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APAGS Applications Due Dec. 1
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is seeking six science-focused psychology graduate students who are interested in serving in a national leadership role where they can advance a science-focused agenda. This position requires a one to two-year commitment. See the information below for requirements and responsibilities associated with this role.
Responsibilities for APAGS Science Committee Members:
  • In collaboration with APAGS Staff, survey and monitor the needs of science-focused graduate students.
  • Participate in APAGS Science committee listserv discussions to promote common interests of all graduate students. 
  • Participate in general APAGS listservs and provide relevant content as related to discussions on the listservs.
  • Develop novel strategies for outreach and support to science oriented graduate students.
  • Collaborate with APAGS Convention Committee to develop innovative science-related programming for APA Convention.
  • Submit brief monthly reports to the APAGS Science Committee listserv.
  • Contribute substantive articles on psychological science for the APAGS Web site. 
  • Review submissions for APAGS Awards and Scholarships, including Basic Psychological Science Awards.
  • Mentor incoming representatives at the conclusion of your term.

Estimated Time Commitment – approximately 0-5 hours per week (typically the lower end).

Funding – If a meeting is held, committee members would be fully funded for such a meeting, including travel, room and board.

– 1 or 2 years (Fall 2009 – Summer 2010 or Summer 2011; 3 candidates will be assigned to a 1 year term, and 3 candidates for a 2 year term)

Additional eligibility criteria –
1. Must be a science-oriented graduate student. Applications will be considered from all areas of psychological science. Ideally, we will have one member from each of the following disciplines: behavioral neuroscience/biopsychology, cognitive neuroscience/psychology, developmental psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, psychological methodology/experimental/learning, social/personality psychology, and clinical science/health psychology

2. Must be a member of APAGS. If you are not currently a member, we will consider your application if you provide documentation of your membership application in process.

3. You must submit the following materials to the APAGS Central Office,

  • A cover letter indicating the position for which you would like to apply. In this cover letter you should include a description of your experiences, background, and reasons for seeking an APAGS science committee position. You may also indicate preference for a one or two year term. Two page maximum
  • Abbreviated curriculum vitae (maximum 4 pages).
  • A brief letter of support from your Department Chair or Program Director confirming your student status, anticipated graduation date, and a statement regarding your leadership potential.
Deadline: December 1, 2009
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact -
Michael Scullin, APAGS Science Committee Chair at
mscullin@wustl.edu or
Nabil Hassan El-Ghoroury, APAGS Associate Executive Director, at