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Each year, the Psychonomic Society gives up to 15 Graduate Travel Awards to student members of the Society. Each awardee receives a $1,000 (USD) stipend supporting travel to the Annual Meeting.

2018 Application Deadline: May 15
Submissions open in April with the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts.

General Rules for Applying

  1. Graduate student members of the Psychonomic Society may apply for a travel award. All student members whose dues are paid by 12 midnight EDT on May 12 are eligible to apply for the Graduate Travel Award.
  2. Applicants must be the first author and presenter of a poster submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  3. Applicants submit a sponsored Psychonomic Society abstract AND application for the Graduate Student Travel Award by May 15.
  4. Applications must include:
    1. Research summary (1,000 words + figure + references) that includes how the research fits into the “big picture.”
    2. Summary must be written by the applicant.
    3. Letter of support from the student’s advisor (advisor need not be a Psychonomic Society member).
  5. Recipients are not eligible for the award in the following year’s competition.

Recipients Receive:

  •  Competitive Travel Award ($1,000 USD).
  • A special notation in the Abstract Book indicating the honor.
  • Honor that can be listed on the student’s vita.

2017 Graduate Travel
Award Recipients

Abigail Benecke
Villanova University, USA
Classification of English Stop Consonants: A Comparison
of Multiple Models of Speech Perception

(Abstract #3127)

Pablo Bernabeu
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Modality Switch Effects Emerge Early and Increase Throughout Conceptual Processing: Evidence from ERPs
(Abstract #1234)

Weijia Chen
University of Melbourne, Australia
Optimising Perceptual Training for the Detection of Hip Fractures on Conventional Radiography
(Abstract #5155)

Josh Dorsi
University of California, Riverside, USA
What You See Isn’t Always What You Get, Or Is It?: Re-examining Semantic Priming from McGurk Stimuli
(Abstract #3128)

Josh Fiechter
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Implementing Adaptive Retrieval Practice with Flexible Cues: A Powerful Technique for Generalizing the Benefits of Testing
(Abstract #4162)

Laura L. Heisick
Louisiana State University, USA
Implicit versus Explicit Social Classification in Unfamiliar
Face Perception

(Abstract #5088)

Kyle Rhoads Kraemer
University of Alabama, USA
Understanding Metamemory: A General Ability or Separate Systems?
(Abstract #2113)

Sarah Moneer
University of Melbourne, Australia
Attentional Modulation of Processing Architecture: A Synthesis of Electroencephalographic and Response Time Modeling Approaches
(Abstract #1136)

Chi Ngo
Temple University, USA
Tracking Relational Memory and Pattern Separation
Across the Life Span

(Abstract #3180)

Sharon M. Noh
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Blocked vs. Interleaved Study Sequences Differentially Impact the Retention of Generalized Knowledge and Specificity
(Abstract #1012)

Steven C. Pan
University of California, San Diego, USA
Is it Preterite or Imperfect? Investigating the Interleaving Effect for Spanish Verb Conjugation Skills
(Abstract #3158)

Benjamin Pitt
University of Chicago, USA
Spatializing Time and Number: How Culture Shapes Cognitive Universals
(Abstract #3087)

Sander Roest
Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Getting a Handle on Object Based Alignment Effects
(Abstract #1188)

Cameron Smith
University of South Carolina, USA
Space-Language Interactions in the Auditory Modality
(Abstract #5112)

Jessica Siler
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Long-term Inference and Memory Following Retrieval Practice
(Abstract #4164)

Jihyun Suh
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Action-planning Biases Size Representation in Visual Working Memory
(Abstract #3209)

2016 Graduate Travel
Award Recipients

Kirsten Adam
University of Chicago, USA
The reliability and stability of change detection capacity estimates

Siti Syuhada Binte Faizal
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Visual word processing in an atypical learning situation: The case of non-Arabic-speaking Qur’anic memoriser

Sara Davis

Iowa State University, USA
Variation in Initial Test Performance Does Not Affect the Benefit of Testing in Cued Recall

Juan Guevara Pinto

Louisiana State University, USA
The Low-Prevalence Effect Transfers to Across Tasks

Mehmet Gunal

University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Survival Processing of Face Memory

Hannah Hausman

Williams College, USA
Pretesting To Facilitate Conceptual Learning from Reading Texts

Corinne Holmes

Temple University, USA
Integrating partial viewpoints of space: Array stability supports flexibility 

Ana Marcet

Universitat De Valencia, Spain
Does Perceptual Grouping Modulate Letter Position Coding?

Rachel Pizzie

Dartmouth College, USA
The Academic Anxiety Inventory: Assessing the Impact of Anxiety Across Scholastic Domains

William Saban

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
From Reflexive to Volitional Processes

Edyta Sasin
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Can we Learn to Forget?

Michelle Stepan
Michigan State University, USA
Sleep and Eyewitness Identifications: Changes in Decision Making Strategies

Matti Vuorre
Columbia University, USA
The Relation Between the Sense of Agency and the Experience of Flow

Drew Weatherhead
University of Waterloo, Canada
Visual speech influences lexical access in infants

Peiyun Zhou
University of Illinois, USA
Is imagining a voice like “listening” to it? Evidence from ERPs


2015 Graduate Travel
Award Recipients

Maisy Best
University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Automatic Stopping When Distracted

Paulo Carvalho
Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Blocked Study Results in Better Encoding of the Frequent (Non-Diagnostic) Properties of the Categories

Katherine Clark
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Development of Working Memory
Capacity and Precision for Tone Pitch

Taylor M. Curley
Villanova University, USA
Overcoming Talker Variability When Learning
Speech Sound Categories: A Computational Approach

Laura M. Getz
University of Virginia, USA
Correspondence of Pitch
and Size Dimensions Is Not Automatic

Kyle Hardman
University of Missouri, USA
Testing the Absolute Validity of
Mathematical Models Used in Working Memory

Darin Hoyer
The George Washington University, USA
Distance and Direction
Information in Spatial Environments

Karen L. Melrose
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
We Compare Our Health to Others:
A Rank-Based Model of Social Comparison

Hillary Mullet
Duke University, USA
Correcting False Memories

Matthew Kyle Robison
University of Oregon, USA
Neurotic Wandering Mind

Travis Morgan Seale-Carlisle
Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Verbal Descriptions Reduce Discriminability
but the Confidence-Accuracy Relationship Is Strong

Cynthia S.Q. Siew
University of Kansas, USA
The Influence of Network
Density on Spoken Word Recognition

Amy M. Smith
Tufts University, USA
Increasing Age-Related Memory
Distortion via Stereotype Activation

Kyle Weichman
University of West Florida, USA
Effects of Long-Term Conceptual Knowledge and
Categorical Distinctiveness on Object Bindings in Working Memory

Xin Xie
University of Connecticut, USA
Perceptual Adaptation to Foreign-Accented
Speech Reshapes the Internal Structure of Phonetic Categories

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