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The School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC) is an opportunity for emerging scholars to work in collaboration with peers and hand-in-hand with top researchers in the field of school psychology. Sponsored by the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), the SPRCC is a mechanism to enhance the research efforts and skills of early-career researchers who conduct psychological research relevant to education and the practice of psychology in the schools. The conference is designed to facilitate multi-site research by encouraging interactions between early-career researchers and senior researchers. SSSP recognizes that multisite projects facilitate research that draws on broader ranges of expertise, provides opportunities to obtain larger samples and more varied populations, and benefits from a variety of methodologies to answer theoretical and empirically derived questions. Collaboration among conference attendees will result in researchers being able to address complex and important problems relevant to education and the practice of psychology in the schools.

The 2019 SPRCC will precede the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, taking place February 24-25, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The format will include (1) presentations of interest to early-career scholars from senior scholars and (2) breakout meetings to support collaboration among those with related research interests. The principal attendees of the biannual SPRCC include early-career psychological researchers and senior researchers (i.e., Catalyst Scholars) interested in mentoring early-career researchers and serving as project consultants.

Application procedures may be found here.

The deadline for the emailed submission of the above materials is May 15, 2018 at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Late applications will not be accepted. Early Career Scholars will be selected to participate from those submitting complete materials and notified on or before July 15, 2018. Early-career scholar participants will be provided a stipend to facilitate their travel to and attendance at SPRCC; Non-US and Non-Canadian applicants may submit a request for an additional supplement to the stipend, in the event of financial constraints.

Please direct questions regarding the conference to the Chair of SPRCC, Dr. Stephen Kilgus at Directions for completing and submitting the application materials, along with other information about the SPRCC, also can be located at the SPRCC website at

The mission of the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP) is to advance basic and applied scientific research in all aspects of school psychology; disseminate important research results to the general public, scientists, academicians, and practitioners concerning school psychology; and foster communication about the profession of school psychology. SSSP is the owner of the Journal of School Psychology, the first major research journal in school psychology. SSSP carries out its mission through several important activities, including the SSSP Early Career Grant competition, the School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference, a School Psychology Research Development Presentation Series, and liaisons to various inter- organizational groups.

Each applicant is required to submit an electronic copy of the application materials to (Include “2019 SPRCC Application” in the subject line; an email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours of receipt of the application).

2017 SPRCC Planning Committee

Stephen Kilgus, Chair University of Missouri
Melissa Collier-Meek, Co-Chair University of Massachusetts-Boston
Stacy-Ann January, Committee Member University of South Carolina
Desireé Vega, Committee Member University of Arizona