Best Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Research Award

In recognition of the best paper or poster on a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender issue presented at the annual SIOP conference.

This annual award is given to the author(s) of a paper or poster accepted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference.  This award honors papers or posters that further the field’s understanding of LGBT issues within the workplace and represents theoretical and technical rigor. If a Symposium is selected for the award, only the chair/co-chairs shall be recognized.  

The recipient of the award receives a plaque and a $1,500 cash prize (to be split in the case of multiple recipients).

Criteria for Evaluation of Submissions

Papers or posters accepted for presentation at the annual SIOP conference will be evaluated in terms of the following criteria:

  • Have a sound basis in science, theory, and/or practice.
  • Increase our understanding of workplace issues faced by LGBT employees.
  • Offer practical guidance to organizations seeking to improve the workplace experiences of LGBT employees.
  • Extend and broaden our theoretical and/or empirical knowledge of sexual identity in the workplace.
  • Represent technical adequacy, including issues of internal validity, external validity, appropriate methodology, appropriate statistical analyses, comprehensiveness of review (if the publication is a literature review, and/or theoretical rigor and soundness.

Guidelines for Submission of Publications

  • To apply for the award, check the “LGBT Award” box when submitting for the conference.

Administrative Procedures

  • Full members of the SIOP LGBT Ad-Hoc Committee will review submissions and determine the winner of the award.
  • In the case that one of the full members of the LGBT Ad-Hoc Committee has submitted a paper for consideration, he or she will not be a reviewer.

Updated: 25 April 2017

SIOP Student Travel Award

SIOP 2021 Student Travel Award


The 2021 Travel Award will not be available this year due to the conference being virtual.

If you are a current Student member of SIOP who is a first author, co-chair, panelist, discussant, or presenter for an accepted submission to the SIOP Annual Conference, please consider applying for the SIOP Student Travel Award. Eligible students will receive an email within a week of the submission notices.

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

SIOP typically provides 10 students $500 each to support their travel to the annual conference.
Selection of Recipients and Administration of Award

The Awards Committee chair will appoint a subcommittee chair for the Student Travel Award Subcommittee. The subcommittee will consist 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 determining the award recipients.


•    Applicants must be in good standing in a graduate program related to I-O 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 a first author, co-chair, panelist, discussant, or presenter on at least one accepted submission of any type to the  SIOP conference program.
•    Each university or department may endorse no more than two students for the travel award. If more than two students from a department wish to apply for these funds, the department must perform an initial screening and provide endorsement letters to only two students. By endorsing an application, departments are confirming that the student is in good standing.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted until: February 12, 2021.

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

•    Complete the Student Travel Award Application form. The form should be downloaded and the following information saved into the interactive PDF. Once complete, the applicant should return to the award application website to upload the form and the endorsement letter from the program representative.
•    Career type: academic or applied
•    University Affiliation and address
•    Degree program
•    Degree type
•    Expected graduation date
•    Honors/Awards
•    Grade point average
•    Research experience
•    Upcoming conference accepted contributions
•    Contributions to articles, book chapters, conference presentations, etc.
•    Practical experience; internships, applied projects, teaching experience
•    Projected travel expenses
•    One-page maximum letter of endorsement from the program representative stating the applicant is 1 of the 2 endorsed students and 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 no later than March 19, 2021. The travel award check will be mailed to the student within 10 days of the award notification or 10 days of the conference registration being paid. NOTE: Early registration deadline is February 18, 2021.

Updated: February 1, 2021


SIOP Best International Paper Award

Criteria for this award are unavailable at this time.

Robert J. Wherry Award for Best Paper at IOOB Conference

Criteria for this award are unavailable at this time.

John C. Flanagan Award for Best Student Presentation at the SIOP Conference

The John C. Flanagan Award was established to recognize the best student contribution at the SIOP conference.  There isn’t an application process for this award. Poster submissions whose first author is a student are automatically considered for the Flanagan award.  To qualify for the Flanagan Award, a student must (a) have a paid Student Affiliate membership in SIOP, (b) be enrolled in a PhD program, and (c) be the first author of the paper submitted.  In the case of multiple authors, order of authorship should reflect the relative scientific or professional contribution.

SIOP Family Care Grant


Please consider applying for this grant if you are a current SIOP member planning to attend the 2022 SIOP Annual Conference in Seattle and you are facing some financial difficulty in attending due to caregiving needs or responsibilities. An application form will be posted here shortly; please check back.

Grant Overview

The purpose of the Family Care Grant is to help offset caregiving costs associated with attending the SIOP Annual Conference, with preference for assisting graduate students and early career (graduated in last 5 years) members.

Description and Size of Grant

SIOP will provide up to 20 SIOP members $500 each to support their caregiving costs associated with their attendance in-person at the SIOP Annual Conference in Seattle. The Women’s Inclusion Network committee will appoint a chair for the Family Care subcommittee. This subcommittee will be responsible for evaluating the eligibility of applicants, the quality of applications, and determining the grant recipients.


In order to be eligible to receive funds, applicants must

  1. be a current SIOP member
  2. be a caregiver, defined as a person providing care to another person who requires care (e.g., children, elders, persons with disabilities) or a person who requires caregiving support at the conference (e.g., members with disabilities)
  3. be the only caregiver in the family applying for the grant funds
  4. report facing some financial difficulty attending the conference in-person due to financial caregiving needs
  5. plan to travel to the SIOP 2022 Annual Conference in Seattle

If there are no eligible applicants, grants will not be dispersed. If there are enough grants to serve each eligible applicant, all applicants will receive a grant. If there are more applicants than grants, the Family Care subcommittee will prioritize applicants before randomizing selection.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted until: January 31, 2022. The Family Care subcommittee will examine all applications for eligibility and preference criteria.

Prioritization for Selection

Prioritization will initially be given to graduate students and early career professionals with the greatest self-reported financial need. If there are still remaining grants, priority will be given to all others with the greatest financial need, then graduate students and early career professionals with a moderate level. If there are still remaining grants, winners will be randomly selected from the remaining applicants.

Grant recipients will be announced no later than February 22, 2022. The Family Care Grant check will be mailed to the student within 10 days of the grant notification or 10 days of the conference registration being paid. NOTE: Early registration deadline is February 18, 2022.