Div. 35 Fellows
Become a fellow of Div. 35. The Div. 35 Fellows Committee is seeking nominations and applications for fellow status in the division. Self-nominations are welcome.
Types of fellows
There are two ways to fellow status in the division:
First, members of Div. 35 who are APA members, but are not fellows of APA, may apply for fellow status in Div. 35 and APA. They are known as new fellow applicants and must meet both APA criteria and Div. 35 criteria for fellow status. These new fellow applications are evaluated by Div. 35 Fellows Committee and by APA’s Fellows Committee.
Second, any member of Div. 35 who is already an APA fellow may apply to become a fellow of Div. 35. These applicants are known as current fellows. Current fellow applications are evaluated by Div. 35 Fellows Committee only.
Div. 35 fellows are good sources of information about applying for fellow and may be asked to write letters of endorsements for application for Div. 35 fellowships. You can find a list of Div. 35 fellows under the "Current Fellows" tab.
APA Fellow Criteria
Five years of relevant professional experience beyond receipt of the doctoral degree.
Membership in APA for at least one year, and nomination by a division to which the member belongs.
Active engagement in the advancement of psychology.
Evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology, with demonstrated national impact.
Div. 35 Fellow Criteria
Div. 35 requires evidence of outstanding and unusual contributions (PDF, 29KB) with national or international impact in the psychology of women. "Unusual and outstanding contributions" with respect to scholarly publications, for example, should include evidence of citations. Leadership in Div. 35 and other women’s studies related associations is also relevant to fellow status in Div. 35. Evidence of sustained outstanding performance and impact are required. For Div. 35 fellows criteria, please consult the Div. 35 website.
New Fellows Application Process
To apply for APA fellow via Div. 35, you need to use APA Fellows Online Application Platform. This system allows nominees, endorsers, and division fellows committee chairs to submit all required documents online. The online system replaces the paper-based process. All candidates' documents must be added to the system to be considered by the Fellows Committee. Applications for new fellow status require letters from three Div. 35 fellows, as well as submission of other materials, as described in the APA Fellows Online Application Platform. Please visit the APA Fellows webpage for more information and to access the online system.
All new fellow materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted to the online system by Jan. 13, 2017. At that point, the applications are reviewed by Div. 35 Fellows Committee. Those receiving a positive recommendation will be forwarded to the APA Fellows Committee for their review. Fellow status is granted by APA’s Fellows Committee. Please remember that there can only be one nominating division.
Process for Current APA Fellows to Become Div. 35 FellowsCurrent fellows of APA from other divisions may apply for Div. 35 fellow status by submitting a curriculum vitae and a letter highlighting the reasons they meet the criteria for fellow status in Div. 35. These materials must be emailed to Silvia Sara Canetto. The due date for current fellow applications is March 31, 2017. Current fellow applications are evaluated by the division fellows committee only.