CIRP Calls for Nominations for the
APF David International Travel Fund

The Committee on International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) is pleased to announce the first call for nominations for the American Psychological Foundation 's (APF) David International Travel Fund. The Fund's principal purpose is to make an award each year to enable a young psychologist with a demonstrated interest in human reproductive behavior or an area related to population concerns to participate in an international or regional congress.

If you have received a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in psychology in the past 5 years or less, have a demonstrated interest in these content areas, and are interested in attending an international or regional congress next year (dates should be specified), you can request information and application materials from the Office of International Affairs, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; 202/336-6025 (telephone); 202/336-5502 (fax); or (email). The deadline for application submission is February 1, 1998.

David contributed $50,000 for the establishment of the travel award because he wished to give something back to psychology that was reflective of his international interests. David has worked with colleagues on every continent, studyng the interaction of psychology and mental health with population issues. He has authored, co-authroed and edited 14 books and more than 300 scientific papers. David is the director of the Transnational Family Research Institute, an international nonprofit research organization in the behavioral sciences, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Early events in David's life steered him toward a career in psychology. In 1937, with the help of the German Jewish Children's Aid Committee of New York, David was one of 92 children who fled Nazi Germany without their parents. David celebrated his 14th birthday while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. His parents followed three years later.

David became interested in psychology during World War II. After the war, David completed his education and earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University. After his education, he served from 1963-1965 as associate director of the World Federation for Mental Health in Geneva, Switzerland.