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SPSSI's March/April Policy Update

SPSSI Policy Update


CODAPAR Call for Nominations - Deadline Extended to April 8, 2019. SPSSI has been invited to submit one nomination for two Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2022 positions on CODAPAR, the Committee on Division/APA Relations. Nominees should be past division executive officers or active division leaders with significant governance experience, including committee and task force chairs. The committee is always open to early career psychologist candidates who meet the criteria. If you are interested in potentially being nominated by SPSSI, please contact SPSSI Executive Director Anila Balkissoon.



Register Now: The 2019 SPSSI Policy Workshop in San Diego Will Train Attendees in the Craft of Op-ed Writing. Please join us on Thursday, June 20, 2019 for an all-day, hands-on policy workshop that is being planned by SPSSI's Policy Committee in partnership with other SPSSI committees, SPSSI staff, and the Scholar Strategy Network. Attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of op-ed writing: How to structure an op-ed from start to finish; how to "hook" an op-ed to timely news; how to pitch an op-ed to a media outlet; etc. Registration is $25 for students and $50 for non-students. 

Registration Opening Soon: 2019 Pre-Convention LGBTQ WorkshopSix divisions of APA (7, 9, 27, 37, 43, 44) are coming together on August 7, 2019 to create a Statement of Priorities and an Agenda for Psychology of LGBTQ Youth and Emerging Adults. The Workshop will be held at the campus of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and will immediately precede the 2019 APA Convention in Chicago. Registration will be $30 for students and community members and $70 for professionals and faculty.

SPSSI Hosts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill and Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing on the Topic of Protecting and Promoting the Human Rights of Scientists, Scholars, and Students. On January 31, 2019, twenty SPSSI Council members, other position holders, members, and friends of the Society met in Washington, DC to raise awareness about the need to protect and promote the human rights of scientists, scholars, and students around the world. SPSSI then co-sponsored a congressional briefing in March on the same topic. Read more about these events in the next SPSSI Newsletter!



Immigration Agents Are Making Arrests In New York’s Courts

House Democrats Introduce H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander Says Republicans Need to Respond to Climate Change

New Ruling: Department of Justice (DOJ) Can't Make Cooperation with Federal Immigration Policies a Consideration in Awarding Grants to Local Law Enforcement for Community-Oriented Policing

President’s FY 2020 Budget Would Cut Funding for Science, Services, and Infrastructure; Increase Funding for a Wall

Democrats Reintroduce Equality Act to Ban LGBTQ Discrimination

Hungary’s Academy of Sciences Continues to Battle for Its Independence

China’s Social Credit System Raises Human Rights Concerns

Science Op-ed Authors Call for Solidarity with Academic Communities in Nicaragua and Venezuela

UN Secretary-General: UN Global Climate Report "Another Strong Wake-up Call’ over Global Warming



National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding Opportunities: Social Scientists Encouraged to Explore NSF’s Ten "Big Ideas" Solicitations

NSF Releases Dear Colleague on Research on Sexual Harassment in STEM

Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences Requests Comments on Proposed Priorities for Education Research - Comments Due May 28, 2019

Apply Now: DOJ's Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics - Applications Due May 21, 2019

Apply Now: DOJ's Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants - Applications Due May 13, 2019

New Funding Opportunity at the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) - Rolling

New Funding Opportunity at NIH: Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research - Institutional Research Training Program [T32] - Applications Due May 26, 2019

From The New York Times: Are You "Virtue Signaling"? Probably. But that doesn’t mean your outrage is inauthentic.

From Behavioral Scientist: How Misinformation Can Spread Among Scientists

Watch Now: Recorded APA Webinar on Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Why Social Science? Because Social Science Equips Us with Tools We Will Need to Face Down the Biggest Issues of Our Time, Including the Growing Global Threat of Climate Change