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Registration Opens in December 2013

SIOP Student Travel Award

Award Overview

The purpose of the travel award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the Annual SIOP Conference to present their work and participate in the 3-day conference.

Description and Size of Award

In 2014, SIOP will provide 20 students $500 each to support their travel to Honolulu, Hawaii.

   Applications for this award closed at 5:00 pm EST on
December 12, 2013


Selection of Recipients and Administration of Award

The SIOP Conference Committee chair will appoint a Student Travel Award Subcommittee consisting of at least four SIOP members who are not members of the SIOP Foundation Board or the SIOP Executive Board. This subcommittee will be responsible for evaluating the eligibility of applicants, the quality of applications, and making recommendations to the SIOP Executive Board about awards.


  • Applicants must be in good standing in a graduate program related to IO Psychology at a regionally accredited university or college
  • Applicants must be student members of SIOP. Students who are not members must apply for affiliation when submitting materials for the Travel Award.
  • Applicants must be an author on at least one accepted submission of any type to the 2014 SIOP conference program.
  • Each university or department may endorse no more than three students for the travel award. If more than three students from a department wish to apply for these funds, the department must perform an initial screening and provide endorsement letters to only three students. By endorsing an application, departments are confirming that the student is in good standing.

Application Procedure

The Travel Award Subcommittee will examine all applications for eligibility and the following required documents:

  • One-page maximum typed cover letter describing your research interests and experience, as well as career plans.
  • Two-page maximum curriculum vitae including scientific publications and presentations (the curriculum vitae may contain only highlights and may not be a complete version), including those submitted to the SIOP 2014 conference
  • One-page maximum description of the anticipated cost of travel to the conference, including any other sources of anticipated financial support
  • One-page maximum letter of endorsement from program representative attesting to the student’s standing in the program

Criteria for Judging Submissions

Awards will be distributed on the basis of both need (as determined by available support, distance from conference, etc.) and merit (as demonstrated by research and practical experiences and products, number of submissions to the conference, etc.). The committee will strive to make awards to students with plans to enter both academic and practice-oriented careers from a variety of institutional affiliations.

Award recipients will be announced in late 2013. The travel award check will be mailed to the student within 10 days of their conference registration being paid.