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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.
Division 8 at the APA Convention The annual convention of the American Psychological Association will take place in Toronto, Canada, August 6 to 9, 2015.  Click here to download the Division 8 program, which provides a handy-dandy guide to the massive convention, and visit out Division 8 page for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the convention!   Other Sessions of Interest
It’s time to prepare your submissions for SPSP 2016! Submission portals will soon open for short windows, so start collecting the necessary information today. See the list of dates below AND download a guide that will help you collect the necessary information from you and your collaborators now. For all submission information, visit
Since the last SPSP policy update, Congress continues to advance bills that will harm the social and behavioral sciences. On May 20th, the House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act by a vote of 217-205. The bill would cut the NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate by nearly 50% if enacted.  
Reminder to Submit Nominations for SPSP’s Annual Awards! Nominations for the following awards are accepted until 11:59 PM EST, June 1:
Below is an update on the status of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, H.R. 1806. As you may know, the legislation sets arbitrary funding levels and contains a near 50% cut to the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate - effectively eliminating large portions of funding for social and personality psychologists, among other social scientists.