Awards and Workshops

Two ways to get hands-on experience working with government policy.
ASPP Student Travel Award: Learn How APA Governance Works

The Assembly of Scientist/Practitioner Psychologists (ASPP), a caucus of the Council of Representatives (COR) of APA, is providing a $1,000 travel award for the February 2014 Council meeting in Washington, D.C. for a doctoral student in psychology.  The purpose of the award is to give an interested graduate student the opportunity to learn about the governance structure and activities of the APA Council and the associated caucuses.  At the COR meeting, the student who receives the award will be mentored by the Chair of the ASPP.  

The ASPP Board will review all submissions, select a student, and announce the recipient during the August 2013 ASPP caucus meeting.

Interested students may send (a) their CV, (b) 100-word statement explaining their reasons for applying for the award, and (c) a letter of endorsement from their advisor addressing the student’s promise as a scientist-practitioner.  Applications should be emailed to the Chair of the ASPP, Dr. Ellen W. Williams. Deadline for submission is July 12, 2013.

Ellen W. Williams, Ph.D.
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Fax: 480-831-6799
Email is not confidential. Do not send anything via email you want to remain confidential.

SPSSI Summer Policy Workshop

June 30-July 1, 2013 Washington, D.C.

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), in collaboration with the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), the Society for Environmental, Population, and Conservation Psychology (SEPCP), and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), is delighted to announce a special summer Policy Workshop.  This exceptional training opportunity will take place on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, D.C. The workshop content is diverse and applicable to psychologists at all career stages, but several sessions are targeted primarily at early career psychologists and graduate students.

The Workshop will expose psychologists to policy work, consultation, and career opportunities, drawing on the expertise of the sponsoring societies.  Participants will learn how to bring empirical research findings to bear on public policy and also about policy-related career opportunities.  Specifically, the workshop will feature panel presentations and interactive sessions on:

Communicating scientific research

  • To the general public

  • To policy makers

  • In legal settings

  • Policy-related fellowship opportunities

  • Grass roots policy and advocacy work

  • Policy-related careers

  • In the executive and legislative branches of government

  • In non-governmental organizations

  • In think tanks and advocacy organizations 

Speakers include renowned journalists, congressional staffers, American Psychological Association government relations staff, legal experts, community psychologists, policy analysts, and many other psychologists who have had a career-long policy focus. Please see more details, including application information, on the SPSSI website.


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