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 $2,000. Larger or more formal meetings/conferences should apply for the small conference grant. 

 

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). 

  

Preference will be given to application that 1) build community (expanding participants’ professional networks) and professional development skills. 2) include activities that develop or build new communities within SPSP, and 3) serve undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or junior scholars. Priority will also be given to applications that are not continuations of formerly proposed programs. 

 

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 annually: the deadline is May 1.

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 Travis Clark (tclark@spsp.org) with any additional questions.

The SPSP Fellowship Committee is currently accepting nominations for SPSP Fellows.

To be considered as an SPSP Fellow, you must:

  • Be a member of SPSP.
  • Have earned your Ph.D. more than 10  years ago.
  • Have made an extraordinary and distinctive contribution to the science of Personality and Social Psychology. 

              The society recognizes that key contributions can be made not only by academic researchers, but  also by teacher/scholars (whose job descriptions might entail little or no research) and applied scholars (who job descriptions entail little or no teaching and mentoring).  

             Applications will be reviewed taking into consideration the nature of the nominee’s position and key contributions to field. Thus,

            nominations should indicate which of the following categories best reflects the emphasis of the applicant’s position (check one):

  • Research Emphasis 
  • Teaching Emphasis 
  • Applied Emphasis 

Criteria that will be considered include scientific contributions, service to the field and community outreach, and excellence in teaching and mentoring (if applicable) 

  • 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 scholarly impact of the candidate’s work on the field (e.g., citation counts, research awards, transformative or highly generative works, promoting best practices in research). Impact of research can also be interpreted more broadly to consider the application of research to real world contexts or to inform public policy. For Applied Emphasis review, working in government, non-profits, or industry, other evidence of research (even if not externally published) having scientific impact outside their organization will be considered. 
  • Service to the Field and/or Community Outreach:  The committee will consider service contributions to professional organizations, scientific conferences, grant panels, journal editorial boards, task-forces, outreach activities or knowledge translation to stakeholder groups, professional audiences, or general public, scientific blogs, contributions to academic centers or consortia, etc.  
  • Teaching and Mentoring: If applicable to a nominee’s position, the committee will consider evidence of excellence in teaching, pedagogy, and/or mentoring at either the undergraduate or graduate level. This can include teaching awards, evidence of attracting students from underrepresented groups to the field, extraordinary performance in student supervision, mentoring, leadership or scholarship in teaching of social and personality psychology. 


 

The Fellowship Committee, consisting of five SPSP Fellows, proposes new Fellows to the Board of Directors. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome.

 

More information is available at http://spsp.org/membership/fellows

 

Contact Jessi L. Smith (jsmith20@uccs.edu) or Travis Clark (tclark@spsp.org) with any additional questions.

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. 

SPSP will select two students to attend the 2020 Summer School of Personality Science sponsored by EAPP (European Association for Personality Psychology) and reimbursed up to $750 in travel expenses.  The 2020 Summer School of Personality Science will take place July 5-13 in Madrid, Spain. For more information see the SSPS information page: .  

The application deadline is Friday, February 20, 2020 (letter of recommendation deadline is 2/24/20).

Eligibility

The EAPP Summer School will keep two places open for graduate students from North America/Canada selected by SPSP. 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.

SPSP Student Members from the following categories are eligible to participate:

  • U.S./Canadian graduate students. Students enrolled in 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. 

 Members who have participated in SISPP, EASP, or SASP summer schools are not eligible to apply.

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