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SASP Student Research Forum

To be held at the 125th Annual APA Convention in Washington, D.C.
(August 3-6, 2017)

SASP Student Research Forum

Call for Digital Poster Presentation Proposals

SASP is pleased to announce the Call for Digital Proposals for the 2017 SASP Student Research Forum (SRF) to be held during the 125th annual APA Convention, on Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 8:00 – 9:50 a.m. in Washington DC.

The Student Research Forum, designed specifically for school psychology graduate students, provides opportunities to learn from and network with colleagues in the field. Activities for the 2017 Student Research Forum include a keynote address, student digital poster presentations, and wonderful opportunities for professional networking.

All current school psychology graduate students are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations. The deadline for all proposals is May 26, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Selected presenters will receive a travel assistance stipend to attend the APA Convention.

Submissions should reflect original empirical research or theoretical arguments, have clear applications/implications for the practice of (or training in) school psychology, and have not been previously presented at other conferences.


Digital Poster Presentations:

Digital poster presentations allow presenters to display their research in a digital format, allowing attendees to view and engage in discussions about the author’s work. Sessions generally range from 30-45 minutes in length. For those submissions accepted for presentation in poster session, SASP will send detailed instructions to assist presenters in preparing materials in the required format.

Guidelines for Proposal Preparation and Submission

Your final proposal submission must include:

  • A completed proposal cover sheet (download here)
  • A typed, doubled-spaced summary of the proposed poster presentation
    • Maximum of 500 words (title, references, and tables not included in word limit)
    • Description of the nature of research, methodological and/or conceptual framework, significance of results, implications for school psychology
    • Do not include any identifying information in summary
    • Attach as a separate document from the cover sheet
  • Materials should be submitted electronically to the e-mail address provided at the bottom of the proposal cover sheet.
  • Submitted presentations should be original works, and may not have been previously presented at other conferences.
  • Please adhere to APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct, specifically Standard 8: Research and Publication when conducting and presenting research.
  • Indicate any accommodations for physical disability that are required to facilitate participation on the cover sheet.
  • Each proposal should include an e-mail address for the first author. First authors are responsible for communicating all information received from SASP regarding the SRF to co-authors.
  • Presenters will be notified by e-mail regarding proposal acceptance by June 9, 2017.

If you have any questions about the SASP Student Research Forum or the proposal submission process, please contact: Maribeth Wicoff, SASP Convention Chair, at