Diversity Travel Awards

Provides travel awards to students from underrepresented groups who are presenting research at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference.

Sponsor: Division 41

Description
As part of an initiative to increase diversity within AP-LS, the Minority Affairs Committee will provide travel awards to students from underrepresented groups (i.e., racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, LGBT individuals, and students with disabilities) who are presenting research at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference. Seven competitive travel awards in the amount of $500 will be given.
Eligibility
Current graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups may apply for this award. Applicants must be current student members of AP-LS and be presenting research at the conference. These awards are intended to increase diversity at the conferences, especially among racial and ethnic minorities; in addition, the BRIDGE will consider proposals from first-generation college students, LGBT individuals and physically disabled students.
How to Apply

Interested students should submit an application that includes the following:

  1. a cover letter that provides contact information for the applicant and specifies the applicant’s eligibility for the award as a member of an underrepresented group;
  2. an approximately two-page (double-spaced) statement that describes the student’s professional goals, the presentation(s) he or she will be making at the conference, how attending the conference will benefit the student, and his or her financial need for the award, including a description of other travel funds available to the student;
  3. completed W-9 (U.S. citizen) or W-8 (non-citizen) tax form; and
  4. a faculty mentor should email a letter of support to the BRIDGE Travel Award subcommittee chair no later than December 15. In their letter, the faculty mentor should address the importance of presenting the project at the AP-LS conference for the student's advancement in their psychology and law career.

Applications will be judged by members of the BRIDGE Committee. Awards will be made on a competitive basis, with consideration given to applicants’ financial need.

Submission Instructions and Deadline
Proposals for this award must be submitted electronically as a single PDF and uploaded to the following form: BRIDGE Diversity Travel Award. (See above for deadline.)

Award Announcement and Disbursement
Award recipients will be notified by February prior to the conference. Recipients will be required to attend a BRIDGE reception during the conference during which they will be publicly recognized. The travel award will be disbursed by reimbursing expenses following the conference. Recipients will be required to maintain receipts to document their expenses.

Annual deadline: December 15

Last updated: November 2021Date created: April 2015