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Each year, Division 15 provides up to $20,000 in grants and awards. We encourage all members to review upcoming opportunities, and to apply for opportunities to receive recognition for outstanding scholarship.

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Important News

Help Us Honor Three Great Ed Psychologists

Members of APA’s Division 15 Memorial Awards Committee are proud to honor the legacies of three exceptional scholars/luminaries in our field: Dr. Jerome Bruner, Dr. Gavriel Salomon and Dr. Claire Ellen Weinstein, who passed away this year. As such, we will offer our organization’s 2016 dissertation grants in honor of these luminaries and their contributions to our field. Also, we will pay them tribute at our Business Meeting at the APA Convention.

Please assist us with this tribute by submitting a personal comment (thoughts, memories, or even the impact of their work on your own) by no later than July 31st via the links below. Please note that the essay section will expand to accommodate several lines of text:

We will compile these thoughts into a statement that will be read during the Division 15 Business Meeting at the 2016 APA Convention, along with an announcement about the dissertation grant recipients. If you have questions, please email Terri Thorkildsen, Memorial Awards Committee Chair, at: thork18res@gmail.com. 

Register Now for Special Division 15 Webinar on July 26th Featuring Dr. Eric Anderman!

Division 15 is pleased to announce a special upcoming webinar: Keeping Educational Psychology Relevant in the 21st Century: The Case for Motivation, led by Dr. Eric Anderman (The Ohio State University) and moderated by Dr. Matthew Irvin (University of South Carolina). The event—which is completely free to members—will be held online July 26th at 12:00 EST (GMT-5) and will last roughly one hourMore details may be found in the official flyer, here.
Registration is now open, though space is limited and we encourage interested members to reserve their spot as soon as possible, here: http://edpsych.us/D15Webinar

Deadline Extended – Division 15 Early Career Research Grants

This post is to notify Division 15 members of a final call for the Division’s 2016 Early Career Research Grants. Completed applications should be submitted by the extended deadline of July 1st. 

The purpose of this award is to provide financial support (up to $6,000 each per two awards) for educational psychologists who are in the early phase of their careers, and to support research activities that might not be readily sponsored by their institutions or organizations.

Those interested will find a formal call here. Questions and completed applications should be sent to Aman Yadav, Committee Chair, at ayadav@msu.edu.

Faculty Members Attending APA: Serve as a Mentor or Panelist for the 2016 D15 Graduate Student Seminar

The objective of the 2016 Division 15 Graduate Student Seminar is to provide participants with an opportunity to receive mentoring and advice from faculty members, and to begin developing professional relationships with current and future leaders within our field.

To this effect, we are seeking faculty members who are willing to serve as a mentor or panelist. If you are attending the Annual APA Convention this year (8/4 – 8/7 in Denver, CO) and are interested in serving as either a mentor or a seminar panelist for Division 15’s seminars, please visit http://tinyurl.com/MentorsDiv15 by May 30, 2016 and answer a few questions to help our planning. You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • A general statement indicating the activities for which you would like to volunteer.
  • A current CV.

A limited number of mentors and seminar panelists will be selected for participation based on the needs and research interests of graduate students participating in the seminar.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to support the development of budding scholars!


Serena Shim and Sharon Zumbrunn
Co-Chairs for Graduate Student Affairs Committee
APA Division 15, Educational Psychology