Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 TOPSS Deadlines: Teaching Awards, Essay Competition, and APF grants!

In case you didn't see it: Emily Leary (the fabulous person at the APA who works with TOPSS - hi Emily! - ELeary@APA.ORG) sent this email announcing upcoming deadlines. These are all great opportunities!

"APA TOPSS Excellence in Teaching Awards
These awards recognize outstanding high school psychology teachers.  There will be up to three annual awards.  Winners will receive a framed certificate, engraved award, cash prize of $500, and a free TOPSS membership or renewal for the 2015 membership year. Additionally, Worth Publishers is generously donating a set of their “Interactive (PowerPoint) Presentation Slides for Introductory Psychology,” volumes 1 and 2, as well as the “Worth Video Anthology Flash Drive for Introductory Psychology,” to each of the winning teachers.  The nomination deadline is March 1, 2014.  For details, see

TOPSS Competition for High School Psychology Students
The 2014 TOPSS Essay Competition requires students to describe the biopsychosocial factors that contribute to obesity and offer a solution using psychological science.  Up to four students will receive $250 scholarships for their winning work.  The submission deadline is April 1, 2014.  For details, see   

Professional Development Awards for High School Psychology Teachers
These APF Awards will provide up to $500 for teachers to travel to and attend the APA Annual Convention, Aug. 7-10, 2014, in Washington, D.C.  APF will award $2,500 in grants in 2014. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.  For details, see

High School Psychology Teacher Network Grants
These APF Awards support the development of local or regional networks of psychology teachers.  APF will award $2,500 in grants in 2014. The application deadline is May 1, 2014. For details, see "

posted by Rob McEntarffer

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