The Association for Applied Sport Psychology's (AASP) Diversity Committee (DC) works to "ensure that AASP honors its commitment to diversity... [And] makes recommendations to AASP's Executive Board on strategies and directives that will create an inclusive community for all our members" (2013). In line with the DC's purpose, it is committed to developing and supporting initiatives that focus on increasing multicultural diversity amongst the AASP membership.
While maintaining a racially and ethnically diverse membership is a challenge for many organizations, AASP is no exception as the field of sport and exercise psychology (SEP) is still an evolving subspecialty within the academic disciplines of psychology, sport, and exercise science. Including the voices of emerging scholars of color will enrich the scholarly and applied practices of the discipline.
The purpose of the AASP Student Diversity Conference Travel Grant is to provide racially and ethnically diverse students with a developing interest in SEP, who have not previously attended an annual AASP conference, the opportunity to:
The recipients of the AASP Student Diversity Conference Travel Grant will be provided:
May 1, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. (EDT)
Application materials should be sent via email to Rob Owens, Chair of the AASP Diversity Committee by 5:00 pm (EST) on May 1, 2019 in one PDF file:
Rob Owens, Ed.D
Chair, AASP Diversity Committee
Only completed application materials sent by the specified date and time will be reviewed by the grant committee.
Chelsea Battle, Auburn University
Chris Diaz, Drexel University
Reisha Hull, London South Bank University
Victor Kidd, University of South Carolina
Jahmia Phillips, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus
Kyle Prescott, Temple University
Farhan Shaikh, West Virginia University