Student Poster Awards
Research Training Grant
Due May 1, 2017 for funding to begin early September 2017.
The Education and Training Committee and the Committee to Promote Student Interests are pleased to announce that SPR will once again provide Research Fellowship Training Awards. The award will allow students or postdocs to obtain mentorship/training in psychophysiological assessment/analysis with experts in the field, which they could not get at their home institution. This could involve travel to a remote site or travel expenses for a remote mentor to visit the applicant’s lab. Each applicant may include a budget of up to $5,000.00 U.S. (although smaller budgeted applications are encouraged and would allow for more applications to be funded). Up to $500 of these funds can be used to defray SPR conference travel costs. Applications are short (3-5 pages) but require that applicants, mentors and proposed training sponsors also submit biosketches.
Recipients will be announced at the Saturday Business Luncheon at the SPR annual meeting in Minneapolis. The deadline for applications will be May 1, 2017. Award notices will be sent via email beginning June 1, 2017. If additional funds are available after June 1, 2017, a second application announcement will be made. Award notices will be sent within one month of this second announcement. Awardees will also be recognized at the Saturday Business Luncheon during the annual SPR meeting.
Eligibility: Preference for the award will be given to applicants, their current mentors and their proposed training sponsors who are active members of SPR, or who have a history of affiliation with SPR (e.g., previous membership, attendance at previous SPR meetings). However, all students or postdocs interested in obtaining mentorship/training in psychophysiology are encouraged to apply.
- Ann Haynos, University of Minnesota Medical Center, USA
- Keisha Novak, Purdue University, USA
- Alex Puhalla, Temple University, USA
- Sebastian Schindler, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- Ezra Smith, University of Arizona, USA
Dr. Jason Moser
Michigan State University, Department of Psychology
110B Psychology Building, East Lansing, MI 48824
Student Travel Fund Awards
SPR has allocated funds for 30 travel awards. Fifteen of these are specifically reserved for award winners within North America, who will receive $1000 USD to assist with their travel accommodations while attending the 2017 SPR Annual Meeting in Vienna. The other 15 awards are reserved for non-North American members who will receive $500 USD.
To be eligible, student members must:
- Reside outside a 500-mile radius from the annual meeting;
- Be the first author on a poster or paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting;
- Be up to date with membership dues, or have applied for new membership status;
- Still have pre-doctoral status (i.e., must not have received their PhD by the time of the meeting)
- In addition, student members with travel funds available from the laboratory in which they work are not eligible.
It is the intention of the SPR Board of Directors and the Committee to Promote Student Interests that student travel awards be used to facilitate attendance at the SPR annual meeting (i.e., the conference).
Thus, except under very unusual circumstances, award recipients are expected to be present for the duration of the conference, not to simply show up to receive their award and/or only for their poster presentation.
To this end, applicants should consider the following additional requirements when submitting their conference abstracts:
- Awardees must pick up their checks on the first day of the conference, before the close of registration. Any awards not picked up by that time will be forfeited, unless prior arrangements have been made with SPR management.
- Awardees’ faculty advisors will be notified of their students’ awards and will be expected to play a role in ensuring their students attend events on the conference program beyond their own poster presentation.
- Awardees will be expected to produce a brief report, to be submitted to the Chair of the Committee to Promote Student Interests, highlighting their conference experiences and how the travel award facilitated their professional development.
When submitting presentations for the conference, students should apply for the Student Travel Award.
A lottery among these student members will be conducted, and eligibility will be verified with advisors. View the award recipients from previous years.
Visit our Membership page for more information!
STUDENT DIVERSITY TRAVEL AWARDS
The Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) is delighted to invite applications for the Second Annual Student Diversity Travel Awards! These awards are intended to recognize and enhance the diversity of student members of SPR, making it easier for students from under-represented backgrounds to travel to the Annual Meeting.
Diversity Travel stipends will be awarded to two student presenters from North America ($500), and two student presenters traveling to the Annual Meeting from other continents ($1000). If you are interested in applying for this award, and eligible, check the box in the abstract system. Please note other materials will be required to complete your application for this award (see below).
To be eligible for a Diversity Travel Award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
— Will be enrolled as a full-time graduate student (i.e., have not already received their Ph.D.) at the time of the 2017 Annual Meeting
–Up-to-date with membership dues, or have applied for new member status, at the time of the meeting
— Be first author on a presentation (talk or poster) that has already been accepted for the 2017 Annual Meeting
— Have NOT already received an SPR student travel award for the 2017 Annual Meeting
–Do NOT have travel funds available from the laboratory with which they are affiliated, or from their department or university
To apply for a 2017 Diversity Student Travel Award, please email the following information to Michelle “Lani” Shiota (Lani.Shiota@asu.edu) by 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 1. These items should be contained in a SINGLE WORD DOCUMENT appended to the email, rather than pasted into the body of the email or appended as multiple documents.
–Your full name and affiliation (faculty mentor, department, university)
–An essay, of no more than 350 words, briefly summarizing your research interests and career goals, and explaining how you enhance the diversity of SPR’s student membership. We are interested in diversity broadly speaking, with an emphasis on students from under-represented and/or underprivileged backgrounds.
–The title and abstract of your accepted presentation (symposium talk or poster) at SPR 2017 Annual Meeting.
–For the application document title, please use the format: “SPR2017_DiversityAwardApplication_[your last name][your first name]
–Please use “SPR 2017 Diversity Award Application enclosed” in the title of the email submitting your application.
It is the intention of the SPR Board of Directors and the Committee to Promote Student Interests that student travel awards be used to facilitate attendance at the SPR Annual Meeting (i.e., the conference). Thus, except under very unusual circumstances, award recipients are expected to be present for the duration of the conference, not only for their own presentation. In other words, although SPR wants student awardees to enjoy the host city and the professional development opportunities associated with social activities taking place outside of the conference program, SPR student travel awards are not meant to help fund a vacation. To this end, applicants should consider the following additional requirements when submitting their conference abstracts:
1) Awardees must pick up their checks on the FIRST DAY of the conference, before the close of registration. Any awards not picked up by that time will be forfeited, unless prior arrangements have been made with SPR management.
2) Awardees’ faculty advisors will be notified of their students’ awards and will be expected to play a role in ensuring their students attend events on the conference program beyond their own poster presentation.
3) Awardees will be expected to produce a brief report, to be submitted to the Chairs of the SPR Diversity Committee and the Committee to Promote Student Interests, highlighting their conference experiences and how the travel award facilitated their professional development.
Applicants will be notified of their status by August 15, 2017.
The Society also gives two awards for significant early career and distinguished contributions to psychophysiology:
Awards for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology
The Early Career Award is given to a member of SPR who has made noteworthy contributions to the field of psychophysiology. The period of eligibility is 8 years following completion of doctoral training. Nominations are sought annually from SPR members.
View the winners from previous years.
Awards for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology
The Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology is the highest honour given by the Society for Psychophysiological Research. It is given to an individual to recognize a sustained and distinguished contribution to Psychophysiology. It is awarded by the Senior Award Committee which consists of the Past President, the President and the President-Elect. Nominations for the award can be made by members of the Society and submitted to the President. This committee determines each year whether and to whom any such awards shall be made.
View the winners from previous years.