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J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award
Supporting diversity & inclusion in cognitive psychology

The Psychonomic Society will annually give up to five J. Frank Yates Student Travel Awards for graduate student members of the Society who are in underrepresented populations, including those who are disadvantaged or discriminated against in some way, and in diversifying our perspectives. Each Awardee will receive a travel stipend of $1,000.

2018 Application Deadline: May 12
Submissions open in April with the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts.

Eligibility

  • All Student Members whose dues are paid by 12 midnight EDT on May 12 are eligible to apply for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award.
  • Applicants must be the first author and presenter of a poster submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting.

 

Application Process

  • Applicants must submit a sponsored Psychonomic Society abstract AND an online application for the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award by May 15.
  • Applications must include:
    • Research summary (1,000 words + figure + references) that includes how the research fits into the “big picture.”
    • Summary must be written by the applicant.
  • A letter of support from a sponsor, who must be a current Fellow of the Psychonomic Society, even if the sponsor is an author on the poster.

 

Deadline

The deadline is March 12, 2018. Please submit nominations for consideration by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee so awardees can plan to attend and be recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

 

Recipients Receive

  • Competitive Travel 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.
  • Are requested to attend the Diversity & Inclusion Reception at the Annual Meeting.

 

Process Overview

  • The Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, as well as two additional members of the Governing Board, are appointed by 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 Diversity & Inclusion Committee members review each nomination and make their recommendation to the Chair who then forwards the list to the Governing Board for final approval.

  • Success 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’s competition.

  • Preference may be given to candidates who will be traveling from developing nations.

 

For questions or more information, please contact the Service Center at info@psychonomic.org or +1 608-441-1070 x163.

 

About J. Frank Yates

J. Frank YatesJ. Frank Yates’ current research activity includes judgment and decision processes (including special emphases on cross-cultural variations), decision aiding, judgment analysis, decision management, improving judgment accuracy (including via crowd sourcing), affective forecasting, and applications of cognitive psychology.

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 J. Frank Yates

Student Travel Award

Recipients


2017

Tyler Ensor
Tyler Ensor
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Revisiting the List-Strength Effect in Recognition: An Output-Interference Account
(Abstract #5182)


Van Rynald Liceralde
University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Consequences of Power Transformations on Trial-Level Analyses of Chronometric Data
(Abstract #3226)


Kimele Persaud

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
Second Guesses: Assessing the Role of Prior Knowledge and Random Guessing in
Long-Term
Memory
(Abstract #1039)


Athula Pudhiyidath

University of Texas at Austin, USA
Temporal Structure Learning Facilitates
Inductive Generalization
(Abstract #4127)


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