Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant
The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant provides support for students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. The grant includes US$5,000 to support dissertation research and a 2-year student membership to SRCD. For details and application procedures, please see Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant.
Applications must be sent via email.
Deadline: April 30, 2014
Applicants will be notified of decisions by June 30, 2014. Questions can be directed to Patrice Engle Grant.
APA Grants for International Psychologists and Psychology Students to Attend the APA Annual Convention
This award provides up to $500 to psychologists and psychology students based outside the U.S. and Canada, to be applied toward costs related to the APA convention (e.g., travel expenses or registration fees).
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: APA Office of International Affairs
Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology
An award for the most outstanding dissertation in psychology which addresses concerns relevant to populations of color.
Deadline: May 30, 2014
Sponsor: APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
APA International Humanitarian Award
This APA award recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or a team of psychologists, including professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with underserved populations.
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Sponsor: Committee on International Relations in Psychology
APA Travel Grants for U.S. Psychologists to Attend International Conferences
APA's Travel Grants for U.S. Psychologists to Attend International Conferences will provide funding for conference registration fees at international conferences held outside the United States and Canada. APA and APAGS members are eligible to apply.
Deadline: July 1 and Nov. 1, 2014
Sponsor: APA Office of International Affairs
Psychology of Black Graduate Student Women Award
The Psychology of Black Women (Section I) of the APA’s Society for the Psychology of Women (Div. 35) sponsors the Graduate Student Award to recognize the work of a black woman graduate student in psychology.
Deadline: April 5, 2015
Sponsor: Div. 35, Section I
Call for submissions: The 4th Rovereto workshop on Cognition and Evolution — "Foundations of Social Cognition"
Center for Mind/Brain Sciences
University of Trento (Italy)
July 7-9, 2014
The goal of this workshop is to provide a unique forum for researchers from a range of perspectives who are interested in cognition, neuroscience and evolution, to come together to discuss their research and develop new directions and collaborations. The workshop distinguishes itself from larger conferences by hosting a small number of speakers (all invited) with no concurrent talks. In addition to the individual talks, there will be a poster session for young researchers to present their work.
Deadline for poster submissions is May 23, 2014. The best five poster abstracts will each be awarded 200 euros.
Call for abstracts: 9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Organizers of the 9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology invite abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations for its conference to be held on July 14-15, 2014, in London. The conference themes are:
- Assessment, prevention and treatment of child and adolescent psychopathology.
- General issues (risk and protective factors, use of mental health services, different approaches to mental health services delivery).
- Cross cultural issues in child and adolescent psychopathology.
- May 31, 2014: Notification of by June 7, 2014.
Call for submissions: PsyCh Journal
PsyCh Journal was launched in 2012 as China's first international psychology journal. Edited by Lars-Göran Nilsson and Kan Zhang, it is the flagship journal of the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences — the only national psychology research institute in China. The journal is published twice a year and includes peer reviewed research articles, research reports and integrated research reviews spanning the entire spectrum of scientific psychology and its applications. The content includes empirical and theoretical research in psychology and interdisciplinary sciences, with topics ranging from physiological and systems perspectives to individual, group and society approaches. It is devoted to exploring basic mechanisms of the human mind and behavior and applying psychological science to improve understanding of culture and society.
Call for papers: Counselling Psychology Quarterly
Counselling Psychology Quarterly is an international interdisciplinary journal presenting empirical research articles, research-based systematic reviews and research-informed conceptual papers, which are relevant to counselling psychology as a scientific discipline and profession. The journal welcomes submissions that reflect counselling psychology articles globally, including such topics as counselling, psychotherapy, approaches to mental and psychological health that encourage a non-pathologizing and empowering approach to consumers of the services, and international issues related to training in and practice of counselling psychology. The journal is particularly keen to encourage submissions that will be of immediate practical relevance to counselling psychologists throughout the world. The journal welcomes submissions from diverse methodological and theoretical standpoints.
Translational Issues in Psychological Science (TPS)
This new APA journal, co-sponsored by APAGS, is looking for reviewers and accepting submissions for the first issues. Graduate students and early career psychologists are especially invited to participate.
Translational Issues in Psychological Science (TPS, 2015), edited by Mary Beth Kenkel, PhD, of Florida Institute of Technology, is a unique mentoring journal that involves psychologists in training in all stages of the peer-review process. Students and early career psychologists will co-author the articles, serve as reviewers and have the chance to serve as an associate editor for one issue.
The first volume will feature issues on the science of sleep, how psychological science can improve our classrooms, psychological and neuroscientific advances in obesity, and current perspectives in prejudice and discrimination.
To sign up to review, psychologists in training should be enrolled in a doctoral program or serving as a postdoctoral scholar, be a member of APA or APAGS (learn more here), and have experience with peer-reviewed journals (e.g. as a reviewer, or someone who has received a decision on a manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal). To start the application process to become a reviewer for TPS, upload a two-page CV highlighting your peer-review experience to the APAGS Journal Reviewer website. The CV should include your affiliation and year of training, any manuscripts that you have submitted to a peer-reviewed outlet, and any service you have as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals or conference submissions.
Learn more about Translational Issues in Psychological Science. Manuscripts are currently being accepted.
Student Interns at the U.N.
Student interns assist with APA's work as an NGO at the United Nations. These are volunteer positions for psychology students who have an interest in international issues. The interns will work with APA's accredited representatives at the United Nations to help plan and implement activities such as the annual Psychology Day, and other psychology-related events. Interns will have U.N. grounds passes for entry into U.N. buildings and events and will have an opportunity for a close-up look at the workings of the U.N.
Responsibilities of the position include:
- Attending briefings organized by the U.N. Department of Public Information. These briefings typically occur on Thursday mornings.
- Meeting with the APA U.N. representatives at its two-hour monthly meetings on the last Thursday of each month from September through June.
- Spending five to 10 hours a week working with APA U.N. NGO representatives in information gathering and dissemination.
Psychology graduate students who will be enrolled full time in a psychology graduate program from September 2014 through June 2015 may apply. In addition, interns must be members of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) by the time they begin the internship in the September. Ideal qualities are being culturally aware and sensitive, enjoying working collaboratively with others and having effective communication skills. Interns must live in or very close to New York City.
Deadline: April 30, 2014, 5 p.m. EST
APA-appointed Representatives to the U.N.
APA is seeking applications from psychologists in the greater New York City area to join the volunteer APA NGO team at the United Nations headquarters.
APA has special consultative status with the U.N. Department of Public Information (DPI), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) as one of many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) whose goals overlap with those of the U.N.
APA-appointed representatives work within the NGO community at the U.N. headquarters in New York. Based on APA advocacy goals and priorities, APA representatives collaborate with other NGO representatives and APA offices and governance to identify issues, organize programs and draft statements that bring psychological science and a psychological perspective to bear on global policies and programs. Representatives also foster dialogue and information exchange between psychologists and APA and U.N. diplomats and representatives of U.N. agencies, and serve as APA's conduit for information about the United Nations.
In addition, APA representatives may be joined by associate representatives who are appointed to work on special projects, and student interns who assist the APA team in meeting planning and logistics.
APA has the following open positions available:
Representative to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to begin September 2014 .
- ECOSOC representatives are expected to work within the NGO community to join one or more of the NGO committees that parallel ECOSOC concerns (e.g., Status of Women, HIV/AIDS, Children, Families, Mental Health, Human Rights, Migration and so on). Representatives attend committee meetings and pursue program objectives on a regular weekly basis.
Representative to the Department of Public Information (DPI) to begin January 2015.
- DPI representatives are expected to attend the weekly Department of Public Information U.N. briefings, to join one NGO committee and to serve as a conduit to APA about information at the U.N., including co-authoring a quarterly column, "U.N. Matters," for the international newsletter.
All APA representatives meet monthly, and all APA representatives collaborate with other psychology-based NGOs to plan the annual Psychology Day at the United Nations.
To apply, submit an application letter addressing the requirements above and curriculum vitae to APA's Office of International Affairs with "UN APPLICATION" in the subject line or to the Office of International Affairs, 750 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002.
Applications are due May 18, 2014.
Health Volunteers Overseas: Mental Health Program in Bhutan
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers. HVO is currently recruiting volunteers for its Mental Health program in Thimphu, Bhutan. This program seeks to facilitate the training of mental health students to become remote village-based providers of mental health assessment, support and medication treatment and triage of critical cases to the National Referral Hospital. Volunteers also work to strengthen existing Bhutanese Mental Health services through daily clinical service, staff training, consultation and support services. Additionally, volunteers assist in developing the mental health curriculum for staff and students, as well as educational material for patients and families that integrate western mental health and indigenous Bhutanese cultural values and techniques. Volunteers must be licensed to practice psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy or clinical social work in the United States, Canada, Australia or the United Kingdom and have more than five years professional experience. Volunteers serve a minimum of three months. Additional information is available on the Health Volunteers Overseas website.
NGOabroad: Psychologists Needed Internationally
NGOabroad helps professionals enter or advance in international humanitarian work and provides customized international volunteer opportunities in Africa, Asia and South America. Currently, NGOabroad is in need of psycholgists for volunteer positions in the following areas:
- Kenya: Sexual Abuse
While most of Africa is just beginning to address physical abuse, sexual abuse is still taboo. This is one of the few sexual abuse programs in Africa. Do you have strong clinical skills and experience working with trauma? We need you! It is helpful if you have skills in non-talk modalities also: music, dance, sports, art.
- Uganda and Costa Rica: Domestic Violence (DV)
The Ugandan program is an unusual DV program that believes that to stop gender-based violence you must work with the men. Do you have strong clinical, outreach and/or organizational skills in DV? We need you!
- Mongolia and Nepal: Trafficking
Traffickers prey on poverty. Come help women learn their rights and how to prevent being sucked into this vortex. Counsel women who have been traumatized and degraded; help them build a new life and new skills.
- Uganda: Relaunching Children's Program
Northern Uganda was devastated by Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA abducted kids and youth as child soldiers and sex slaves to the LRA commanders. The girls that were forced to have sex with LRA commanders bore children. Now those mothers are asking for help with parenting skills with their kids. Do you have strong experience working with children ages 7-14? Are you a self-starter? Are you good at building treatment programs? We need you!
- Bolivia, Peru and Ghana: Street Youth
People have flooded the cities, hoping to find work. There is none. All over the world, where poverty prevails, kids and youth are the ones that suffer; it is the youth and kids that are pushed to make an income for the family shining shoes. Have experience working with children, youth and families, or in child protection?
- Morocco: Refugees
Morocco is a crossroads where refugees and immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa push their way into Europe. Morocco is also a fascinating place to gain insight into Islamic culture and understand what prompted the Arab Spring. Come help with resettlement and/or trauma.
All positions are volunteer. Both seasoned professionals and students needed. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with no end date. See the NGOabroad website for more information and then send questionnaire (keep your answers brief) and resume to NGOabroad.
The Karolinska Institutet Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND) Seeks Psychologists to Participate in an Expert Survey
The Karolinska Institutet Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND) in Sweden seeks health professionals in psychology for a worldwide expert survey that will be conducted as part of a larger project to develop ICF Core Sets for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ICF (The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide a comprehensive, universally accepted framework for the description of health-related functioning. ICF Core Sets are subgroups of ICF categories that are selected to capture those aspects of functioning that are most likely to be affected by specific health conditions. The objective of the expert survey will be to explore the experts' perspective on challenges and problems that patients with ADHD and ASD typically face in their daily lives. To be eligible for the survey, psychologists must:
- Have at least five years of experience in the treatment of individuals with ADHD or ASD.
- Speak English fluently.
For more information, please contact Soheil Mahdi.
Invitation for Psychologists to Join WHO's Global Clinical Practice Network for the ICD-11 Revision
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently developing the next version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), scheduled for approval in 2015. Professional psychologists are invited to register and participate in internet-based field testing through WHO's Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN). The results from these field studies will be used to improve the clinical utility and global applicability of the ICD-11 chapter on Mental and Behavioural Disorders. By joining this network, participants will review materials, offer feedback about ideas or concepts that WHO is developing, and be guided through a selection of questionnaires, case-vignettes and/or other materials that are computer accessible. Once registered, GCPN members will receive requests for participation no more than once a month. Participation is designed to take approximately 20 minutes on each occasion. Any mental health or primary care professional who has completed training and is qualified to practice in his or her country is eligible to participate in the GCPN. Registration is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish, and additional languages will be added as capacity develops. To register and participate in the GCPN, please visit the WHO GCPN website.
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund: Syrian Higher Education in Crisis
In response to the needs of academics and students impacted by the protracted conflict in Syria, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and IIE's Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis has launched the Syria Scholarship portal, which aims to connect Syrian students with scholarship opportunities abroad. The portal is now live, and students from Syria can begin searching scholarship opportunities immediately. The Syrian Scholarship portal includes listings of full and partial scholarships offered by more than 40 universities around the world for Syrian students, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. New scholarship opportunities will be added as universities continue to join the consortium. The portal also connects Syrian scholars who need assistance with IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund and universities offering to host scholars.
If you would like to offer full or partial scholarships for students or host threatened scholars, you can join the IIE Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis or make a donation to assist Syrian students.
Join the Roster of Members with Experience Outside the U.S. (ROMEO)
APA's Committee on International Relations in Psychology is seeking nominations for a roster of psychologists with international expertise outside the United States. The ROMEO database (Roster of Members with Expertise Outside the United States) cross-references psychologists by substantive and geographical areas of expertise. It will be used to nominate colleagues as speakers, reviewers and contacts for issues relevant to international psychology perspectives. APA is actively seeking entries for this database. To submit information for this resource, please fill out the online questionnaire at Survey Gizmo.
Eligible psychologists must:
Be experts in a substantive area of research/scholarship (have authored or co-authored at least three publications in each substantive area of expertise).
Have substantial experience in a geographical region outside the United States.
Please direct any questions to the APA Office of International Affairs.
IUPsys Launches New Web Resource: Psychology Resources Around the World
The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and Psychology Press launched a new global Web resource. Psychology Resources Around the World is the "go-to" site for information on the institutions, organizations and structure of psychology in every country around the world. In addition, there are pages with links to psychology networks, a compendium of ethics codes of psychology organizations, country overview articles, links to data and publication archives and more. Readers are welcomed to browse the site and suggest entries.
Participate in the Forum on Education Abroad’s Curriculum and Teaching Project
The Forum on Education Abroad has launched a new initiative to identify best practices in curriculum design and teaching abroad that will help to advance the education abroad field. Through compiling resources and best practice examples from across the curriculum, the Curriculum and Teaching Project is identifying the range of approaches to curriculum development and teaching in education abroad. The final product will be an online resource center containing a full complement of tools and information, including oral and written interviews with faculty who have taught abroad, sample syllabi and course descriptions and program profiles. Faculty who have been involved in designing and teaching an education abroad course that is notable in its structure, content, program delivery or relationship to the host country should visit the project’s website to learn how to become part of this initiative.
Help Develop Wikipedia's Women of Psychology
Leaders from APA Div. 52 (International Psychology), 35 (Psychology of Women) and 12 (Clinical Psychology) have begun a project to increase the number of eminent female psychologists represented on Wikipedia. The first stage of this project will involve creating a list of notable women who have contributed to the field of psychology. Inclusion of women psychologists from outside the United States is particularly welcome.
For more information or to nominate people for this list, visit the project's website on Wikipedia. For further questions, please contact Lynn Collins.