PLEASE NOTE: The Summer Science Fellowship program has been discontinued for 2016. However, APA is offering a new research placement pilot program, the APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grants.

Faculty

Do you have exceptional undergraduate students that would benefit from research experience? Apply for an APA Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant.

Students

You may not apply directly for an opportunity grant. However, we encourage you to forward this announcement to your teacher or department chair and ask if your school would be able to participate.

About the Summer Science Fellowship program

From 2008-2015, the APA Science Directorate sponsored the Summer Science Fellowship program (SSF). SSF aimed to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. Our principal objective was to inform these students about the science of psychology and its promise for the future, and help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

For six weeks each summer SSF, an expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, placed up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, D.C., area. In addition to hands-on research experience, SSF provided graduate school, career, and advocacy training.

The 2014 SSF fellows meet with Government Relations Office staff, Heather Kelly, PhD, and Craig Fisher, PsyD, on APA Policy Day.

Meet APA staff

The 2014 SSF fellows meet with Government Relations Office staff, Heather Kelly, PhD, and Craig Fisher, PsyD, on APA Policy Day.