Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards
The Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards are designed to showcase exceptional research by 10 Members. Each award winner will be given the unique opportunity to present his or her research in a spoken session during the conference and will be provided travel funds. Only Members of the Psychonomic Society are eligible for these awards. Fellows, Emeritus Members, and Student Members are not eligible. Previous winners of the Select-Speaker Award are also not eligible.
The Program Committee is responsible for the extremely difficult task of selecting the top 10 abstracts submitted for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award. The main criteria for selection are overall quality of research, theoretical impact, and methodological rigor. Previous award winners more than satisfied these criteria and collectively represent an exciting and diverse range of research topics, including attention, memory, learning, judgment and decision making, and language processing.
The Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards are now an annual award program. All Members are encouraged to apply for the award next year.
The purpose of the Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards is to highlight exceptional research by Members at the Annual Meeting. Recipients will present their work as a talk rather than a poster and receive $1,500 to cover travel expenses. All Members of the Psychonomic Society who have paid their 2015 dues are eligible for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award.
To apply for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award, Members may submit an abstract using the regular online submission program. However, to be eligible for an Award, abstracts must be submitted by May 15, 2015 (the deadline for regular submissions is June 1, 2015). Also, applicants must check a box on the Presentation Page of the submission program to indicate interest in applying for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award. Finally, applicants are required to submit a brief summary of their research, emphasizing exceptional aspects of the work. In the tradition of the Society, both methodological rigor and theoretical impact will garner recognition. Applicants are asked to prepare a PDF, consisting of a research summary (1,000 word maximum), followed by a page with one figure or table, and a page for references.
Award selections will be made by the Program Committee. Award recipients will be informed in July. The $1,500 stipend will be awarded after the spoken paper has been presented at the Annual Meeting.
The PDF should include the Member’s name, a title of the presentation, and a word count for the summary (not counting the title, author, or reference list). The font size should be no smaller than 11. The PDF should be named using the author’s name in the following format: Smith_Samuel_E.
If the abstract is selected for the Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award, the paper will be assigned to a spoken session. The authors and the 150-word abstract that are submitted in the online submission system will be used in the program. Include all information that is asked for in the online submission system even if you are applying for a Select-Speaker Award.
Abstracts that are not selected for Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards will be treated in the usual way, using the priorities for presentation. Members’ abstracts are assigned after all Fellow members who wish spoken papers have been placed on the program, so abstracts not selected for a Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Award probably will be assigned as posters. However, Members should indicate their preferences (poster or spoken paper) by checking the appropriate box in the online submission program.
For further information concerning the Psychonomic Society Select-Speaker Awards, please contact the contact the Secretary-Treasurer, Ruth Maki at firstname.lastname@example.org.