Who Can Apply: Eligible applicants are individual psychology departments; doctoral programs in psychology or related fields; diversity committees, centers, or programs at the institutional level; and doctoral internship programs in psychology.
All applications must be authored or co-authored by at least one graduate student affiliate of APA (i.e., APAGS member). Awardees will be expected to submit a brief progress report one year after funds have been awarded that may be used by APAGS for future promotional, educational, and/or programmatic purposes.
- Proposal (maximum three pages, single-spaced) that outlines how the funds will be used to recruit, retain, and/or engage in leadership training with students from diverse backgrounds. Please include information on:
- objective: Describe in detail the objective(s) of the program, committee, resource, or other initiative you are proposing to develop or strengthen and which aspects of diversity it seeks to address.
- context: Describe your program/department’s goals for diverse student representation, if any; an assessment of the program’s current student body diversity and recruitment efforts; and a review of existing barriers that your proposal seeks to overcome.
- student impact: Address how the proposal will directly impact the recruitment, retention, and/or leadership training of graduate students from diverse backgrounds and what measures you will use you to determine the success of this implementation.
- inclusion: Describe how you will involve current students or graduates of the department or program in this proposal. Favorable proposals will integrate one or both of these groups in more than one way.
- feasibility: Describe the need for funds and how they will contribute to the program, committee, or other resource.
It is helpful but not necessary to use the above subheadings when arranging your proposal. The proposal must identify its authors, including at least one graduate student affiliate of APA (i.e., APAGS member) and one faculty member, supervisor, or administrator at the institution.
- letter of administrative support from the head or chair of the department or program indicating willingness to implement and/or support the proposed initiative: If one of these individuals co-signs the proposal, this letter is not necessary.
- detailed budget (one page) that lists the amounts and descriptions
Deadline: October 19, 2023