APA International Stipend Awardees – Fall 2021

Fall 2021

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Elizabeth Carll

Section Editor; Founder & Chair, Refugee Mental Health Resource Network

AS THE 2021 AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION was virtual this year and travel did not take place, it was recognized that support for international students from developing countries, engaged in trauma-related research and activities was important to continue, especially given the challenges occurring as a result of the pandemic. Therefore, it was decided to award the travel stipend for virtual presentations at the 2021 APA Convention to help support students from developing countries.

Division 56 has been providing an annual travel stipend of $1,000 for international students who are citizens of developing countries to attend the APA Convention. The annual stipend is a project of the International Committee with a subcommittee determining the recipient(s) who is enrolled in a graduate psychology program and has a trauma-related poster or paper accepted or is a participant in a panel/symposium at the convention.


For those organizing sessions with international students from developing countries, consider submitting for the 2022 APA Convention Travel Stipend.

The two recipients of the 2021 awards were:

Janet Surum, a citizen of Kenya, and

Rita Rivera, a citizen of Honduras. [View the full article and awardee bios…]