Conference Awards

Lester Luborsky Student Poster Award

The fifth Lester Luborsky Student Poster Award competition will be held at the 2014 SPR conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Three student poster prizes will be awarded - first place $500.00, second place $300.00 and third place $200.00. An international jury of SPR members will select the most inventive and scientifically convincing studies that also demonstrate excellence in poster design. To be eligible for participation the student must be: The first author of the presentation. Available to present during the poster session. Prepared to demonstrate their student status with appropriate documentation if asked to do so by the Student Poster Award committee chair. The poster must be sent (a .pdf file) to the award committee chairman, Laurie Heatherington (laurie.heatherington@williams.edu)

International SPR student award for Students from Developing Countries

The Executive Committee of SPR is delighted to announce an international student travel award competition for the 2014 SPR conference in Copenhagen. There are a maximum of 4 awards, with a value of $1,000 (USD) each. These awards are oriented to students from developing countries (according the World Bank - the list of eligible countries is attached). The aim is to empower students who cannot participate in this conference without extra support. These awards are independent from SPR chapter awards.

To be eligible, the student must be:

1) the first author on a paper or poster,
2) a student (according to SPR membership status) at the time of the conference,
3) in good standing with SPR (i.e., SPR membership is current) and
4) a citizen of a developing country and working in a developing country.

Awards will be presented during the 2014 SPR conference, upon verification of paid registration.

Application deadline is January 1st, 2014.

Applications should be submitted electronically to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sprtravelaward, in the order noted below, in one PDF document:

1) Cover Letter (includes student name, country of origin and work, title of the work)
2) Summary of the work (one page, single-spaced, exclusive of references, tables, and figures)
3) Abbreviated curriculum vitae (1 page maximum, focusing on the applicant’s major research activities - presentations, publications, works in progress - within the past 2 years). Students’ CVs should indicate educational status (e.g., master’s student, doctoral candidate).

Applications will be reviewed by an Awards Committee with representation from all SPR chapters.

Chair, Andrés J. Roussos, Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina
North American Chapter: John Ogrodniczuk
Latin American Chapter: Nelson Valdés
European Chapter: Ulrike Dinger
UK Chapter: Jeremy Halstead

The Awards Committee will evaluate each proposal along the following criteria:

a) Importance or significance of the topic to the field
b) Originality of the idea
c) Clarity and quality of the methodology.
d) Impact of the results and potential clinical application

Successful applicants will be notified in March 2014.

 

European Chapter: Student Travel Awards

The chapter business meeting in Brisbane has decided to offer 20 student travel awards (400 €) to support the participation at the 2014 SPR Annual Meeting. Applications should be submitted to the chapter president, Prof. Henning Schauenburg (Henning.Schauenburg@med.uni-heidelberg.de). The application should include a cover letter, an abstract of the submitted presentation, and a short CV; it may, in addition, include a .pdf of the presentation and/or a recommendation letter. All papers or posters, for which current student members are first authors, are automatically reviewed by the selection committee (Henning Schauenburg, Wolfgang Tschacher, Ulrike Willutzki). Students who wish to be considered for an award should make sure that their SPR membership is current. Students who received an award for the 2013 meeting in Brisbane may apply, but will be considered only if the number of new applications remains below 20. Please apply before January 1st, 2014. A decision will be made by February. All awards are paid after the meeting upon receipt of attendance verification (received at the registration on site), an invoice for the awarded sum with bank account details, and a brief report on the conference.

Latin American Chapter: Student Travel Awards

Three student travel awards (US$800) will be available to support participation at the 2014 SPR Annual Meeting. Applications should be submitted to the chapter president, Mariane Krause. E-mail: mkrause@uc.cl

All papers or posters, for which current student members are first authors, will be reviewed by the selection committee. Applicants should send the information regarding their presentation no later than January 1, 2014. The application should include a cover letter, an abstract of the submitted presentation, and a short CV. Students should attend the meeting in order to receive the award. A decision will be made by the Chapter Student Award Committee on February 2, 2014.

The winners will have to prepare a brief report about the conference which will then be posted on the LA chapter section of the SPR webpage.

North American Chapter: Student Travel Awards

The North American Chapter will award twelve $1000 student travel awards to NASPR members for the international SPR meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Student members can be undergraduate students, post-baccalaureate trainees, or graduate students who have yet to receive their highest advanced degree. To be eligible, students must (a) be in good standing in their undergraduate program, post-baccalaureate position, or graduate program (and still be enrolled as a student or employed as a post-baccalaureate trainee at the time of their presentation—i.e., they will have not yet earned their final degree), (b) be current with their SPR membership, (c) be a first author on a paper or poster presentation, and (d) register for and attend the conference to present their work and receive their award in person. Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply for these awards. The Awards Committee will give preference to work that is empirical (versus conceptual/theoretical) and appears feasible to complete by the meeting. To apply, eligible students should complete the brief application here. The application is due by December 1, 2013 (the same deadline for conference proposal submission). Notifications of award winners will be sent in late February 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Michael Constantino at mconstantino@psych.umass.edu.

Full link for application:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRuTHJBemhMY3RRNS0yNlI5UHNNM0E6MQ

UK Chapter Student Travel Awards 2014

The UK Chapter will award five £300 student travel awards for the international SPR meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. Student members of UKSPR are eligible to apply for a travel award if: (a) they are currently an undergraduate or on a postgraduate training course or if they are in low paid employment or unemployed, (b) their SPR membership is current, (c) they are first author on a paper or poster presentation, and (d) they will register for and attend the conference to present their work and receive their award in person. The Awards Committee will give preference to work that is empirical (versus conceptual/theoretical) and appears feasible to complete by the meeting. To apply, students should email Jeremy Halstead spruksec@gmail.com . The application is due by December 1, 2013 (the same deadline for conference proposal submission). Notifications of award winners will be sent in late February 2014.