CALLING ALL SPR STUDENT MEMBERS
career development of our student members
-- our future leaders -- is extremely important to SPR. As part of
this goal, we will honor the research accomplishments of up to 15 student
poster presenters at our 2003 annual meeting in Chicago. Winners receive
cash prizes ($300-500), society recognition, and the satisfaction of
Eligibility: Please apply for the
student poster award if:
You are the first author on a poster submission
You are a full-time graduate student at the time of submission
You are a student member of SPR
(or have submitted a membership application by
May 1, 2003)
You attend the conference in Chicago, IL.
Applying: The procedure for
applying for these awards is really
submit the normal poster
application as described in the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
submit a very slightly LONGER,
maximum 500-word abstract by SEPTEMBER 29, 2003, of
your poster submission. This submission can include 0-3 figures. Send the
extended abstract and figures as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word
format (if possible) to Margaret Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for the 500 word abstract is September
29, 2003 (i.e., one month before the actual meeting).
Each eligible student will have one poster considered for an award
at the convention, so if you have multiple posters, just pick your
favorite! Students who
received a poster award in 2002 will 'sit this one out' in 2003, giving
others an opportunity.
Awards. Winners are selected
by a committee that considers the 500-word abstract and then visits the
poster at the convention. Criteria
are the same as for all good scientific research -- a clear statement of
the problem, appropriate methods and statistics, strong and reasoned links
between data and conclusions. Your
personal understanding of the topic, and your ability to communicate the
study to others are also important in deciding upon awards.
Awards will be presented at the annual SPR Saturday luncheon
(business meeting), and we encourage you to attend this luncheon if you
are a candidate for the SPR Student Poster Award.
goal is to have all eligible
students apply for this award.
IT'S EASY! To have your poster considered, just submit the normal
poster application by its deadline, and an additional 500 word abstract by
September 29, 2003. It will
add an important "Awards/Honors" line to your vita!
It's real money! Makes your mentors and university PROUD. The 2003
Student Awards Committee looks forward with enthusiasm
to receiving your abstract and visiting your poster in Chicago.
Margaret M. Bradley, Ph.D
Please note that submission for a Student Poster Award does not substitute for the main conference submission, which should follow the Instructions for Abstract Submission which will be posted on the SPR Website soon!