Grants, Awards, and Travel Funds

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.

Student Travel Award

SPR has allocated funds for 30 travel awards. Fifteen of these are specifically reserved for award winners within North America, who will receive $500 USD to assist with their travel accommodations while attending the SPR Annual Meeting. The other 15 awards are reserved for non-North American members who will receive $1000 USD. To be eligible, student members must:

  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.

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 verified with advisors. See previous recipients below.

2012 Travel Award Winners

2011 Travel Award Winners

2010 Travel Award Winners

Each year at the annual conference, three posters authored by students are chosen for the Student Poster Award while 15 other students are rewarded travel awards. To read this year's call for posters, click here.

Student Poster Award Winners

To view the posters of previous years, click on the following links:

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