Committee on Mentoring Travel Award Application for 2014 Convention in DC
The Division 44 Committee on Mentoring announces its annual Student Travel Award. The purpose of the Committee on Mentoring Student Travel Award is to support graduate student engagement with LGBTQ psychology by defraying travel costs to the 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, DC. Through this award, the Committee on Mentoring also hopes to encourage LGBTQ graduate student participation in the Division 44 annual convention activities (e.g., the Mentoring Roundtable and other programming in the Division 44 Hospitality Suite, student pizza party, and Division social hours).
Graduate students who: (a) self-identify as LGBTQ; (b) demonstrate a strong commitment to LGBTQ issues; (c) plan to attend the 2014 APA Convention; and (d) will be enrolled as graduate students at the time of the 2014 APA Convention are eligible to apply for the award. LGBTQ students who are presenting research at the convention are especially encouraged to apply, though all applications will be considered.
One student travel award in the amount of $500 will be granted. All materials must be submitted electronically to Committee Co-Chair, Gary Howell, by May 2, 2014.
Required materials include:
o Please submit a personal statement (500-700 words) that addresses each of the following questions: (a) In what ways does your graduate program benefit from your self-identification and involvement as an LGBTQ person? How does APA benefit from your participation in professional activities as an LGBTQ person? (b) What unique challenges might LGBTQ graduate students face that may hinder participation in APA? (c) How would attending the APA Annual Convention further your career goals? (d) Are you presenting research at the APA Annual Convention? If so, will it contribute to the body of knowledge regarding LGBTQ issues in psychology? If so, please explain such contributions.
Letter of Recommendation
o Please have a faculty member electronically submit a letter in support of you receiving the Division 44 Committee on Mentoring Student Travel Award to both Gary Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Danny Phillip (email@example.com). Faculty members are asked to address the applicant’s commitment to LGBTQ issues in academic and other domains and confirm that they are a current graduate student in psychology.
Application Form (attached)
All inquiries about the award may be directed to the Committee Co-Chairs:
Gary Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Danny Phillip (email@example.com)
Committee on Mentoring
Division 44 – Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues
2014 Committee on Mentoring Student Travel Award
Name of Applicant: ______________________________________________________
Name of Graduate School: ______________________________________________________
Graduate Program: (if applicable) ______________________________________________________
Degree Sought: ______________________________________________________
Year in School: _____________________ Cumulative GPA: _________________
Enrolled in grad school Attending 2014
August 2014? (Y/N) ___________________ Convention? (Y/N) ________________
Are you planning to present at the 2014 APA Convention? (Y/N) ________________
Was your proposal accepted for the 2014 APA Convention? (Y/N) ________________
What type of proposal was accepted (poster, symposium, etc.)? ________________
What is the title(s) of your presentation(s)? _________________________________________
I certify that all of the application materials for the Division 44 Committee Mentoring Student Travel Award submitted by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that any significant misstatement in, or omission from, this application may be cause for denial of selection or revocation of the travel grant. I authorize representatives from the Division 44 Committee on Mentoring to consult with the author of my letter of recommendation. I release, from liability, all Division 44 representatives for acts performed in good faith and without malice in connection with evaluating my application materials.
I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform the Division 44 Committee on Mentoring of any changes in my status with my academic program, plans to attend the 2014 APA Annual Convention, or plans to present any research at the convention that may occur prior to the 2014 APA Annual Convention. If I am awarded the Division 44 Committee on Mentoring Student Travel Award, I agree to the use of my name and photographic likeness in Division 44 materials including, but not limited to, website, newsletters, brochures, etc.
Applicant’s Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: __________