Travel Awards

Everyone submitting an abstract is eligible to apply for a travel award. Applications are due August 15.

Travel award applications are a two-step process:

Step 1: Trainees/students seeking to apply for a travel award must send us a *very brief* e-mail only to let us know 1. you want to be considered for a travel award and 2. from whom we should expect to receive a nomination form.

Step 2: Faculty advisors must nominate the trainee/student for the award by filling out a recommendation form and e-mailing it to us before the August 15 deadline. Faculty advisors may nominate as many students as they wish, but complete a separate form for each. The form describes:

  • How the nominee will benefit from attending OPAM
  • How the nominee will contribute to advance understanding of visual cognition
  • Any funding limitations for travel that the nominee may have

The award result will be contingent upon the quality of the submitted abstract, content of the recommendation form, and financial need. The travel award is open to postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate trainees. Nominations of undergraduate and masters students are greatly encouraged. There is no citizenship requirement.

Download the nomination form for faculty advisors to complete

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Best Talk and Poster Awards

Information about talk and poster awards will be announced later in the year. We are able to recognize the best research presented at OPAM, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Visual Cognition. Every presenter will be automatically eligible for these awards. Throughout the day, presentations will be judged by a panel of Associate and Consulting Editors from the Visual Cognition Editorial Board. We will announce the winners after the keynote address. The Best Talk will receive $300 and the Best Poster will receive $200.