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Call for Applications: Travel Awards for APA 2012 Convention

A travel award of $1,000 will be provided to cover the awardee’s travel, accommodations, and registration costs

Interdivisional Mentoring Award for APA Convention 2012

Aspiring psychological scientists are invited to apply for a terrific professional development opportunity. Divisions 3 (Experimental Psychology), 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience & Comparative Psychology), 28 (Psychopharmacology), and the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics (CARE), are collaborating to offer a mentoring and networking opportunity for promising new scholars working with humans or non-human animals in the fields of behavioral neuroscience, comparative psychology, experimental psychology, and psychopharmacology.

A cohort of up to 12 awardees will be funded to attend the APA Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida (August 4-7, 2012), where they will participate in activities designed to enable them to develop meaningful contacts with each other, senior scientists in their fields, and personnel from funding agencies; to help awardees’ navigate the increasingly diverse professional settings that they will encounter early in their research career; and to identify with APA as a professional home.

The travel award of $1,000 is provided to defray the awardee’s travel, accommodations, and registration costs. Attendance at the Convention of all program activities, including participating in workshops and making a brief research presentation, is expected as a condition of the award. Awardees also can take advantage of the APA Convention’s richness and breadth, which is unparalleled by other scientific meetings, and can significantly enhance their readiness for psychological careers. This program also aims to make our research community more inclusive; toward this end, we especially invite participation of scientists from underrepresented groups.

To apply, submit a statement of your research interests, a CV, and a copy of a recent paper (published or in press) by December 1, 2011, to Sangeeta Panicker, PhD, Director, Research Ethics Office, Science Directorate. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by mid- January, 2012.