International Registration Award

The Society for Personality and Social Psychology offers a limited number of awards to support members from international locations traveling to its annual convention. This award is intended to increase the global representation of SPSP members and attendance at the annual convention.

Award Info


About the Award

The goal of this new award is to increase the representation of people from under-represented countries at the SPSP annual meeting. This goal was set because 1) SPSP aspires to be international in outlook, both in terms of the populations we study and the researchers who are studying them; 2) SPSP members from outside of North America are underrepresented at the meetings; 3) the North American location of the meeting, compounded by wealth disparities between these countries and the US, often puts attendance at our conference out of reach for international scholars from under-represented countries.

SPSP hosts an International reception at the conference (time and location to be announced). Award winners are required to attend the reception, where they will have the opportunity to meet with each other, members of the international committee, and other SPSP members interested in international research.

International members of SPSP who have not previously received a travel award may apply for this award together with any other registration award for which they are qualified (i.e., the Diversity Registration Award, Graduate Student Registration Award, or a Teacher/ Scholar Award). However, an applicant can receive only one of the awards.

Selection Process

Selection of awardees will be carried out by members of the SPSP International Committee. Applicants will be ranked based on a combination of two factors:
1. Overall merit of the application (including the presentation abstract, vita, and the essay).
2. Contribution to enhancing international representation at the SPSP conference, based on:
a. The applicant coming from a country that is under-represented at the conference
b. The applicant coming from a country that is under-represented as authors in SPSP publications
c. The research employs participants from internationally under-represented populations