Student World Conference Scholars

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The mission of the ACBS Student SIG is to work to support students of contextual behavioral science by advocating for their professional and personal development and facilitating their contribution to ACBS and the larger community. One step in moving towards this mission has been to create a Student World Conference Scholarship that will help subsidize the costs of attending the annual ACBS World Conference.

We need your help! If you're able, please consider donating to the Student Fund here. Every Dollar/Euro/Yen/Peso/Farthing helps!


Nominees must be:

  1. Student members of ACBS in good standing (i.e., membership dues are up to date);
  2. Currently enrolled as a student in an undergraduate or graduate program;
  3. Presenting a poster, a paper as part of a symposium, or IGNITE presentation. Please note that these submissions MUST be submitted by February 15, even though the general poster submission deadline is later for the conference. (In the event that your oral/symposium presentation is not accepted, scholarship recipients will be guaranteed a poster acceptance on the same topic/research.)

We encourage applications from first time ACBS conference attendees, students from under-represented groups in ACBS (e.g. developing nations), and students who demonstrate financial need. We define “financial need” as including one or more of the following, but understand that there might be other examples:

  • Your school will not provide any reimbursement or funding for this trip. You are funding this trip 100% by yourself.
  • You have recently gone through personal situations that have put a strain on you financially.
  • You do not have student assistantships (i.e., paid Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant appointments). You are funding all of your studies with student loans and/or working other jobs outside of school.

Scholarship funds can only be used to off-set the cost of the ACBS World Conference registration fee. 

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submissions is February 15th by 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). No submissions will be allowed after the deadline. Incomplete submissions will be disqualified. Notifications of scholarship recipients will be made via email by March 31st.

Award Recipients:

ACBS World Conference 17 - Dublin, Ireland

Kate Barrett, University College Dublin
Catriona Connelly, University College Dublin
Lauren Johnson, Drexel University
Stephen Richer, Bournemouth University
Eric Tifft, University at Albany, SUNY

ACBS World Conference 16 - Montréal, Canada

Zülal ÇELİK, Bakirkoy Research & Training Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery
Michael McGlenn, Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology
Benjamin Ramos, University of Edinburgh
Karoly Schlosser, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
Merve Terzioglu, Bakirkoy Research & Training Hospital for Psychiatry, Neurology and Neurosurgery 

ACBS World Conference 15 - Seville, Spain

Gloria Mª Torres Fernández, Spain
Charikleia Karatza, Greece
Sumin Na, Canada
Aline Simões, Brazil
Nikolija Rakočević, Serbia

ACBS World Conference 14 - Seattle, USA

Emily Ball, Gonzaga University
Jia Hui Chaw, Wichita State University
Rebecca Schneider, University of Colorado Boulder
Kimberley Schulz, Alliant International University
Anita Souza, University of Washington 

ACBS World Conference 13 - Berlin, Germany

Fernandez Carreno, Spain
Connie Chong, Hong Kong
Naftally Israeli, Israel
Paolo Lucena Santos, Portugal