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Graduate Conference Award



The 2020 Call for Applications is now closed.


The Psychonomic Society will annually give up to twenty (20) Graduate Conference Awards (previously Graduate Travel Awards) for graduate student members of the Society. Each Awardee will receive a stipend of $1,000 USD.


  • All current, Student Members whose dues are paid by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 14, 2020 are eligible to apply for the Graduate Conference Award.
  • Applicants must be the first author and presenter of a poster submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  • Recipients of the 2019 Graduate Travel Award are not eligible to receive the award this year.

Application Process

  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

  • Applicants must submit an online application for the Graduate Conference Award by September 14, 2020.

  • Applications must include:

    • The title of the applicant's submitted abstract for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

    • A summary of the applicant's networking goals for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

    • Research summary explaining how the applicant's research supports the mission of the Psychonomic Society to foster the science of cognition through the advancement and communication of basic research in experimental psychology and allied sciences. (Summary must be written by the applicant.)

    • A letter of support from a sponsor -- who must be a Fellow (who has paid 2020 dues) or Emeritus Fellow -- even if the sponsor is an author on the poster.


CLOSED. The deadline for applications was September 14, 2020. Please submit nominations for consideration by the Program Committee so awardees can plan to attend and be recognized at the fully virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

Recipients Receive

  • Competitive Award ($1,000 USD).
  • A ribbon which is placed on their poster during their poster session at the Annual Meeting.
  • A special notation in the Abstract Book indicating the honor.
  • Honor that can be listed on the student’s vita.

Process Overview

  • The Chair of the Program Committee, as well as two additional members of the Governing Board, are appointed by the Chair of the Governing Board for a one-year term on the committee. The Chair of the committee will appoint four non-Governing Board members for staggered three-year terms.

  • The Program Committee members review each nomination and make their recommendation to the Chair who then forwards the list to the Governing Board for final approval.

  • Successful candidates are notified by the Society between six and eight weeks after the deadline.

  • Recipients are not eligible for the award in the following year.

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