Fall Announcements

Paid Summer Internships at the Language Learning Lab - Boston College

Undergraduate Summer Internship Program

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

  • ·The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 - August 17).
  • ·The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).
  • ·The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the   many opportunities in the city of Boston.
  • ·This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour).


  • ·Students should be current undergraduate students with a major in Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • ·Preference will be given to applicants with previous research experience and experience with children.

You can find more information about the position here. Please contact the lab manager with any questions. 

USC 2018 Latino Mental Health Research Training in Mexico

The on-line application is now open for the NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (MHIRT) which we refer to as the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program.  The last day to submit an application is February 1, 2018. Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2018, and who meet the following criteria, are encouraged to apply:

o    3.0 GPA or better

o    Research career orientation

o    Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills

o    Demonstrated interest and/or commitment to reducing health disparities

o    Background in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative) and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience

o    Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2017-2018 academic year, post-baccalaureate/master level degree students, and pre-doctoral level students. 

o    U.S. citizen, non-citizen national (generally persons born in outlying possessions of the U.S.), or a permanent resident (i.e., possess a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status)

Must be in at least one of the following categories:

o    From a group underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences, specifically, Black or African American, Latino/Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

o    Low-income individuals, meaning those whose annual income is below the low-income threshold line. This includes those who have qualified for Federal assistance programs or received loans or scholarships for those in financial need. These loans include: Health Professional Student Loans, and Loans for Disadvantaged Student Programs. These scholarships include any that are awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the category Scholarships for Individuals with Exceptional Financial Need. Refer to the website below to determine if you or your family fall below the low-income threshold line. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-research

o    From a rural area or from rural backgrounds. Refer to the website below to determine if you come from a rural area or background. https://www.raconline.org/am-i-rural

Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit our website:


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We encourage you to distribute the attached program flyer.  Please contact me with any questions and concerns about the MHIRT Program.  Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation. 


Marelle Berry
MHIRT Program Assistant
Pre-Doctoral Fellowships at Yale University

Hiring Opportunity for Research Fellowships, Yale Child Study Center,Yale University School of Medicine

The Yale Early Social Cognition Lab at the Yale Child Study Center is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for exciting pre-doctoral fellowships for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The positions will commence July 2018.

I.  Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of infants and toddlers with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2018 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 29, 2018.  Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/yescog/ .  Also, see the attached announcement for details about the position.

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at yescog@yale.edu.

II.  Yale Fellowship in Translational Technologies in Development

The recipient of the fellowship will be involved in a 2-year training program in data science, cutting-edge computational technologies in a clinically based developmental disabilities research lab.  The primary experience will be in daily activities related to training in rapid prototyping and robust development of translational technologies, which may include eye-tracking technologies, image processing, physiological sensing technologies, machine learning projects and experimental paradigms. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Interested students should send cover page, CV, official transcripts, and personal statements no later than January 15, 2018 in order to be considered for the position. Letters of recommendation are due by January 29, 2018.  Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:  http://www.childstudycenter.yale.edu/yescog/ .  Also, see the attached announcement for details about the position.

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Translational Technologies in Development may be directed to Dr. Quan Wang at quan.wang@yale.edu.

M.S. in Psychological Science - Shippensburg University

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to provide information regarding our Master’s of Science program in Psychological Science, which is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. Our program is a traditional two-year Master’s program, with three possible exit strategies: (1) Thesis, (2) field experience with an emphasis in data analysis OR applied behavior analysis, or (3) a comprehensive examination based on coursework taken. All of our on-campus graduate courses are taught by faculty holding doctoral degrees, and graduate assistantships are available, both within our department and across the university. Full-time assistantships provide full tuition reimbursement as well as an hourly stipend. Faculty areas of focus include behavior analysis, cognitive/human factors, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, and statistical analysis.

A brochure and flyer describing the program are attached, and even more information about can be found at http://www.ship.edu/Psychology/Graduate/Graduate/.

In addition, we offer a nationally-approved coursework sequence for those interested in board-certification in behavior analysis (www.bacb.com), with a new cohort beginning in May 2018. (Please see the attached handout for specifics – students within our Master’s program can also take Field Experience I and II in their second year, which provides the necessary experiential component).

If you would be so kind, please disseminate this information to your students via email or posting somewhere within your department. In addition, please direct any inquiries to me at kmpoto@ship.edu.

Sincere thanks, and happy holidays!
Kathryn Potoczak, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Coordinator, M.S. in Psychological Science
Department of Psychology
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship Opportunity for Graduating Seniors

Employment opportunity for graduating seniors interested in careers in medicine or psychology: the Mood, Brain and Development Unit (MBDU) at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is recruiting applicants for two-year, paid Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships with employment beginning in June 2018.

MBDU conducts research using fMRI data to study pathophysiology, treatment and prevention of childhood mental illnesses, with an emphasis on major depressive disorder in children and adolescents.  IRTA Fellows are involved in all aspects of the clinical research process, including analyzing data and interacting with patients.

A detailed ad is attached. We request that interested applicants complete the following application: https://goo.gl/forms/KTMM4Qwc3XxrJHaw2 and forward an updated resume or CV and unofficial transcript to aria.vitale@nih.gov by December 15, 2017.

Applicants should also complete the NIH’s universal IRTA application found at https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta by January 15, 2018 to be considered for this position.

Aria Vitale
Postbaccalaureate IRTA Fellow
Emotion and Development Branch
Mood, Brain & Development Unit

National Institute of Mental Health
9000 Rockville Pike, Building 10
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-2179

Duke University 2018 Science & Society Leadership Scholarship Announcement

Duke Science & Society is proud to announce the 2018 Duke Science & Society Leadership Award offering substantial scholarships to the Duke Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy program. The award will be made to outstanding nominees who demonstrate great potential to become leaders in making scientific advancements more accessible, just, and better integrated into society.

The Duke Masters in Bioethics & Science Policy teaches students how to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to myriad complex issues at the intersection of science, technology, ethics, and policy. Our curriculum is distinct in its focus on bioethics and science policy, rather than bioethics or medical ethics alone. Today’s world of rapid progress in the sciences has seen an increased demand for professionals with expertise in the ethical and policy implications of an increasingly broad range of scientific areas. Our broader focus provides a unique education, opens more opportunities to graduating students, and prepares students to meet an ever-growing need in society.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at scienceandsociety@duke.edu. We hold informational webinars for students and advisors regarding the Duke Masters program and the Leadership Award.  For additional information, see the attached flyer.

Thank you in advance for helping us find outstanding candidates. I hope you agree this is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the achievements and enrich the potential of a future leader in science policy.


Madeline Liddicoat
For more information: scienceandsociety.duke.edu/learn/ma

University of Virginia's Counselor Education M.Ed. Program OPEN HOUSE

Interested in making a difference in youth’s lives? Learn more about UVA’s School Counseling program by joining us for our Faculty & Student Open House on November 2nd, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall. Meet the faculty and current students (and grab a quick snack!). 

To register and/or to connect with a faculty member or current student: https://goo.gl/forms/Il6ZPcTwrUFdV4BB2

Our program is committed to preparing school counselors who are ready to advocate for youth and promote social change. The Counselor Education program at Curry is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and approved by the Virginia Department of Education. Our school counseling program prepares students to become accountable, competent, and reflective counselors who promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of PK-12 youth. 

We offer a two-year, full-time, cohort program.


To learn more about our program:


Directions (on grounds):

Bavaro Hall is the Education school on the corner of Emmet and McCormick. (Across from Newcomb). Holloway Hall is located across from the atrium on the first floor.

Social Development Neuroscience Research Fellowship for Seniors and Recent Graduates

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering three fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering, and the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2018 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2018, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: cohenfellowship.org and simonsfellowship.org.

Please read the attached brochure describing the fellowships.

The Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.

The Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

The Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

Student Funding Opportunity
Call for Student Applications
Wayne Kernodle and Mitchell Kambis Awards
Department of Sociology

Dear Students:

The Department of Sociology invites student applications for departmental awards meant to help support student involvement in sociological research and related activities. Awards typically range from $300 to $1,500, with amounts contingent on the availability of funds and the number of qualified applications.

The R. Wayne Kernodle Award provides funding for students who have taken sociology courses and who are in need of funds for research or other activities related to sociological events (special activities, travel to conferences or conventions).

The Mitchell Kambis Award provides funding for students in sociology who are pursuing research and/or field work on issues of social justice, with a preferred focus on disenfranchised populations.

There are two application deadlines during the academic year: 5 pm on the Friday, November 17th and 5 pm on Friday, March 16th. Award winners for the November deadline will be notified by 12/8 at 5pm.  Award winners for the March deadline will be notified by 4/6 at 5 pm.  Students do not have to be sociology majors to be considered for funding, but projects and/or learning activities should be grounded in a sociological perspective.

Applications should be submitted by email to Debbie Eck, Sociology Department Office Manager (daeckx@wm.edu).  The subject line of the email should include the name of the award for which the application is intended (e.g., “Kernodle Award Application”; or “Kambis Award Application”).

Applications must include the following:

A Statement of Purpose making clear what activities are to be undertaken, describing how these activities are relevant to furthering your education in sociology, and communicating the real or potential value beyond the experience.

A Funding Justification that makes clear why the requested funds are needed to accomplish/achieve the identified purpose. Keep in mind that funds cannot be requested to replace salary/earnings.

A statement making clear how you have engaged faculty as advisors, guides, or mentors regarding this proposed activity.

Award recipients will submit a brief report after completion of the activity for which funds were awarded.


Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

A representative from The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on campus Thursday, October 19 at 5 pm in Cohen Career Center to discuss careers in community organizing with W&M students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice.
RSVP at www.thedartcenter.org/W&M

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants' rights

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Topeka, KS, Charleston, SC and Columbia, SC.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, Lexington, KY, Topeka, KS, and St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit www.thedartcenter.org. Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at hannah@thedartcenter.org or (202) 841-0353.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Announces 2018-2019 Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities!

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is pleased to announce the 2018 -2019 Scholarship and Fellowship Program.  Each academic year the VSGC awards over $300,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students attending Virginia Space Grant member institutions and majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field.

Research proposals from students majoring in any STEM field and working on a project that supports NASA’s mission are welcomed.  VSGC can assist students and faculty in identifying appropriate research projects.  Please see our website for details.

The Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides a one-year scholarship of up to $8,500 to support undergraduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor. Contact: Joyce Kuberek at jkuberek@odu.edu or call 757-766-5210. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2018.

The Graduate STEM Research Fellowship Program provides $6,000 in support to graduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor.  The Graduate Fellowship is add-on support for students and is renewable for one year.  Contact: Joyce Kuberek at jkuberek@odu.edu or call 757-766-5210.  Deadline to apply is February 5, 2018.

The STEM Bridge Scholarship Program provides $1,000 renewable awards to sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities. Contact: Joyce Kuberek at jkuberek@odu.edu or call 757-766-5210. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2018.

Please display and distribute the enclosed flyers to interested students and faculty.  The VSGC is especially seeking applications from underrepresented minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.  You may reproduce the flyer as needed.  Complete program information including student eligibility and a link to the online application are available at: http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/.  

If you require further program information or additional copies of any flyers please contact us at vsgc@odu.edu or call us at (757) 766-5210.

Joyce Kuberek
Virginia Space  Grant Consortium
STEM Education Program Specialist
600 Butler Farm Road, Suite 2200
Hampton, Va.  23666
(757) 766-5210
(757) 766-5205 (fax)
Methodist University Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (OTD)

I hope you are having a great start to the fall semester. I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you again to remind you that we have begun a Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (the FIRST in NC!) and our application is live on OTCAS. I have attached our program PDF and I am able to send you our program brochure upon request.

If you have any students who are interested in attending an OTD program I would appreciate it if you could pass along our information. Thank you!

Katie Novak

Director, DPT & OTD Admissions
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311
phone: 910-480-8493

fax: 910-630-7531




Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at George Mason University

The Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience program at George Mason University is currently recruiting students for our master's and doctoral degree programs.

We invite well-qualified students to learn more by connecting with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/MasonCBN/) or emailing MasonCBN@gmail.com.

Click here to view program information.

Saint Joseph's University master's program in experimental psychology

Dear Dr. Forestell:
I have written to you in the past about our master's program in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph's University; a full-time program designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in our program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction.

Complete details about our program are available at www.psychology.sju.edu and to view a brochure about our program, click here. Thank you for forwarding this information to your students.

Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Director, Graduate Program in Psychology
Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA 19131
610 660-1806

NIU School Psychology Graduate Program

Northern Illinois University is actively recruiting prospective students for admission to our School Psychology graduate program and we would love your help.

Prospective students can follow this link to explore our program's website and browse through a magazine-style flip book: http://www.niu.edu/psyc/graduate/school/brochure.shtml

We are hoping you will forward this email to high performing students, especially students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, who have a serious interest in pursuing graduate study in school psychology. We are very fortunate to be able to provide full tuition waivers and stipends for assistantships to all students in both our M.A./Specialist-Level and Ph.D. programs. Our Specialist-Level program is also federally funded on a grant “Project Prevent and Address Bullying” for the next several years which provides students with even more exciting benefits.

Thank you for helping us promote our program to your students!

Christine Malecki, Ph.D., LCP
Presidential Engagement Professor
Director, School Psychology Program