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FYI. Policy opportunities via Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues


The Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is an organisation of social scientists who combine research with real-world impact on social policy. They also publish the Journal of Social Issues. For more about SPSSI, visit their website: https://www.spssi.org/

SPSSI are currently offering a number of great opportunities for doctoral/postdoctoral researchers with an interest in public policy.


Apply Now: SPSSI’s James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship – Applications Due February 1, 2019The Marshall Fellow spends one year in Washington (September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020) learning about the policymaking process firsthand through a congressional office placement. This opportunity is open to postdoctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to the psychological study of social issues, in addition to current doctoral students who will obtain a PhD or PsyD before the start of the fellowship.

Opportunity to Participate in SPSSI’S 2019 Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. SPSSI will be organizing an advocacy day to coincide with the winter meeting of SPSSI’s Council in Washington, DC. Our topic this year is “promoting the human rights of scientists, scholars, and students around the world.” The advocacy day will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2019, with participants attending a training at SPSSI’s Capitol Hill office in the morning and then visiting with the offices of their lawmakers in the afternoon. Registration is free, although there are a limited number of spaces. If you are able to be in Washington on Thursday, January 31, 2019, please consider joining us. Email SPSSI Policy Director Sarah Mancoll to express your interest in this event.

Mark Your Calendar: SPSSI to Begin Accepting Applications for the 2019 Dalmas A. Taylor Summer Minority Policy Fellowship in Early January of 2019. Administered in conjunction with APA and the APA Minority Fellowship Program, this fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. The fellowship also includes participation at the 2019 SPSSI Conference in San Diego. Applications will be due March 1, 2019.