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APA’s CEMA Accepting Nominations for Dissertation Award

APA's Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) seeks nominations for the 2008 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, which recognizes outstanding dissertations in psychology that increase understanding of the psychological issues and concerns facing persons or communities of color.

CEMA welcomes applications from individuals who filed their dissertations in 2006 or 2007 on research involving one or more of the following areas:

  • Enhancing the psychological understanding of ethnic-minority populations or concerns
  • Improving psychological service delivery systems to ethnic minorities
  • Developing new concepts or theories relevant to ethnic-minority population
  • Creating methodological paradigms that promote effective research and understanding of the values, beliefs, behaviors, and needs of ethnic-minority communities

The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1. All nominations should be mailed to the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.

The winner will receive $500 as well as a $300 travel award sponsored by APA's Science Directorate, which goes along with an invitation to briefly present his or her dissertation at APA's 2008 Annual Convention in Boston, August 14–17.

For additional information, including nomination directions and selection criteria, click here.

Questions? Contact APA Program Officer Dennis Bourne via e-mail or by calling 202-336-6029.