APF/Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award 2023 (up to $3,000)

APF/Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award 2023 (up to $3,000)

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Applications are open for the APF/Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award 2023. The APF/Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award is named after Dr. Willis to honor her life-long advocacy on behalf of children and families. Dr. Willis’ work cuts across many areas including clinical child, pediatric, developmental and family psychology.

Through her publications, clinical work, mentoring and teaching, she has changed policy at the local, national and international level. She has advocated for children’s rights at the United Nations, developed programs on prevention and early intervention for Native American children living on reservations and established services promoting the well-being of children with developmental disabilities, chronic illness and those who have suffered from maltreatment.

Award

The APF/Division 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award:

  • advances public understanding of mental health and improve the well-being of children and families through policy and service
  • encourages promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area
  • comes with a $2,000 financial award and $1,000 in travel expenses to attend APA Convention

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be psychologists with an EdD, PsyD, or PhD from accredited universities.
  • Be no more than 10 years postdoctoral.
  • Self-nominations are permitted.

Evalaution Criteria

Nominations will be evaluated on: 

  • conformance with stated program goals and qualifications stated above
  • magnitude of professional accomplishment in advancing public understanding of mental health and improves the well-being of children and families through policy and service 

Application

Application materials include:

  • nomination letter outlining the nominee’s career contributions
  • current CV
  • two letters of support

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Diane J. Willis Early Career Award.

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