Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellowship
To provide developmental and clinical psychologists with an interest in policies that affect the psychological development of children with an invaluable public policy learning experience; to contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge in government; and to broaden awareness about the value of psychology-government interaction among psychologists and within the federal government.
Through a generous bequest to the American Psychological Foundation from Jacquelin Goldman, PhD, APA and APF are co-sponsoring a congressional fellow with an interest in policies that affect the psychological development of children. Applicants for this fellowship must have a background in developmental or clinical psychology and experience working directly with children. Fellowship activities may involve drafting legislation, conducting oversight work, assisting with congressional hearings and events, and preparing briefs and speeches. Fellows also attend a two-week orientation program on congressional and executive branch operations, which provides guidance for the congressional placement process, and participate in a yearlong seminar series on science and public policy issues. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) administers these professional development activities for the APA fellows and for fellows sponsored by over two dozen other professional societies.
APA and APF will sponsor up to one Jacquelin Goldman Congressional Fellow for a one-year appointment beginning Sept. 1, 2014. The Fellowship stipend ranges from $75,000 to $90,000, depending upon years of post-doctoral experience. In addition, the Fellowship provides reimbursement for health insurance coverage and a $3,750 stipend for professional development and relocation expenses during the fellowship year. Final selection of Fellows will be made in early spring of 2014.
Jacquelin Roberta Goldman, PhD, was professor emerita at the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida at the time of her death in November 2008. Dr. Goldman served at the University of Florida for 35 years before retiring in 1998. Among her many distinguished accomplishments, Dr. Goldman authored three psychology textbooks, published over 40 book chapters and professional articles, served as president of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and received honors that included Phi Beta Kappa, Who’s Who of American Women, and the Audrey Schumacher Faculty Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.