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The American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) Student Committee is pleased to invite submissions to the 2019 AP-LS Conference Student Presentation Awards. The American Psychology-Law Society is Division 41 of the American Psychological Association and includes scholars, researchers, and practitioners of various disciplines who work at the intersection of psychology and law. The AP-LS Student Committee provides an array of resources and experiences for students interested in psychology and law.
Award structure The AP-LS Student Committee will be awarding nine (9) student presentation awards at the 2019 AP-LS Conference, totaling $1,450. These awards include:
Three (3) Outstanding Student Paper awards ($200 each);
Three (3) Outstanding Student Poster awards ($100 each); and
Three specialty awards, including:
One (1) Outstanding Student Presentation in Legal Research (paper or poster; $200), for research directly related to the law or legal practice;
One (1) Outstanding Student Presentation in Novel-Topic Research (paper or poster; $200), for research on a topic not traditionally studied in law and psychology; and
One (1) Outstanding Student Presentation in Corrections Research (paper or poster; $150), for research directly related to correctional settings.
***Note: We have not added a category for Data Blitz type presentations for the 2019 Conference. The Student Committee takes evaluating submissions very seriously and we want to get to know the format better before establishing an award. Please look for a Data Blitz Award for the 2020 Conference.
Eligibility Individuals must be current Student Affiliates of the American Psychology-Law Society at the time of submission and award. This includes both undergraduate and graduate student affiliates. Additionally, all awarded students must attend the 2019 AP-LS Annual Conference. In the event that the presenter of a chosen submission is unable to attend the conference, the award will be given to the presentation with the next highest score.
Application A complete application includes (1) a completed survey, and (2) an electronic version of the presentation to be reviewed. The survey can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/Spu7kfs4huelDrj13. An electronic version (PPT, PDF, or similar) of your presentation should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with your last name and type of presentation as the subject line (e.g., “Smith_paper” and “Jones_poster”). If you are submitting a paper presentation, you should also send a video file of your presentation. This may be the full video file or a link to the video file (e.g., Dropbox, Vimeo, or YouTube). This video must be a screen capture of your presentation with a voice over (**see directions below for how to do this). This requirement has changed this year in order to reduce opportunities for implicit bias to influence evaluations of the presentation. To further this goal, submission videos must be anonymous in presentation without presenter or collaborator names and affiliations. Please edit your poster or presentation materials to obscure or remove names and affiliations. We will be able to assess the professional nature of the presentation without seeing the presenter and will consider the level of preparation and the information included. The length of the recording should match the length of time you will have to speak at the conference. Paper submissions received without the video will not be eligible for the award.The final deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 26, by 11:59pm PST. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered for the award.
Evaluation Reviews will be based solely on the submitted materials. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least two (2) AP-LS Student Committee Officers. The submitted materials will be scored on the following criteria: appropriateness and completeness of the information provided, contribution to the field, and presentation organization and design. Reviews will be based on a ten-point rating scale of 1-2 (poor), 3-4 (fair), 5-6 (average), 7-8 (outstanding), and 9-10 (exceptional) on each criterion, with a resulting score between 20 and 200 points.
Paper submissions will be evaluated based on the above criteria in addition to a review of the video submission. Video submissions will be evaluated on knowledgeable, enthusiasm, organization and practice, use of filler words, and time using the same ten-point scale discussed above with a resulting score between 25 and 250 points for paper presentation submissions.
Award Award decisions will be announced prior to the 2019 AP-LS Annual Conference by the AP-LS Student Committee. Awarded students will be contacted by the AP-LS Student Committee directly, and distribution of award funds will be discussed with the awarded student at that time. Award announcements will be distributed on the Committee’s webpage and Facebook page. The awarded presentations may also be displayed on the Committee’s webpage for demonstration purposes, with the permission of the authors.