Bulletin Board

Fund your basic science research

APAGS encourages students to apply for the $1,000 Basic Psychological Science Research Grant, which provides funding for up to four students conducting research in cognitive psychology, computational psychology, developmental, experimental or comparative, industrial/organizational, neurosciences, perception and psychophysics, personality and individual differences, psycholinguistics, physiological, quantitative, and social psychology. Apply by Dec. 3.

Apply for an ethnic-minority grant

APAGS seeks applications for the APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) Grant, which aims to enhance recruitment, education and training opportunities for ethnic-minority students. APAGS and CEMA offer up to two $1,000 grants for student projects that seek to recruit, retain or enhance the training of ethnic-minority graduate students. These projects may include workshops, conferences, speaker series and mentorship programs. Apply by Dec. 3.

Nominate an outstanding regional association

Does your state, provincial or territorial association go out of the way to include students in its programming and activities? If so, nominate it for a $1,500 award sponsored by the APAGS/Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice/Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) SPTA Award. The award recognizes a state, provincial or territorial association that encourages programs and activities that meet the needs and interests of students and enhances joint membership in APAGS and SPTAs. Nominations are due Jan. 10.

APAGS recognizes a Hofstra professor

APAGS has honored Phyllis Ohr, PhD, with the Raymond D. Fowler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Professional Development of Graduate Students Award. APAGS gives the award annually to a psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the professional development of students. APAGS recognized Ohr, a professor at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., for her dedication to mentoring students and for working with many of them for years after they graduate.

Fund your training in disabilities issues Apply now for a $1,000 grant that promotes projects that aim to improve services for people with disabilities. The grant will also fund a project that focuses on the recruitment, retention and training of people with disabilities. The APAGS Disabilities Grant Program provides funds for workshops, conferences, mentorship programs or student organizations that focus on disability issues. Apply by Dec. 3.

APF funding opportunities

Apply for a family psychology grant

Interested in family psychology? Apply for APF's Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, which provides up to $6,000 in funding for research projects that advance theory, assessment or clinical practice in family or couple dynamics or multigenerational processes. Apply by Feb. 1.

Funds available for population researchers

APF provides two Henry P. David grants of up to $1,500 to support research and conference travel for students or early career scholars who examine the behavioral aspects of population studies or human reproductive behavior. Apply by Feb. 15.

Grants available to help reduce discrimination

APF will provide two $15,000 Wayne F. Placek Grants to students who conduct research that seeks to improve the public's understanding of homosexuality and to alleviate the stress that gay men and lesbians experience in this and future generations. Apply by March 1.

Support for work in gifted child psychology

Are you involved in projects that help increase the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents? Then apply for the $25,000 Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship to support your work. APF will award up to three fellowships to doctoral candidates each year. Apply by March 1.

Use psychology to solve society's social problems

APF seeks applicants for its Visionary Grants and the Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond D. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grant, which support research and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in APF's four priority areas:

  • Understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being.

  • Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.

  • Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.Supporting programs to address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.

The one-year Visionary Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the project and funding requirements; the 2011 Weiss grant is for $10,000. Apply by March 1.

For more information about APF's funding programs, contact Kimberly Rowsome at  (202) 336-5622.

—J. Clark