It is my hope that my research enables me to actively extend the reach of social psychology in attempts to impact real world policy through scholarship." – Chelsea
Our Diversity Graduate Travel Awards enable students from underrepresented backgrounds attend our annual convention. Without this award, many students within our field of Personality and Social Psychology would be unable to attend our annual convention, present their research, and collaborate with fellow experts and academics within our field.
For many students, traveling for research collaboration and professional development is simply not an option on a student budget. Chelsea Crittle, a recent award recipient, was able to use her award to present on the topic of racial disparities among her peers and fellow researchers.
"Attending conferences can become a heavy financial burden for graduate students. Being awarded the Graduate Travel Award allowed me to attend SPSP and present two of my research projects on prejudice and stereotypes. This experience provided me the opportunity to not only network with colleagues, but also gain skills in discussing my research on the psychological processes that fuel racial disparities. It is my hope that my research enables me to actively extend the reach of social psychology in attempts to impact real world policy through scholarship."
Chelsea is just one of many students our Graduate Travel Awards support. If you are interested in paying it forward and supporting the next generation of students, researchers, and future leaders in Personality and Social psychology, please consider making a gift today.
If you are interested in applying, you may visit our Graduate Travel Awards page for more information.