WiCS Travel and Networking Award (Psychonomic Society Meeting)

WICS Travel and Networking Award 2014 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Long Beach, CA, November 20-23, 2014

Presenting one’s research at professional meetings such as the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society is an important way for individuals to become known in the professional community and to develop collaborative relationships with other professionals in the field. Given the relatively short time frame of the tenure period, it is essential that individuals begin to appear at professional meetings early in their careers. Therefore, the purpose of this award is to provide funds for graduate students, postdocs, and assistant professors to participate in and network at the 2014 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, November 20-23, 2014.

Funds are available for up to 2 awards of $1000 each.

Eligibility: Applicants must be: 1. A female scientist 2. A graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or assistant professor 3. Presenting a talk or poster at the 2014 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society 4. A US citizen or permanent resident, because the award is funded by the National Science Foundation

To apply, send the following to the Travel Award Committee: 1. Evidence of an accepted paper or poster. 2. A networking plan. This plan should identify one or two senior scientists with whom the applicant would network at the conference; although only female scientists are eligible for this award, the targeted senior scientist(s) can be either female or male. The plan should also include the specific goals to be accomplished with targeted scientist(s) (e.g., develop a collaboration, exchange research ideas, receive input on experiments, a grant proposal, or a manuscript), and should describe the relevance of this to the applicant's research program. The plan should be approximately 2 pages long (single-spaced, using a 12-point font). 3. Provide evidence of agreement from the networking target(s) to carry out the plan. 4. A current CV

Relevant Dates: Submit all materials to [email protected] on or before September 19, 2014.

Awards will be announced on: October 1, 2014.

Winners are required to submit a report on the meeting and networking experience. The deadline for submitting the final report is December 20, 2014. Reports should be submitted to [email protected]

Decisions will be made by the WICS Travel Awards Committee chaired by Dr. Debra Titone (McGill University).

Funding for this program comes from the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program at NSF.