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Regional Research Award Guidelines
  1. Eligibility is confined to paper/posters of which the first author is a Psi Chi member. The student must be registered as an accepted Psi Chi member by the contest deadline in order to be eligible for the award. Pending memberships will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to resolve any issues regarding membership before the close of the application period.
  2. Empirically based papers/posters are accepted.
  3. The regional vice-presidents will administer the regional research awards.
  4. The awards will only be for papers/posters presented at Psi Chi program sessions. The presenter must be present at the convention to receive the award. The awards will be presented by the Psi Chi regional vice-presidents at the regional conventions, sometimes only during an awards ceremony. Check your convention schedule.
  5. Awards are for papers/posters rather than individual authors; awards will go to the first authors for distribution, with any faculty members being precluded from the monetary distribution.
  6. Maximum number of Regional Research Awards is to be determined by the larger of these two values; the number specified below or 10% of the overall submission for that particular year from Psi Chi members, not to exceed 24 total. The Regional Vice-President for that conference may designate fewer winners if it is determined that there are not enough submissions of sufficient quality. Up to 78 Regional Research Awards of $300 each may be awarded per year. The distribution of the awards is:
    • Eastern Region—16 awards
    • Midwestern Region—16 awards
    • Rocky Mountain Region—6 awards
    • Southeastern Region—16 awards
    • Southwestern Region—12 awards
    • Western Region—12 awards
  7. Ties are possible, with the money being split between the authors of the tied papers.
  8. A paper may receive both a regional award or a society award and a Guilford Award. The same paper may not receive both a regional and a society award.
  9. Both graduate and undergraduate members are eligible for the awards.
  10. Psi Chi student members may submit their research to any region.
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