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APS Convention Society Research Awards

APS Convention Society Research Awards


By recognizing and awarding the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate empirical research poster presentations at the annual APS convention, the APS Convention Society Research Awards promotes the first authors' careers in psychology by conferring official recognition from Psi Chi and a cash prize.


Annually, two graduate students are awarded $500 each, and two undergraduate students are awarded $400 each.


Applications are due to the application portal February 1.

The application portal will open approximately 30 days before the deadline.

During the time the application portal is closed, the program details of the previous round may be viewed by clicking the Preview/Apply button below.


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Vaishali Belamkar

Central Connecticut State University
2018-19 Winner

Vaishali is a Psychological Science student from Central Connecticut State University. She works with Dr. Waite, Dr. Bowman and students Nicolette Bailey and Vanessa Figueroa on this study involving media and cognitive psychology. She is honored to represent her team at the 2019 APS Convention.

Jessica Brodsky

The Graduate Center and The College of Staten Island, CUNY
2018-19 Winner

Jessica E. Brodsky is a doctoral student at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her research interests include assessing and fostering media literacy knowledge and skills in adolescents and college students.


Chenlu Gao

Baylor University
2018-19 Winner

Chenlu Gao is a third-year graduate student at Baylor University working in Dr. Michael Scullin’s lab. Chenlu's research interests include the mechanisms underlying sleep and memory in educational settings. In addition, Chenlu also study age-related changes in sleep and memory.


Amanda A. Mathis

Christopher Newport University
2018-19 Winner

Amanda Mathis is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University. She participates in research in Dr. Sherman Lee's Undergraduate Emotion and Personality Research Lab where she studies grief and bereavement patterns along with dark personality traits.

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