APA Summer Science Fellowship Program

The APA Science Directorate in partnership with the George Mason University Department of Psychology will host the 2013 Summer Science Fellowship program (SSF). SSF aims to immerse advanced undergraduate students in the science of psychology by exposing them to the excitement and promise of the best of psychological science. Our principal objective is to inform these students about the science of psychology and its promise for the future, and help prepare them for the rigors of graduate study in psychological science.

Program details: June 8 – July 20, 2013; George Mason UniversityApplication deadline: Feb. 11, 2013

An expenses-paid, intensive summer training program, the SSF will place up to 12 talented students in the psychology laboratories of some of the most outstanding researchers in the Washington, D.C. area. The lab experience will be six weeks in length. The SSF program gives students an opportunity to explore the intellectual, personal, and social processes of scientific inquiry and to experience cutting-edge psychological research through hands-on laboratory activities. SSF offers promising students the opportunity to equip themselves with skills essential to succeed in graduate school, and gives students who plan to pursue advanced degrees in psychological science the opportunity to be mentored by nationally-known faculty.

The 2013 program is expected to run from June 8 to July 20. APA will pay students a summer salary, as well as cover all travel and living expenses. This should make the program financially feasible for most college students.

In 2013, placements may be available in the following areas of psychology. Final word on the involvement of specific faculty and labs will be made closer to the time of student selection.

  • Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • School Psychology

For more details and to learn how to apply, go here: http://www.apa.org/science/resources/ssf/index.aspx

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