- Applicants must be student members
of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology at the time they
apply for the award.
- Applicants must be the first author
of a completed research project within the field of social/personality psychology
that is not currently published or in-press.
collection/analysis must be completed.
- Applicants must be a full-time
student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of submission.
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.
All of the following should be BLIND (should not include any
identifying information, such as names and affiliations)
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
project summary limited to three pages. The summary should
include the purpose of the research, a brief introduction, methods,
results, and discussion/implications sections.
introduction must include a clear, concise and completely justified
statement of the hypotheses tested (if applicable) or the research
discussion/implications should discuss the significant contribution of
summary can include up to two tables or figures (i.e., one table/one
figure, two tables, or two figures) that are not counted toward the
three-page limit. References also do not count towards the three-page
Please view the judging
rubric for the Outstanding Research Award (which
can be found on the Outstanding Research Award application portal) before you
make your submission. This rubric will be used to score your application.
summary may not exceed 3 double-spaced pages (excluding 2 tables/figures,
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.
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
The application deadline is September 30, 2017,
midnight in the last time zone on earth.
Preparing Your Files for Blind Review
Please name your application file “ORAprojectsummary”. Remove
all identifying information (e.g., names, affiliations) from your abstract,
application, AND file names before uploading your submission.