The 17th Biennial Conference of The ISTP at Rikkyo University, Tokyo, August 21 - August 25, 2017



The International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP) will award up to 5 stipends in the amount of $500 (CAD) to doctoral students for travel to the ISTP conference in Tokyo, Japan, August 21-25, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

1. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program with an emphasis in psychology. They must be graduate students at the time of the convention. Work that was completed while an individual was a graduate student but would be presented post-graduation is not eligible.

2. Applicants must be paid ISTP members. If an individual is not already a member, he or she may join by submitting an application for membership and payment along with the travel award application.

3. Applicants must have a paper accepted by the 2017 ISTP program committee. (Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 1, 2017.)

4. Applicants must be the first author of the accepted conference paper.

Application Procedure and Deadline:

To be considered for a travel award, submit the following:
1. A completed application.

2. An academic vita or résumé.

3. A one-page statement describing your research interests, career goals, and rationale for applying (e.g., how you would benefit from the award).

4. A copy of your abstract. Please submit the application materials to Antonia Larrain (, Chair of the Student Travel Awards Committee, by May 1, 2017.

Decision Process and Notification:

Award decisions will be based on the excellence of the submitted conference abstract and on the strength of the applicant’s scholarly record as judged by the 2017 Student Travel Awards Committee.

ISTP will notify applicants of the award decisions by June 1, 2017. Award winners must accept or decline their award within 48 hours of notification. Award winners are required to submit (via email) a short biographical sketch no later than one week after the notification of the award. The award letter will contain complete details on how to document conference expenses.