GRANTS TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL RESEARCH (SPR)
Boston, Massachusetts (USA), September 14 – 18, 2011
DEADLINE FOR GRANT APPLICATION: APRIL 1st
AIM OF THE GRANTS:
The aim of the SPR travel grant program is to encourage psychophysiologists from developing countries in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe to become members of the SPR and to participate actively in the annual meetings. The purpose of these awards is to permit the attendance at the SPR meeting of promising psychophysiologists who do not have funding resources in their own countries (e.g., because the scientific infra-structure of support is limited or absent), and to help bring into the larger community of scientists psychophysiological researchers from countries or regions where colleagues are sparse. The awards include a travel grant up to $1,500, free registration fee for the 2011 conference, and free SPR membership for 2011. A large number of grants are available, but applications are evaluated competitively based on merit, geographical distribution and other factors.
CONDITIONS OF APPLICATION:
(a) Applicants must submit an abstract for a poster, symposium, or panel discussion. Instructions and online submission information are available at the SPR web site: www.sprweb.org.
(b) The abstract must report research within the domain of human psychophysiology using physiological measures of central (e.g., EEG, MEG, ERP, fMRI etc.) or peripheral nervous system functions (e.g., somatic reflexes, autonomic activity, endocrine, immune functions etc.).
(c) Applicants at research centers or universities located in Latin America, Asia (except Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan) or Eastern Europe are eligible. If sufficient funds are available, scholars from these areas who are temporarily working in economically advantaged countries will be considered.
(d) Applicants must either be a member of the SPR or have applied for membership.
(e) The grantees of last year are eligible to apply again although candidates who have not yet received an award have higher priority.
Candidates should send their grant application before APRIL 1st, 2011, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (Asia & Eastern Europe) or email@example.com (Latin America). The following materials should be attached:
(a) A summary in English of their curriculum vitae which should include: publications and congresses/symposia/workshops/courses attended abroad indicating presentation type (oral or poster), year of degree, year and grants received, and current position (student or non-student, and university or institute name including that of studying abroad).
(b) A copy of the abstract that will be submitted for the 51st annual meeting via the SPR web site: www.sprweb.org. Note that the final decision regarding each candidate depends on abstract acceptance by program committee.
(c) A copy of membership application if not currently a member. (Although no payment is required, please indicate that you are applying for the SPR travel grant in the “Method of Payment” section of the SPR membership application form. If a non awarded candidate wishes to attend the meeting his/her application will be considered upon payment of fees.