Travel and Networking Award Application

This is the application for the Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Networking Award.

The Psychonomic Society and Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Networking Awards for Junior Scientists 2017 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada November 9-12, 2017.

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 2017 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 9-12, 2017.

Funds are available for up to 2 awards of $1000 each.
Applicants must be:

1. A woman scientist
2. A graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or assistant professor
3. Presenting a talk or poster at the 2017 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society


To apply, submit 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 preferably two senior
scientists with whom the applicant would network at the conference; although only women scientists are eligible for this award, the targeted senior scientist(s) can be of any gender. 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 using the form below by **5 PM EST on September 25, 2017**.


Awards will be announced on or around November 1, 2017. Winners will be honored at a ceremony at 2017 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Vancouver.


Winners are required to submit a report on the meeting and networking experience. The deadline for submitting the final report is December 15, 2017. Reports should be submitted to [email protected].


Decisions will be made by the WICS Travel Awards Committee (Laurie Feldman, chair, University of Albany – SUNY, Jimmeka Guillory, Spellman College, and Randi Martin, Rice University).


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

To be eligible, you must be presenting a talk or poster at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society
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).
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 the equivalent of approximately 2 pages long (single-spaced, using a 12-point font).
Provide evidence of agreement from the networking target(s) to carry out the plan.