One of the unique opportunities you’ll have at the 30th APS Annual Convention is the chance to get the inside scoop on government programs that support psychological science research. Representatives of the following agencies and programs will be at APS in San Francisco this May:
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), which coordinates behavioral science supported across NIH, will discuss an overview of behavioral science at NIH, training opportunities in psychological science at NIH, and updates to NIH policies and programs—over three separate sessions. Hear from OBSSR Director William T. Riley, his staff, and NIH colleagues as they share their collective wisdom.
- APS Fellow Betty Tuller and Lawrence Gottlob, program officers of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Program in Perception, Action, and Cognition will lead a session focusing on the best ways to increase your chances of success when applying for NSF grants.
- Erin Higgins, program officer of the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) topic in Cognition and Student Learning, will be discussing the many funding opportunities for psychological scientists available through IES.
- The Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES), an innovative group of scientists within the US General Services Administration, are implementing, testing, and evaluating interventions designed to improve federal operations. OES leaders will share their insights on applying behavioral science to evaluating and developing public policies across the federal government and tell you how you can participate in their efforts. Who knows—this might even be your new scientific career path!
- OES alum and psychological scientist David Yokum directs The Lab @ DC, a research team within the Washington, DC government. David and his colleagues will be presenting results of their studies that test interventions in local government. It’s a great opportunity to learn about how behavioral science is being applied in public settings.
- Leaders of the Science of Behavior Change Network (SOBC), overseen by NIH and coordinated by Columbia University Medical Center, will participate in a program titled, “Behavior Change Across the Life-Span.” This network aims to apply an experimental medicine approach to conduct basic research on initiating, personalizing, and maintaining behavior change.
- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, in partnership with APS, supports an annual “Building Bridges” travel award to recognize outstanding research conducted at the intersection of psychological science and oral health. Be sure to see at the APS Convention, and learn more about funding opportunities at NIDCR.
These programs are free and open to all APS Convention attendees. Register today and attend!