Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

Conference Speaker Grant Program


The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (STP; Division 2 of APA) is pleased to announce a program to provide support to small teaching conferences to fund speakers related to the teaching of psychology. The grant program is open to any gathering of psychology teachers from 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. (Please note that the program does not fund speakers for regional research conferences through this program long-standing regional research conferences are supported by STP through another program.)

Amount of Funding Available

STP provides a total of $6000 to award in the amount of $1200 per speaker/conference. This money will provide travel reimbursement for the speaker, and the conference will be expected to fund (or waive) the speaker’s registration. Please note that STP will fund a speaker for more than $1200 travel reimbursement when special circumstances exist (e.g., international speaker, necessary accommodations). A total of 6 awards are funded each year, with two deadlines for submission as described below.

Submission Due Date

One additional grant is available for 2015. Proposals must be received by April 17 to be considered.  

The committee reviews all applications on a rolling basis. We give 5 awards per calendar year and will continue to accept applications until all funds have been awarded. Please submit applications early.

Criteria for Proposal Submission

Proposals should not be longer than 2 single-space pages and should include the following sections:

  1. Applicants' names and contact information (e-mail address and telephone number)
  2. Title and dates of the conference
  3. History of the conference – number of years it has been in existence, attendance rate over the past 3 years (if that information is available), and expected impact on the community
  4. Total conference budget including funding sources
  5. Names and affiliations of proposed speakers (of the conference  coordinator’s choice)
  6. Justification to the committee for selection of your conference and choice of speaker(s)

The committee will review proposals according to the following criteria:
         a) quality of the proposal

b) number of people involved in the conference
         c) history of past support of the conference by STP
         d) extent to which the conference supports the mission of STP


Send applications in a digital format  to:

Courtney Rocheleau, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 054
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: 303.556.3205

STP Mission Statement

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology advances understanding of the discipline by promoting excellence in the teaching and learning of psychology. The Society provides resources and services, access to a collaborative community, and opportunities for professional development. The Society also strives to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning, advocate for the needs of teachers of psychology, foster partnerships across academic settings, and increase recognition of the value of the teaching profession.

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