Fall Announcements


Diversifying Psychology Visit Day at University of Virginia

Are you thinking about a doctoral degree in psychology? Do you want to learn more?

Diversifying Psychology Visit Day Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

This event is for research-oriented, junior and senior undergraduate students and recent graduates from underrepresented groups (e.g., students who identify as a historically underrepresented ethnic/racial minority or who are the first in their family to attend college) who want to learn more about getting a doctoral degree in psychology and the Psychology Department at UVA (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/).

Accepted students will have their travel, meal, and hotel costs covered to spend the day visiting the department on April 20th, 2018.

The visit will include:

  •   individual and small group meetings with professors to discuss students’ intellectual interests
  •   attending research presentations and lab meetings
  •   information on applying to graduate school, funding opportunities, mentoring, and student life
  •   information session with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and the Director of Clinical   Training
  •  networking with current graduate students
  •  a tour of campus

To apply: students should send:

1) 1-2 paragraphs describing their research experience and interests, as well as how their research interests align with 1-2 faculty members in the UVA Psychology Department (http://psychology.as.virginia.edu/people), and why they want to attend the Visit Day

2) an unofficial copy of their transcript

3) their CV or resume

4) 1 letter of recommendation that speaks to their capacity for graduate study in psychology (letter writers can submit their letter directly to psychology@virginia.edu )

Please submit all materials by email to psychology@viginia.edu

Note, students who applied last year but were not invited to the visit day are encouraged to apply again.

Deadline: Applications are due by February 1st, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Questions? Email Dr. Bethany Teachman, Professor and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, at bat5x@virginia.edu, or Jason Sumontha, Graduate Student and Diversity and Inclusion Graduate Fellow, at js4qp@virginia.edu

 
Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies 2018 Summer Internship

Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker

The Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies, under the direction of Dr. Susan Carey and Dr. Jesse Snedeker, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for our 2018 summer internship program. Current research projects focus on causality, kind representations, executive function and conceptual change, the development and acquisition of language, and the relationship between syntactic and semantic representations of language.

The internship will start on 6/11/2018 and run through 8/17/2018. This full time internship position is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with psychology research. A stipend of $1500 may be awarded for a full time commitment, but applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from external sources.

Because of the nature of the internship, it is essential that interns be mature, articulate, and comfortable with parents and children. They should also be highly organized and reliable. Desirable background experience would include the following: coursework in developmental or experimental psychology or linguistics, basic computer skills and previous research and/or experience with children.
For more information about this opportunity or to find out how to apply, please visit our website:

http://harvardlds.org/summer-internship-2017/

The application deadline is January 1st, 2018* for international applicants and March 1st, 2018 for domestic applicants.
*Please note that the international deadline is ONLY for those who will need a visa sponsored by Harvard. International students attending US universities should apply by the March 1st deadline.

 
Summer Research Internships at EVMS and CHKD!

The EVMS/CHKD Department of Pediatrics is now accepting applications for paid, summer research internships for college seniors and first-year medical or graduate students through the 2018 Summer Scholars Program!

Students will work on pre-selected research projects under the mentorship of EVMS faculty members.  Projects will involve clinical, pre-clinical/laboratory, public health, behavioral research and Global Health.  There will also be opportunities to shadow pediatricians and specialists at CHKD.  Students selected for the program will receive a stipend for these full-time positions (May 21 - August 2, 2018).  For more information concerning the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) internships, please see the attached flyer.

Apply to the Summer Scholars Program with the official application form and specified supporting documentation.

 Get your application form and program description now:  email Laurie.McManama@chkd.org, or go to: http://www.evms.edu/research/centers_institutes_departments/pediatrics/summer_scholars/

 
Yale Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Graduating Seniors

The Yale Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Research and Clinical Practice at the Yale Child Study Center is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism treatment. The position will commence June 2018.

This is a two-year, full-time, work-training program dedicated to autism pharmaceutical research and clinical experience. The fellowship combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. Research training involves learning to lead and coordinate multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials involving children and adults living with autism spectrum disorders. The fellows will be immersed in clinical training, including training on assessments used in autism evaluation and observation of a range of therapeutic strategies used during patient sessions and psychiatric consultations. They will be directly involved in communication with parents and schools regarding patient treatment and medication management. After the necessary skills have been acquired, fellows will have the opportunity to mentor an individual with autism. Fellows will also be involved in community outreach and will develop leadership while directing organized social groups for families and individuals living with autism spectrum disorder. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to present and potentially publish results of their own work related to psychopharmacology and autism.  Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings. Flexibility and endurance are also essential qualities. Fellows are awarded $30,000 the 1st year and $32,000 the 2nd year, as well as full healthcare coverage.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible are college graduates who will have obtained a bachelor's degree by June 2018. While previous relevant experience is preferred, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement of the fellowship.

Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

Application Information

For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact Dr. Roger Jou. Electronic submissions are preferable when possible. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

  • Resume or CV 
  • Official transcripts, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) 
  • A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals - can be single or double spaced 
  • Two sealed and signed letters of recommendation that speak directly to the candidate's potential

Interested students should send materials no later than February 1, 2017 in order to be considered for the position to

Roger Jou, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.  
230 South Frontage Rd, Rm G-130 
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 737-7142
roger.jou@yale.edu

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Autism Research and Clinical Practice may be directed to Dr. Roger Jou at roger.jou@yale.edu.

 
Ivymount School is recruiting upcoming graduates

The Ivymount School has immediate January 2018 openings for upcoming graduates to fill full-time Assistant Teacher and ABA Instructor positions. Ivymount a non-public special education school located in Rockville, Maryland. Please support us in recruiting quality candidates by sharing the attached flyer with your students.  Ivymount provides exceptional training and opportunities for professional growth for staff in the areas of special education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis. 

 
Career Opportunities with U.S. PIRG

U.S. PIRG FELLOWSHIP

Speak For The Public Interest

Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.

Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.

What It Means To Be A Fellow

You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.

This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.

Pay & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

Locations & Start Dates

We’re hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2018, or visit our website to see immediate openings.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

U.S. PIRG DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER

Organize Online For The Public Interest

Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy.

Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Digital Campaigner, that’s what you’ll do.

We’re looking for people with sharp writing skills who are tech savvy, strategic, creative and have a talent for activating people on social media.

What It Means To Be A Digital Campaigner

Whether we're working to get thousands of people to take action on a campaign, raising money to fund an ad campaign to bring our work to a wider audience, or updating and engaging our members and supporters, digital campaigners are integral members of our team, creating and posting content on a daily basis to help us win.

Digital Campaigners help us design and win campaigns on issues from public health to protecting consumers. You’ll write emails and campaign actions that we’ll send to hundreds of thousands of our supporters. You'll design and curate content for social media, engaging with members and followers across the country.  You’ll coordinate with our field team of campaign organizers, supporting the work they’re doing on the ground with emails and web updates. And you'll develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build our audience and raise money, while analyzing the results of your work and holding yourself and others accountable.

Pay & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018. To learn more visit jobs.uspirg.org.

Are you ready to speak for the public interest?

U.S. PIRG is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more.

U.S. PIRG is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

 
Georgetown University MS in Aging & Health

I am the director of a new Master of Science degree program in Aging & Health. I was hoping you might share information about this new program with your Psychology students at the College of William & Mary.

Here are some highlights below and a flyer attached.

Personalized Career Development
Students will participate in professional socialization events and career education activities targeted for aging studies. This personalized career development is designed to enable students to articulate how skills and training are of particular value in workplace settings, institutions, and professions.

Concentration Areas

The Master of Science in Aging & Health Program offers two concentration areas:
·         Health Systems Administration
·         Healthcare Economics and Policy

The program encompasses the basic competencies in gerontology as offered by expert faculty in psychology of aging, physiology of aging, ethics & humanities of aging, health economics, health systems administration, and health policy in aging.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Warm regards,
Pamela A. Saunders, PhD
Program Director
Aging & Health MS Degree Program
Georgetown University Graduate School
Box 571448 (Car Barn - Ste 171 - Rm 175)
3520 Prospect Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20057-1448
USA
Tel: 202-687-2927
Email: aging@georgetown.edu

 
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).

Eligibility:

  • ·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:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/latino-mental-health/how-to-apply/

(Make sure to include hyphens!)

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. 

Sincerely, 

Marelle Berry
MHIRT Program Assistant
marelleb@usc.edu
 
 
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.

Sincerely,

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 5th.

To learn more about our program:

http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/offerings/counselor-education

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)
jkuberek@odu.eduwww.vsgc.odu.edu
 
 
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

knovak@methodist.edu

http://www.methodist.edu/dpt/

http://www.methodist.edu/otd/


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
cmalecki@niu.edu
815-753-1836
http://www.niu.edu/psyc/faculty/malecki.shtml