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2021 IGNITE Program - Apply by May 15

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology's Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2021 IGNITE Program. IGNITE will occur virtually on Friday, June 4, 2021. The IGNITE Virtual Forum will consist of bimonthly mentoring workshops held throughout the 2021-2022 year.

The IGNITE Program is a leadership program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) students and early career professionals from traditionally marginalized communities (e.g., LGBTQI, race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, and religion). The program will offer attendees a personal and professional development experience that will help support their work in sport and in the field of sport psychology. Specifically, program attendees can expect the following:

  • Discuss career goals and learn about ways to increase professional opportunities.
  • Network with emerging leaders in sport.
  • Build a supportive network of diverse professionals in sport.
  • Develop and hone leadership skills.
  • Learn and build skills for navigating professions in sport.

Applicant Criteria

  • Eligible applicants must identify as a racial and/or ethnic minority.
  • Be a student currently enrolled full time in a Psychology, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or Sports Science program or a closely related major; or be an early career professional who is 1-2 years post-graduation.
  • Possess career aspirations include research or practice in sport such as working in clinical practice/consulting, academia, and/or other leadership positions in sport.
  • Be willing to attend the virtual 2021 IGNITE Institute and bimonthly IGNITE Virtual Forum mentoring workshops for one year. (i.e., attend the IGNITE Institute + five workshops)

How to Apply

Interested persons must submit a completed IGNITE application and supporting application materials as outlined on the application to AASP Diversity Committee Chair, Dr. Amanda Perkins-Ball, at on or before May 15, 2021. Space is limited, and seats will be filled as intent to attend is expressed.