Applications now being accepted for late-breaking poster session at APA convention

Application deadline is Feb. 23, 2018.

To enable more graduate students to participate in the American Psychological Association's 2018 convention, to be held Aug. 9-12 in San Francisco, APA is sponsoring a special late-breaking poster session for cutting-edge research by graduate students in psychological science. This poster session, “Cutting Edge Research from Emerging Psychological Scientists: Late-Breaking Graduate Student Posters,” is being organized by APA's Science Student Council and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) Science Committee.

Submissions for this session are due Feb. 23, 2018, and notifications of selection decisions will be sent by March 19, which will enable presenters to submit separate applications for the APA Student Travel Award before its April 6 application deadline. In addition, graduate students who are APAGS members (or apply to join APAGS at the time of their poster abstract submission) and are first authors on a poster at the convention are eligible to have their convention early registration fee waived. Details about how to get the fee waived will be sent to eligible students in early spring. If you have questions about the fee waiver please contact the convention office before registering for convention. After the advance registration deadline passes in early summer, the waiver will no longer be available.

Although the names of participants in this poster session will not be included in the printed convention program due to its late-breaking nature, they will appear in the online convention program and in the convention smartphone app.


Applicants for this session must be first author on the submission. Authors of posters may not present more than one other poster or talk at the convention. Submissions to this session should not be redundant or substantively similar to proposals already submitted for the convention under the original application deadline. Due to the late-breaking nature of this session, it may not be possible to prevent schedule conflicts if authors of the posters are also presenting other material at the convention.

Graduate students in all fields of psychological science and neuroscience are eligible to submit. Undergraduate students and faculty members are not eligible to serve as first authors for this poster session, although they can be included as additional authors on the poster.

How to apply

Submit an application form (PDF, 160KB) and an abstract of no more than 200 words (text only; no tables/figures) by email to the Science Directorate. APA Science Directorate staff will examine all applications for eligibility. Poster submissions will be reviewed by members of the Science Student Council and APAGS Science Committee.

Application materials must be received electronically on or before 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 23, 2018.

All applicants will be notified of selection decisions via email by March 19. Be sure to keep a copy of all submitted materials for your records.