Student and Early Career Psychologist Engagement Award

Support early career psychologist and graduate student engagement with LGBTQ psychology by defraying travel costs to the APA Annual Convention and research travel awards.


Sponsor: Division 44


Div. 44 is offering $250 travel awards to assist with travel costs for this year's APA Annual Convention.

Applicants are allowed to apply for other Div. 44 travel awards; however, no applicants will be awarded more than one. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email by the end of June.

Recipients of this award will be required to volunteer in the Div. 44 suite for several hours and attend select division events. Details about specific requirements will be received via email upon offer of the travel award.


Applicants must be either a student who is enrolled for this academic year or an early career psychologist who completed a psychology training program within the last two years. All applicants must also be members of Div. 44.

How to Apply

The deadline has been extended from March 30 to April 12, 2020.

Applicants must submit an online application (Google Form) with CV to apply for this award. Applications must also secure a recommender to complete an online recommendation (Google Form) in support of their application. Application materials must be completed and submitted electronically by April 12, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be considered.

Past Recipients


  • Alvin P. Akibar, MS
  • Shawn M. Fraine, MA
  • Monica A. Ghabrial, MA
  • Halleh Hashtpari, MS
  • Amanda M. Lappin, MS
  • Quillian D. Murphy, MS
  • Thomas A. Vance, MAEd


  • Robert L. Abreu, MS, EdS
  • Andrew S. Arriaga, BA
  • Mirella J. Flores, MA
  • Audrey Harkness, PhD
  • Melissa H. Manley, BA
  • Dani E. Rosenkrantz, EdS
  • Ilana Seager, MA
  • Morgan Sinnard, MEd
  • Tanisha Thelemaque
Last updated: December 2020Date created: April 2020