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Research funding

  • $15,000 for LBGT research

    The Wayne F. Placek Grants 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 by the American Psychological Foundation each year. Apply electronically by midnight on March 15.

  • $5,000 for stigma research

    Take advantage of the $5,000 Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship for graduate-level research on understanding and reducing stigma associated with mental illness. The American Psychological Foundation 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.

  • $1,000 for basic science research

    The APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant offers $1,000 to support research in fields that have no practice component, such as cognitive neuroscience, perception, personality, social and quantitative psychology. Apply by May 13.

  • $1,500 for LGBT dissertation research

    The APAGS-LGBT Dissertation Scholarship offers $1,500 for dissertation research on issues of concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Applications are due May 13.

  • $1,500 for master's students

    The Nancy B. Forest and L. Michael Honaker Master's Scholarship for Research in Psychology provides $1,500 to a master's-level psychology student who is conducting exemplary research. Applicants must submit a research proposal, curriculum vitae and letters of recommendation. Apply by May 13.

  • $1,500 for diversity research

    The APAGS Diversity Dissertation Scholarship provides $1,500 for psychology research projects that address issues of diversity such as varied ethnic backgrounds, women's issues, ageism, sexual orientation and disability. Proposals are due May 13.

  • $1,500 for discrimination research

    Are you conducting research on such topics as same-sex marriage, immigration, racial profiling or microaggressions? Apply for a $1,500 Ellin Bloch and Pierre Ritchie Honorary Scholarship from APAGS. The scholarship is available to students who are enrolled at least half time in a doctoral or master's program. Apply by May 13.


  • Be recognized for your psychotherapy work

    Have you written an outstanding paper on psychotherapy theory, practice or research? Submit it for the Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Student Paper Award. The winner of this award receives $250 and a plaque, provided by Div. 29 (Psychotherapy). Apply by April 1.

  • Apply for a health psychology award

    If you've completed a research project in the area of conseling health psychology, apply for the Div. 17 (Counseling) Student Research Award. The award includes $100, a plaque, and publication in the Counseling for Health newsletter. Apply by June 1.

Acknowledge a colleague

  • Honor an outstanding librarian

    APA's Excellence in Librarianship Award recognizes librarians who regularly go the extra mile to help students with their research, or who otherwise help advance the field of psychology. If this sounds like someone you know, nominate him or her online. Nominations are due April 9.

  • Nominate a strong woman leader

    Recognize an APAGS member with a record of leadership, research and advocacy on behalf of women by nominating her for the Carol Williams-Nickelson Award for Women's Leadership and Scholarship in Women's Issues. Nominees must be APAGS members, but not elected officers or subcommittee chairs. The award comes with a $1,500 scholarship. Applications are due May 13.

Other opportunities

  • Apply for an Esther Katz Rosen Fellowship

    The $25,000 Esther Katz Rosen Fellowships 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 15.

  • Apply for a public interest policy internship

    Get ground-level advocacy experience as a summer intern in APA's Public Interest Directorate. Interns, who must be in their second year of a doctoral psychology program, work to influence legislative and regulatory activities around a variety of social concerns and vulnerable populations. Applications are due March 25. More information.

  • Defray your costs at APA's Annual Convention

    Students presenting at APA's 2011 Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., can apply for $300 to put toward registration, travel and lodging through the American Psychological Foundation Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships. Applications are due April 1. Student members of Div. 16 (School) can also apply for the division's $1,000 Paul E. Henkin School Psychology Travel Grant. Students who have made professional contributions to the field of school psychology and those from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply by April 15.

Fund your professional development

Apply for a $1,500 David Pilon Scholarship for Training in Professional Psychology to support a supplemental training experience outside of your master's or doctoral program. Applicants must be APAGS members. Apply by May 13.


Have a practice question? Ask PsycLINK

APA and APAGS members can now share information, links and questions through a new online resource called PsycLINK. Built on a wiki platform — which allows users to collaboratively create and edit pages through their Web browsers — PsycLINK allows students, clinicians and other APA member psychologists to discuss research, treatments and other topics. To access PsycLINK, sign in to my.apa.org, click on PsycLINK.apa.org and create your profile. 

Grow your brain through advanced training

This summer, APA is offering four Advanced Training Institutes for graduate students, postdocs, professors and other researchers. Tuition for graduate students is $550 and $350 for APA members. Participants can apply for financial assistance to defray lodging and travel costs. This year's institutes are:

  • "Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science" at the University of Cincinnati, June 20–24. Participants learn advanced statistical techniques such as quantitative recurrence analysis, fractal methods and power law analysis of data distributions. Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply to this course. Apply by April 6.

  • "Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups" at Michigan State University in East Lansing, June 20–24. Participants in this seminar learn to design culturally sensitive studies with diverse populations and should come to the course with an idea for a specific research project. Apply by April 7.

  • "Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research" at the University of California, Davis, June 20–24. Learn to analyze longitudinal data using structural equation modeling, a statistical technique for testing causal relations. Course instructors will cover fundamental measurement problems, dealing with incomplete data and new techniques for dynamic analyses. Participants will gain practical experience using SEM computer scripts and are encouraged to bring their own data. Apply by March 30.

  • "Exploratory Data Mining in Behavioral Research" at the University of California, Davis, June 27–July 1. Practice finding complex relationships between multiple variables in large datasets through this intensive seminar. Participants are invited to bring their own data and will gain hands-on experience using current data mining techniques and software, including those based on canonical regression models and on pattern searches with recursive partitioning. Apply by March 30.

For more information and to apply, visit Advanced Training Institutes.