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Leadership Fellows Program 2013-14

Dear AAPA colleagues,

Please see below & click here Leadership Fellows2013 for the call for applications for the 2013-2014 AAPA Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is Monday, August 26, 2013.  If you have any questions, please contact the program co-chairs, Sam Wan ( and Grace Kim (  Thank you!

AAPA Leadership Fellows Program

Call for Applications

To facilitate the development of AAPA leaders who will contribute to advancing Asian Americans in psychology, multiculturalism, and social justice within psychology, AAPA is continuing its leadership development program.

Leadership Fellows selected for the program will participate in several trainings, receive individual and group mentoring from experienced leaders in AAPA and Past Leadership Fellows, observe and participate in AAPA Executive Committee sessions, complete a year-long Leadership Fellows’ project, and present their experiences at the 2014 AAPA conference in Washington, D.C.  LeadershipFellows from the 2013-2014 cohort will then become Past Leadership Fellows and will mentor incoming leadership fellows for the 2014-2015 year (optional attendance at midyear (if applicable) meetings).

Leadership Fellows will receive a stipend in the first year to defray travel costs for each required meeting (i.e., midyear meeting TBD or other agreed upon professional conference or meeting, and AAPA in Washington, D.C. (maximum of $750 per trip per Fellow, up to $1500 for the entire year).  Additional costs of travel and participation will be at Leadership Fellows’ expense.


Overview of Leadership Fellow’s Program:

–   Leadership Fellows Program Information Session

AAPA Convention 2013 (during lunch)

–   Initial Fellows Orientation:

o   Date TBD

Telephone conference call-   Professional Development Conference Call (Date TBD)

–   Ongoing individual mentoring and work on projects

–   Attendance at AAPA EC meetings

Sept.-Dec. 2013

Online/telephone-   AAPA EC Midyear meeting or a professional conference (e.g., Winter Roundtable, SRA, AAAS, etc.; TBD)

Date TBD, 2014

–   Professional Development Conference Call (Date TBD)

–   Ongoing individual mentoring and work on projects

–   Attendance at AAPA EC meetings

–   Participation in recruitment of next year’s Leadership Fellows

Feb. to Aug. 2014

Online/telephone-   AAPA Conference Presentation by 2013 Fellows:

–   Initial Fellows Training for 2014 fellows

–   AAPA EC annual meeting.

–   Participation in Program Evaluation of Leadership Fellows ProgramAugust 2014

AAPA/APA Conference

Washington, D.C.



Leadership Fellows’ Projects

Working closely with a Project Mentor, Leadership Fellows will assume primary responsibility for a Leadership Fellow’s Project associated with AAPA initiatives and activities.

Past examples of leadership fellows’ projects included:

  • Creating fact sheets on: bullying and suicide among Asian Americans, first generation college students, Asian international students
  • Aiding in drafting grant proposals for CNPAAEMI Leadership Fellows program
  • Assisting state organizations with the creation of a mental health Information Sheet for California Insurance Programs
  • Attendance at the California Leadership and Advocacy Conference as an AAPA representative with a report to the Newsletter
  • Participation on the Social Justice Task Force for the creation of the AAPA Social Justice Standing Committee program


The specific goals and outcomes for each Leadership Fellow in relation to his or her project will be developed in collaboration with their mentors.


Applicant Criteria

      Applicants must be AAPA members who have completed their doctoral degree by August 31, 2013.  Preference will be given to applicants who have some prior leadership experience in local contexts (e.g., within their graduate program) but who have not had leadership experience at the national level within psychology (e.g., held formal leadership positions in APA or other national psychological associations or served in any capacity on the AAPA Executive Committee).


Application Process

Applications should include:  (a) the required cover sheet (attached & also available at the AAPA website,, (b) the applicant’s CV (no more than 3 pages, please include a section detailing prior leadership experience and the names of 2 professional references), (c) a short statement (no more than 1500 words) describing the reasons for applying, the desired outcome for the applicant, and the reason for interest in the Fellows project, and (e) one letter of reference from an individual familiar with your professional work and past leadership experiences.


Please send electronic applications by Monday, August 26, 2013 to the Leadership Fellows Program Co-chairs Adobe Acrobat’s Portable Document Format (*.pdf) is preferred and Microsoft Word format (*.doc, *docx) is acceptable.


If you have any questions, please contact Grace Kim ( or Sam Wan (



AAPA Leadership Fellows Program


Cover Sheet









Year of Degree:                                                                                             


Area of Psychology in which you received your degree:


            Biobehavioral                                                  Experimental

            Cognitive                                                        Forensic

            Clinical                                                            Industrial Organizational

            Counseling                                                      Personality

            Cultural                                                           Sensation and Perception

            Developmental                                                Social


            Other (Please specify):                                                                                   




AAPA is committed to ensuring diversity among the Fellows.  Please indicate here aspects of your background that you believe would contribute to that priority.  You might include, for example, your specific ethnicity, your gender, your religious background, your sexual orientation, or any other experience or identity that you believe would contribute to our understanding of the perspectives you bring and how these might contribute to the success of the Fellows.