Grants, Awards and Travel Funds

SPR Research Fellowship Training Award

Due July 1, 2014, for funding to begin early October 2014.
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 application may include a budget of up to $5,000 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 Atlanta. Eligibility for the award requires that applicants, their current mentors and their proposed training sponsors be active members of SPR in good standing and have previous/ongoing involvement with SPR (e.g., attendance at previous SPR meetings). Other things being equal, preference will be given according to history of involvement in SPR. Eligibility for the award further requires attendance at the 2014 SPR meeting; awardees should plan to attend the business lunch unless religious restrictions prevent them from doing so. The deadline for applications will be July 1, 2014. Click here to download an application.

Atlanta, Georgia, September 10-14, 2014


The aim of the SPR grant program is to encourage psychophysiologists from Latin America, Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe to become members of SPR and to participate actively in its annual meetings. The award includes a stipend to help with travel and accommodation expenses, free registration at the conference, free membership in the Society for the year 2014, and free subscription to the Society's journal, Psychophysiology, for 2014. The amount of each individual grant (from $500 to $1,000) will be decided based on travel distance from the country of origin to the conference.


  1. Applicants must submit an abstract for a poster, symposium, or panel discussion to be eligible for the SPR Travel Grant. The deadline for abstract submission was April 1, 2014.

  2. The abstract must report research within the domain of human psychophysiology using physiological measures of central (e.g., EEG, MEG, ERP, fMRI etc.) or peripheral nervous system functions (e.g., somatic reflexes, autonomic activity, endocrine, immune functions etc.).

  3. Applicants at research centers or universities located in Latin America, Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe are eligible.

  4. Applicants must either be a member of SPR or have applied for membership.

  5. The grantees of last year are eligible to apply again although candidates who have not yet received an award will be given higher priority.

  6. Candidates should be aware that the present grant program is intended to help awardees to attend the meeting; it is not intended to, nor the Society is responsible for, covering the whole expenses with travel and accommodation.

  7. The grant will be paid to grantees at the SPR meeting


Candidates should send their grant application by JUNE 1, 2014 via e-mail to The following materials should be attached:

  1. A summary in English of the curriculum vitae, which should include in detail: international and domestic publications congresses/symposia/workshops/ courses attended abroad indicating presentation type (oral or poster), year of degree, year and grants received, and current position (student or non-student, and name of current university or institution).

  2. A copy of the abstract submitted for the 54th annual meeting and a copy of the receipt issued by the SPR. The final decision regarding each candidate is contingent on acceptance of this abstract by the program committee.

  3. A copy of membership application if not currently a member. Although no payment is required, please indicate that you are applying for the SPR travel grant in the "Method of Payment" section of the SPR membership application form. Applicants who fail to win the grant award will, of course, need to find other means to pay their registration fees.

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 2014 meeting in Atlanta GA, 30 awards will be available for student members presenting at the SPR meeting. Among these 30 awards, 15 will be reserved for North American members ($500) and 15 for non-North American members ($1000). These awards are determined through a lottery drawing from all eligible entrants. Any student member who lives further than 500 miles from Atlanta GA and is the first author on a poster or paper accepted for presentation at the SPR annual meeting is potentially eligible (a candidate cannot have travel funds from any other source and must be pre-PhD). 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 ( Winners from previous years are not eligible.