The Fellows Committee is seeking both self-nominations and nominations from others of Division members as candidates for Fellow status. There are two types of Fellows: Initial Fellows, who are not yet Fellows of any other division, and Current Fellows, who have already achieved Fellow status in another division. For Initial Fellow applicants, the nomination/application process is somewhat involved since qualifications are reviewed for fulfillment of both divisional and APA criteria.
An informational packet of materials needs to be completed and will be mailed to the candidate from the fellows chair. This includes the standard APA forms, a self statement on unusual and outstanding contributions to ethnic minority psychology (with reference to the mission of Division 45), a CV, any relevant supporting materials, and three letters of reference from present Fellows of the Division. These materials are reviewed by the Fellow’s Committee of the Division and sent on to the Division’s Executive Committee. From there, the applications are sent for review and passage to the Membership Committee of the APA, the APA’s Board of Directors and, finally, the Council of Representatives of APA. While this seems a lengthy process, the Fellow’s Committee is here to help nominees through this application process, please contact the fellows chair.
For Current APA Fellows who are seeking Fellow status in this Division, 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. Multiple letters of endorsement from current Fellows of the division are not required, but letters and other material may be requested by the Fellows committee. This packet is reviewed in the same sequence as Initial Fellows, but since APA Fellow status has already been established, this process is much shorter and ends with a vote from the Executive Committee.
Please send your applications to Fellows Chair Art Blume (Art.Blume@wsu.edu).