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APA Fellows Committee Call for Nominations

The APA Fellows Committee seeks nominations for two new members for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2020. The Fellows Committee is charged with the review of nominations for APA Fellows and will report their recommendations on each nomination to the Board of Directors through the Membership Board. The Fellows Committee reports to the APA Council through the Membership Board.

Nominees to the Fellows Committee must be available to meet once annually, for two days at the APA Annual Convention, and virtually several times a year during their term on the committee. Nominees must have a computer that will allow for conducting work virtually to review Fellow applications and participating in teleconferences. Expenses for the annual meeting (transportation and 2 hotel nights) will be covered or reimbursed by APA.

Members of the committee must be APA Fellows, shall not serve on a Division Fellows Committee, nor endorse initial APA Fellow candidates, during their term on the Fellows Committee.

The Fellows Committee is seeking nominees from the following area:

  • Slate 1: Applied, Policy, or Advocacy (ex. I&O, Clinical)
  • Slate 2: Multicultural and Diversity

The Fellows Committee strongly encourages applications from fellows in science, academia, and those with racial or ethnic minority identities.

APA is engaged in a process of transformation, placing a much greater emphasis on making an impact that clearly benefits society and improves lives. In February 2019, the Council of Representatives adopted a new strategic plan that sets APA’s organizational priorities for the next three to five years. Going forward, boards and committees will work in an integrated, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary manner since no single board or committee can achieve any of the plan’s objectives on their own. Given the importance of this approach to the Association’s strategic priorities, APA encourages nominees to Fellows Committee to review the strategic plan to become familiar with the larger context in which their expertise and interests will contribute to APA’s success.

Nominations must be submitted in a single document to include a statement of interest and a current vita. Self-nominations are welcome. Send nominations and supporting material to Sonja Wiggins, Fellows Committee Liaison, at sfellowsonlinesystem@apa.org. The deadline for receipt of all nominations is September 10, 2019.

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