2014 Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship

2014 Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship

2014 Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship

The purpose of this award is to honor the memory of Dalmas A. Taylor, who passed away during his term as President of SPSSI. Dr. Taylor had been involved for many years with SPSSI. In addition, he was instrumental in establishing the Minority Fellowship at the American Psychological Association and in increasing the APA’s attention to inclusion of people of color.

This fellowship is administered in conjunction with APA and its Minority Fellowship Office. It provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. Read comments from some of our recent fellows here.


Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good standing in an accredited graduate program in psychology or a related field. In addition they must be members of an ethnic minority group (including, but not limited to, African American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander) and/or have demonstrated a commitment to a career with a focus on ethnic minority issues. Applicants should not have completed their graduate program by the time they begin the fellowship.


The summer fellowship typically runs 8-12 weeks. Most Fellows work four days at APA and one day at SPSSI’s Central Office each week. The summer stipend is $3,000. In addition, SPSSI will provide up to $1,500 for travel and living expenses* to relocate to Washington, DC.

The application should include:

1. A cover page stating your name, institution, address, telephone number, fax number (if applicable), and email address.

2. A 3-page statement with detailed information that includes:
(a) reason for your interest in this fellowship
(b) your previous and current research experiences
(c) indication of your interest in ethnic minority psychological issues
(d) statement of how this fellowship would contribute to your career goals

3. Two letters of recommendation. Please upload these letters with your materials or have them emailed directly to awards.

4. Current curriculum vitae


awards. As the subject of the email write “Taylor application”. In the body of the email include the information from your cover page. Recommendation letters should be included with your uploaded materials if possible. If preferred, please email recommendation letters to awards for inclusion.


This is an annual fellowship. Submission materials must be received by March 15th.

Announcements of selection for this fellowship will be made on or about April 15, with an expected start date in early- to mid-June.

* The fellow will be responsible for making her/his own housing arrangements. All applicants for the Dalmas Taylor Fellowship are strongly encouraged to apply for the APA Minority Fellowship Program Summer Institute as well.