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Diversity Graduate Travel Award

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology offers a limited number of awards to support students traveling to its annual convention.  Awards from the SPSP Diversity Fund are devoted to increase diversity within personality and social pychology.

Award Info


About the Award

SPSP has established a fund devoted to increasing diversity within personality and social psychology. As part of this initiative, eligible graduate students are invited to apply for travel awards to attend the SPSP annual conference. Travel award winners will receive $500 to be used to cover conference-related expenses, including transportation, lodging, food, and conference registration. Additional Honorable Mention recipients may be honored with a lesser award amount.

SPSP is an international organization and will consider applications from students both inside and outside the United States. All applicants should explain how their participation at the conference advances SPSP's goal of enhancing diversity.

The SPSP Diversity and Climate Committee will also host a reception for award recipients during the conference (time and location to be announced). Award winners are required 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 who have not previously received a travel award may apply for both a Diversity Travel Award and a Graduate Student Travel Award in the same year. A student will only be selected to receive one of the awards.

Selection Process

Award decisions will be based on the excellence of the applicant’s scholarly record.

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