Resources for Graduate Students
Information from the American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
- APA Science Student Council (APASSC)
- Resources for Students and Members of APAGS
- Careers in Psychology
- Professional Development Information
- GradPSYCH Magazine
- gradPSYCH Career Center
- APASSC Professional Development Resource Guide
Information from the American Bar Association
- ABA Law Student Division
- Career Resources
- Networking and Resume Building
- Legal Education & Student Resources
- Student Lawyer magazine
Other Collections of Information for Graduate Students
- Professional Development (from PsychWiki; includes topics on Journals in Psychology, Life as a Professor, Life as a Student, How to Get a Job and Grant Funding)
- Career Resources (from NIH Office of Extramural Research)
- Center for Professional Development in the Law
- The Professional Development Center (for legal professionals)
- National Association for Law Placement Professional Development page
- Science Careers (from the journal Science)
- FindLaw for Law Students
In 2004, AP-LS formed an ad hoc Mentorship Committee in an effort to reach out to psychologists in the early stages of their careers and to graduate students who plan to enter a career in psychology and law. The AP-LS Mentorship Committee provides for a variety of different mentoring experiences. More specifically, mentors are available to answer questions through this website ( “Meet Our Mentors” and “ Interesting FAQ’s”) and mentoring is also provided during AP-LS’s annual conferences.
Other Mentoring Information in Psychology and Law
- Law Student Mentoring Program from ABA Young Lawyers Division
- APA Centering on Mentoring
- Introduction to Mentoring (PDF from APA Center on Mentoring)
- Asian-American Psychological Association Student Mentoring Program
- Society for Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2) Mentoring Service
- APAGS Mentoring Information
- The American Association for Justice Law Student Mentor Program
Research, Grants & Funding
AP-LS Grants in Aid: The Division 41 Grants-in-Aid Committee considers proposals for small grants (maximum of $750) to support empirical graduate research that addresses psycholegal issues. The award is limited to graduate students who are student affiliate members of AP-LS.
The AP-LS Dissertation Awards recognize excellent scientific research and scholarship that is relevant to the promotion of the interdisciplinary study of psychology and law. Students who complete dissertations involving basic or applied research in psychology and law, including its application to public policy, are encouraged to apply for these awards. First-, second-, and third-place awards are conferred, and winners will be invited to present their research at the AP-LS Annual Conference.
The AP-LS Web site also maintains a list that describes other selected grants available to graduate students and awards recognizing graduate students in psychology and/or law.
Lists of Funding Sources & Awards for Graduate Students
- AP-LS Funding Resources page
- Funding Opportunities for Psychology Graduate and Undergraduate Students (PDF from APA Education Directorate)
- Graduate Student grants/awards (from PsychWiki)
- APAGS Scholarships and Awards
Funding for Travel to Conferences
- APS Travel Assistance The Travel Assistance is intended to assist students attending the annual APS convention by defraying the cost of travel.
- APA Student Travel Awards Annual award program for graduate students who have been accepted to present their research findings at the APA Convention. Information about the competitive application process becomes available online each fall.
Information about Conducting Research
AP-LS maintains a list of job postings and post-doctoral training opportunities. Other resources that may help graduate students in the job search process are available on the employment resources section.