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


Ends on November 15, 2016

Description

These grants are intended to support relatively inexpensive, well-powered studies that, if successful, will be submitted for publication and for presentation at the SPSP convention.  The maximum that may be requested is $1,500, and no more than $20,000 in grants will be distributed annually.  

The goal of the Small Grants program is primarily to support research for those post-Ph.D. who otherwise do not have the same amount of institutional resources (e.g., time free from teaching, access to graduate student support, internal funding mechanisms, grant writing resources) to support a sustained record of external funding. The Small Grant is especially intended to provide seed funding to help such individuals successfully apply for larger grants.

Awards may be used to compensate participants (on-line or in-person), purchase supplies, travel to research sites, or pay research assistants.  Funds may not be used for salary or travel to conferences, and no indirect costs will be granted to the awardee’s institution.

Eligibility

Applicants must be members (having obtained their doctorate at time of grant submission) of SPSP and their dues paid for the year of application. Priority will be given to applications that have already received institutional review board (IRB) approval.

Award recipients must submit a report of the research to SPSP within six months of the completion of the study and, if the research is successful, are expected to submit it both for publication and for presentation at the SPSP convention.

Previous recipients of funds through the SPSP Small Grants Program are not eligible to re-apply

How to Apply

We are now accepting grant applications for the Spring 2017 Cycle. Grant applications must include an abstract, a description of the proposed project (Abstract; Research Question, Goals of the Study, and Significance to Social-Personality Psychology; Research Design and Methodology; and Planned Analyses), a curriculum vitae (CV), the proposed timeline for completion of the research, and a budget.

The Review Committee 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. It is particularly important that applications include sufficient information to convince the Committee that the project will be completed to an ethical and publishable standard, so issues involving power, sample size, and planned analyses should be discussed.
  3. Appropriateness of the budget
  4. Feasibility of completing the project within the timeline provided; and
  5. Average amount of grant dollars per year awarded to the PI for research. 

The Heritage Dissertation Research Awards program is a competition for dissertation research funding. The purpose of these awards is to assist doctoral students in personality and social psychology with research costs associated with their doctoral dissertations. The Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology intends to award 6 grants of $1,000 each. At least two grants will be in personality psychology and at least two grants will be in social psychology.The intent of the Foundation is to increase the number of awards in the future as additional funds become available.

The Heritage Initiative celebrates personality and social psychology's heritage by honoring some of the great teachers and scientists who have made major contributions to field. In doing so, the Initiative is aimed at ensuring the field’s future by assisting its next generation of scholars. The Heritage Dissertation Research Awards are the direct result of funds raised in honor of our fields’ luminaries. Applicants are asked to indicate in their applications to which of the Heritage honorees their work best links. For more information on the Heritage Fund and current honorees, please go to http://www.foundationpsp.org/heritage.php.

 

Eligibility

1.  Applicants must be graduate students in personality and/or social psychology in good standing with their university. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (or working on their dissertation research for an equivalent of full-time enrollment regardless of actual registration status).

2.  Applicants must be student members of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology at the time they apply for the award.

3.  Applicants must have had their dissertation proposals approved by their dissertation committees prior to application.

4.  Each department may endorse no more than two (2) students per year for the Heritage Dissertation Research Award. If more than two students from a department wish to apply for these funds, the department should perform an initial screening and choose only two applications for submission.

5.  Applicants must not have previously received a Heritage Dissertation Research Award.

6.  The dissertation research may be in any area of social or personality psychology.



Applicants will submit the following to apply for the Heritage Dissertation Award:

- 2 page abstract of dissertation proposal. Because priority will go to projects that are in the tradition of one of the Heritage Awardees, defined very broadly, your abstract should briefly indicate the name of the Heritage nominee that your work follows.
- 1 paragraph describing the use of funds if awarded
- A current CV



Adviser Recommendation

A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s academic advisor is required to complete the application process. Please note that this letter has a maximum length of (1) page, single-spaced. Please communicate to the faculty member who will write your recommendation letter the importance of adhering to this maximum page limit. In addition, please do not submit more than one letter of recommendation; only one will be forwarded for review. The letter writer will submit his/her letter on-line and complete a checklist certifying the following information:

1. the applicant is in good standing in his or her program.
2. the proposal has been approved by the applicant’s committer (or the equivalent designation for the Ph.D. program).
3. the date the student is expected to complete the dissertation.
4. a statement indicating that the funds are needed to complete the research.


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Eligibility

To be eligible for an award, applicants must:
  • Be the first author on a poster accepted to SPSP 2017.
  • Be a student member of SPSP at the time of application for the award. 
  • Be a full-time graduate student at the time of submission (Undergraduate student applications should be submitted here: https://spsp.submittable.com/submit/f75fe1ba-da15-4dcd-bfdc-426c9d0f3780).
  • Be available to present their poster research at the first poster 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.

Application Process

If your first-authored poster has been accepted for the 2017 SPSP 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 2017.

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

a.    Background Information or Introduction

b.    Objectives, Hypotheses or Research Questions

c.    Methods or Procedures

d.    Results or Analyses

e.    Conclusions or Discussion

f.     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 serve to enhance your poster by providing additional information which you might convey to the audience in conversation at a poster session. The information may provide elaboration or clarification on points raised in your poster.

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. The judging criteria/rubrics are available to all SPSP members prior to submission.

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 based on this rubric. Scores from this round will be used to select 40 poster finalists.

Round 3: In the third round of judging, the 40 final posters (exhibited at SPSP in the Student Poster Award Hall) will be evaluated by “secret judges”. 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 your poster and research summary, or for more details about the judging criteria, please reference the public judging rubrics.

Preparing Your Abstract File for Blind Review

Please name your documents "SPAAbstract" and "SPAPoster". Do not include any identifying information either in your abstract, poster (e.g., name, affiliation) OR in the name of the files that you upload.

The application deadline is September 30, 2016, midnight in the last time zone on earth. 

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

Ends on October 14, 2016

Eligibility

To be eligible for an award, applicants must:
  • Be the first author on a poster accepted to SPSP 2017.
  • 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 poster 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

Application Process

If your first-authored poster has been accepted for the 2017 SPSP 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 2017.

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

a.    Background Information or Introduction

b.    Objectives, Hypotheses or Research Questions

c.    Methods or Procedures

d.    Results or Analyses

e.    Conclusions or Discussion

f.     Any in-text citation should be in APA format, a reference list is not required

NoteIf 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 serve to enhance your poster by providing additional information which you might convey to the audience in conversation at a poster session. The information may provide elaboration or clarification on points raised in your poster.

NoteAny 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. The judging criteria/rubrics are available to all SPSP members prior to submission.

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 based on this rubric. Scores from this round will be used to select 40 poster finalists.

Round 3: In the third round of judging, the 40 final posters (exhibited at SPSP in the Student Poster Award Hall) will be evaluated by “secret judges”. 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 your poster and research summary, or for more details about the judging criteria, please reference the public judging rubrics.


Preparing Your Abstract File for Blind Review

Please name your documents "SPAAbstract" and "SPAPoster". Do not include any identifying information either in your abstract, poster (e.g., name, affiliation) OR in the name of the files that you upload.

The application deadline is October 14, 2016, midnight in the last time zone on earth. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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

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Award Eligibility
- Graduate student member of SPSP
- First author of a completed* research project within the field of social/personality psychology that is not currently published or in-press. *(Data collection/analysis must be completed)

Please note: Past winners of the Student Poster Award and Student Travel Award are eligible for this award. However, past winners of the Outstanding Research Award are NOT eligible.

Applications
Your application must include all of the following:

(1) Contact information (phone, mailing address, e-mail address), school affiliation, title of research, a list of 5 researchers you would like to meet if you are a winner, and 5 keywords that are relevant to your application. We will do our best to match the winner with one of the 5 individuals you name for a meeting at SPSP, although we cannot guarantee this.

(2) An abstract of 400 words or fewer summarizing the research. There is no minimum word limit for abstracts; however, we believe that abstracts that adequately describe the details of the research require at least 300 words.

(3) A Project Summary limited to 3 pages. The summary should include the purpose of the research, a brief introduction, methodology, results, and discussion/implications sections.
  • Introduction must include a clear, concise and completely justified statement of the hypotheses tested (if applicable) or the research questions
  • Discussion/implications should discuss the significant contribution of the work
  • The summary can include up to 2 tables or figures (i.e., 1 table/1 figure, 2 tables, or 2 figures) that are not counted toward the 3-page limit. References also do not count towards the 3-page limit.
Please note:
  • The summary may not exceed 3 double-spaced pages (excluding 2 tables/figures, and references).
  • Adhere to APA 6th edition format (i.e., 1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced). Submissions that do not adhere to APA formatting will be automatically disqualified.
  • Do not put your name and school affiliation within the summary and abstract. However, be sure to include the title of your submission in the header of every page.
The application deadline is September 30, 2016, midnight in the last time zone on earth.
Ends on November 2, 2016

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 November 1st. Applicants must be members of SPSP and their dues paid for 2017. Priority will be given to applications that have already received institutional review board (IRB) approval. 

The Review Committee 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 Committee that the project will be completed to an ethical and publishable standard, so issues involving power, sample size, and planned analyses should be discussed.

Semifinalists will be announced by November 11th and must submit a two-minute video clip discussing their proposal by December 1. The semifinalists will be reviewed by a second judging panel and audience vote will account for part of the final score.