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Diversity Initiative Travel Award Program


The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) is pleased to accept applications for the Diversity Initiative travel award program. The purpose of this program is to bring together the expertise of senior underrepresented minority mentors with between 4 to 6 postgraduate trainees from underrepresented minority groups, as defined by the NIH to be African-Americans, Hispanics, Native-Americans and Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. The program will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with the 2019 APS Annual Meeting. The goal of the program is to contribute to the academic success of each participant and each attendee will have the opportunity to present his/her proposed project in order to receive productive feedback.

In order to submit your application, please complete the following (1) General Information, (2) CV, (3) a one-page summary of your proposed project and (4) a one-paragraph Candidacy Statement describing your personal views of the APS, its future, and suggestions to foster this program. Applications are due by November 1, 2018. After selections have been made, the selected candidates will be asked to submit a more comprehensive proposal of the project they wish to discuss with their mentor, and the proposal will be reviewed by the mentors and other recipients of the travel award.

If selected, trainees will be invited to attend a reception the evening of Tuesday, March 5 and will receive complimentary registration to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 6-9, complimentary registration to a workshop on March 6, a complimentary ticket to the Banquet on March 9 and a $500 travel stipend. This award is competitively renewable in 2020.