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PRESIDENT’S UPDATE: I am writing to update SPSP members on the summer meeting of the SPSP Board of Directors, which was held on August 9-10 immediately following the APA convention in Toronto.  Most of our time was spent on details involving the work of the various committees that oversee the convention, the convention program, student members, publications, awards, diversity and climate, fellows, training, and so on, along with topics related to the SPSP administration and budget.  However, I want to mention two specific issues about which you may have questions.    
The Foundation for Social and Personality Psychology, in collaboration with
SAGE Publications, is pleased to announce the 2016 SAGE Young Scholars Awards.
 These awards recognize outstanding young researchers in personality and 
social psychology. Awardees will receive a one-time award of $5000 to be used at their discretion for research, study, or conference travel-related purposes. Five awards will be formally presented at the SPSP Annual Meeting in January to young scholars representative of the broad spectrum of personality and social psychology research areas.

 Application Requirements:
The America COMPETES Act reauthorization legislation – which passed the House earlier this year and targeted social science funding at NSF – is progressing in the Senate. The Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has requested public input to guide the development of the Senate’s version of COMPETES.
Reserve your Housing Now Accommodations are available in the SPSP room block on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your reservation before January 4, 2016 to take advantage of discounted room rates. It is imperative that SPSP convention attendees book their rooms through the following site so that SPSP can confirm its room block commitments. Failure to meet the room block minimum will result in increased registration rates in future years.  Click Here to Reserve
Preconferences for SPSP's 2016 Convention Announced! Preconferences being offered prior to SPSP's Annual Convention on Thursday, January 28, have been announced. These one-day, mini-conventions give attendees the unique opportunity to gather with colleagues who share their specific academic and research interests. You can read a full list of the preconferences below. More information about this year’s preconferences will be posted on the meetings website soon.
Poster/Symposia/Travel Award Applications are Now Open! Submit Here! We are now accepting poster, symposium, and travel award submissions for SPSP's 17th Annual Convention in San Diego, California from January 28 to 30, 2016. Interested in submitting a Professional Development Session or Data Blitz? Stay tuned for that submission portal to open on September 8, 2015.