The awards and submissions listed below are currently open. For questions about these or other awards/submissions, contact SPSP.


In 2017, inspired by discussion during the Increasing Diversity and Inclusiveness symposium at the 2017 Convention, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology launched the Community Building Grant Program.

SPSP members can apply to use these funds in their efforts to develop community and professional development among members of groups currently underrepresented in the field (including gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race, disability, and other underrepresented statuses).

 

Description

SPSP seeks to provide small grants to support personality and social psychologists at all levels. This financial support is intended to assist SPSP members from underrepresented groups in their efforts to develop and host meetings to build community and develop professional skills. Examples could include dinner with an invited speaker, sharing and critiquing job materials, workshopping papers, skills building workshops, building new networks, and other community building activities.

 

Community Building support is not to be used for individuals to attend existing conferences or to support preconferences at the SPSP Convention.

 

Grants may be awarded for an amount up to $1,500. Larger or more formal meetings/conferences should apply for the small conference grant.

 

Preference will be given to support of developing or building new Communities within SPSP. Recipients of the grant must provide a post-event final report summarizing the event and its outcomes.

 

 

Eligibility

To apply for the Community Building Grant, applicants must be members of SPSP with current membership in good standing at time of application.

 

EVALUATION

Your application will be evaluated based on its unique merit and capacity to promote and grow one of our underrepresented communities (including but not limited to: gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race, disability). 

 

RIDER ON USE OF FUNDS

Funds will be made available in one of two ways:

1)     Directly payable to another hosting/sponsoring entity OR the recipient’s university. If this method is chosen, a W9 from the payee will be required. Under this arrangement, SPSP is a sponsor and will not be legally or financially responsible for the conference and no contract should be signed under the auspice of SPSP, Inc.

 

2)     Funds hosted at SPSP. If this method is chosen, SPSP will be the host of the meeting and will assume contractual responsibility, including financial, legal and tax responsibility. Organizers will maintain control of the program content and will work with SPSP staff on budgets/contracts.

In either payment scenario, if the conference does not occur within 12 months of award, the funds must be returned to SPSP. 

 

How to Apply

Applications are accepted twice annually:

 

  • May 1 – August 1 (for conferences/meetings held between October and July of the following year 
  • October 1 – January 1 (for conferences/meetings held between March and December of the following year)

The SPSP Fellowship Committee is currently accepting nominations for APA Division 8 Fellows who are currently Fellows in another APA division.

To be considered as a Division 8 Fellow, you must:

  • Have a doctoral degree.
  • Be an APA Division 8 member in good standing.
  • Be a current Fellow of another APA division. 
  • Have five years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Have made an extraordinary and distinctive contribution to the science of Personality and Social Psychology. Criteria that will be considered include scientific contributions, service to the field, and awards and recognition:
    • Scientific Contributions: The committee will consider a candidate’s publication record (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, and edited volumes) and the impact of the candidate’s work on the field (e.g., citation counts, transformative or highly generative works, influence on public policy, extraordinary performance in student supervision).
    • Service to the Field: The committee will consider service contributions to professional organizations, scientific conferences, grant panels, journal editorial boards, task-forces, outreach activities, scientific blogs, contributions to academic centers or consortia, etc. 
    • Awards & Recognitions: As additional evidence for scientific impact and service to the field, the committee may consider previous awards and recognitions for research and service.

More information is available at http://spsp.org/membership/fellows
Contact Jennifer Bosson (jbosson@usf.edu) or Brannan Meyers (bmeyers@spsp.org) with any additional questions.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an award, applicants must:

• Be the first author on a poster accepted to SPSP 2019.

• Be a student member of SPSP at the time of application for the award. 

• Be a full-time undergraduate student at the time of submission.

• Be available to present their research at the first poster session as well as their originally designated session at the SPSP conference.

• Present a poster that reflects the applicant's work, and not that of an advisor.

• Work must NOT be in-press or already published.

• Past winners of the Student Poster Award are NOT eligible. 

Application Process

If your first-authored poster has been accepted for the SPSP 2019 program and you meet the other criteria, you may apply for a Student Poster Award by uploading the following documents:


1.    A .pdf copy of the poster you intend to present at SPSP 2019.

Competitive posters will include each of the following sections (or sections equivalent to those) below:

  1. Background Information or Introduction
  2. Research Question(s) or Objective(s) 
  3. Hypotheses or Potential Outcomes (if the work is exploratory)
  4. Impact (of project)
  5. Methods or Procedures
  6. Results or Analyses 
  7. Conclusions or Discussion
  8. Any in-text citation should be in APA format; a reference list is not required

Note: If you are selected to present your poster at SPSP as a finalist, you will be allowed to make minor edits to your poster prior to the convention in order to incorporate reviewer feedback. However, you should consider the poster that you submit now to be a final version, ready to be presented at a conference.

 

2.       A 500-word (maximum) summary of the research you will be presenting in .pdf or .doc format.
The research summary should provide an overview of the research and offer information that enhances your poster. This may include more detailed explanations of related literature and how the research question was formed, any secondary analyses and results, or information the presenter might convey in conversations with an audience at their poster presentation.


Note: Any submission that exceeds 500 words will be disqualified automatically. In-text citations will count towards the word limit, but a reference list will not.

Judging Criteria & Process

There will be three rounds of judging. Rubrics are posted below for each round.

Round 1: In the first round of judging, submissions are evaluated on criteria that are deemed critical for the successful composition and presentation of an academic poster (e.g., successful use of graphs and figures, clearly organized layout). All submissions will receive Round 1 feedback. Posters that score above the 50th percentile in Round 1 will move onto the second round of judging.

Round 2: In the second round of judging, the reviewers will provide an in-depth evaluation of both poster content and the accompanying research summary. Scores from this round will be used to select 10 poster finalists.

Round 3: In the third round of judging, the 10 final undergraduate student posters (exhibited at SPSP in the Student Poster Award Hall) will be evaluated by “secret judges” (typically faculty members). In addition to the criteria mentioned above, scores in this round will be determined on the basis of how well authors present their posters in person (e.g., their ability to answer questions, guide viewers through the poster, and communicate the important elements of the research presented).

For more information about what to include within each section of your poster and research summary, or for more details about the judging criteria, please reference the public judging rubrics for Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3.

Preparing Your Files for Blind Review

Please name your research summary file "USPA_Abstract" and name your poster file “USPA_Poster”. Remove all identifying information (e.g., names, affiliations) from your research summary, poster, AND file names before uploading your submission. 

Note: Any submission that contains identifying information will be automatically disqualified.

The application deadline is October 31, 2018 (EDT). Late submissions will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at spsp_gsc@spsp.org. 

SPSP seeks to provide small grants to support personality and social psychological research at all levels, including conference support. Conference support is intended to assist SPSP members in their efforts to develop and host successful conferences. Conference support is not to be used for individuals to attend existing conferences or to support preconferences at the SPSP Convention.


SUPPORT AVAILABLE

Two categories of support are available:

1)     Up to $5000 - Applicable to smaller meetings or meetings jointly funded by a number of organizations or entities

2)     $5001 to $10,000 - Applicable to meetings mostly or solely funded through the current SPSP mechanism

In both cases, conference funding must support a cadre of SPSP members or benefit SPSP directly (including outreach to new groups). Preference will be given to support of developing new Communities or building Communities within SPSP, though support would not be limited to these groups. Larger budgets require greater benefit for SPSP members (not longer justifications in the application).  Thus, for example, 10 researchers getting together after an existing conference to discuss one topic would need less than the development of a 100-person conference designed to bring together 3 distinct areas and produce a new book of import.


DISCLAIMER ON USE OF FUNDS

Funds will be made available in one of two ways:

1) Directly payable to another hosting/sponsoring entity OR the recipient’s university. If this method is chosen, a W9 from the payee will be required. Under this arrangement, SPSP is a sponsor and will not be legally or financially responsible for the conference and no contract should be signed under the auspice of SPSP, Inc.

2) Funds hosted at SPSP. If this method is chosen, SPSP will be the host of the conference and will assume contractual responsibility, including financial, legal and tax responsibility. Organizers will maintain control of the program content and will work with SPSP staff on budgets/contracts.

In either payment scenario, if the conference does not occur within 12 months, the funds must be returned to SPSP. Recipients of the grant must provide a post-event final report summarizing the event and its outcomes.


HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted from full members of SPSP (those with doctorates in psychology). Applications are accepted twice annually:

  • April 1 – July 1, to be awarded in August (for conferences held between September and August of the following year)
  • October 1 – December 1, to be awarded in January (for conferences held between February and January of the following year)

Your application will be evaluated based on its unique scientific merit, and SPSP encourages submitters to consider diversity in attendees and speakers when organizing a conference. Diversity includes gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race, disability, career level, and more. It is strongly recommended that you include a list of proposed and/or confirmed speakers. SPSP also encourages collaboration with other organizations, including programmatic and financial collaborations. 

The application must include an abstract, a description of the proposed project (described below), a curriculum vitae (CV), the proposed timeline for completion of the research, and a budget. Applications are due by December 1, 2018. Applicants must be members of SPSP and their dues paid for 2019 and at least one applicant from each project must be available for the Review Panel on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 12:45-2:00pm. Priority will be given to applications that have already received institutional review board (IRB) approval. 

The Grant Panel will evaluate each proposal along the following criteria: (1) importance or significance of the topic to the field; (2) clarity and quality of the research methodology and analyses that will be conducted; (3) appropriateness of the budget; and (4) feasibility of completing the project within the timeline provided.  It is particularly important that applications include sufficient information to convince the Panel that the project will be completed to an ethical and publishable standard, so issues involving power, sample size, and planned analyses should be discussed.

Finalists will be announced January 17, 2019. 

Ends on November 10, 2018

Deadline: November 10, 2018

About the Program

  • To be considered for the program, you must be graduating in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 and intending to apply to graduate school in social or personality psychology (Spring 2019 graduates with a graduation date before July 2019 are not eligible).
  • Applicants must be a member of a racial or ethnic group that is a minority in their home country.
  • Your complete application must be received by 11/10/18. 
  • If you are selected for the internship, you will receive a summer stipend of $3,000 to support your housing and living expenses. 
  • You will also receive up to $500 to support your travel to and from the mentor’s location.     
  • If you are selected for the internship and are not a current SPSP student member, you will need to join SPSP to participate.    

Finding a Mentor

Prior to completing your application, please review the list of participating faculty mentors. A list of faculty members and descriptions of their research programs are listed on our website


Applicants will need to identify up to three potential mentors from the list of faculty mentors as part of the application. Feel free to reach out to potential mentors on this list to ask about their current research projects and whether they anticipate having room in their labs this coming summer.


Application Requirements

  • A completed application form
  • A statement of purpose regarding research interests and career aspirations. (1000 word maximum)
  • An uploaded copy of your resume/CV
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member at your home institution who can speak to your academic achievements, work habits, and potential for success in the internship Your letter writer will be able to upload his or her letter for you to the website once you complete the application form.  You may also upload an optional second letter to support your application. 

Applications will be reviewed by the SPUR Committee. Successful applicants will be matched with a mentor. The accepted intern and his or her mentor will be notified of acceptance into SPUR in the winter.

Accepted interns should contact their mentors as soon as possible to discuss a plan for the internship and for information regarding local housing resources, apartment locators, and/or relevant university services pertaining to student housing. Accepted interns will be asked to provide brief research and housing plan prior to beginning their internship.

If you have questions concerning the application process, please e-mail spur@spsp.org.




Eligibility


Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit, promise as a researcher, and diversity, which includes gender, race/ethnicity, year in graduate school, area of interest and graduate program.

Students from the following categories are eligible to participate in SISPP:

  • U.S./Canadian graduate students. Students enrolled in psychology graduate programs in the U.S. and Canada, who are SPSP members and who are enrolled in their second through fifth years of graduate study at the time of application are eligible. First-year graduate students are not eligible. 
  • Graduate students from outside the United States and Canada enrolled in social-personality-related graduate programs in countries that are not currently included in inter-organizational SISPP exchange programs (that is, countries covered by EASP and SASP). Students accepted for these slots will receive up to $750 in travel funds and a registration waiver.  Scholarship funds will be available to help with travel expenses for these students. 
  • Postgraduate EASP members. These students will be selected and financially supported by the European Association of Social Psychologists. EASP postgraduate members should not apply through the SPSP portal. Instead, they should apply through the EASP website ( https://www.easp.eu/events/summer-schools). SPSP will accept five EASP postgraduate members, who will be selected by the EASP. 
  • Postgraduate SASP members. These students will be selected and financially supported by the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. More information is available directly from SASP. More information is available directly from SASP (do not complete the application below).


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