SPSSI supports a number of grant and honors programs. Please share with you colleagues.
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All award amounts are listed in U.S. dollars, and all award and proposal opportunities are open to international applicants.
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Grant Programs with Upcoming Deadlines
SPSSI Teaching Grants
SPSSI Teaching Grants are intended to provide networking opportunities, promote awareness of SPSSI, and increase SPSSI membership through support of: (1) small-scale events hosted at a member’s institution or other local venue related to the teaching about the psychological study of social issues. These events may include, but are not limited to, workshops, learning communities, trainings, brown-bag events or series, or mini-conferences; (2) initiatives that enhance SPSSI membership through the creation of networks, and other collaborative opportunities, including building connections among early career, graduate student, new, and established members at teaching institutions; (3) pre-conferences or smaller meeting attached to larger conferences where the theme and content of the meeting is related to the teaching of social justice issues. For more information and to apply visit the SPSSI Teaching Grants page. Deadline: February 15, 2023.
The Applied Social Issues Internship
SPSSI is now accepting applications for the Applied Social Issues Internship which encourages research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group or other not-for-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. Undergraduate seniors (rising seniors included), graduate students, and first-year post doctorates in psychology, applied social science, and related disciplines are eligible to apply and must be SPSSI members. Awards range from $300 to $2,500 to cover research costs, community organizing and, in unusual cases, a stipend for the intern. For more information and to apply visit the Applied Social Issues Internship page. Deadline: March 15, 2023.
Honors Programs with Upcoming Deadlines
SPSSI Two-Year College Teaching & Mentoring Excellence Award
Nominations and self-nominations are now being accepted for SPSSI's award recognizing the contributions of faculty at two-year institutions in furthering SPSSI’s mission to advance the understanding of social issues. Recipients receive $1000, one year of membership, and a plaque and will be recognized in the Teaching and Mentoring column in the SPSSI Forward newsletter and other outlets. Honorable Mention awardees will receive one year of free SPSSI membership. Please note that applications may be reconsidered by the committee in the review process for two award cycles following submission. Recipients of the award might be invited to present during a SPSSI conference session sponsored by the Teaching and Mentoring Committee.Community and junior college faculty have unique opportunities to reach pre-professional students for whom an associate’s degree or a certificate program may be their terminal educational goal. In particular, community and junior college faculty reach a number of professions, including police, fire, nursing, hospitality, as well as various other trade professions. SPSSI aims to recognize the ways in which faculty at two-year colleges incorporate social issues research into their work, both in and out of the classroom. This award recognizes teaching and/or initiatives at the two-year college level that share applied, social issues research with students and/or surrounding community. For more information and to nominate or apply, visit the Two-Year College Teaching & Mentoring Excellence Award page. Deadline: November 15, 2022.
Distinguished Service to SPSSI Awards Nominations
This award is given to individuals who have served SPSSI in the highest capacity, those who have volunteered and worked tirelessly and selflessly to advance SPSSI efforts. Recipients will be recognized with a plaque and publicized through SPSSI communications. To nominate, answer the annual email call for nominees to members.
Deadline: November 15, 2022.
Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award For more information and to apply visit the SPSSI Action Teaching Award page. Deadline: March 15, 2023.
SPSSI is now accepting nominations for the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award. This is an annual award which recognizes one or two teachers for outstanding teaching and mentoring in areas related to the psychological study of social issues. This award recognizes teaching excellence in a variety of contexts. In years when two awards are given this will normally recognize one early career winner (within ten years of the Ph.D.) and the other a later career winner. Nominees should be SPSSI members who have made substantial contributions to students in the psychological study of social issues. To be eligible, an individual must have been teaching and/or mentoring students for at least 5 years full time since the doctoral degree. Nominees may teach at graduate degree granting institutions, Bachelor’s degree universities and colleges, or two-year and community colleges. For more information and to apply visit the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award page. February 15, 2023.
Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award
SPSSI is now accepting applications for the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award honoring Dr. Otto Klineberg (1899-1992), an early president of SPSSI and distinguished figure in these fields. An award of $1000 is given to "the best paper or article of the year on intercultural or international relations"—a field about which Professor Klineberg cared deeply from his social psychological commitment. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight. Please note that an individual or group may submit to only one SPSSI paper award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg, and Dissertation Awards) per year. For more information and to apply visit the Otto Klineberg Award page. Deadline: March 1, 2023.
Innovative Teaching Award
SPSSI is now accepting nominations for the Innovative Teaching Award. This is an annual award for innovative teaching in areas related to the psychological study of social issues and recognizes effective courses, assignments, or classroom activities addressing social issues. Nominees should be SPSSI members who have developed innovative pedagogical products that aid in teaching the psychological study of social issues. Nominees may teach at graduate degree granting institutions, four-year undergraduate colleges and universities, or two-year and community colleges, or as contingent or adjunct faculty. For more information and to apply visit the Innovative Teaching Award page. Deadline: March 1, 2023.
SPSSI Action Teaching Award
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues has established an Action Teaching Award for high-impact teaching resources related to the psychological study of social issues. Each year, an award of $1,000 will recognize an innovative and effective example of action teaching that addresses a pressing social issue such as climate change, immigration, human rights, income inequality, domestic violence, animal protection, or intergroup conflict. A smaller award may also be given for entries receiving honorable mention.
To learn more about SPSSI Fellows and applying to be an APA Division 9 Initial Fellow, visit the SPSSI Fellows web page. Deadline for nominations: December 15, 2022.