Call for Students Award

The Interamerican Society of Psychology (SIP) invites undergraduate and graduate students to enter the competition for the Student Research Awards for Psychology 2019. These awards are conferred during each Interamerican Congress of Psychology. They will next be awarded during the XXXVII Interamerican Congress of Psychology that will be celebrated in La Habana, Cuba from July 15 to 19, 2019.


The work should have been done while a student in an undergraduate or graduate program and be written in one of the 4 official languages of SIP: Spanish, English, Portuguese, or French.

  1. The award will be conferred to one or more students. The authors should demonstrate that they are students at the time of submitting the work. If a professor is among the authors, he or she should have played only an advisory role and his or her name ought to appear last in the list of authors.
  2. Initially you should send an abstract (summary) of up to 1,000 words, without tables, figures, or bibliographic references. Later the authors of selected works should send an expanded version, containing up to 10,000 words, that can also include tables, figures, and the rest of the elements used, and should include the bibliographic references that correspond to the text.
  3. Both versions (the initial abstract and the expanded version) should be written in font Times New Roman size 12, double-spaced.
  4. The first page of the work should only give the title. Do not write the name of the author or authors.
  5. Send the abstract filling out the electronic form
  6. With the abstract you should:
    • Complete the submission sheet electronically
    • Include an official written evidence of current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate psychology program or official evidence of graduation between January of 2017 and December 2018, issued by the academic institution where you were enrolled.
    • Evidence of your membership in the SIP or a letter of recommendation from an active member of the SIP.
  7. In order to receive their award, authors who win the award must join the SIP if they are not already members. They can do this through the website:



Submissions will be evaluated by the members of the Student Awards Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors. The jury will evaluate the submitted summaries and will select those they consider the best according to academic criteria. Afterward the selected authors will need to submit the expanded version of their work. The evaluation, of the summaries as well as the expanded versions, will be performed without knowledge of the names of the authors, the institution, or the country the submission comes from (masked review process), using the following criteria:

  1. Originality and contribution to advancing psychology.
  2. Relevance of the problem.
  3. Conceptual clarity.
  4. Adequacy of the method for defining and studying the problem.
  5. Quality and use of the information gathered (documents, statistical data, instruments, and other related issues).
  6. Coherent conclusions reached through the information utilized.
  7. Social impact.
  8. Proper citation of sources used, including the currency and relevancy of the citations.
  9. Adherence to the norms of publication of the Interamerican Journal of Psychology (RIP).



All undergraduate and graduate students of any country of the Americas can participate as well as those who completed those programs between January 2017 and December 2018. Authors can only send one work, so that an individual can only appear as an author on a single submission.



  1. Certificate of recognition presented at the XXXVII Interamerican Congress of Psychology.
  2. Awardee’s presentation of his or her work during the Congress.
  3. Invitation to submit the work to the Interamerican Journal of Psychology (Revista Interamericana de Psicología, RIP) for consideration for publication, according to the editorial process for evaluation of submissions.
  4. An award of US $400.00 to the undergraduate winner and another award of US $400.00 to the graduate winner.




Dr. Nelson Portillo
Vice-President for North America and Canada

Dr. Cristina Cox
Executive Secretary for North America


March 15, 2019


For more information contact us at the SIP’s Central Office

Secretary General
Blanca Ortiz Torres, JD, PhD
San Juan, Puerto Rico