The deadline for 2020 Call for Awards have been extended to 6/1/20!
Each year, a number of professional and student awards and grants are made available and recognized during the AAPA Annual Convention.
These Awards and Funding generally include the following.
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Distinguished Contributions Award
- Okura Community Leadership Award
- Early Career Award for Research
- Early Career Award for Service
- Graduate Student Dissertation Grant
- Stephen C. Rose Fund for Student Research
These funding opportunities do not those offered through each AAPA Division, which can be made available at a different schedule.
APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship
The AAPA-APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship provides grants to support psychology’s efforts to benefit the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through research, training, and service/practice. The grant is to enable better understanding, better treatment, better services and better training, all essential aspects to a healthy, robust, and high achieving AAPI population.
2017 Alicia del Prado
2015 Stephen Chen
2014 Joey Fung
2012 Cindy Liu and Huijun Li
2011 Neha Navsaria and Razia Kosi
2010 Pei-Chen Hsu and Pei-Wen Winnie Ma
2009 Doris Chang
AWARD: The $20,000 grant rotates among these three areas: research, training and service/practice. For information, visit here. Support for this program has been provided by the Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation and is administered by the American Psychological Foundation.
AAPA Dissertation Research Grant
AAPA students (Doctoral candidates) are eligible to apply for the AAPA Dissertation Research Grant. Students applying should have completed and passed a Proposal hearing. AAPA Dissertation Research Grant Proposals should be for the initiation or completion of a dissertation, which has implications for the field of Asian American Psychology. A grant will be awarded to the student with the most outstanding research proposal. There will also be two honorable mentions; all three students will present their research in a symposium at the next AAPA convention.
2017 Ming-Che Tu
2016 Tao Liu
2015 Alicia Ibaraki
2013 William Tsai
2012 Oh Myo Kim
2011 Lauren Berger
2009 Noriel Lim
2008 Manveen Dhindsa
2004 Pei-Wen Winnie Ma
2003 Sunna Jung
AAPA Distinguished Contributions Award
AAPA formally recognizes members who have made Distinguished Contributions to psychological issues relevant to Asian American/Pacific Islander Americans in three areas: Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership.
Scholarship: contributions to the development of conceptual psychological schemes or theories; applications of research and theories; the integration of knowledge to provide greater understanding of Asian Americans.
Practice: innovations and outstanding applications of the knowledge base in Asian American psychology; the development of programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup relations, and Asian American welfare.
Leadership: activities related to furthering Asian American interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational involvement; leadership in local, state, or federal organizations.