The Committee on International Relations (IRC) of the Division of Psychoanalysis (Div. 39) of APA is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Scholars Program. They are calling for applications for this program from internationally based students or early career professionals who have an interest in psychoanalytic psychology/psychoanalysis and cross- cultural interpretations of psychoanalytic thinking. The program runs from the Division 39 Spring Meeting in Philadelphia, PA in April 4-6, 2019 until April 2020. All Division 39 Scholars will become members of the Division for the Scholar year.

The Scholars will receive the following benefits:

• A travel award up to $500 for expenses to the Philadelphia conference.
• A mentor with whom the Scholar will meet at least once per month for one year.
• Opportunities to participate in a vibrant psychoanalytic community. Readings, case material, theoretical discussions, research guidance and mentorship regarding personal and professional struggles in becoming a psychoanalytic theorist, researcher and clinician are among the possibilities.
• Subscriptions to all Division 39 publications, including the journal Psychoanalytic Psychology, the Division/Review which comes out three times per year, and the monthly online newsletter, Insight.
• Free access to Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (Pep-web) if such access is not otherwise available.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Be currently enrolled as a student or be an early career professional (ECP-up to ten years post-terminal graduate degree) in clinical psychology or related disciplines, including humanities.
• Applicants must identify as an internationally-based student or an ECP with a clinical practice or academic position which involves psychoanalytically oriented professional work. The work need not be clinically based; applied psychoanalytic approaches (i.e., fine arts or social sciences) also qualify as related work.
• Demonstrate an interest in psychoanalysis/psychoanalytic psychology and how geopolitics, economic realities and culture influence its theory and applications.

The deadline for submission is January 1, 2019. This year you will be able to attach your CV and any other supporting document directly to your application. Please note that you cannot save your application and complete it later. If you submit your application and find that you need to change it, please email the administrator at

Submission Deadline and Notification Date:

  • Applications must be received by September January 1, 2019.
  • Announcements of the awardees will be made by February 1, 2019.

Complete Application package can be accessed from: Any questions regarding the IRC International Scholars program or application should be addressed to Kris Yi, Ph.D. at