Nomination Submissions

We are accepting nominations for the 2019 Member Awards.

Call for Nominations for the
Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race Awards

Nominations are due by Saturday, June 1, 2019 (11:59pm EST)

Nominate a deserving colleague or mentor for one of the 13 Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Awards (APA Division 45); we also encourage self-nominations. The awards will be presented at the APA Annual Convention in Chicago from August 8 – August 11, 2019.

Requirements

All nominees must be members of APA and Division 45.  Nominees can join APA and the division before the nomination date.

Award Nomination Process

The Division 45 Member Awards nomination process includes the following:

  1. Write a letter of nomination describing the nominee’s achievements; include letter in packet
  2. Two letters of support are required in addition to the nomination letter
  3. Include copy of nominee’s CV
  4.  Provide contact information (postal mailing address & email address) for both the nominee and the nominator

For all Awards, an electronic PDF file consisting of all required supportive materials must be emailed to APA Division 45 Awards Committee Co-Chairs, Helen Neville and Halleh Hashtpari at Division45apa@gmail.com by June 1, 2019 (11:59pm EST).

Committee Members: Michelle Flores, PhD, Scott Graves, PhD, Gordon Nagayama Hall, PhD, Charlotte McCloskey, PhD, Victoria McNeil, MS, and Vivian L. Tamkin, PhD

The Division 45 Fellows Committee is seeking applications from Division 45 members as candidates for Fellow status. The American Psychological Association (APA) grants fellow status as an honor bestowed upon APA members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Division 45 Fellow must meet the criteria for both the APA and the Division.

Criteria for APA Fellow Status

  • Doctoral degree based in part on a psychological dissertation.
  • Prior status as a member for at least one year and nomination by a division to which the member belongs.
  • Active engagement in the advancement of psychology.
  • Five years of acceptable postdoctoral experience.
  • Evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology.

Learn more about APA’s criteria and to submit the application online, please see the fellows application webpage.

Criteria for Division 45 Fellow Status

Division 45’s purpose is to advance psychology as a science and to promote public welfare through research, to apply research findings towards addressing ethnic minority issues, and to encourage professional relationships among psychologists with these interests. Div. 45 requires that candidates for fellow demonstrate that a significant part of their unusual and outstanding contributions were made directly in the service of promoting the psychological understanding and well-being of ethnic minority issues. These contributions should be documented and must include at least one of the following:

  • Must have been a Division 45 member for at least a year prior to fellow application.
  • Provided national-level, distinguished and sustained ethnic minority-focused leadership and service within Division 45 as well as in other spaces in ways that contributed to the growth and recognition of Division 45. These service s may include serving as editor or associate editor over extended period of time for major peer-reviewed journals in psychology in cultural diversity and ethnic minority psychology.
  • Developed innovative and nationally-impactful methods or programs of education or training that significantly advanced the psychology of ethnic minority individuals and communities.
  • Developed innovative and nationally-impactful assessment tools or prevention/intervention methods for that significantly advanced the well being of ethnic minority individuals and communities.
  • Developed innovative and nationally-impactful theories or conceptual models that advanced the field of ethnic minority psychology.

Applications for initial fellow status through Division 45 must be endorsed by at least three fellows of Division 45. Applications for current APA fellows to become a Division 45 fellow must be endorsed by at least one fellow of Division 45.

Pathways to Division 45 Fellow Status

There are two pathways to Division 45 Fellows: Initial Fellows, who are not yet Fellows of any other division, and Current Fellows, who have already achieved Fellow status in another division.

Initial Fellow application

The application process is more extensive for Initial Fellow applicants because qualifications are reviewed for fulfillment of both divisional and APA criteria.

To apply for initial fellow status via Division 45, please submit all materials via the APA Fellows online application platform. Applicants must be current APA members and current Division 45  members to access APA’s fellows portal.

Applications for initial fellow status require letters from three Division 45 fellows, as well as other materials as described in the APA Fellows online application. The APA fellows webpage has resources for applicants and endorsers, including a sample endorsement letter indicating the type of information the APA Fellows Committee looks for when evaluating fellow applications.

All initial fellow materials including the endorsers’ letters must be submitted to the online system by Dec. 15, 2019. Complete applications are reviewed by Division 45 Fellows Committee. Applications receiving a positive evaluation by Division 45 Fellows Committee are forwarded to the APA Fellows Committee for review and vote. Fellow status is granted by the APA Fellows Committee.

Current Fellows application

For Current APA Fellows who are seeking Fellow status in Division 45, the process is less involved. The application includes a self-statement highlighting contributions to ethnic minority psychology (with a reference to the mission of Division 45), a copy of the CV, and one letter from a current fellow of Division 45. The applications are reviewed by the Division 45 Fellows Committee only, and the recommendations are forwarded to the Division 45 Executive Committee for approval. The application for current fellows is February 1, 2020.

Questions?

Please contact the Chair of the Division 45 Fellows Committee, Dr. Sumie Okazaki, at sumie.okazaki@nyu.edu

Service and Research Awards

Requirements

Nominees must be matriculated graduate students (including pre-doctoral interns), and must be student affiliates of Division 45 at the time that their nomination materials are submitted.

Nomination Process

The A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert Distinguished Student Service Award and the Distinguished Student Research Award nomination process includes the following:

  1. Write a letter of nomination describing the nominee’s achievements; include letter in packet
  2. Two letters of support are required in addition to the nomination letter
  3. Include copy of nominee’s CV
  4. A letter from the chair of the dissertation committee and/or training director indicating the student’s good standing in the program
  5.  Provide contact information (postal mailing address & email address) for both the nominee and the nominator

Email all nomination materials to Enedina Vazquez at evazquez@nmsu.edu by May 25th, 2018

Student Travel Awards

APA Convention Student Travel Award Application

This award is specific to those seeking funding for travel to the APA Convention. 

Divisioin 45 Conference Travel Award Application

This award is specific to those seeking funding for travel to the Division 45 Conference. 

Psi Alpha Omega Awards

Psi Alpha Omega offers travel and research funding for students each year.  To apply, e-mail PsiAlphaOmega@weber.edu and write Travel Award Application or Research Award Application in the subject line.

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