Educational Institutions

Society For The Psychological Study of Social Issues

  • Washington, DC
  • www.spssi.org

Mission Statement

Through its many programs and activities-- which include publication of three academic journals (Journal of Social Issues; Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, and Social Issues and Policy Review), bi-annual conventions, joint sponsorship with the European Association of Experimental Social Psychologists of annual conferences in Europe and North America,and special programming at APA's Annual Convention --SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists opportunities to share their research and apply their findings and insights to the critical problems of today's world. Research on social issues is fostered through SPSSI sponsorship of several annual award, fellowship, and grant programs. With United Nations NGO status, SPSSI serves as consultant to the Economic and Social Council of the UN.

Service Areas

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International

While the majority of SPSSI members are located in North America, we also serve members in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. Our grants programs are open to applicants from around the world.

ruling year

1966

Principal Officer since 2006

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Susan Dudley PhD

Keywords

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social science, public policy, peace, poverty, prejudice, intergroup interactions

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Also Known As

SPSSI

EIN

38-1614481

 Number

4673018915

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Behavioral Science (V23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Grants-in-Aid: With two grant cycles each year, these small grants support research involving unique and timely research by graduate students and early career scholars, often at underrepresented institutions, and typcially involving volunteer research teams in actual (not pilot) projects related to social issues and social policy. Grants are up to $1000 each, and require a commitment from the home institution to provide matching funding. Applied Social Issues Internships are designed to encourage research that is conducted in cooperation with a community or government organization, public interest group, or other non-profit entity that will benefit directly from the project. This program is open to college seniors, graduate students, and first-year post-doctorates in psychology, applied social science and related disciplines. Individual awards range from $300 to $2500. Clara Mayo Grants: This program supports masters' theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with a preference given to students enrolled in terminal master's programs. Studies on the application of theory or the design of interventions or treatments to address social problems are encouraged. Individual awards are up to $1000. James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship: This is a one- or two-year appointment, open to applicants who hold either a PhD and PsyD and a demonstrated interest or involvement in the application of social science to social issues and policies. The fellow works in Washington to implement research-based public policy initiatives at the federal level. Dalmas Taylor Summer Fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduate student of color, who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in psychology or a related field with a focus on ethnic minority issues, to work on public policy issues in Washington, DC. A summer stipend of $3000 plus housing and travel funds are provided. SPSSI Action Grants for Experienced Scholars SAGES)encourages age 60+ and retired scientists to apply their expertise to helping to solve social problems or to educate and assist policy makers in their efforts to formulate sound policies. Projects tend to involve direct action, work with non-profit groups. or preparation of reviews of existing socience literature for use by policy makers. Funding ranges from $1000 to $8000 for each project.

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Service Areas

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International

While the majority of SPSSI members are located in North America, we also serve members in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia. Our grants programs are open to applicants from around the world.

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SOCIETY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF SOCIAL ISSUES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Principal Officer

Susan Dudley PhD

BIO

Executive Director Susan Dudley joined SPSSI?s staff in 2006. Her professional background includes basic research in behavioral neuroscience, university teaching, and non-profit program management. After a decade in academia, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and biology while living in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, she settled in Washington DC where she spent nine years as a program director and then Deputy Director at the National Abortion Federation. There she was responsible for oversight of clinical education initiatives, membership services, the annual conference, and the program ensuring quality patient care at NAF member clinics nation wide. She has also served as Deputy Director at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, where her responsibilities included policy and program planning and oversight as well as organizational management activities; as Senior Science Analyst at the National Breast Cancer Coalition, and as Director of Policy Research at the National Research Center for Women & Families. She earned her PhD in biological psychology from the University of Massachusetts.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James S Jackson PhD

University of Michigan

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