SPSP is dedicated to the development of first-rate graduate and undergraduate education in personality and social psychology. As part of this effort, the Society offers several student awards each year. For a brief description of each award, see below; more detailed information is provided at these linked pages.
Student Publication Awards
The SPSP Student Publication Award recognizes excellence in student research. A $400 award will be given to up to three of the best student first-authored papers published in either Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Personality and Social Psychology Review, or Social Psychological and Personality Science (beginning in 2014). All student first-authored papers that have been accepted for publication in these journals are automatically eligible for this award. There is no nomination or application process for this award; the winner is chosen by a Student Publication Award Committee composed of members of the SPSP Publication Committee. Winners of the award must be members of SPSP at the time the award is received.
Graduate Student Travel Awards
Each year the Society provides conference travel awards to 80 graduate students who wish to attend the annual SPSP meeting. The award is $500 per student, and to be considered, students must: (1) be a member of SPSP, and (2) have a paper or poster accepted for presentation at the meeting.
Students can receive recognition for multiple travel awards in the same year. However, they can only receive the honorarium for one travel award and may not apply for graduate travel awards in subsequent years. For further details, see the Graduate Student Travel Award page (when available).
Diversity Fund Travel Awards
In 2000 the Society established the SPSP Diversity Fund in an effort to increase the degree of diversity within personality and social psychology. With financial support from this fund, qualified graduate students from underrepresented groups are invited to apply for travel awards to attend the SPSP conference. The award includes up to $500 in conference-related expenses, and students do not need to present any research at the conference in order to qualify. The SPSP Diversity and Climate Committee also hosts a reception for award recipients during the conference (time and location to be announced). Award winners are expected to attend this reception, where they will have the opportunity to meet with an admired scholar in social and personality psychology of their own choosing.
Students can receive recognition for multiple travel awards in the same year. However, they can only receive the honorarium for one travel award and may not apply for graduate travel awards in subsequent years. For further details, see the SPSP Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award page (when available).
Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Awards
Eligible undergraduate students from underrepresented groups are invited to apply for an award that will cover the expense of registering for the SPSP annual conference. The SPSP Diversity and Climate Committee also hosts a reception for award recipients during the conference (time and location to be announced). Undergraduate award winners are encouraged to attend this reception. For further details, see the SPSP Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award page (when available).
EASP Summer School Stipends
SPSP offers five stipends per year for eligible students to attend the Summer School of the European Association of Social Psychology. To qualify, students must: (1) be a member of SPSP, (2) be enrolled in a social psychology Ph.D. program outside of Europe, and (3) not have participated in a prior EASP Summer School. The stipends include up to $400 in travel costs plus full board, lodging, and registration. For further details, see the EASP Summer School page.