SISPP 2022

Ohio State University Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology
An important message about SISPP 2021

"Due to the current health crisis and the uncertainty around how long it will last, we have decided to postpone SISPP until the summer of 2022. All of those who would have qualified for 2021 SISPP but would have no longer been eligible in 2022 will be granted an extra year of eligibility. We look forward to fun and vibrant in-person SISPP at OSU in the summer of 2022."

-- Tessa West and Sapna Cheryan, SISPP Committee Co-Chairs

The 2022 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology will be held at Ohio State University. The two-week intensive summer experience will accept 100 pre-doctoral students in social and personality psychology.

The Details

Date: July 2022 (tentative)

Location:  Ohio State University

Costs: The fee for each student is $225 USD, which covers tuition, housing in university accommodations (shared bedroom, shared bathroom), and meals. Students are responsible for their travel to and from SISPP.

The 2022 Program




Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit, promise as a researcher, and diversity, which includes gender, race/ethnicity, year in graduate school, area of interest and graduate program. Students from the following categories are eligible to participate in SISPP:

  • U.S./Canadian graduate students.Students enrolled in psychology graduate programs in the U.S. and Canada, who are SPSP members and who are enrolled in their second through fifth years of graduate study at the time of application are eligible. First-year graduate students are not eligible. 
  • Graduate students from outside the United States and Canada enrolled in social-personality-related graduate programs in countries that are not currently included in inter-organizational SISPP exchange programs (that is, countries covered by EASP). Students accepted for these slots will receive up to $750 in travel funds and a registration waiver. Scholarship funds will be available to help with travel expenses for these students.
  • Postgraduate EASP members. These students will be selected and financially supported by the European Association of Social Psychologists.EASP postgraduate members should not apply through the SPSP portal. Instead, they should apply through the EASP website ( SPSP will accept five EASP postgraduate members (one per course), who will be selected by the EASP.

Applications for SISPP 2022 will open November 2021.

Important Dates

TBA - November 2021 Application Portal Opens
TBA - February 2022 Application Portal Closes (Midnight EDT)
TBA - March 2022 Selection Notifications Sent
TBA - March 2022 Deadline to Accept
TBA - April 2022 Deadline to pay $225 Registration Fee
TBA Students Arrive (first night housing is available)
TBA Classes Start
TBA Classes End
TBA Students Depart (check out of housing by noon)