The Committee on Early Career Psychologists is pleased to announce
the travel award program for early career members from all areas of
psychology (education, practice, public interest and science) to attend
the 2012 APA Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, August 2-5, at the
Orange County Convention Center.
Twenty award recipients will receive $750 to be applied toward their
2012 APA convention expenses. The program is designed to encourage
attendance and increase representation of early career members at this
year’s APA convention.
All early career APA members (within seven years receipt of their
doctorate) are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to
applicants who are first-time attendees, or whose primary work is in
basic psychological science or those who will be presenting at the 2012
convention. The submission package must include the following
- Brief statement (maximum one page) about your interest in
attending the convention and how you will use this award to support
your attendance. Please highlight any significant achievements in
your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an
early career psychologists (within APA, other related scholarly or
professional organizations such as state and local psychological
associations) and indicate how you believe you would benefit from
attending the convention. Also, please include in your statement if
your primary work is in basic psychological science, if the 2012
convention will be your first APA convention and if you will be
receiving other funding to help cover your expenses.
- If you are presenting at the 2012 APA convention, please
include an abstract of your presentation along with the title and
the names of co-presenters. Please note that you do not need to be a
presenter to be eligible for this travel award.
- Include your Curriculum Vitae (the year you were awarded a
doctorate in psychology should be clearly stated).
Electronic submission instructions: Please
submit all materials in a single Word document. Put your name and the
name of the award in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Early Career
The deadline for submission of materials is March 23,
2012, midnight (EST). Email or fax all materials to Sonja
Wiggins (firstname.lastname@example.org); fax #
202-216-7628. Award winners will be notified in April 2012 and will be
acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the
Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the APA convention on Friday,
August 3, 2012 at 6PM.