Student Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2015 SPR Student Travel Awards!

North American

Alexandria Meyer, Stony Brook University
Hannah Volpert, University of Delaware
Jonathan Stange, Temple University
Emily W. Shih, University of California, Riverside
Sephira Ryman, University of New Mexico
Erik Benau, University of the Sciences
Laura Drislane, Florida State University
Casey Strickland, Florida State University
Melissa Yuan, Harvard University
Sandy Lwi, UC Berkeley
Emmanuel Garcia, CUNY
Makenzie O’Neil, Arizona State University
Darin Brown, University of New Mexico
Saren Seely, University of Arizona
Xiaoxue Fu, The Pennsylvania State University

Non-North American

Natalia Levpak, Lessya Ukrainka Volyn National University
Tsukasa Kimura, Kwansei Gakuin University
Raoul Dieterich, Humboldt University of Berlin
Sreekari Vogeti, The University of Auckland
Jingwen Mao, The University of Auckland
Anna Dalecki, University of Wollongong
Janine Wirkner, University of Greifswald
Sebastian Schindler, University of Bielefeld
Jessica Sanches Figueira, Federal Fluminense University
Daniel Best, University of Trier, Institute of Psychobiology
Emilie Dessy, Royal Military Academy
Matthias F. Sperl, Justus Liebig University Giessen
Dion Henare, University of Auckland
Takahiro Hirao, Waseda University
Christiana Theodorou, University of Cyprus
Marios Theodorou, University of Cyprus


Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2014 SPR Student Travel Awards!

North American

Juliana Acosta, Nova Southeastern University
Tyson Barker, University of Maryland
Katie Burkhouse, Binghamton
Kaylie Carbine, Brigham Young University
Kevin Constante, John Jay College, CUNY
Danielle diFilipo, Graduate Center, CUNY & John Jay College, CUNY
Brandi Lee Drisdelle, Université de Montréal
Eric Drollette, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Manon Maheux, Université de Montréal
Santiago Morales, The Pennsylvania State University
Laura Morgan, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Samantha Reznik, Northwestern University
Nhi Thai, The Pennsylvania State University
Amy Underwood, University of Missouri-Columbia
Darya Zabelina, Northwestern University

Non-North American

Lea Ahrens, University of Würzburg
Elisa Berdica, University of Mannheim
Daniel Best, University of Trier
Maisy Best, University of Exeter
Raoul Dieterich, Humboldt University of Berlin
Geraldine Gvozdanovic, University of Zürich
Dion Henare, University of Auckland
Mareike Hülsemann, University of Trier
Jenny Kokinous, University of Leipzig
Jonathan Krygier, University of Sydney
Thomas Kustermann, University of Konstanz
Katharina Limbach, The University of Auckland
Sandra Paul, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Johannes Rodrigues, University of Würzburg
Sebastian Schindler, Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), University of Bielefeld


Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2013 SPR Student Travel Awards!


Anna Alkozei, University of Reading
Jessica Baeske, Technical University of Dortmund
Nicola Cellini, University of Padua
Angelika Dierolf, University of Trier
Adrian Fische,r University of Magdeburg
Maria Luz Gonzalez-Gadea, Institute of Cognitive Neurology; National Scientific and Technical Research Council; National University of Cordoba
Rosa Grützmann, Humboldt University of Berlin
Nataliia Ievpak, Lessia Ukrainka Eastern European National University
Katja Lindner, University of Greifswald
Ger Loughnane, Trinity College Dublin
Jayne Morriss, University of Reading
Lina Schaare, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
Anita Schick, Heidelberg University
Deirdre Twomey, Trinity College Dublin
Martine Van Puyvelde, Free University of Brussels


Sarah Babkirk, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Rachel Bailey, Indiana University
Adrienne Crowell, Texas A&M University
Jonathan DePierro, The New School for Social Research
Rachel Doty, University of South Carolina Aiken
Laura Krutman, Fluminense Federal University
Menton McGinnis-Deweese, University of Florida
Tim Outhred, The University of Sydney
Ezra Smith, University of Arizona
Isabel Taake, Simon Fraser University
David Tang, Texas A&M University
Diana Wang, Brandeis University
Fang Wang, Beijing Normal University
DeWayne Williams, The Ohio State University

SPR Student Travel Awards for Undergraduate and Graduate Student Psychophysiologists

The SPR Student Travel Award program will again be in place this year. The intent of the SPR Student Travel Awards is to assist students without other means of travel support to attend and present research at the SPR annual meeting. For the 2013 meeting in Florence, Italy, 30 awards will be available for student members presenting at the SPR meeting. Among these 30 awards, 15 will be reserved for Italian members ($500) and 15 for non-Italian members ($1000). These awards are determined through a lottery drawing from all eligible entrants. Any student member who lives further than 500 miles from Florence and is the first author on a poster or paper accepted for presentation at the SPR annual meeting is potentially eligible (see details for additional restrictions). Current SPR members must be up to date with dues, but prospective members that apply and pay dues by the time of poster or paper submission deadline will be eligible. If you did not indicate that you wished to be considered for a Travel Award when submitting an abstract or if you have any other questions regarding Travel Awards, please contact Cat Norris .

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2012 SPR Student Travel Awards!

North American

Andrew Bismark, University of Arizona
Daisy Burr, The New School for Social Research
Haley Douglas, Seattle Pacific University
Ashley Doukas, The New School for Social Research
Kimberly Fleming, University of Missouri
Robert Henderson, University of Florida
Anya Kogan, University of Arizona
Matthew Lerner, University of Virginia
Rocío López Zunini, University of Ottawa
Jason Oliver, University of South Florida
Luz Ospina, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Juliette Saltz, Brandeis University
Tamara Sussman, Stony Brook University
Therese Verkerke, Virginia Commonwealth University
Hannah Volpert, University of Delaware

Non-North American

Nele Adler, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
Katrin Damm, Justus-Liebig-Universitaet, Germany
Romy Frömer, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany
Hans Kirschner, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Anke Limberg, University of Greifswald, Germany
Anneke Louwerse, Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands
Danielle Mathersul, University of New South Wales, Australia
Blanca Ortega-Roldán, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Alicia Sanchez-Adam, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Blair Saunders, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Antonio Schettino, Ghent University, Belgium
Mathias Schroijen, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jakub Szewczyk, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Asako Toyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Janine Wirkner, Institute of Psychology, Germany


Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2011 SPR Student Travel Awards:

North American
James Broadway, Georgia Institute of Technology
Tracy Brown, Brigham Young University
Ty Brumback, University of South Florida
Peter Clayson, Brigham Young University
Jenna Dietz, University of Florida
Brett Ford, University of Denver
Glen Forester, University of South Florida
Jonathan Klaphake, University of Minnesota
Kimberly Lewis, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Jared McGinley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Laura Noll, Yale University
David Schaeffer, University of Georgia
Derek Spangler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
David Tang, Texas A& M University
Dragana Vidovic, University of Minnesota

Non-North American
Manuela Alius, University of Greifswald
Megan Barnsely, University of Exeter
Jennifer Bruder, University of Munich
Anna-Pavlina Charalambous, University of Essex
Mareike Finke, University of Barcelona
Daniel Furth, Karolinska Institutet
Mauro Larra y Ramirez, University of Trier
Alexander Manolov, Institute for Higher Nervous Activity & Neurophysiology
Simone Messerotti Benvenuti, University of Padova
Christine Naegele, University of Konstanz
Irina Polikanova, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Alexandra Puchkova, Institute for Higher Nervous Activity & Neurophysiology
Freya Rumball, University of Exeter
Beate Schuermann, Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin
Charlotte Tye, King’s College London

  1. reside outside a 500 mile radius from the annual meeting
  2. be the first author on a poster or paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting
  3. be up to date with dues, or have applied for new membership status
  4. 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.

This year, 141 students applied for the Student Travel Award, submitting first-authored abstracts which were accepted for presentation. A lottery among these student members was conducted, and eligibility was verified with advisors, resulting in the recipients listed below.

Congratulations to the Recipients of SPR Student Travel Awards 2010:

North American
Nathaniel Anderson, Baylor University
Andrew Bismark, University of Arizona
Herman Diggs, Southern Illinois University
Michael Duke, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Elizabeth Duval, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Anna Gekker, University of Rochester
Kristen Goforth, University of South Florida
Holly Hamilton, University of California Los Angeles
Elliott Hedman, MIT
Lisa Jaremka, University of California Santa-Barbara
Gabriella Johnson, University of Missouri
Curtis Matthews, Texas Tech University
Kristin McCombs, Wheeling Jesuit University
Michelle Patriquin, Virginia Tech University
Lauren Taubitz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Non-North American
Andrea Carr, University of Tasmania
Fengji Geng, Zhejiang University
Sebastian Geukes, University of Muenster
Mateusz Gola, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Theo Gründler, Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research
Frank Häcker, University of Konstanz
Danielle Mathersul, University of New South Wales
Gabry Mies, University Medical Center Rotterdam
Philipp Reicherts, University of Würzburg
Alicia Sánchez, University of Granada
Julia Schneiders, Saarland University
Preeti Solanki, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences
Florian Strelzyk, University of Trier
Joseph Studer, University of Geneva
Wioleta Walentowska, Jagiellonian University

Finally, I would like to acknowledge the assistance Amy Bayer of the Rees Group and the following members of the SPR Committee to Promote Student Interests, as they assisted with determining the eligibility of prospective travel award winners. Many thanks to:

Dan Foti
Philip Gable
Laura Gravens
Tom Price
Arthur Sandt
Raymond Serra
Charlotte Tye

Rebecca J. Houston
Chair, SPR Committee to Promote Student Interests