Travel Award
Women of Mathematical Psychology Travel and Networking Award

The purpose of this award is to provide funds for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to participate in and network at the annual Professional Development Symposium and Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology.

Presenting one’s research at professional meetings such as the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology is an important way for individuals to become known in the professional community and to develop collaborative relationships with other professionals in the field. Given the relatively short time frame of the tenure period, it is essential that individuals begin to appear at professional meetings early in their careers.

Eligibility: Applicants must be

  1. A female scientist
  2. A graduate student in good academic standing or postdoctoral researcher
  3. Presenting a talk or poster at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology

A call for applications is generally made in the spring, in conjunction with the Call for Papers for the annual SMP meeting. Questions can be directed to

To apply, send the following to the Travel Award Committee:

  1. Evidence of an accepted paper or poster for MathPsych or ICCM (copy of the acceptance email).
  2. A professional development plan. This plan should discuss how attendance at MathPsych/ICCM and networking at the WoMP Symposium will enhance your professional development. The plan should be up to 1 page long.
  3. A current CV

In addition: The recipient must attend the Professional Development Symposium hosted by the Women of Math Psych to be held on July 19, 2019 (2:00-6:00pm) at the Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal.
Presence at the Women of Math Psych networking lunch from 12:40-2:00pm on the same day is strongly recommend.

The 2019 Awards are proudly sponsored by a grant from the AI Journal.

2019 Winners

  • Yanxiu (Sharon) Chen (Syracuse University)
  • Yanjun Liu (Indiana University)
  • Lori Mahoney (Wright State University)
  • Rong Zheng (Indiana University)

The 2018 Awards were proudly sponsored by the Society for Mathematical Psychology.

2018 Winners

  • Rachel Cunio (Wright State University)
  • Hanshu Zhang (Wright State University)
  • Qiong Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)

From 2015 to 2017, the WoMP Travel and Networking Award was generously sponsored by the National Science Foundation (Perception, Action, and Cognition Program) through the Women in Cognitive Science.

2017 Winners

  • Melody Dye (Indiana University, Bloomington)
  • Rachel Lerch (Drexel University)
  • Emily Weichart (Ohio State University)

2016 Winners

  • Jennifer Sloane (University of Syracuse)
  • Elizabeth Fox (Wright State University)
  • Megan Lee (University of California, Irvine)

2015 Winners

  • Karina-Mikayla Barcus (Ohio University)
  • Beth Baribault (University of California, Irvine)
  • Irina Danileiko (University of California, Irvine)
  • Maime Guan (University of California, Irvine)
  • Lisa Guo (University of California, Irvine)
  • Chelsea Voskuilen (Ohio State University)

Generously hosted by the Society for Math Psych