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Student Research Grant

 

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) has a strong commitment to "the next generation" through the support of a vigorous student membership program, and as a member benefit to its students, SSSS offers two grants to be awarded each year - - one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student.


Graduate Student Research Grant

 

  • Up to $1,500 for research - awarded during the application year (cannot be used for conference travel)
  • $500 for travel*
  • One night accommodation at the conference host hotel*
  • Complimentary conference registration*

Undergraduate Student Research Grant

 

  • Up to $1,000 for research - awarded during the application year (cannot be used for conference travel)
  • $500 for travel*
  • One night accommodation at the conference host hotel*
  • Complimentary conference registration*

 

*Travelaccommodation, and registration are awarded the following year to present your research during a concurrent session at the SSSS Annual Conference. If travel is not required to attend the conference (e.g., the winner lives in the conference city or SSSS holds a virtual conference), travel or hotel will not be provided, but complimentary conference registration will remain in place.

 

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Nomination Period: 
Open from January 1 - March 15 each year  


General Requirements:

  • Each applicant must be a current SSSS Student Member before applying for the grant, and must remain a member the following year (to present your research during the 2022 SSSS Annual Conference).
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
    • The graduate student grant can be used to support a master's theses or doctoral dissertation, but it is not a requirement that the funds be used for a thesis or dissertation. 
    • The undergraduate student grant can be used to fund any project that is conducted while the applicant is an undergraduate student (even if they are no longer an undergraduate student when they present their findings at the SSSS Annual Conference the following year).
  • The applicant's mentor or chairperson of the applicant's department must submit an e-mail to TheSociety@SexScience.org, confirming the applicant's student status.

Application Process:

  • Follow all instructions (incomplete applications and/or applicant's not following instructions will not be considered).
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you after your application is received and the email from your mentor or chairperson is received. 
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within one week of SSSS receiving both your application and the email from your mentor or chairperson, please contact SSSS at TheSociety@SexScience.org.
  • Biographical Sketch: During the application process, you'll be asked to write a brief bio (paragraph form), to include the title of the proposed research (approximately 200 words). If selected to receive the grant in 2021, the bio should be suitable for use in the SSSS "Sexual Science Newsletter," and for an introduction at the SSSS Annual Conference in 2022. 
  • Brief Abstract: During the application process, you'll be asked to write a brief abstract (paragraph form), to include the title of the proposed research (approximately 150 words). Do not place your name and/or the name of your institution/mentor/chairperson/professors anywhere on the brief abstract. The brief abstract will be used by SSSS in summary of all projects submitted, and should stand on its own, apart from the proposal.
  • Proposal One attachment (pdf) should include all items below: title, research outline, bibliography/references, and budget.
    • Blind Review - Since the proposal is a blind review, do not place your name and/or the name of your institution/mentor/chairperson/professors anywhere on the proposal.
    • You'll be asked to attach your proposal (pdf) at the very end of the application. The proposal should include all of the items listed below, as one attachment. Include the following details in the proposal:
    • Title: The title of the research project must appear at the top of the proposal.
    • Research Outline: The research outline should be a maximum of five pages, double-spaced, including literature, methodology, and analysis. See the Review & Evaluation section below for evaluation criteria. Helpful Tips: Avoid labeling the research a dissertation or thesis. The research outline should be sufficiently detailed to enable readers to understand the research questions, hypotheses, methods, and proposed qualitative or quantitative analyses (as applicable).
    • Bibliography/References
    • Budget: Prepare a proposed budget for the project, with justification and explanation, including other sources of income or funding you have, or will, receive. (Note: Conference travel expenses are not eligible for this grant award and should not be included in the budget. The grant recipient will receive $500 for travel expenses to present at the SSSS conference the following year.)
 

Review & Evaluation: Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Significance, novelty, and innovation of the project;
  • Clarity of, and justification for, the research question(s) and/or hypothesis(es);
  • Soundness and appropriateness of the proposed methodology; and
  • Appropriateness of the budget, and the extent to which the funds are necessary for conducting the study.
 

Questions? Contact SSSS at TheSociety@SexScience.org


 


STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS

2019
Erin Leigh Courtice, BSc
People's Experiences of Technology - Mediated Sexual Interactions with Romantic Partners: Motivations, Outcomes, and Consent Negotiations

2018 (Fall)
Selime R. Salim, BA
Sexual Victimization and Suicidality Among Bisexual Women

2018 (Spring)
Alan Santinele Martino, MA
The Romantic and Sexual Experiences of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Ontario, Canada

2017 (Fall)
Tiffany Marcantonio, MA, LAC
Understanding Condom Use and Alcohol and Sex Expectancies Among College Students During an Alcohol Intensive Event (AIE) Using the Theory of Planned Behavior

2017 (Spring)
Natalie Stratton, MA
When the "Oohs" are Painful, not Pleasurable: Anodyspareunia and the Fear-Avoidance Model of Sexual Pain Among Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men

2015 (Fall)
Christopher Baum
Regulating Sex: Labor, Technology and the Shifting Politics of Adult Film Production in California

2015 (Spring)
Jody Ahlm, MA
Hookup Apps: New Technologies and Changing Sexual Norms

Grant Recipients Prior to 2015

Brian Adams-Thies
Sherral E. Austin
Kimberly Balsam
Rom Birnbaum

Zachary Blair
Heather Blunt
Michael Brezsnyak
James M. Cantor

Elizabeth Clement
Terry D. Conley
Siobhan Cooney
Matthew R. D'Aprile

Lyndall Ellingson
Raymond Eno
Rhonda J. Factor
Diana M. Falkenbach

George A. Gaither
Steve Garcia Cisneros
Merle E. Hamburger
Betty A. Harris

Jenny Higgins
Julie Hill
Ronald K. Hougen
Stuart Adam Isralowitz

Val Marlie Johnson
Kristen Jozkowski
Michael P. Kelly
Kathryn Klement

Mary A. Koralewski
Kelli-an Lawrence
Ilsa L. Lottes
Kara Lustig

Nichole Merritt
Jonathan Mohr
Linda R. Mona
Patrick Sean Mulick

Gregory J. Murrey
Emily Nagoski
Michael Pisarick
Mary K. Roberts

Sharon Kay Rorbakken
Kirsten L. Rowe
Vince A. F. Salazar
Paul A. Schewe

Michael Shively
Monica Slinkard
Cudore L. Snell
Kearsley Allison Stewart

K. Jod Taywaditep
Zeb Tortorici
Melissa Travis
Sari M. van Anders

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz
David Lee Warner
D. Scott Wilson



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