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Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant Award
This grant is open to both students and faculty to support research related to the prevention of injuries in children.
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Sponsors: American Psychological Foundation/Division 54: Society of Pediatric Psychology
The Lizette Peterson Homer Memorial Injury Research Grant supports research into psychological and behavioral aspects of the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents as reflected in the activities and interests within pediatric psychology of the late Lizette Peterson-Homer and her commitment to improving the status of children in the face of the most significant threats to their health and development. This grant is open to students and faculty to support research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. Funding is available up to $5,000 and is sponsored jointly by the American Psychological Foundation and APA Division 54.
Research should focus on prevention of physical injury in children and adolescents. More information about the criteria on which applications will be judged is available from Division 54. Funds are not provided for convention and meeting travel.
Student and/or faculty at an accredited university.
Demonstrated research competence and area commitment.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
A research proposal, which should be no more than four single spaced pages including:
- A 100-word abstract.
- Description of the project with introduction, methods and procedures.
- A detailed budget.
- References (all in one MS Word document).
A current curriculum vitae.
Supporting faculty supervisor letter (if the applicant is a student).
Proof of IRB approval or statement that IRB approval is pending.
Application materials may be submitted online.
Submit a completed application to:
David M. Janicke, PhD
Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship
This fellowship promotes the advancement of knowledge and learning in the field of child psychology.
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship program supports graduate research projects and scholarships in child psychology.
Nurture excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational and developmental psychopathology.
Support scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.
Up to four research awards of up to $25,000 each; up to two $5,000 scholarships for runners-up.
Support for one year only.
Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year.
Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution.
Completed doctoral candidacy (documentation required).
Conformance with stated program goals.
Magnitude of incremental contribution.
Quality of proposed work.
Applicant’s demonstrated scholarship and research competence.
Description of proposed project to include goal, relevant background, target population, methods and anticipated outcomes.
Format: not to exceed 6 pages
a. 1 inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font.
b. Relevant background, literature review, specific aims, significance: approximately 2 pages.
c. Methods section: approximately 3 pages (The method section must be detailed enough so that the design, assessments, and procedures can be evaluated.)
d. Implications section: approximately 1 page.
Timeline for execution.
Full budget and justification.
Two letters of recommendation (one from a graduate advisor and the other from the department chair or director of graduate studies).
Copy of IRB approval.
Submit a completed application online by the deadline. Questions about this program should be directed to Parie Kadir, Program Officer, via email.
American Psychological Foundation Graduate Student Scholarships
The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs.
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Sponsor: APF and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology
APF awards 15 annual scholarships for graduate student research:
The $5,000 Harry and Miriam Levinson Scholarship
The $5,000 William and Dorothy Bevan Scholarship
The $3,000 Ruth G. and Joseph D. Matarazzo Scholarship
The $2,000 Clarence J. Rosecrans Scholarship
The $1,000 William C. Howell Scholarship
The $1,000 Peter and Malina James and Dr. Louis P. James Legacy Scholarship
In conjunction with the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology, APF awards nine additional $1,000 scholarships.
The major criteria are related to the research proposal. Proposals will be rated on the description of the context for the research (a brief literature review), the clarity and comprehensibility of the research question, the appropriateness of the research design, the general importance (theoretical, applied) of the research and the use of requested funds (with preference given for funds to actually conduct the research as opposed to tuition, travel, books and journals). Secondary criteria are related to the student's background, including previous publications or presentations at conferences, awards won at the student's institution, the letter of recommendations from the major advisor, breadth of courses taken and grades in courses.
Graduate students enrolled in an interim master's program or doctoral program are eligible to apply. If a student is currently enrolled in a terminal master's program, the student must intend to enroll in a PhD program. Students at any stage of graduate study are encouraged to apply. The purpose of the scholarship program is to assist graduate students of psychology with research costs associated with the master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. The American Psychological Association Science Directorate administers the granting of the scholarships.
Each graduate department of psychology that is a member of COGDOP may submit nominations. The number of candidates that each member department is allowed to nominate depends upon the total number of students enrolled in the graduate program. Departments that have 100 or fewer students enrolled in their graduate programs may nominate one (1) candidate; departments that have 101-200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to two (2) candidates; and departments that have more than 200 graduate students enrolled may nominate up to three (3) candidates. NOTE: nominees must be currently enrolled in the graduate program at the time grants are awarded.
APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.
How to apply
Each application must include five (5) collated sets of the following materials:
1. A completed application form. Additional copies of the form may be photocopied and are also available on the COGDOP website.
2. A 3-page maximum letter of recommendation from the nominee's graduate research advisor, with original signature. Please do not submit more than one letter of recommendation; only the letter of recommendation from the nominee's graduate research advisor will be forwarded for review. Copies of the letter should be included in the same application packet with the rest of the materials. All application materials must arrive together in one packet.
3. A 3-page maximum brief outline of the nominee's thesis or dissertation research project (even if in progress). Outlines may be single or double-spaced and margin sizes are at the discretion of each applicant. The 3-page outline may include up to 2 additional pages of references. We encourage you to use your best judgment on the format and content of your application, and to get your advisor’s feedback on a draft of the entire application packet before completing it.
4. A curriculum vitae and a transcript (an unofficial/student copy is acceptable) of all graduate coursework completed by the nominee.
All application materials must be delivered in one complete package on or before the application deadline. All applicants will be notified of selection decisions in the fall. Five collated sets of application materials (the originals plus four copies) must be included in each submission.
Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund, supports research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement with an emphasis on children in grade levels K-8. This grant will alternate every other year between an early career psychologist and a graduate student. The 2013 grant will support a graduate student.
Deadline: June 15, 2013
The Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund was established in 2003 to honor the Clarks and to perpetuate their work as pioneers in understanding the psychological underpinnings of race relations and in addressing social issues such as segregation and injustice.
The Clarks were the first and second African-Americans to receive PhDs from Columbia University. Their famous doll experiments, in which they asked children to express their likes and dislikes about brown-and white-skinned dolls, led the Clarks to conclude that the segregation in schools and society was psychologically damaging to the children. These studies are believed to be the first social science evidence considered as hard fact by the U.S. Supreme court, in Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka.
The goal is to raise $1 million for this fund. Thanks to the Turrell Fund, the Foundation for Child Development and the many generous individuals, the fund currently holds more than $250,000.
One $10,000 research grant is available.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be full-time graduate students in good standing at an accredited university.
Have received IRB approval before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Familiarity with the Clarks' work is essential:
a. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Washington, D.C.
b. Mamie Phipps Clark, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library, New York.
c. Markowitz, G. & Rosner, D. (1996). Children, Race and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia
Proposal requirements include:
Detailed proposal that makes a case for the need to be addressed; describes the proposed project, methodology and the applicant’s qualifications; and includes a detailed budget and justification.
Two letters of support.
Please contact Parie Kadir, Program Officer, for more information.
F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award
Amount: One $2,000 award
The F.J. McGuigan Dissertation Award provides support for dissertation research oriented toward advancing a unified conception of brain and behavior, primarily — but not exclusively — in the psychophysiological area.
Deadline: June 1, 2013
APF is seeking applications for the F. J. McGuigan Dissertation Award, which supports dissertation research that
addresses any aspect of mental function (e.g., cognition, affect, motivation) and should utilize behavioral and/or
Proposed research should be compatible with Dr. McGuigan’s overall goals and may fall within any area of
contemporary behavioral or brain science (including more recent forms of cognitive psychology).
Completed doctoral candidacy, including dissertation approval by doctoral committee, at a regionally accredited institution located in the U.S. or Canada.
Demonstrated commitment to stated program goals (dualistic approaches characteristic of much contemporary cognitive research are specifically ineligible).
Joseph B. Gittler Award
Amount: One $10,000 award
This annual award honors the most scholarly contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychological knowledge.
The Joseph B. Gittler Award is presented to a scholar whose body of work or whose individual work is judged to be a significant contribution to the philosophical foundations of Psychology. Self-nominations are welcome.
Eligibility Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Demonstrated transformative contribution to the philosophical foundations of psychology.
Magnitude of contributions.
Letter of nomination outlining the nominee’s contributions to the area.
Self-nominations are accepted.
Please contact Parie Kadir, program officer, for more information.
This American Psychological Foundation program provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.
APF supports two annual $2,500 scholarships are available for graduate students in neuropsychology.
Candidates must have:
Completed doctoral candidacy.
The application must be co-signed by the candidate's faculty mentor or director of training, after he or she has certified the accuracy of the student's information.
Call for Submissions: 2013 Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology
The SPA is now accepting submissions to the 2013 Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology
The Society for Psychological Anthropology solicits entries for the 2013 Richard G. Condon Prize for the best student essay in psychological anthropology.
Please encourage students to submit papers for this competition.
The winner will be awarded $500 and one year’s free membership in the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
The winning essay will be published in Ethos after working with the Editor to revise and prepare the final manuscript.
The prize is named for the late Richard G. Condon, whose work included the study of adolescence, family, and change among the Canadian Inuit.
Psychological anthropology is defined broadly to include interrelationships among psychological, social and cultural phenomena.
Essays will be judged on their relevance to psychological anthropology, theoretical and methodological strengths, and organization and clarity.
The winner will be recognized at the 2013 SPA Business Meeting in Chicago.
Papers submitted for consideration must follow these guidelines:
1. No evidence of the author's identity may be provided in any way through the text or by reference in the paper.
2. The author's name, address, email, student affiliation, and the title of the paper must be provided in an email message to which the paper is attached, and the paper should only be identified by title – and not by author's name – in the attachment.
3. Authors must be students at the time of submitting the paper, but they need not be members of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
4. Papers must not exceed 9000 words inclusive of references.
5. Papers must follow the American Anthropological Association style guide, available at: http://www.aaanet.org/publications/guidelines.cfm.
6. Papers must be submitted and received by August 15, 2013. Entries should be emailed as MS Word attachments to Harold Odden, SPA Secretary-Treasurer, at Oddenh@ipfw.edu.
Please direct any questions to Merav Shohet, Condon committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merav Shohet, Ph.D.
APAGS/Psi Chi Junior Scientist Fellowship
APAGS and Psi Chi are committed to promoting psychological science and the needs of research-oriented students. The Junior Scientist Fellowship provides support for students entering their first year, or the first semester of their second year, of a research-oriented graduate program.
Deadline: July 1, 2013
The intent of the Junior Scientist Fellowship is two-fold: to provide funding for a first- or second-year graduate level project and to provide constructive feedback to select applicants to increase their chances of achieving success on a future National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application.
The primary intent is to recognize outstanding research-oriented students who are entering their first year (or first semester of second year) of graduate study and to help them get their research off the ground. Graduate students from research-based psychology and neuroscience programs are eligible to apply.
The second intent of this fellowship is to provide written feedback to select applicants. Many students apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship without ever having applied for a research fellowship. It is our intent to provide feedback to select applicants so that they can use that feedback to strengthen their NSF graduate fellowship application.
Funds for this $1,000 fellowship must be used to support direct research costs. These funds can be used to pay participants, purchase essential equipment or software, acquire books or instruction manuals critical to one's line of research, pay fees to publish at open-access journals, or for any other direct research cost. The funds cannot be used for indirect costs such as travel, personal computer or class textbooks. The funds can be used for any direct research costs in a student's first year (or second year, if submitting in the summer prior to one's first year) of graduate school and do not need to be limited to the research discussed in the research essay.
This grant is available only to students who are entering their first year, or the first semester of their second year, of a research-oriented masters or doctoral program in fall 2013. Students that have completed more than 12 months in a graduate program are not eligible. Students entering into programs with a practice component are eligible but should describe their graduate level research intentions in the personal statement essay. To be eligible, one must be a member of APAGS and a member of Psi Chi. This means that students entering their first year of graduate school must have joined Psi Chi as an undergraduate; students entering their second year of graduate school may have joined as undergraduates or during their second semester of graduate school.
Each application must include all of the following materials:
1. Personal Statement Essay: Includes background information about the applicant, why the applicant believes she or he should be awarded the fellowship, and the applicant's future career goals. This essay should not exceed one page (single spaced) and will be assessed according to NSF's intellectual merit and broader impacts criteria. Please include your Psi Chi member number at the end of your personal statement essay.
2. Research Essay: This essay includes two major components: previous research experience and future directions. The previous research experience component should demonstrate an understanding of prior research conducted, highlight one's skills, and illustrate development as a scientist. The future directions component can include either a formal proposal for a specific research project or may more generally address the future direction of one's research. The research essay must not exceed 3 pages (single spaced) and any references, figures, tables or appendices must fit within the page limits. The research essay will be assessed according to NSF's intellectual merit and broader impacts criteria.
3. Letter of Recommendation: This letter can come from either your undergraduate or graduate advisor. It should address your qualifications and promise as a scientist, and is not to exceed two pages (single spaced).
4. (Optional) Curriculum Vitae (CV): Students have the option of submitting a brief CV (not to exceed two pages, single spaced). See this Psychology Today article for a description of how to compose a CV and to see examples.
Please submit each of these items as a separate PDF file. We will not accept Word documents. Letters of recommendation (if and only if stated as a requirement above) should also be in PDF form; however, we will accept both Word and PDF versions of the letter of recommendation only.
Please note the online system will close at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the day of the deadline; all application materials must be submitted at that time. No mail submissions will be accepted. If you are not an APAGS member at the time of submission you may attach a copy of the receipt you get when you join APA/APAGS electronically as proof of your membership. Letters of recommendation may be submitted separately via email by the deadline. Submit your application online.
Please read this carefully: Approximately two months before an application is due, you will see this specific grant/award as a choice in the drop-down menu under “Grants” in the online submission form. Do not apply until the grant is listed in this menu as your application will not be accepted. Check back periodically if you are waiting for a chance to submit. The online system will close immediately on the due date and time. Late submissions will not be accepted. You will receive notification of your award decisions approximately two months after the due date.
American Psychoanalytic Association Scientific Paper Prize
The $1000 Scientific Paper Prize recognizes the most outstanding empirical research paper relevant to psychoanalysis published in the previous calendar year.
Sponsor: Committee on Scientific Activities - Subcommittee on Science Paper Prizes
Empirical research papers published in English in any peer-reviewed journal. Authors need not be APsaA members. Judges review the major psychoanalytic journals to identify papers for consideration, and encourage the submission of papers published elsewhere.
Deadline for submission is February 1 of the subsequent year. Electronic submission is encouraged, or five hard copies addressed to Chair of the Subcommittee on Science Paper Prizes.
Barbara Milrod, M.D., Chair
Tina Faison email@example.com
American Psychoanalytic Association
309 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017