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The Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award

The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is proud to announce 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.


Entries can be unpublished manuscripts, in press papers, book chapters, or journal articles published no more than 18 months prior to the submission deadline. Entries cannot be returned. The competition is open to non-members, as well as members of SPSSI, and graduate students are especially urged to submit papers. Submissions from across the social sciences are encouraged, however the paper must clearly demonstrate its relevance for psychological theory and research in the domain of intercultural and international relations. In case of multiple submissions, each individual may only serve as single author or first author on one submission.


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.


Apply online now!  Online submissions are the preferred method.  Please limit the number and size of files uploaded when applying online. Please submit the paper or article and a cover letter listing full contact information for the author who will be notified upon final decision.


This is an annual award. Applications for the next review must be received by March 1st, annually.

Click here to view current and previous Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award Winners!