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It’s time to prepare your submissions for SPSP 2016!Submission portals will soon open for short windows, so start collecting the necessary information today. See the list of dates below AND download a guide that will help you collect the necessary information from you and your collaborators now.For all submission information, visit http://meeting.spsp.org/program-submissions.
Since the last SPSP policy update, Congress continues to advance bills that will harm the social and behavioral sciences. On May 20th, the House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act by a vote of 217-205. The bill would cut the NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate by nearly 50% if enacted. Also on May 20th, the House Appropriations Committee passed the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill.
Reminder to Submit Nominations for SPSP’s Annual Awards!Nominations for the following awards are accepted until 11:59 PM EST, June 1:
Below is an update on the status of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, H.R. 1806. As you may know, the legislation sets arbitrary funding levels and contains a near 50% cut to the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate - effectively eliminating large portions of funding for social and personality psychologists, among other social scientists. Last month, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee passed H.R. 1806. The legislation now heads to the House floor. The bill is scheduled to be on the House floor the week of May 18th.
In conjunction with the Association for Psychologyical Science (APS), SPSP invites you to a reception at APS's 27th Annual Convention. The reception will occur on Friday, May 22 from 4:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. in the Manhattan Ballroom, located on the 8th floor of the New York Mariott Marquis. You'll have a chance to meet other social and personality psychologists attending the conference over a drink and snacks. Students are also welcome to attend. 
The following candidates will appear on the 2015 SPSP Leadership Ballot. Ballots will be mailed to voting members the week of April 27.

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