International Travel/Registration Award
- Career Level:
- Graduate Student
- Travel / Registration
The Society for Personality and Social Psychology offers a limited number of awards to support members from international locations who wish to attend its annual convention. This award is intended to increase the global representation of SPSP members and attendance at the annual convention.
Both graduate students and teachers/scholars who have completed their doctoral training are eligible to apply.
Given the format of the 2023 annual convention, two types of awards will be given this year: travel awards to support in-person attendance and registration awards to support virtual attendance. Both graduate students and teacher/scholars who have already completed their doctoral training are eligible to apply.
*Available to graduate students, teachers and scholars
The goal of the International Travel/Registration Award is to increase representation of scholars from underrepresented countries at the SPSP annual convention. This goal was set because:
- SPSP aspires to be international in outlook, both in terms of the populations we study and the researchers who are studying them;
- Attendees from outside of North America are underrepresented at the meetings;
- The North American location of the meeting, compounded by wealth disparities between these countries and the U.S., often puts attendance at our conference out of reach for international scholars from underrepresented countries.
Award selection criteria focus primarily on applicants’ contribution to enhancing international diversity and representation, and prioritizes applications from students and teacher/scholars from world regions historically underrepresented at the convention, as members of SPSP, or more broadly in the field of social/personality psychology (more information available under the Eligibility tab).
SPSP hosts an International Reception at the conference (time and location to be announced). Award winners are expected to attend the reception.
In recognition of large variations in the typical levels of resources and wealth between countries, and in travel costs associated with attending SPSP meetings in North America (based largely on distance traveled), three levels of award are offered. The three levels are based on two simple dichotomies reflecting country-level resources and travel costs.
Country-level resources: Countries are defined as high versus low resource countries based on the "2019 World Bank definition of “high-income economies”.
- High resource: 81 countries are identified as relatively high-income based on GNI per capita
- Low resource: all other countries are classified as relatively low-income
Travel cost: Countries are defined as high versus low in travel costs.
- Low cost: countries are those (a) in the North American continent (including island states) or (b) in Western Europe
- High cost: all other countries
Award amounts are based on combinations of these two dichotomies:
- High Resource/Low Cost = $600 award
- Low Resource/Low Cost and High Resource/High Cost = $1,000 award
- Low Resource/High Cost = $1500 award
Applicants cannot have previously won any of the SPSP travel awards (i.e., the International Travel Award, the Graduate Student Travel Award, the Diversity Graduate Travel Award, or the Teacher/Scholar award).
Applicants may apply for this award together with any other travel award for which they are qualified (see here for a full listing of available travel/registration awards). However, an applicant can receive only one of the awards.
Applicants must reside outside of the U.S. and Canada at the time of the conference. Country of residence will normally be based on the location of the applicants’ institution. Although individuals from any world region outside of North America are eligible to apply, applicants from underrepresented regions will be given priority in the evaluation process. For the purposes of this award, underrepresented regions include most countries in Southern and Eastern Europe; Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Oceania; Africa and the Middle East; and Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Graduate student applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program in psychology, and have research interests that fall broadly within areas of personality, social, or a related sub-field (e.g., political psychology, health psychology, cultural psychology, etc.). Undergraduate students are NOT eligible to apply.
Teacher/scholar applicants must teach and work primarily with undergraduate or Master’s level students, and have research interests that fall broadly within the areas of personality, social or a related sub-field (e.g., political psychology, health psychology, cultural psychology, etc.).
Undergraduate students are not eligible to apply.
Non-members are eligible to apply, but must become members to accept the award. Applicants from underrepresented regions may be eligible for dues reduction or exemption. Please contact email@example.com for additional information.
International applicants may apply for this award together with any other travel award for which they are qualified (i.e., the Diversity Travel Award, Graduate Student Travel Award, or a Teacher/ Scholar Award). However, an applicant can receive only one of the awards.
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- A current vitae (CV)
- A 300-word essay in which you describe how your research and/or your life experiences contribute to the internationalization of SPSP or of social and personality psychology research and how you would benefit from receiving an international award.
- Yukari Jessica Tham, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Xiaohan Lin, NYU Shanghai, China
- Syed A Hussain, Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Pakistan
- Junix Jerald Intal Delos Santos, University of Baguio, Phillipines
- Upekha Pathumi Miriyagalla, La Trobe University, Melbourne
- Claudia Gherghel, Hitosubashi University, Japan
- Orly Bareket, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
- Alethea H. Q. Koh, Kyoto University, Japan
- Kongmeng Liew, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
- Ariane Virgona, La Trobe University, Melbourne
- Mariola Paruzel-Czachura, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
- Mayu Koike, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Navdeep Kaur, Kurukshetra University, India
- Nathalia Melo de Carvalho, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
- Tiago Azevedo Marot, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
- Anna George, University of Oxford, England
- Jessica Boin, University of Padova, Italy
- Terri Tan Su-May, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Esra Cetinkaya, Koç University, Turkey
- Jiayu Chen, Nagoya University, Japan
- Richelle-Joy Chia, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Yoonseok Choi, Sogang University, Korea
- Sophie Cronin, Curtin University, Australia
- Chun Hui Lim, National University of Singapore, Singapore
- Jacob Israelashvilli, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Rui Jin, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Sangmin Kim, Yonsei University, Korea
- Stephanie Kripprath, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
- Siobhan Maeve O'Dean, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Marco Marinucci, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Deborah Newman, Hebrew University, Israel
- Yuki Nozaki, Konan University, Japan
- Jiaxin Shi, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Quilu Shou, Tamagawa University, Japan
- Danushika Sivanathan, The Australian National University, Australia
- Elizabeth Summerell, University of New South Wales, Australia
- Thanaphat Thongpaibool, University of Otago, New Zealand
- Yan Bernades Vieites, FGV/EBAPE, Brazil
- Felipe Vilanova, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grade do Sul, Brazil
- Tong Zhou, Shanghai Normal University, China
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