Western Psychological Association

Call for Nominations – APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

Deadline for Nomination is January 31, 2014!

About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)

APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives.

APF encourages nominations from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

 About the APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

The APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award is named after Dr. Willis, to honor her life-long advocacy on behalf of children and families. Dr. Willis’s work cuts across many areas including clinical child, pediatric, developmental and family psychology.  Through her publications, clinical work, and mentoring/teaching she has changed policy at the local, national and international level.  She has advocated for children’s rights at the United Nations, developed programs on prevention and early intervention for Native American children living on reservations, and established services promoting the wellbeing of children with developmental disabilities, chronic illness, and those who have suffered from maltreatment.

The APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award supports talented young psychologists making contributions towards informing, advocating for, and improving the mental health and well-being of children and families particularly through policy.

Program Goals

The APF Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

  • Advances public understanding of mental health and improve the well-being of children and families through policy and service.
  • Encourages promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area.

 

Funding Specifics

One $2,000 award

 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be:

  • psychologists with an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university
  • no more than 7 years postdoctoral

 

Evaluation Criteria

Nominations will be evaluated on:

  • Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications stated above
  • Magnitude of professional accomplishment in advancing public understanding of mental health and improves the well-being of children and families through policy and service.

 

Nomination Requirements

  • Nomination letter outlining the nominee’s career contributions
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of support
  • Nomination must be submitted as a single PDF document

 

Submission Process and Deadline

Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ January 31, 2014.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to grant applicants or award nominees on their proposals or nominations.

Please contact Parie Kadir, Program Officer, at pkadir@apa.org with questions.