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Crosby-Spendlove Student Conference Fee Waiver Program

The Crosby-Spendlove Student Conference Waiver will be given to a graduate student for the 2021 SPSSI Summer Virtual Conference.  Preference will be given to a student presenting research coming from a feminist and social justice perspective.

About Faye Crosby

Faye J. Crosby, whose generous gift to SPSSI made this award possible, is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a social psychologist who specializes on issues of social justice including affirmative action, prejudice and stereotyping in society, and individual attitudes to social change. She is the author of the recent books Affirmative Action Is Dead: Long Live Affirmative Action and Sex Discrimination in the Workplace. Crosby earned her Ph.D at Boston University. She was also a professor at Rhode Island College, Smith College, The Kellogg School of Management, and Yale.
In 2009 Dr. Crosby was nominated for the UC Merced Spendlove Prize by SPSSI and was awarded the honor in the same year. Her enthusiasm for the award, and its aim to recognize individuals who exemplify exceptional work in the fields of social justice, diplomacy, and tolerance inspired her to found the SPSSI Crosby-Spendlove Award. 
About the Spendloves

Sherrie Spendlove is the founder UC Merced’s Spendlove Prize in honor of her parents, Alice and Clifford Spendlove. Alice is a graduate of Woodbury College in Los Angeles, and worked for over thirty years for the Merced Union High School District.  Clifford Spendlove is also a graduate from Woodbury College with a degree in business. He spent three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II and went on to work for 20 years for Merced County.  Following retirement, he has continued to serve his community in numerous ways. 
Eligibility Requirements:
1. The applicant must be a dues-current student SPSSI member. 
2. The applicant must be a graduate student currently enrolled in either a Master’s or Ph.D. program.
3. The applicant must be first or sole author on an accepted poster/symposium/roundtable.  Preference is being given to a student presenting research coming from a feminist and social justice perspective. 
4. Within the conference waiver form, please prepare to paste the text of the presentation abstract that was submitted or accepted by the SPSSI program committee without personal identifying information. Applicants remain eligible to apply if notification of acceptance is pending.  
5. Applicants are eligible to apply to other conference waivers offered by SPSSI.  However, no single applicant of any program will receive more than one waiver.  

To apply for the Conference Fee Waiver Programs you must apply, in one step, for all SPSSI 2021 Conference Fee Waiver Programs for which you are eligible with the following form:

2021 SPSSI Conference Fee Waiver Form


  • Only submit this form once to apply for all waivers for which you are eligible.
  • You will be emailed a copy of your responses, which are also editable.
  • The Google Chrome browser is highly recommended.  
  • If needed, use the back button within the survey at the bottom of the survey page toward the left and your work will be retained.
  • Beware! Using the browser back button will start the form over and your work will be erased.

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Waiver recipients must accept or decline their awarded waiver within 72 hours following notification.

Questions about conference fee waiver programs?  Contact SPSSI's Administrative Manager, Justin Belsley.

2012 Award Winner: Ayse Burcin Erarslan
2014 Award Winner: Kathryn Honeyman
2016 Award Winner: Kathryn Holland
2017 Award Winner: Madison Silverstein
2018 Award Winner: Tina V. Reifsteck
2019 Award Winner: Abigail Folberg