Invitation to Submit Proposals for a New SPSSI-SASP 2016 Small Group Conference Series

Proposals/Letters of Interest are invited by April 16, 2015 for the 2016 small group conference series meeting jointly sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP). 

Proposals/Letters of Interest are invited by April 16, 2015 for the 2016 small group conference series meeting jointly sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP). Feedback/decisions will be provided to submitters by May 31, 2015.

A total of $7,000 in support is available for each meeting as part of a collaboration between SPSSI and SASP.  The purpose of the collaboration is to help strengthen links between the two organizations so that members of each may have opportunities to discuss research questions of mutual interest.  This new series is modeled after the successful SPSSI-EASP small group conference series.

SPSSI and SASP will hold the inaugural small group meeting in April 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. 

Our goal is to support a 2016 small group meeting at a location in North America.  Those interested in submitting a proposal for the 2016 meeting have the option of planning the small group meeting as a pre-conference or post-conference event around the SPSSI biennial conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June 2016, but this is certainly not required.

Conference Proposal Guidelines:

In most cases:

  • This program will support one meeting a year.
  • Conference themes will be related to social issues and have international relevance (i.e., not focused on intra-national issues).
  • At least 80% of persons attending the conference will be members of one or both organizations
  • Representation from the two societies will be balanced: with no more than two-thirds of the participants being members of one of the organizations.
  • Each conference will have two (or more) organizers; at least one will be a member of SPSSI and one a member of SASP. Preferably one organizer will be located in Australasia and the other in North America.
  • Conference organizers are encouraged to facilitate publication of material on the conference topic through the Journal of Social Issues or SPSSI’s book series.  

Questions:

This new series will parallel the already-established SPSSI-EASP Small Group Series.  Please see the SPSSI website for additional details:

http://www.spssi.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=970&nodeID=1.

 

Those interested in submitting a proposal are strongly encouraged to send a short email with an Expression of Interest to David Livert livert@psu.edu and Stefania Paolini stefania.paolini@newcastle.edu.au so that we can answer any questions and provide assistance in developing your proposal.

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