Student Awards

A Student Award competition will be conducted again in conjunction with the 2023 ISRI conference. Check back later for more information!


James Marcia Student Travel Scholarship

At each biennial conference, ISRI awards a James Marcia Student Travel Scholarship in the amount of $100 to a student presenter. To qualify for the James Marcia Student Travel Scholarship, individuals must be an ISRI student member, and be the first and presenting author on an accepted submission of any type. Please note that this includes first authorship on a paper presented within a symposium. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.

The travel scholarship is awarded on a lottery basis. In the case of a student who is first author on more than one presentation, that person will have their name entered into the lottery only once. The ISRI Program Committee randomly selects the recipient from the pool of eligible candidates. Should the winner for some reason be unable to attend the conference, the award is forfeited and a new lottery conducted from the remaining applications.

To be considered for the lottery, please select this option as you enter author information for your submission on the submission website. Proof of student status (a copy of a current student ID or a note from the faculty advisor on letterhead certifying student status) will be required upon receipt of the award.

Student Research Award

Students are encouraged to submit their original, individual research for consideration for a Student Research Award for high quality accomplishments. Three awards are given: one at the bachelor level (e.g., an undergraduate thesis or independent research project), master level (e.g., a master thesis or an independent research project), and doctoral (e.g., a dissertation).

Students who want to be considered for this award must be first author on a conference proposal that is based on their project. The proposal must be submitted as either a Traditional Poster, Traditional Paper, or a Paper in a Symposium. Please select the Student Research Award option as you enter author information for your submission on the submission website. In addition to the other requirements for that submission type, students must also submit a description of their role in the project and the name and e-mail address of their faculty sponsor.

The Program Committee, in conjunction with the Chair of the Student Research Award Committee, Dr. Sheila Marshall, will review applications. Students will be notified within two months (or earlier) whether they were selected for the award.

Please note that the review process for the Student Research Award will be separate from the general review process (i.e., submissions not selected for the Student Research Award may still be accepted for the conference itself). Students may select consideration for both the James Marcia Student Travel Scholarship and the Student Research Award.