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Job Opportunity at NIH’s Center for Scientific Review

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have an opening for the Director position of their Division of AIDS, Behavioral, and Population Sciences (DABP) of the Center for Scientific Review (CSR). Applicants creative decisions, leadership, and team building could significantly affect the direction of science and health in the United States and abroad. The selected applicant will join the CSR and report directly to the CSR Director and provide scientific leadership for the DABP, which handles reviews covering the broad fields of AIDS and AIDS-related research, biobehavioral and behavioral processes, epidemiology and population sciences, healthcare delivery and methodologies, and risk, prevention, and health behavior.

The Director of DABP is a member of CSR’s senior management, advises the Director of CSR and other NIH officials on scientific issues relevant to the Division and its mission, and represents CSR within and outside of NIH. The selected applicant will lead approximately 40 Scientific Review…

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2nd National Congress of Psychology

The 2nd National Congress of Psychology will be held from November 13–18, 2016, in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme is “Terrorism and Youth Radicalization: Our Role, Our Challenge!”

The congress objectives are:

To enable participants to amass concrete data on the factors that lead to terrorism and to use those insights to develop ways to thwart terrorism; and To highlight what both researchers and the broader community can and must do in order to realistically engage the terrorist.

Focal topics will include:

Cyber crime and terrorism Terrorist recruitment Law enforcement and counterterrorism policies Adolescence and youth radicalization Religion and terrorism Perceived discrimination, unequal distribution of resources and opportunities Perceived injustice and humiliation Ethnic discrimination and negative ethnicity Childhood abuse and trauma The role of psychology in combating terrorism.

The standard registration deadline is September 30, 2016. Visit the conference website for more details.

 

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Apply for Stanford University’s Residential Fellowship

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships for the 2017–2018 academic year.

CASBS has hosted generations of scholars and scientists who come for a year as fellows. Former fellows include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, winners of MacArthur “genius awards,” and hundreds of members of the National Academies. Fellows have played key roles in starting new fields ranging from cognitive science to behavioral economics to the sociology of urban poverty. They have developed new policies and practices in fields as diverse as medicine, education, electoral politics, Third World development, and crime prevention.

The CASBS fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for scholars to pursue innovative research and expand their horizons while engaging in a diverse, interdisciplinary community. A CASBS fellowship has been considered a career milestone for any scholar, and most recipients report that the year had a…

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2016–2017 American Philosophical Society Grant and Fellowship Programs

The American Philosophical Society announces information about and application instructions for all of the Society’s programs on their website.

Information About All Programs

Purpose, Scope Awards are made for noncommercial research only. The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, for travel to conferences, for nonscholarly projects, for assistance with translation, or for the preparation of materials for use by students. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution or costs of publication.

Eligibility Applicants may be citizens or residents of the United States or American citizens resident abroad. Foreign nationals whose research can only be carried out in the United States are eligible, although applicants to the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology must be US citizens, US residents, or foreign nationals formally affiliated with a US institution. Grants are made to individuals; institutions…

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18th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

The 18th European Association of Developmental Psychology (EADP) biennial conference will take place at Dom Church and Dom Square in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from August 29 to September 1, 2017, with preconference workshops on August 28 and 29. Registration for the conference opens in October/November 2016, and the early bird deadline is May 31, 2017. The call for submissions will open in the third quarter of 2016. For more information, please submit comments and questions to the website.

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Vermont Center on Behavior and Health Announces 4th Annual Conference

The Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH) announces its 4th annual conference: Behavior Change, Health, and Health Disparities. This year’s conference will take place on October 6–7, 2016, in Burlington Vermont. The topics will include obesity, tobacco use in vulnerable populations, health implications of marijuana legalization, and more.

During the Conference, scholars from leading U.S. universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge on how to apply the concepts and methods of behavioral economics to improve scientific understanding and clinical outcomes with these highly challenging and costly public health problems in the areas of obesity, tobacco use, and prescription opioid abuse.

The submission deadline for the poster session is July 31.

For more information on submission guidelines and the conference in general, please click here.

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National Science Foundation Announces Opportunity to Develop National Infrastructure for Neuroscience Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) program and opens the call for submissions for two types of projects: neurotechnology hubs and theory teams.

The NSF intends for the neurotechnology hubs to generate projects that foster development, dissemination, and deployment of research resources, instrumentation, technologies, and behavioral paradigms that can be applied across the phylogenetic spectrum. Additionally, they hope the hubs will provide greater access to existing resources where possible and serve the broader community of brain sciences. For the theory teams, the NSF hopes that the projects will foster theoretical approaches with the potential to reveal the neural underpinnings of behavior and cognition across organizational levels, scales of analysis, and/or ranges of species.

For further details, please visit the program’s webpage and attend the NeuroNex Webinar on July 19, 2016, at 1 pm EDT.

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28th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism, and Function and the 13th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET

The 28th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism, and Function and the 13th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET will be held in Berlin, Germany, from April 1–4, 2017. Following the tradition of previous meetings, BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2017 will cover numerous aspects within the area of neuroscience research, particularly those related to brain function and metabolism, cerebral blood flow, the function of the neurovascular unit and the blood–brain barrier, brain imaging, brain repair, and cerebrovascular pathology.

The goal of the meeting is to present the state-of-the-art and novel discoveries that will increase our understanding of brain function under physiological and pathological conditions through basic, translational, and clinical investigation. Leading scientists in these fields, members of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM), and other exceptional scientists will participate as in previous biannual meetings.

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Purchase College Announces Grant to Support Underrepresented STEM Scholars

The Purchase College of the State University of New York announces its Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) Honors Program, supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The program is designed to develop the academic, social, and economic capital of underrepresented STEM students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. Purchase joins 53 other universities that currently have MARC U-STAR programs. The program will promote research training and mentoring opportunities, support students’ doctoral pursuits, and help pave the way for future biomedical scientists. In addition, the program will improve STEM education for all students by providing faculty with training in culturally sensitive pedagogy and supporting curriculum development.

For more information on the college, please visit the Purchase College website.

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Apply Now for the FCD Young Scholars Program

The Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program is extending its call for submissions for 2017. The program supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the US children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion.

All proposed research should focus on the ways in which the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the early care and education workforce (ECE workforce) can support young children’s growth and development across the birth through age eight continuum.

Eligible researchers will have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., PhD, EdD, PsyD, MD, JD, etc.) within 1 to 7 years of application submission, or within 10 years for physician applicants.

The Young Scholars Program encourages individuals from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups (e.g., first-generation college graduates and those from low-income communities) and researchers that represent a variety of disciplines and methodological…

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2nd Latin American Conference for the Advancement of Psychological Science (CLACIP 2016)

The meeting will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 12–15.

CLACIP 2016 will focus on ways to advance psychology as a science, practice, and public good. Strategies to improve research, academia, training, technology, and public policy in Argentina and Latin America as a whole will be discussed at the various talks and presentations.

For more information on the program and registration, please visit the CLACIP 2016 website.

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First French National Conference on the New Generation of Psychologists

The first French national conference on “Preparing the New Generation of Psychologists” will be held in Paris, France, on September 16–17, 2016.

The program will discuss objectives, methods, and resources for teaching psychology. There will be talks, panel discussions, and posters that will address the current state of psychological education in France as well as ideas for enhancing education of future psychologists.

For more information, including how to submit a poster proposal, please visit the conference website.

Marion Mouret (conference coordinator): colloqueenseignement@psychot-prat.fr

Dana Castro (conference co-chair): dcastro@psycho-prat.fr

Douglas Bernstein (conference co-chair): douglas.bernstein@comcast.net.

 

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Endowed Position Created for Chair of the Psychology Department

Lawrence Culp, Jr., chair of the College’s Board of Visitors and Governors, is providing $2 million in endowment funding to support the chair of Washington College’s Department of Psychology. Specifically, the gift will endow the Dr. Carol C. Culp Chair in Psychology in honor of his late mother. Recognizing the importance of leadership within the department, this endowed professorship will be held by the department chair.

Washington College’s Department of Psychology provides curriculum, labs, internships, and programming in both clinical/counseling and behavioral neuroscience. Grounded in small classes that emphasize discussion and collaboration between students and faculty, the program encourages students to work alongside their teachers on topical research including the genetic causes of alcoholism, modern racism, the impact of learning disorders, and the behavioral consequence of head injury. For more information about the endowment, contact Wendy M. Clarke at (410) 778-7431 or email here wclarke2@washcoll.edu.

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NITOP 2017

NITOP 2017 39th ANNUAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON THE TEACHING OF PSYCHOLOGY January 3–6, 2017 TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Co-sponsored by: The Association for Psychological Science The University of South Florida Department of Psychology

Registration is limited to 400 participants; registration by November 15, 2016 is highly recommended. The early conference registration fee is only $10 more than the early registration fee for the January 2016 NITOP for registrations received through November 15, 2016 (regular participant, $555) and after November 15, 2016, the regular participant registration fee will be $605. This fee includes

Admission to all conference sessions and events 200 pages of handouts which are available online during the conference and afterward Buffet breakfasts and lunches Refreshments at coffee breaks and poster sessions An evening reception, and Two social hours.

Proposals for Teaching Slam and Demo Demo presentations should be received by September 15, 2016 and…

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Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting

Psychonomic Society’s 57th Annual Meeting November 17–20, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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