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Graduate Students:
Apply to join the APA Science Student Council

The Science Directorate is currently accepting applications to the APA Science Student Council (SSC). Formed in 1993, the SSC is a diverse group of research-oriented psychology graduate students who serve as an advisory group to the APA Science Directorate. The Council represents the interests of research-oriented students by providing valuable advice to the Directorate on how it can best serve the science student population. The Council is actively involved in a number of projects, including awarding prizes for graduate-level research, organizing student programs for the APA Convention, writing newsletter articles about graduate student issues, learning about and participating in advocacy for psychological funding, and making recommendations on the Directorate's student programs. The Council reports to and collaborates with the Board of Scientific Affairs and works cooperatively with the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.

The Directorate is seeking applications from graduate students to serve two-year terms beginning September 1, 2011, during which time they will be actively engaged SSC members. By the beginning of the SSC term, new members must to have completed at least one year of graduate school, and have at least two years of graduate school remaining before receiving their PhD. SSC members are required to attend two weekend meetings per year in Washington, DC, at APA's expense, with the potential to attend additional optional APA governance events. In addition, SSC members are expected to remain available via email during an unofficial third (non-meeting) year to advise new members (this can be post-doctoral).

Five (5) positions are available on the Council for the September 2011-September 2013 term:

Biopsychology
Cognitive Science
Developmental Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychological Methodology

Applications are due electronically by May 16, 2011. For complete details and application instructions, please visit the website: http://www.apa.org/science/leadership/students/nominations.aspx