Awards and Funding


The Outstanding Research Award highlights outstanding student research conducted by graduate student members of SASP. Three awards will be given out: First Place award ($500) and two Runner-Up awards ($250 each). Our Judging panel will select up to 6 student finalists to present their research in a special stream at the annual SASP conference. Click on the header for more information.

The SASP Early Career award will be awarded to a young scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of social psychology in Australasia. Click on the header for more information.

  • Margaret Foddy SASP Postgraduate Travel Award

The Margaret Foddy Postgraduate Travel Awards provide financial assistance to postgraduates who          wish to attend SASP conferences. SASP is pleased to offer five $300 awards to postgraduate         students to assist with their travel costs to the 2018 SASP conference in Wellington.

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Paid membership in SASP;
  • Studying in Australia or New Zealand
  • Presenting (poster, individual paper, symposium paper) at the conference.

To apply for the 2018 Margaret Foddy Postgraduate Travel Award, you must submit AS ONE SINGLE MERGED PDF DOCUMENT:

  • A completed two-page SASP Sponsored Margaret Foddy Postgraduate Travel Award application form;
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae, and;
  • A statement from your postgraduate supervisor in support of your application and, in particular, confirming your answer to the question on the application form regarding your access to other forms of financial aid to attend the 2018 SASP conference.

Note that the deadline for submission is February 26th, 2018.


The purpose of these small grants is to support collaborative research between SASP postgraduate members from different universities.

The program supports one-week expert-led graduate schools in Australasia and North America. The aims of this program are: (1) to foster international cooperation between members of these two organizations, (2) to provide an opportunity for groups of graduate students to receive intensive specialist education from an academic expert from overseas, and (3) to provide an opportunity to build links between groups of researchers and research institutions within a geographical region.