The WiCS Travel Award and Mentorship Award are not available in 2007, but we hope to continue the program in 2008.
The WICS Travel Award Winners 2006
Michelle Ellefson (U. of PIttsburgh)
Marie Coppola (University of Chicago)
Shunan Lu (Texas A & M University-Commerce)
Kathryn Scherf (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
The WICS Mentorship Award Winners 2006
Nora Newcombe (Temple University)
Raffaella Rumiati (the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)
Maryjane Wraga (Smith College)
The WICS Travel Award 2006
Although many young women scientists attend professional conferences such as Psychonomics, it is often difficult in this context for them to meet and discuss their work with more senior scientists. Networking experiences are an important way in which individuals become known in the professional community, develop collaborative relationships, and arrange informal visits outside of professional meetings. Given the relatively short time frame of the tenure period, it is essential that individuals learn to make these connections to others in the field early in their careers. Therefore, the purpose of this award is to provide incentives for planned networking and resources for these experiences.
Amount and number of awards - FOUR awards of $2000 each.
2. Provide a network plan - A 1-page, single-spaced, 12-point
font summary of
3. Include corroborating letter/s from the targeted senior scientist/s that confirms the proposed networking plan. The letter-writers should include some information about the applicant's credentials, and why they want to establish the relationship.
4. Additional information to be included with the application
Note: While only female scientists are eligible for this
award, the lab host/s or the targeted scientist/s can be either female
2. Questions may be addressed to the Chairperson of the
Deadline for submission - July 6,
The WICS Mentorship Awards are designed to encourage established scientists, both male and female, to develop the research and publication skills of female graduate and undergraduate students in cognitive science. Three awards of up to $2,000 will be made each year to scientists who have demonstrated sustained, effective mentorship of female students and who have also served as a research advisor or supervisor to one or more female students during the academic year immediately preceding the nomination.
2. The research in which the female students participated must have led to dissemination through submission for publication or through presentation at a scientific meeting.
3. The nominee must submit a paper for presentation at the 2005 Psychonomic Society meeting on which at least one of the nominee’s female students is an author.
Additional evaluation criteria:
2. Evidence of effective mentoring of more than one female
graduate student and/or female post-doctoral fellows will be considered
as an additional plus for nominees at institutions where such opportunities
Who may make a nomination: Nominations may be made by the nominee’s colleagues, current or former students, or by the nominee him-or herself.
What to submit:
2. Name, title, address, phone, and email address of nominator (if different from #1)
3. List of at least three female graduate and/or undergraduate students for whom the nominee has served as a research advisor or supervisor. For each student include (a) name, (b) current contact information (including phone and email address whenever possible), (c) graduate or undergraduate status during research period, (d) role in research project (e.g., honors student, independent study student, research assistant, MA/Ph.D. thesis student, etc.), and (e) bibliographic reference to submitted publication or scientific meeting presentation resulting from the research.
4. Title, abstract, and authors of paper submission to 2005 Psychonomic Society which includes at least one female student as an author. If the female student co-author is not among those listed in #2, please include items (a)-(d) for this student.
5. Description (not to exceed 500 words) of the nominee’s record of mentoring of female students. This may include, though is not limited to, information about such activities over a career or periods longer than the minimum period above. It may also provide information on outcomes (e.g., graduate school admissions, job placements, etc.) for mentored female students.
6. The Mentorship Award Committee reserves the right to request copies of submitted papers and/or scientific meeting presentations from the nominee, if n eeded.
How to submit a nomination:
The WICS Mentorship Award Winners 2005
Alice Healy (University of Colorado); Morris Moscovitch (University of Toronto)
Penny Pexman (University of Calgary)
Sharon Mutter (Western Kentucky University)
The WICS Travel Award Winners 2005
Deana Davalos, Ph.D.
The WiCS Travel Award Winners 2004
The WICS Travel Award Committee has chosen the four recipients of the 2004 award. They are, in alphabetical order:
Kelly Goedert (email@example.com)
WICS Travel Award Committee: Mary Peterson (Chair), Fernanda Ferreira, Patricia Reuter-Lorenz
The WiCS Mentorship Award Winners 2004
The WiCS Mentorship Award Committee has chosen the three recipients of the 2004 award. They are, in alphabetical order:
Lise Abrams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WiCS Mentorship Award Committee: Kathryn Spoehr (Chair), Kristi Multhaup, Stephen Palmer