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Professional Organizations

American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

Association for Psychological Science (APS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.

Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) is a not-for-profit scientific and educational organization committed to encouraging feminist psychological research, theory, and activism.

Coalition for an Ethical Psychology works to assure the independence of psychological ethics from government and other vested interests. To this end, the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology combines intensive research with activism. The hallmark of the Coalition is the unmasking of policies that legitimate or provide cover for unethical psychologist involvement in the U.S. security system.

Intersex Society of North American (ISNA) is an organization devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) is an international multidisciplinary professional Association whose mission is to promote evidence based care, education, research, advocacy, public policy and respect in transgender health.

Psychologists for Social Responsibility is a non-profit organization committed to advancement of peace and social justice through application of psychological knowledge.

Some APA divisions

APA Division 9 is the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

APA Division 17 is the Society of Counseling Psychology

APA Division 35 is the Society for the Psychology of Women

APA Division 44 is the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues

APA Division 45 is the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

APA Division 51 is the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity


The following are awards that research team members have been competitive for in recent years

Research Awards and Grants

APA Divison 17 Section for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Outstanding Graduate Student Award is an award sponsored by the APA’s Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) to each year recognize an outstanding counseling psychology graduate student whose research focuses on LGBT issues. Click here for other Division 17 awards.

APA Division 17 Barbara Kirk Award is presented to a counseling psychology graduate student in recognition of outstanding student-initiated research.

APA Division 44 Malyon-Smith Scholarship Award is a fund that awards $1000 each year to a graduate student in psychology to advance research in the psychology of sexual orientation and gender identity.

APA Division 44 Transgender Research Award is a research award sponsored by Division 44 to recognize excellence in psychological research using transgender participants or studying issues affecting transgender people and communities.

APA Divison 51 Student of the Year Award is presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance, counseling practice, or research pertaining to boys, adolescent males, men, or masculinity.

APA’s Annual Psychological Science Graduate Student Superstars–Datablitz is an opportunity for selected graduate students to present their research posters in a showcase of the exciting and excellent research presented at the APA convention.

Canadian Institutes of Health Doctoral Research Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified candidates to provide recognition and funding to students early in their academic research career.

Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grants are research grants available to all undergraduate Psi Chi members.

UF CLAS Hazen E. Nutter Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences who have strong academic records and active involvement in extracurricular activities.

UF University Scholars Program is a program designed to help undergraduate students work one-on-one with UF faculty on selected research projects.

UF Alec Courtelis Outstanding International Student Award is an award given to students nominated by their academic departments based on academic excellence and outstanding contributions to the university community.


Travel Awards and Grants

APA Science Directorate Student Travel Award is an award sponsored by the APA Science Directorate to fund travel to the APA convention for approximately 100 students.

APA Division 44 Committee on Mentoring Student Travel Award is sponsored by Division 44’s Committee on Mentoring and is awarded to one psychology graduate student each year to encourage greater participation in the Division 44 annual convention activities by LGBTQ graduate students.

APA Division 44 Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Student Travel Award is sponsored by Division 44’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CoRED) and is awarded to two graduate students each year to encourage greater participation in Divison 44 annual convention activities by LGBT students of color.

UF Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grant is a reimbursement-based travel grant funded by the University of Florida’s Graduate Student Council. These grants are awarded to students to help cover travel-related expenses for presenting research or other scholarly work at a professional conference.

UF Department of Psychology and CLAS Travel Awards are competitive travel awards funded by the Department of Psychology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to support student travel for presenting research at national and regional conferences.