[INTLANNOUNCE] APA Achievement Award for ECPs (includes Convention travel reimbursement!) - by Friday 5/8
The program is designed to increase representation of outstanding early career members at the APA convention, particularly first-time attendees.
Deadline: Friday May 8, 2019
The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) is pleased to announce the achievement award program for early career members from all areas of psychology (education, practice, public interest and science) to attend APA's Annual Convention in 2019. Approximately 15 recipients will receive a plaque and reimbursement of up to $400 in convention-related expenses (this can cover travel, lodging, meals and/or convention registration fees).
The program is designed to reduce barriers to early career members’ attendance at APA convention and support their ability to make meaningful connections and engage in their own professional development. The $400 reimbursement will be provided upon submission of receipts directly related to convention expenses if mailed within three weeks following convention. Special thanks go to the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, the premier sponsor of this award. Additional awards may be distributed when more allies and supporters of this award fund come forward. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, and helping ECPs experience the power of Convention, please contact Eddy Ameen for further details.
Recipients are also strongly encouraged to attend the ECP social hour on Friday August 9th, 2019, 5:00 - 6:50 pm in the Regency Ballroom C, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel, during which the awards will be presented.
Applicants must: (1) be dues-paid members of APA in any membership category; (2) have earned their doctorate in psychology or a related field within the last ten years; and (3) be committed to attend the current year's APA Convention. All practitioners, researchers, educators, and other leaders anywhere in the world who meet these criteria are encouraged to apply.
To receive reimbursement of up to $400 in convention-related expenses, awardees are required to submit, within three weeks of convention, a) a brief summary (max 150 words) of their experience at convention and professional growth due to the experience, b) scanned copies of original receipts, and c) a completed APA C3 Expense Report that will be sent with the award notification letter
How to Apply
1. As the first page of a PDF, include a brief statement (maximum one page single-spaced) about your interest in attending the convention and how you will use this award to support your attendance.
a. Please highlight any significant achievements in your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an early career psychologist.
b. Indicate how you believe you would benefit from attending the convention.
2. After the statement, include your curriculum vitae (ensuring the year you were awarded a doctorate in psychology is clearly stated).
3. Please merge these documents into one PDF file. You can use a number of online programs to merge files such as this one.
4. Please apply online. The link is now active. If it does not work in one browser, please try another. You will need to log in with an APA membership account.
The deadline for submission of materials is Wednesday, May 8, 2019, promptly at 5 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. PST.
Award notifications will be distributed in early June. Winners will be provided instructions to request reimbursement after the APA Convention, and will also be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists during convention.
Deadline and Notifications
The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, May 8, 2019, promptly at 5 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. PST. Award notifications will be distributed in early June. Winners will be provided instructions to request reimbursement after the APA Convention, and will also be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists during convention.
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