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Early Career Grant to Support Community-based Workshops

Posted: October 14, 2019

The American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) and Early Career and Graduate Student Affairs (ECGSA) are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals to award up to 3 grants of up to $3,000 each  to fund community-based workshops or trainings in all areas of psychology (education, practice, public interest and science).

 Deadline for Proposals: FridayOctober 25, 2019

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be dues-paid members of APA in any membership category and be an early career psychologist (ECP) within 10 year’s receipt of their doctorate (2009-2019). All practitioners, researchers, educators, and other leaders anywhere in the world who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply for funding. Preference will be given to two or more ECPs working jointly on the proposal. 

Sponsors: APA Committee on Early Career Psychologists and the Early Career and Graduate Student Affairs.

Description

These community-based grants aim to be a source of funding to have the following three purposes:

  1. Support interested individuals or groups of individuals to gain or enhance their training, facilitation, and leadership skills while delivering psychological expertise in local communities.  (Note: The APA Citizen Psychologist initiative offers curriculum tools to engage in one’s community through civic service; read more at www.apa.org/citizen.)
  2. Provide psychological expertise in local communities so that attendees of the training/workshop learn specific skills from expert(s) in the chosen topic(s).
  3. Serve as demonstration models for the participant’s future engagement in their community. 

Applicants are free to identify the audience, format, and the topic(s) of interest. The ECP applicant(s) must be responsible for planning and organizing the training or workshop, even if it is hosted/held under the auspices of an institution/organization, and even if other speakers or experts are involved. Speakers and experts presenting in the workshop may be in any career stage. It is anticipated that the applicants will gain leadership experience in terms of conference organization. The workshop or training must be completed by December 1, 2020.

Submission Materials

Each application should be submitted as three (3) PDF files corresponding to each of the following three sections:

  1. Proposal: A personally deidentified statement proposal describing the workshop or training, including the following (in no more than 2 pages, single-spaced):
    1. problem to be addressed and goals or impact to be met through the training/workshop, making sure to emphasize the ways that psychological knowledge and expertise contribute to the alleviation of existing problems or concerns in said community, or to the promotion of well-being of people and/or places;
    2. justification for how the proposed effort responds to specific needs in the community and may lead to future engagement efforts by the applicant or others; 
    3. how these goals are to be accomplished (e.g., procedures, activities, itinerary and location of training, efforts to recruit attendees, etc.);
    4. specific expected outcomes or findings for both the individual regarding leadership development, and the community regarding the topic(s);
    5. documentation of any additional support/funding which has been offered and/or secured for the proposed project (e.g., in-kind contributions, matching funds, etc.);
    6. a detailed timeline with a proposed project end date. 

  2. Budget: A personally deidentified budget justification for the funding amount requested using the template provided and taking into consideration the following budget rules:
    1. Use the downloadable excel budget worksheet to create your budget. Save it as a PDF to upload when you are finished.
    2. The request for APA funds cannot exceed $3,000.
    3. No more than 50% of the total proposed budget can be used for personnel costs, including honoraria/stipends/release time to invited speakers and planners, or payment to the applicant.
    4. CECP grant funds may not be used to support indirect or overhead costs.
    5. Funding participant travel and/or independent research/study will NOT be considered for support.
    6. As part of contingency estimates in your proposed budget, please consider adding a 3% buffer to your estimated project’s expenses. This has been already been incorporated in the template budget sheet. 
    7. The workshop or training must not generate any revenue for the participants or their workplace. If participant fees are to be collected, they must be designated to a specific charitable organization. Please describe this in the budget proposal. 

  3. Curriculum vitae(s): A current and abbreviated curriculum vitae (three pages max; ensuring the year a doctorate degree was awarded is clearly stated) for each applicant. 

APA awards and grants may be subject to U.S. federal income tax withholding. Grant recipients will need to complete an IRS Form W-9 or a IRS Form W-8BEN (international members) prior to disbursement of funds. 

Reporting Requirements

  1. The workshop or training must be completed by December 1, 2020.
  2. An update statement must be submitted within 90 days of the start of the project.
  3. A final report (no more than 1 page, single-spaced) must be submitted within 60 days of completion of the funded project; the report must make references to the problem addressed, goals accomplished, outcomes reached, and any issues encountered. Pictures or media that CECP can use in its communications are also desired. Please indicate if you plan to collect these in your application.

ALL proposals must be received on or before OCTOBER 25, 2019. Submit all materials in three PDF files via the online portal promptly by 5 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. PST. Name the files with the last name of the person submitting the application and short project title, e.g., "Smith_EducWorkshop.pdf". Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Lucia Gutierrez.

 
 

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Posted: October 15, 2019

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CPA Receives 5-Year Approval as APA CE Sponsor

Posted: October 3, 2019

In July, CPA submitted an application to continue its approval as an APA CE-sponsor and in late September received notice from the APA’s Office of Continuing Education Sponsor Approval (CESA) that the application had been approved after an extensive review process. This extends CPA’s status as an APA-approved CE sponsor for another 5 years.

Beginning in 2017, when CPA was originally approved to provide CE credits as an APA-approved sponsor, CPA has offered webinars and events with CE credit including: a full-day risk management workshop, a half-day ethics workshop, one-hour webinars on various topics with free CE for members, and more. We have also co-sponsored programs for CE credit including the annual Elevate the Conversation program highlighting suicide provention resources and sharing best practices on this important issue.

The CPA Programming Committee continues its work to provide substantive programs on relevant topics and is currently working on its 2020 education program line-up. If you have suggestions or are interested in providing a webinar, please contact [email protected] 

 

MSU Psyched to Work! 

Posted: October 4, 2019

The Department of Psychological Sciences and the Classroom to Career Hub at Metropolitan State University of Denver have partnered to create the Psyched to Work! (P2W!) shadowing experience. The P2W! shadowing experiences connect our students with local employers and graduate programs. The aim of this effort is to help students identify and pursue satisfying career paths.


If your organization is interested in hosting MSU Denver students for a shadowing experience, please complete the following survey. 
 
For more information: Host Guide
For questions, please contact Dr. Pam Ansburg at [email protected]
 

The October 2019 TCP is Now Available

Posted: October 1, 2019

Members of CPA - your October 2019 edition of The Colorado Psychologist is now available!

Inside October's Issue: 

1. Message from the President
2. CPA Calendar of Events
3. Message from the Editors
4. APA's Annual Convention: Why Bother?
5. Welcome New and Returning CPA Members
6. What's New at CPA
7. A Message from the Colorado Rep to APA COR
10. A Second Visit to the APA Annual Convention
17. Advertising Rates

 

Members: View October 2019 TCP Here
 
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