Social Issues Dissertation Award 2023

  • Post last modified:February 11, 2023
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Grade Level Doctoral Candidate
Country USA
Sponsors SPSSI
Award $750
Application Deadline  May 01, 2023


Are you a student seeking an exciting opportunity or Dissertation Award to support your degree program? Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, USA inviting online application for Social Issues Dissertation Award. Don’t let this fantastic chance pass you by by missing the application deadline! In this article, we’ll go over this awards program’s features, benefits, and step-by-step application process. 

About Social Issues Dissertation Award

The Social Issues Dissertation Award recognizes doctoral dissertations in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) that best demonstrate scientific excellence and potential application to social problems.


The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues is an organization of social scientists that has historically brought research to bear on a wide array of societal problems. SPSSI was organized during the Depression of the 1930s, in an attempt to bring together a “national group of socially minded psychologists” to address social and economic issues (Finison, 1979).

Social Issues Dissertation Award Coverage

A first prize of $750 and a second prize of $500 will be award.

Social Issues Dissertation Award Eligibility Criteria

Any doctoral dissertation in psychology (or in a social science with psychological subject matter) accepted between March 1 of the previous year and up to the deadline of the current year is eligible. Applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the current year’s award deadline.

Please note that in the award year an individual or group may only submit one paper to one SPSSI award (from amongst the Allport, Klineberg and Dissertation Awards) and applicants may not submit to the Dissertation Prize twice.


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Required Documents

  • Award Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • a 500-word summary of the dissertation. The summary should include title, rationale, methods and results of dissertation, as well as its implications for social problems
  • CV

How to Apply Social Issues Dissertation Award?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for award:

  • Create an account and to apply from here.
  • Fill-out the required informations
  • Attach & submit the supporting documents in the Application Form.
  • Check your email for the successful application.

FAQ About Social Issues Dissertation Award

All applicants will be notified of their status by July 1. Finalists will be asked to provide:

  • Certification by the dissertation advisor of the acceptance date of the dissertation
  • A full electronic copy of the dissertation.
  • The final decision will be announced by September 1.

Official Notification

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