Science Directorate Awards State Psychological Association Grants


As part of an initiative to help forge links between the scientific/academic community and the state associations, the Science Directorate awarded grants to 12 state psychological associations in 1997. The purpose of this small-grants program, which began in 1996, is to support the state psychological associations in their efforts to design programs to benefit their local scientific and academic communities.

This year, the funding will go to-ward a variety of new projects within the associations. Those projects include improving association newsletters in Colorado, Connecticut, and Oklahoma; supporting a conference in Minnesota, "Science and Practice: Bridging the Gap"; creating a new student chapter in Montana; developing Web pages in the District of Columbia and South Dakota; and funding student and professional research and travel awards in Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Science Directorate encourages all state psychological associations to apply for this award next year. For additional information, please contact Maggie Nelson in the Science Directorate [(202) 336-6000; email: mxd.apa@email.apa.org].