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SIOP Helps Students Get to Hawaii!



Announcing the Creation of a Student Travel Award for SIOP 2014

SIOP is delighted to announce a new award that will make it easier for some of our most deserving Student Affiliates to attend the 2014 SIOP Annual Conference in Hawaii.

The SIOP Student Travel Award will help psychology graduate students travel to the annual conference to present their work and participate in the 3-day event. In 2014, SIOP will provide 20 students $500 each to support their travel to Honolulu.

“I'm proud that SIOP is continuing a tradition of providing outstanding support for students through this travel award,” said Eden King, SIOP Student Travel Award Subcommittee Chair. “Attending the SIOP conference was such a meaningful part of my graduate training—it is genuinely exciting for me to play a role in the process of helping students attend!”

Selection of Recipients and Administration of Award

The Student Travel Award Subcommittee, appointed by the SIOP Conference Committee chair, 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 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 forward only three applications. By endorsing an application, departments are confirming that a student is in good standing.

Application Procedure

SIOP submission decision letters will be sent in mid-November and the travel award applications will open shortly thereafter. Decisions for travel awards will be made by late December.

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.

For further information check the student travel award page here!