The APS Interest Group on Psychology and Ageing invites submissions for the Conference Travel Award.

The award was established to recognise the significant role that Dr Ed Helmes has played in furthering student training opportunities in applied and research work with older adults in Australia and is sponsored by the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group.

The purpose of the Award is to assist psychology students in attending conferences in order to present their work on age-related topics.

Administration

  1. The Psychology and Ageing Interest Group is responsible for administering the Award and for funding the Award.
  2. The Convener of the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group will be responsible for calling for nominations and for the co-ordination of the Award. The Convener will appoint a judging committee of at least three members of the Interest Group.   Supervisors or co-authors of abstracts entered for the Award will not be eligible to serve as judges.
  3. The Award will be presented at the Annual Conference of The Australian Psychological Society Limited, and the winner will be announced in InPsych.

Eligibility

  1. Nominees must be a financial member of the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group holding the grade of Member or Student Member of the Interest Group.
  2. Nominees must have submitted an abstract in the field of psychology and ageing to a national or international conference and had that abstract accepted within one (1) year prior to the date of nominating for the Award.

Nomination process

  1. Nominations will be called for every year by a notice in InPsych and by writing to Heads of Schools and Clinical Training Program Directors with Accredited Masters programs in Clinical Psychology.
  2. Nominations can be made electronically or in hard copy addressed to the Member Groups Coordinator of the National Office.
  3. The abstract referred to in Eligibility clause (b) above must be submitted with the nomination together with proof of acceptance by the conference to which it was submitted.
  4. Nominations must include a cover page showing the title of the abstract, the name of the student, the name of the institution and accompanied by proof of membership of the Psychology and Ageing Interest Group.

Selection Criteria

  1. Nominations will be judged on scientific merit and contribution to theory and/or practice in the field of psychology and ageing.
  2. The submitted abstract must cover the field of psychology and ageing but need not use human participants.

Value of the award

Successful candidates for the Psychology and Ageing Conference Travel Award will receive an award of $300 and a certificate.

Closing date

Nominations close on 31 October 2014.

Submissions can be made electronically or in hard copy addressed to the APS Member Groups Coordinator at APS National Office. The abstract referred to in the eligibility must be submitted with the nomination together with proof of acceptance by the conference to which it was submitted.

Submissions must include a cover page showing the title of the abstract, the name of the student, the name of the institution and accompanied by proof of membership of the APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group.

Contact:
Member Groups Coordinator
Tel: 03 8662 3300
Email: ig@psychology.org.au

Past winners

2013
Dusanka Tadic, Macquarlie University
Sharon Savage,
University of NSW
2012
Sharpley Hsieh, University of New South Wales
2011

Not awarded

2010
Alexa Muratore, University of New South Wales
Jacinta Delprado, La Trobe University
Leander Mitchell, University of Queensland
2009
Ellen Meissner, University of Queensland
Fiona Millard, James Cook University
Prapti Gautam, Australian National University