Student Award - ACSP Student Travel to the Annual Conference
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Nominations Now Closed

New for 2020: Applications for the FWIG Emerging Faculty Travel Awards, the Gill-Chin Lim Student Travel Scholarships, the POCIG Student Travel Scholarships, and the ACSP Student Travel Scholarships have now all been merged into one application process. Please use the form at the bottom of this page.


For 2020, fourteen (14) travel scholarships will provide financial support to doctoral students to attend the ACSP Conference. Each award includes a student conference full registration waiver plus $500 USD in cash to defray travel expenses to the conference. Awards are granted to those for whom conference attendance would otherwise not be possible.

*NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our conference may change to a virtual format.  Students are STILL encouraged to apply for these travel scholarships which will be used for free conference registration in the event that we have a virtual event.


Deadline to Submit

The deadline for submissions is June 16 using the form below (scroll down).



  • Must be a graduate planning student enrolled at an ACSP member school during the previous academic year of the upcoming conference (Member Schools).
  • Must hold a current ACSP Student Membership (Join now).
  • Must be traveling more than 100 miles to the conference.
  • Must have submitted an abstract to the upcoming ACSP Conference, and subsequently have an accepted paper or poster to present at the conference. Feel free to submit your application prior to knowing if your abstract is accepted! ACSP staff will confirm the acceptance of your abstract for the award committee to continue their deliberations.
  • Must not have not been previously awarded any ACSP student travel scholarships.
  • Application will include all of the following combined into one file (MS Word or PDF): the student's current vitae; a one-page abstract of dissertation research, and a one-page cover letter signed by the dissertation advisor or program chair documenting passing the qualifying/comprehensive exam and having an approved dissertation prospectus.
  • Priority will be given to students who do not have institutional support for conference travel.



  • Member at Large: Kheir Al-Kodmany, University of Illinois at Chicago,
  • Member at Large: Kathe Newman, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
  • Member at Large: Lauren Fischer, University of North Texas,
  • FWIG Representative: Carrie Makarewicz, University of Colorado Denver,
  • GPEIG Representative: Abhinav Alakshendra, University of Florida,
  • POCIG Representative: Kim Mosby, University of New Orleans,
  • Inclusion + Allies Representative: TBD
  • Student Representative Member: Awais Azhar, University of Texas at Austin,


Past Winners

Past Winners of the ACSP Student Travel Scholarships

  • 2019 Ahmad Bonakdar, University of Texas at Arlington; Rebecca Crane, University of California, Los Angeles; Elizabeth Marcello, Columbia University; Manuel Santana Palacios, University of California, Berkeley; Ioanna Tsoulou, Rutgers University;
    Kailai Wang, The Ohio State University
  • 2018 Kelly Gregg, University of Toronto; Daniella Hirschfeld, UC Berkeley; Valerie Stahl, Columbia University; Haitao YU, University of Florida; Haotian Zhong, Texas A&M University
  • 2017 Anne Brown, University of California at Los Angeles; Sarah Cooper, University of Illinois at Chicago; Carla Maria Kayanan, University of Michigan; Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Cornell University; Laura Alejandra Reyes Ruiz, The University of Texas at Austin; Austin Zwick, University of Toronto
  • 2016 Eric Seymour, University of Michigan; Adele Cassola, Columbia University; Santina Contreras, University of California, Irvine; Fei Li, New York University; Subhashni Raj, University at Buffalo
  • 2015 Amelia Caldwell, Cleveland State University; Lindsey Day Farnsworth, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Karolina Gorska, University of California, Los Angeles; Maxwell Hartt, University of Waterloo; Chang-Yu Hong, Portland State University; Hyun Woo Kim, Texas A&M University; Annette Koh, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ruoniu (Vince) Wang, University of Florida
  • 2014 Sandip Chakrabarti, University of Southern California; Na Chen, Ohio State University; Julia Elmer, Ohio State University; Allan Freyer, University of North Carolina; Eric Goldwyn, Columbia University; Dana Habeeb, Georgia Institute of Technology; Shima Hamidi, University of Utah; Michal Jarosynski, Florida State University; Nicola Szibbo, University of Southern California; Peter Wissoker, Cornell University
  • 2013 Anaid Yerena, University of California, Irvine; Ricardo Cardoso, University of California, Berkeley; Catherine Brinkley, University of Pennsylvania; Becca Jablonski, Cornell University; Brettany Shannon, University of Southern California.
  • 2012 Jackie Begley, New York University; Torsha Bhattacharya, Florida State University; Aftab Erfan, University of British Columbia; Stephanie Frank, University of Southern California; Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Jeongwoo Lee, University of Southern California; Jia Lu, University of Southern California; Sheryl-Ann Simpson, Cornell University; Chih-hao Wang, Ohio State University; Heeyeun Yoon, Harvard University
  • 2011  Sweta Byahut, University of Cincinnati; Jia Ching Chen, University of California, Berkeley; Bum Seok Chun, The Ohio State University; Tabitha S. Combs, University of North Carolina; James Connolly, Columbia University; Debra Flanders Cushing, University of Colorado Denver; Yu Ge, Texas A&M University; Sunita Kalsariya, University of Southern California; Kristian Larsen, University of Toronto;Zachary Taylor, University of Toronto
  • 2010  Jason Burke, University of Toronto; DONG Hongwei, Portland State University; Keren mertens Horn, New York University; Kanako Iuchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Junfend Jiao, University of Washington; Adam Millard-Ball, Stanford University; Meredith Drake Reitan, University of Southern California; Andrew Rumbach, Cornell University; Laura Russ, University of California, Los Angeles; Jocelyn Widmer, University of Florida
  • 2009  Kenneth Joh, University of California Irvine; Youngkook Kim, Ohio State University; Rachel Meltzer, New York University; Ahmed Abukhater, University of Texas at Austin; Paavo Monkkonen, University of California at Berkeley; Kelly Draper Zuniga, University of Colorado; Suzanne Lanyi Charles, Harvard University; Sade Owolabi, Cornell University; Jieun Kim, University of Illinois at Chicago; In Kwon Park, Ohio State University
  • 2008  Ralph Buehler, Rutgers University; Idalina Bap tista, University of California Berkeley; Gil Tal, University of California Davis; Miwa Ma Tsuo, Harvard University; J. Rober t (Bobby) Cochran, Portland State University; Cathy Yang Liu, University of Southern California; Diana Mitsova-Boneva, University of Cincinnati; Chang Yi, University of Texas Austin; Fusun Erkul, University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Jung Eun Kang, Texas A & M University
  • 2007  Ajay Agarwal, University of Southern California; Ana Baptista, Rutgers University; Rachel Berney, University of California-Berkeley; Annalise Fonza, University of Massachusetts; Zhan Guo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Heather Khan, Florida State University; Sameer Sharma, University of Cincinnati; Hoda Shawki , Ohio State University; Mark Stevens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Andree Tremoulet, Portland State University
  • 2006  Andrew Karvonen, University of Texas at Austin; Louna Khirfan, University of Michigan; Katherine Lieberknecht, Cornell University; Jeremy Nemeth, Rutgers University; Doan Nguyen, University of Maryland; Sung Ho Ryu, University of Southern California; Chris Hawking, Florida State University; Uddhab Bhandary, University of Colorado, Denver; Sarah Dooling, University of Washington; Abhishek Tiwari, University of California, Irvine
  • 2005 - ACSP—Fannie Mae Foundation Student Travel Awards - Jainey K. Bavashi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Clarinda Barnett, Wayne State University; Yanmei Li, Ohio State University; Jennifer Ball, University of Guelph; Mook Kim, Rutgers University; Rodney Harrell, University of Maryland; Shanna Eller, Portland State University; Michelle Kondo, University of Washington; Rahsaan Arscott , Texas Southern University; Yang Zhang, Texas A&M University
  • 2004 - ACSP—Fannie Mae Foundation Student Travel Awards - Katrin Anacker, Ohio State University; Kristin Crossney, Rutgers University; Ashok Das, University of California, Los Angeles; Sugie Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology; Vikas Mehta, University of Maryland; Lynn Patterson, Georgia Institute of Technology; Deden Rukmana, Florida State University; Jeffrey Vincent, University of California, Berkeley; Leela Viswanathan, York University; Xifang Xing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 Past Winners of the Gill-Chin Lim Student Travel Awards

  • 2019 Julia Harten, University of Southern California; Khushboo Gupta, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 2018 Shruti Syal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Marin Marielos, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2017 Jaehyeon Park, University of California at Los Angeles; Justin Stern, Harvard University; Hogeun Park, Michigan State University
  • 2016 Angela Oberg, Rutgers University; Asavari Devadiga, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2015 Susmita Rishi, University of Washington; Hyun Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 2014 Yuzhen Gu, University of California, Berkeley; Sergio Montero, University of California, Berkeley; Sudeshna Mitra, Cornell University
  • 2013 Bruno Marot, McGill University; Zhumin Xu, University of New Orleans
  • 2012 Abigail Friendly, University of Toronto; Erick Guerra, University of California, Berkeley; Yi Zhu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;  Salila Prasad Vanka, University of Michigan
  • 2011 Fatima Wajahat, Florida State University; Nishtha Mehta, University of Texas at Austin; Liang Ma, Portland State University; Hiba Bou Akar, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2010 Yu Min Joo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Husein Rahmawati, Texas A&M University; Salila Vanka, University of Michigan; Nicholas R. Smith, Harvard University
  • 2009 Isabelle Anguelovski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kenneth Cheruiyot, University of Cincinnati; Xin Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Charles Oduro, Florida State University
  • 2006 Das Ashok, University of California, Los Angeles; Sandra Lee Pinel, University of Wisconsin; Zhilin Liu, Cornell University; Surajit Chakravart, University of Southern California
  • 2005 Nora Libertun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Mi Shih, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Anirban Pal, University of Colorado; Deden Rukmana, Florida State University
  • 2004 Murtaza Hatim Baxamusa, University of Southern California; Ramya Ramanath , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Nazife Emel Ganapati, University of Southern California; Yiping Fang, University of Colorado

Past Winners of the POCIG Student Travel Scholarships

  • 2019 Patrice Williams, Florida State University; Ariam Torres Cordero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Sayma Khajehei, University of Utah
  • 2018 Mohammed Hafiz, University of Texas at Arlington; Nazanin Ghaffari, University of Texas at Arlington; Woolack Kim, University of Cincinnati 
  • 2017 John Arroyo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Matthew Miller, University of Southern California; Seyoung Sung, Portland State University
  • 2016 C. Aujean Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Kim Mosby, University of New Orleans; Devin Oliver, University of Texas, Austin
  • 2015 Leonor Vanik, University of Illinois at Chicago; Nina Flores, University of California, Los Angeles; Miriam Solis, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2014 Dwayne Baker, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Melissa Currie, University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Sang Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Park Han, Texas A&M University
  • 2013 April Jackson, University of Illinois at Chicago; Sheryl Ann Simpson, Cornell University
  • 2012 Kimberly Adams, Texas Southern University; E-Sok (Andy) Hong, University of Southern California; Carolina Sarmiento, University of California, Irvine
  • 2011 Sheryl Ann Simpson, Cornell University; Edward Tarlton, Texas A&M University; Jasmine Williams, Jackson State University; Dungwoo Yang, University of California, Irvine
  • 2010 Andrew Greenlee, University of Chicago; LaTonya Green, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kwang OkLee, University of Southern California; Aftab Erfan, University of British Columbia; Donovan Anderson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Winners of the FWIG Emerging Scholar Travel Award

  • 2019 Serena Alexandar, San Jose State University; Na Chen, University of Cincinnati
  • 2018 Geoff Boeing, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2017 Tabitha Combs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/Lincoln University, New Zealand


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