Division 35 Fellows
Become a fellow of Div. 35. The Div. 35 Fellows Committee is seeking nominations and applications for fellow status in the division. Self-nominations are welcome.
Types of fellows
There are two ways to fellow status in the division:
First, members of the Div. 35 who are APA members, but are not fellows of APA, may apply for fellow status in Div. 35. They are known as "New Fellow" applicants and must meet both APA criteria and Div. 35 criteria for fellow status.
Second, any member of Div. 35 who is already a current fellow of APA may apply to become a fellow of the division. These applicants are known as "current fellows." Current fellows are only evaluated by the division Fellows Committee.
Current fellows are good resources for information about being and becoming a fellow. Letters from current fellows are also required for those applying for New Fellow status.
APA Fellow Criteria
Five years of acceptable professional experience beyond receipt of the doctoral degree.
Membership in APA for at least one year.
Unusual and outstanding contributions that have had national or international impact in psychology.
Div. 35 Fellow Criteria
Div. 35 requires evidence of outstanding and unusual contributions (PDF, 29KB) that have had national or international impact in the psychology of women. "Unusual and outstanding contributions" with respect to scholarly publications, for example, should include evidence of citations. Leadership in Division 35 and other psychological associations are also relevant. In either case, evidence of accumulation of impact and performance over time is required.
New Fellows Application Process
The process to apply to be an APA fellow is done via the APA Fellows Online Application Platform. This system allows nominees, endorsers and division fellows chairs to submit all required documents online.
The online system replaces the previous, paper-based process and all candidates’ applications must be added to the system to be considered by the Fellows Committee. Applications for new fellow status require letters from three current Div. 35 fellows and completion of other materials described in the APA Fellows Online Application Platform. Please visit the APA fellows Web page for more information and to access the online system.
All materials, including letters of reference, must be completed by Jan. 4, 2015. The candidates’ applications are reviewed by the division Fellows Committee. Those receiving a positive recommendation will be forwarded to the APA Fellows Committee for their review. Fellow status is granted by the APA Fellows Committee. Please remember that there can only be one nominating division.
Current Fellows Application Process
Current fellows of APA from other divisions may apply for Div. 35 fellow status by sending a current vita and a letter highlighting the reasons that one has met the criteria for fellow status in the division. These candidates’ applications must be emailed to Asuncion Miteria Austria. The due date for current fellows applications is March 31, 2015. Current fellows applications are evaluated by the division Fellows Committee only.
How to Apply
Applications for new fellow status in Div. 35 require letters from three current Div. 35 fellows, as well as other materials that are supplied or explained in the application packet. Application packets (including required forms for the applicant to send to her or his recommenders) are available from the Div. 35 fellows chair. All the forms for the APA Nominiation and Election can be found on APA fellows.
Fellows Committee Chair
Asuncion Miteria Austria, PhD
Chair, Div. 35 Fellows Committee
Cardinal Stritch University
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
Completed applications (including all three letters of recommendation typed on the APA required forms, which are sent directly to the fellows chair) must be received by the deadline. The next deadline is Jan. 4, 2015. No faxed or emailed materials are acceptable.