Diversity Travel Awards

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

Deadline:

Sponsor: Division 41

Description
As part of an initiative to increase diversity within AP-LS, the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) will provide travel awards to students from underrepresented groups who are presenting research at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference. The number of awards in the amount of $250 or $500 will depend on the number of qualified applicants each year.
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 MAC 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. A completed W-9 (U.S. citizen) or W-8 (non-citizen) tax form.
  4. A faculty mentor should email a letter of support to the MAC Travel Award subcommittee chair no later than Dec. 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 Minority Affairs 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: MAC 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 Minority Affairs Committee 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.

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