Information from the
American Psychological Association:
of Information for Graduate Students
In 2004, AP-LS formed an ad hoc
Mentorship Committee in an
effort to reach out to psychologists in
the early stages of their careers and to
graduate students who plan to enter a
career in psychology and law.
The AP-LS Mentorship Committee provides for a
variety of different mentoring experiences. More
specifically, mentors are available to answer
questions through this website (click on the links “Meet Our Mentors” and “
and mentoring is also provided during AP-LS’s annual
Other Mentoring Information in
Psychology and Law
Research, Grants & Funding
AP-LS Grants in Aid:
The Division 41 Grants-in-Aid Committee considers
proposals for small grants (maximum of $750) to support empirical
graduate research that addresses psycholegal issues. The award is
limited to graduate students who are student affiliate members of AP-LS.
AP-LS Dissertation Awards
recognize excellent scientific research and
scholarship that is relevant to the promotion of the interdisciplinary
study of psychology and law. Students who complete dissertations
involving basic or applied research in psychology and law, including its
application to public policy, are encouraged to apply for these awards.
First-, second-, and third-place
awards are conferred, and winners will be invited to present their
research at the AP-LS Annual Conference.
The AP-LS Web site also maintains a
list that describes other selected
grants available to graduate students,
awards recognizing graduate students
in psychology and/or law.
Lists of Funding
Sources & Awards for Graduate Students
Funding for Travel to Conferences
APS Travel Assistance The Travel Assistance
is intended to assist students attending the
annual APS convention by defraying the cost
APA Student Travel Awards Annual award
program for graduate students who have been
accepted to present their research findings
at the APA Convention. Information about
the competitive application process becomes
available online each fall.
Information about Conducting Research