 1.

Apply for a young investigator award

APF seeks nominations for its $25,000 McGuigan Prize, a biennial award given to an early career psychologist doing research that seeks to explain how the mind affects psychological and physiological health. Nominees must have received doctoral degrees in psychology or related fields within nine years and must be affiliated with an accredited institution. The application deadline is March 1.

—J. Clark