2017 APF/APA Group Psychology and Psychotherapy Grants

Jean Keim, Ph.D.

Jean Keim, Ph.D.

The board of APA’s Division 49 – Society for Group Psychology and Psychotherapy is pleased to announce TWELVE opportunities for recognition and financial support for students and professionals engaged in activities related to group psychology and group psychotherapy. Please see below for award descriptions, eligibility requirements, and application instructions. Please distribute widely. Questions about an award should be directed to the associated contact info/email address for each specific award.

  1. THE STUDENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DIVERSITY IN GROUP PSYCHOLOGY OR GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY
  2. STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS FOR APA CONVENTION
  3. STUDENT POSTER AWARDS FOR APA CONVENTION
  4. RICHARD MORELAND DISSERTATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
  5. THE ARTHUR TEICHER GROUP PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE YEAR AWARD
  6. AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO DIVERSITY IN GROUP PSYCHOLOGY OR GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY
  7. EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING OF GROUP DYNAMICS AWARD
  8. EXCELLENCE IN GROUP PRACTICE AWARD
  9. DIVISION 49 RESEARCH GRANT
  10. APF/DIVISION 49 GRANT 1
  11. APF/DIVISION 49 GRANT 2
  12. APF/DIVISION 49 GRANT 3

  1. The Student Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology

The Student Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology or Group Psychotherapy seeks to recognize excellence in group psychology practice, research, service, and/or advocacy with a focus on promoting understanding and respect for diversity.  All who are members of Division 49 (or whose application for membership is currently pending) are eligible. Nominations may come from self or others. The award will be presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. A $500.00 cash award and plaque will be presented to the award winner. Nominations materials should include and be limited to the following:

  • Names, phone numbers, program and institutional affiliations, APA divisional membership of yourself (the endorser) and of your nominee.
  • A brief letter highlighting your nominee’s contributions in promoting understanding and respect for diversity in group psychology practice, research, service and/or advocacy.
  • The nominee’s vita.
  • All materials should be submitted via a zipped/compressed folder in one email with the following subject line: [Candidate’s First and Last Name] –Application for Group Dynamics Teaching Award. For example, MARGARET WISE BROWN – APPLICATION FOR DIVERSITY AWARD.zip.

All submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 to be considered. Send to division49awards@gmail.com

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  1. Student Travel Awards for APA Convention

The Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy is offering student travel awards for the 2016 APA Convention: What are the details? Six (6) awards of $500 each are available. Awards should be used in support of travel to the 2017 APA Convention.

What are the requirements? Applicants must show an interest in group psychology and/or group psychotherapy. Applicants must not yet have completed their terminal degree.

Applicants must be Student Affiliate Members of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy. Award winners must assist the Student Committee in promoting Division 49 at two (2) or more division programs at the APA Convention (to be scheduled with Student Committee chairs). Award winners are encouraged (not required) to attend the Division 49 Social in order to be recognized and congratulated!

What is the application process? Submit a brief (500 words or less) statement addressing your interest in and/or goals related to group psychology and/or group psychotherapy, and how attendance at the 2016 APA Convention would benefit your development as a group psychologist or psychotherapist. Include a current CV. E-mail application materials to keri.frantell@gmail.com by May 1, 2017.

*Please note that checks will be processed after required paperwork is completed at the 2017 APA Convention and submitted to APA Headquarters; Awards may be subject to appropriate taxes.

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  1. Student Poster Awards for APA Convention

Students poster awards are available for students 1) who have been selected to present posters through Division 49 at the Annual APA Convention, 2) are currently in a mental health professional preparation training program, and 3) are members of Division 49 (or whose application for membership is currently pending). Awards of $300, $200 and $100, respectively. Awards are presented for the best posters that contribute to the mission and goals of the society, quality of the poster and materials and its presentation. Students will be contacted by a Division 49 representative and asked to submit an electronic version of their poster by June 1, 2017 to be considered for an award.

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  1. Richard Moreland Dissertation of the Year Award

This award honors a recent dissertation by someone whose research on small groups is especially promising. The winner is announced and the prize is conferred at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. Included in the award are $1,000, a plaque, and a three-year membership in the division. Only dissertations that were completed during the prior calendar year are eligible, but the research described in those dissertations can explore any group phenomenon, using any methodology to investigate any type of group. A committee reviews all the abstracts and selects three finalists, who then submit complete copies of their dissertations for the committee’s evaluation.

A five-page, double-spaced abstract of your work should be sent to Richard Moreland, PhD, by Dec. 31 (every year).

Richard Moreland, PhD
Department of Psychology
3103 Sennott Square
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA. 15260

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  1. The Arthur Teicher Group Psychologist of the Year Award

We are now seeking nominations for the Arthur Teicher Group Psychologist of the Year Award. This award honors a distinguished group psychologist whose theory, research, or practice has made some important contributions to our knowledge of group behavior. Nominations need to be received no later than May 1, 2017. Please collate nomination materials into one PDF document titled with nominee’s name and award name. For example, “Linda Jackson ARTHUR TEICHER AWARD.pdf”.

Send materials to: division49awards@gmail.com

Criteria: The nominee is expected to embody and model the ideals and mission of the Society through exemplary contributions in teaching, or research and scholarly activity, and service

Procedure:

  1. The Awards Committee will solicit nominations from the Division 49 Executive Board, and the membership of the Division.
  2. Credentials to be submitted to the Committee include letter(s) of nomination and support, and CV.
  3. The Committee will review the materials, and make a recommendation to the Board

  1. The Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology or Group Psychotherapy 

The Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology or Group Psychotherapy started in 2012 and is awarded every year. This award honors psychologists who have made significant contributions to group psychology practice, research, service, and/or mentoring, with a focus on promoting understanding and respect for diversity.  All who are members of Division 49 (or whose application for membership is currently pending) are eligible. Nominations may come from self or others. The award will be presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. A $1,000.00 cash award and plaque will be presented to the award winner. Nominations materials should include and be limited to the following:

  • Names, phone numbers, program and institutional affiliations, APA divisional membership of yourself (the endorser) and of your nominee.
  • A brief letter highlighting the nominee’s contributions in promoting understanding and respect for diversity in group psychology practice, research, service and/or mentoring.
  • The nominee’s vita.
  • All materials should be submitted via a zipped/compressed folder in one email with the following subject line: [Candidate’s First and Last Name] –Application for Group Dynamics Teaching Award. For example, ERICA BLADE – APPLICATION FOR DIVERSITY AWARD.zip.

Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations are reviewed by the Diversity Committee and voted on by the board of directors at its midwinter meeting. All submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 to be considered.

Send materials to: division49awards@gmail.com

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  1. Excellence in Teaching of Group Dynamics Award

This award is granted to a teaching professional (post-graduate) who has demonstrated excellence in teaching or mentoring in the area of group psychology or group psychotherapy at the undergraduate or graduate level. This award seeks to honor those who have developed and implemented a particularly innovative and/or effective teaching or mentoring approach related to instruction in group dynamics. All who are members of Division 49 (or whose application for membership is currently pending) are eligible. Nominations may come from self or others. The award will be presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. A $1,000.00 cash award and plaque will be presented to the award winner. The awardee also will have a chance to present her or his work related to teaching group dynamics to a national audience. Applicants are encouraged to submit the following materials on order to be considered for this award:

  • Written description (no more than 2 pages) of a specific exercise, assignment, or teaching or mentoring strategy that highlights your qualifications for this award
  • Evidence of teaching innovation and/or effectiveness (e.g., informal and/or formal teaching evaluations; other data gathered from students; peer evaluations) (maximum 5 pages)
  • Copy of current CV
  • A letter from a psychologist (or other qualified colleague) who can speak to the qualifications of the nominee in light of the award criteria
  • Cover sheet that includes:
    • Nominee’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
    • Name and type of teaching institution (e.g., doctoral program, master’s program, 4-year college) and discipline (e.g. counseling psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, etc.)
    • Nominator’s name, address, telephone number and email address.
    • Name and address of who should be informed if the nominee wins the Group Dynamics Teaching Award (e.g., department head, supervisor, etc.)
  • All materials should be submitted via a zipped/compressed folder in one email with the following subject line: [Candidate’s First and Last Name] –Application for Group Dynamics Teaching Award. For example, JHUMPA LAHIRI – APPLICATION FOR GROUP DYNAMICS TEACHING AWARD.zip.

All submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 to be considered. Send to: divisio49awards@gmail.com

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  1. Excellence in Group Practice Award

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the practice of group psychotherapy and/or other applied group interventions. This award honors any individual, agency, or organization that provides exemplary group services to the community. The award will be presented at the annual American Psychological Association Convention. A $1,000.00 cash award and plaque will be presented to the award winner. The awardee also will have a chance to present her or his work related to teaching group dynamics to a national audience. All who are members of Division 49 (or whose application for membership is currently pending) are eligible. Nominations may come from self or others. Nominees will be considered who can demonstrate a commitment to utilizing group interventions. This may include using group in multiple or diverse ways in order to provide services. Furthermore, nominees should demonstrate commitment to the practice of group psychotherapy in at least two of the following ways:

  • Commitment to advancing the field of group psychotherapy through publications, national or regional presentations, or developing creative partnerships;
  • Use of research to inform the practice of group psychotherapy or other group interventions;
  • Demonstrated evidence of group practice that supports diverse, disenfranchised, disempowered, and/or oppressed groups;
  • Creative application of groups including different types of groups, modalities, environments, populations (e.g., using short-term groups for a disaster response or groups for conflict resolution/reconciliation);
  • Providing supervision and training;
  • Utilizes best practices in implementation of group services (e.g. http://www.agpa.org/home/practice-resources/practice-guidelines-for-group-psychotherapy or http://www.asgw.org/pdf/Best_Practices.pdf).

Nomination Process:

To submit a nomination, the following is required:

  • A letter from the nominee that describes and illustrates the individual/agency/organization’s commitment to group intervention (e.g., nature of the nominee’s commitment, commitment to supervision and training, use of research or best practices to enhance group services, etc.). The letter should be no more than three pages long.
  • Three letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee’s group psychotherapy practices (these letters can be from current or past employees, a collaborating partner or agency, or members of a Board of Directors, etc.).
  • Copy of current CV.
  • All materials should be submitted via a zipped/compressed folder in one email with the following subject line: [Candidate’s First and Last Name] – Application for Group Dynamics Teaching Award. For example, LUKE SKYWALKER – APPLICATION FOR PRACTICE AWARD.zip.

All submissions must be received by May 1, 2017 to be considered.

Send materials to: division49awards@gmail.com

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  1. Division 49 Research Grant

Funds are available from the SOCIETY OF GROUP PSYCHOLOGY AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY/DIVISION 49 to support research on any aspect of Group Psychology or Group Psychotherapy.

One $4,000 grant may be awarded each year, depending on the importance of the research to the field and the experience of the investigative team. Grant funding can be used to support the basic costs of research, e.g., supplies, research equipment, photocopying, postage, computer services, statistical consultation, research assistant salaries; investigator salaries, and/or travel expenses are not funded. (Equipment purchased for use with a research project is to be donated to an institution at the completion of the project.) Grant monies are awarded with an expected completion of the project in one year as follows: Ninety percent upon grant approval and the final ten percent upon receipt of a post project report.

The first author of a Research Grant Application must be a Member or Affiliate of the SOCIETY OF GROUP PSYCHOLOGY AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

The deadline for receipt of research grant application materials is May 1, 2017.

Send materials to: division49awards@gmail.com

Applications must include:

  1. Completed application form (see below) (initial signature page);
  2. 1-page summary of research project;
  3. Detailed description of research project which covers the 8 areas mentioned below;
  4. Budget information;
  5. Information about the investigators, including curriculum vitae of principal investigator;
  6. Approval form from the appropriate local ethics review board;
  7. Sample of participant consent form;
  8. Optional additional materials, e.g., letters of support, reprints.

Applications will be reviewed by researchers who are experts in the field of group psychotherapy research.  Applications are given scores from 1 – 5 on each of the following areas:

  1. Importance of the topic (from “not at all important” to “very important”).  Successful applications will make a compelling and logical argument for why the completion of the research project would move the field of group psychotherapy research forward and/or improve public health.
  2. Coverage of the literature (rated from “poor” to “excellent”).  Successful applications will provide an organized, focused review of the literature on which the study is built, illustrating the contribution that the new study would provide.
  3. Appropriateness of measures (psychometric quality, relevance; rated from “inappropriate” to “appropriate”).  Successful applications will use instruments that measure the constructs in question and will include information on the reliability and validity of the measures for the target population.
  4. Appropriateness of statistical approach (relevant analyses, power considerations, etc.; rated from “inappropriate” to “appropriate”).  Successful applications will include a complete and appropriate analytic plan.

The project summaries should be detailed enough to allow reviewers to accurately rate each of these four categories.  Ten Page limit excluding references, tables and figures

Conditions Governing the Award: Submitting a final report no later than three months after completion of the project;

Should funding of the project be approved, acknowledgment of the Society’s support is to be included in all publications derived from the award.  Additionally, grant recipients are encouraged to submit reports to Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice for consideration of publication.

Project Title:

Total Funds Requested:

Principal Investigator:

Current Position(s) of Principal Investigator:

Email:

Mailing Address of Principal Investigator:

Telephone Number of Principal Investigator:

Co-Investigator(s):

Institutional Location of Project:

Name and Address of Financial Officer who will administer the funds:

 I accept the conditions governing the award of a research grant as determined by the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health.

 Date:

Signature of Principal Investigator:

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American Psychological Foundation Division 49 Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy (3 Grants)

  1. APF/DIVISION 49 GRANT 1 Funding Specifics

Ø  The Division 49 Group Psychology Grant ($2,000) supports innovative group psychology research focused toward groups in applied settings.

  • The Division 49 Group Psychotherapy Grant ($2,000) supports innovative group psychotherapy research applied to small groups in a naturalistic setting.

Applicants may apply for both grants, but must submit separate proposals for each.

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

 Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of group psychology and/or group psychotherapy principles.
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
  • Preference will be given to early career psychologists (10 years or less post-doctoral).
  • Preference will be given to proposals which integrate group psychotherapy and group psychology into the proposed research.Evaluation CriteriaProposals will be evaluated on:
  • Quality, viability, and potential impact of the proposed project
  • Originality, innovation and contribution to the field of group psychology and/or group psychotherapy.
  • Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work
  • Clear and comprehensive methodology.
  • Criticality of funding for execution of work (particularly if part of a larger funded effort).Proposal RequirementsPlease include the following sections in your proposal (no more than 5 pages; 1 inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font):

Questions about this program should be directed to Erin Carney, Program Officer, at ecarney@apa.org.

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  1. APF/DIVISION 49 GRANT 2 Funding Specifics
  • The Division 49 Group Psychotherapy Grant ($2,000) supports innovative group psychotherapy research applied to small groups in a naturalistic setting.

 Applicants may apply for both grants, but must submit separate proposals for each 

APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

 Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of group psychology and/or group psychotherapy principles.
  • IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
  • Preference will be given to early career psychologists (10 years or less post-doctoral).
  • Preference will be given to proposals which integrate group psychotherapy and group psychology into the proposed research.Evaluation CriteriaProposals will be evaluated on:
  • Quality, viability, and potential impact of the proposed project
  • Originality, innovation and contribution to the field of group psychology and/or group psychotherapy.
  • Applicant’s demonstrated competence and capability to execute the proposed work
  • Clear and comprehensive methodology.
  • Criticality of funding for execution of work (particularly if part of a larger funded effort).Proposal RequirementsPlease include the following sections in your proposal (no more than 5 pages; 1 inch margins, no smaller than 11 point font):

Questions about this program should be directed to Erin Carney, Program Officer, at ecarney@apa.org.

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  1. APF/DIVISION 49 GRANT 3 – TRAVEL Funding Specifics

The funding is available up to $1,500 (with receipts required for reimbursement). Division 49 Group Psychology and/or Group Psychotherapy Travel Grant is available to a graduate student or member of Division 49 for travel associated with meeting with a mentor/researcher to improving their teaching, supervision, clinical work, or research.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, and scientific institutions, or governmental entities operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
  • Be a graduate student or member of APA Division 49
  • Have a demonstrated knowledge of group psychology or group psychotherapy principles.Proposal Requirements
  • Current CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two page essay demonstrating an active interest and plan for improving their teaching, supervision, clinical work or research in group psychology and/or group psychotherapy
  • Detailed budget and justificationSubmission Process and Deadline:Submit a completed application online by June 1, 2017.http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/div-49-travel.aspx


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