SISPP 2021

Ohio State University Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology

The 2021 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology will be held at Ohio State University. The two-week intensive summer experience will accept 100 pre-doctoral students in social and personality psychology.

The Details

Date: July 11-23, 2021 (tentative)

Location:  Ohio State University

Costs: The fee for each student is $225 USD, which covers tuition, housing in university accommodations (shared bedroom, shared bathroom), and meals. Students are responsible for their travel to and from SISPP.

The 2021 Program




Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit, promise as a researcher, and diversity, which includes gender, race/ethnicity, year in graduate school, area of interest and graduate program. Students from the following categories are eligible to participate in SISPP:

  • U.S./Canadian graduate students.Students enrolled in psychology graduate programs in the U.S. and Canada, who are SPSP members and who are enrolled in their second through fifth years of graduate study at the time of application are eligible. First-year graduate students are not eligible. 
  • Graduate students from outside the United States and Canada enrolled in social-personality-related graduate programs in countries that are not currently included in inter-organizational SISPP exchange programs (that is, countries covered by EASP and SASP). Students accepted for these slots will receive up to $750 in travel funds and a registration waiver. Scholarship funds will be available to help with travel expenses for these students.
  • Postgraduate EASP members. These students will be selected and financially supported by the European Association of Social Psychologists.EASP postgraduate members should not apply through the SPSP portal. Instead, they should apply through the EASP website ( SPSP will accept five EASP postgraduate members, who will be selected by the EASP.
  • Postgraduate SASP members. These students will be selected and financially supported by the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. More information is available directly from SASP. More information is available directly from SASP (do not complete the application below).


Applications for SISPP 2021 will open November 2, 2020.

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Important Dates

November 2, 2020 Application Portal Opens
February 17, 2021 Application Portal Closes (Midnight EDT)
March 15, 2021 Selection Notifications Sent
March 29, 2021 Deadline to Accept
April 19, 2021 Deadline to pay $225 Registration Fee
TBA Students Arrive (first night housing is available)
TBA Classes Start
TBA Classes End
TBA Students Depart (check out of housing by noon)