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Open Calls for Nominations/Award Applications

Feminist Mentoring Award

Download the 2017 SWAP Feminist Mentoring Award application form.

The purpose of the SWAP Feminist Mentoring Award is to recognize feminist supervisors who have promoted the advancement of their students through exceptional mentoring. Nominations are invited from students and recent graduates who wish to acknowledge a professor who promotes feminist scholarship, teaching, and practice and who has been pivotal to their graduate/post-graduate experience. Nomination letters should describe how the mentor has been outstanding in supporting, encouraging and promoting your feminist research and facilitating your (as well as other students') professional, personal, and career development.

Nomination Criteria

Graduate, post-graduate students and recent graduates are invited to submit a nomination.

Nominations should include:

  • Cover page with students' and nominee's names, mailing and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, university, department, and program of study.
  • 1-2 page letter describing:
    • How the nominee's mentoring enhanced your education, and professional and personal development (e.g., helped develop your talents, facilitated joint and single authored publications, acted as a role model, etc).
    • Explain your relationship with your nominee and how s/he has distinguished her/himself as a mentor for you.
    • Feel free to share specific stories and anecdotes as appropriate.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2017

Please send submissions electronically to Cailin Stamarski, SWAP Graduate Student Representative, at cstamars@uoguelph.ca

Winners will receive a plaque honouring their contributions. The award will be presented during the SWAP Annual General Meeting during the 2017 Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Convention. Ideally student(s) and the nominee will be present.


Student Paper Award, Student Travel Awards

SWAP awards an annual Student Paper Award ($500) and Student Travel Awards ($200 each) for papers or posters presented at CPA or the SWAP Pre-Convention Institute. You may contact the Award Coordinator (information below) for additional information and to submit your application.

For information and to apply, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3FM3QMJ

Submission deadline for both awards: April 14, 2017

Student Paper and Travel Award Coordinator

E.B. Brownlie
Child, Youth, and Family Programme
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College Street, first floor
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
Tel: (416) 535-8501 ext. 4062
Fax: (416) 979-4996
E-mail: eb.brownlie@utoronto.ca

1. Student Paper Award

In keeping with its goals of advancing the place of women in psychology and of promoting research of special relevance to women, the Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) will offer a $500.00 student paper award this year. To be eligible the paper must have been submitted to the 2017 Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association or SWAP-sponsored Institute.

SWAP's mandate is:

  1. to promote research, practice and education about and by women in psychology;
  2. to make feminist research and practice visible within CPA and psychological communities more generally; and
  3. to represent a collective of psychologists working to eliminate sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and homophobia, ageism, and ableism.

As such, the student paper award will be given to the paper that best represents any part of this mandate.

Submissions may be in French or English.

Students must prepare a summary of their paper or poster (800-1000 words, plus 5-10 references) with all identifying data (author's name and university) omitted and send to eb.brownlie@utoronto.ca. If any authors are not students, this should be indicated. Papers co-authored with a faculty member or non-faculty member are acceptable, but the research must be primarily that of the applicant who must be first author. Selection will be made by masked review.

Selection criteria will include the following:

  1. Significant contribution to feminist psychology on any issue and/or a significant contribution to psychological knowledge about issues of particular concern to women and/or focus on activism or other applications of feminist theory/research
  2. Diversity issues acknowledged/dealt with appropriately
  3. Methodological excellence (either qualitative or quantitative)
  4. Clear and effective writing style

Students submitting papers for the student paper award will automatically be considered for a SWAP Travel Bursary, and will receive one year free membership in SWAP. 

For information and to apply, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3FM3QMJ

2. SWAP Travel Bursaries for Students

The Section for Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychology Association is offering $200 travel bursaries to students in psychology (and those individuals who have recently graduated) who are presenting at the 2017 Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Annual Convention or at the SWAP pre-conference institute. Priority for the travel bursaries will be given to those students whose papers on topics of special relevance to women or feminism and who need the money to help defray their expenses. 

For information and to apply, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3FM3QMJ