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Regional Conference Grants

The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is committed to supporting student-oriented professional meetings and awards up to nine grants valued at a maximum of $1,500 USD each per year. The purpose of these grants is to supplement educational opportunities for graduate students and professionals within local-level educational offerings as well as help host institutions defer costs associated with regional conferences (e.g., provide seed money) that promote student presentations and/or student-oriented sessions to discuss professional issues. Starting with the 2024-2025 application cycle, the funding amount was increased from $500 per AASP Regional Conference to $1,500.

We strongly encourage our international members to apply as the AASP Regional Conference opportunity is open to ALL members with at least one conference spot being reserved for an AASP International Regional Conference.

The 2024-2025 AASP Regional Conference Grant Application window is open through September 1, 2024.

  • Click here to review the AASP Regional Conference Grant Criteria.
  • Click here to review the application instructions.
  • Click here to access the application form. 

Contact AASP Communications & Certification Manager, Emily Schoenbaechler, at if you are unable to access the Google Form application.

AASP Regional Conference Grant Criteria

Click here to view summaries from past AASP Regional Conferences. 
Grant applications must demonstrate that they:

  • Serve a specific region of interested students and professionals
  • Provide ample time for student presentations
  • Promote student development. (Examples include workshops, meet and greet lunch hour, or professional development themed presentations.)
  • Have a budget that is specific, appropriate, and that other funding sources have been investigated prior to applying for the grant.
  • Have a student registration fee of no more than $50 USD*.

*If a student registration fee of more than $50 USD is indicated, justification for the increased fee is needed. For example, a host site may need to have a higher registration fee if space to hold the conference is not available for free. This needs to be highlighted in the Budget Justification portion of the application.

Please note that the grant application process is highly competitive, and AASP cannot guarantee full funding of each proposal received.

Obligations if the proposal is funded:

  • Applicant agrees to include the AASP logo in any print or electronic conference promotion materials, such as the conference program, schedule and PowerPoint slides.
  • Conference organizers agree to acknowledge AASP's partnership at the conference during the opening and/or closing remarks and promote the following AASP Annual Conference. 
  • Grant money is not to be used for alcoholic beverages. 
  • Applicant agrees to list "AASP Regional Conference" within their program title for all conference and publication materials. If you are unsure about titling, please let your Student Representatives know so they can provide further clarification. (Examples: 25th Midwest Sport & Exercise Psychology Symposia: An AASP Midwest Regional Conference or AASP Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference: 17th Annual Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference)
  • A final conference report and summary must be submitted to the current AASP Executive Board Student Representatives within one month of the conference. This report should include:
    • A PDF of the final conference schedule/program
    • A final itemized budget for the total sum of money that was granted
    • Final number of conferences attendance that includes: 
      • A breakdown of the composition of attendees (the number of undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional members that attended)
      • A list of schools/universities represented by attendees
    • A brief one-page write-up of the conference proceedings that include:
      • Highlight of the keynote address(es) and other speakers
      • Brief summary of the programming that supported student development, such as particular workshops or networking opportunities
      • Any other conference highlights

Please note that grants will be provided in US dollars or the equivalent amount for international recipients as determined by current conversion rates.

AASP Regional Conference Application Instructions

The grant application must be submitted through Google Forms. Follow through the online form and complete all required fields. We recommend having all of your responses prepared prior to beginning the application. You will not be able to save the application and return to it; however, in the event that you don't know the answer to a question, you may enter some text as a placeholder, and then you will have the opportunity to make any edits after initially submitting the application by following the link in the confirmation email. Please note all applications will be considered final at the time of the deadline.

Responses to the following questions should be prepared to complete the application:

  • Contact Information - Contact information for Student Coordinator and Hosting University
  • Conference Information - Proposed Conference Dates, Anticipated Registration Fees, Expected Number of Attendees, Types of Conference Submissions, Anticipated Number of Presentations Geared Toward Student Development, Keynote Speaker Possibilities
  • Conference Details - Conference Overview (one paragraph), Conference Promotion (1-2 paragraphs)
  • Conference Budget - Income Items (up to 7), Expense Items (up to 10), Expense Total, Total Funding Requested from AASP (up to $1,500), Budget Justification.

You may contact Emily Schoenbaechler, AASP Communications & Certification Manager, at or (317) 205-9225 with any questions.

>>> Click here to access the application form. The 2024-2025 AASP Regional Conference Grant Application window is open through September 1, 2024.

Application Deadline
The next application deadline for the Regional Conference Grants is September 1, 2024.
Notification to all applicants will be sent shortly before the 2024 AASP Annual Conference.

2024 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2023 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2022 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2021 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2020 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2019 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2018 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2017 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2016 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2015 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2015 AASP Regional Conference Grant Recipients

2014 AASP Regional Conference Summaries

2014 AASP Regional Conference Grant Recipients

  • Midwest Region: Minnesota State University - Mankato, February 21-22, 2014
  • Midwest Region: Bowling Green State University, February 21-22, 2013
  • Southeast Region: University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, February 28, 2014 - March 1, 2014
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, March 28 - 29, 2014
  • Southwest Region: University of Denver, Denver, CO, April 3-5, 2014
  • South Central Regional Conference - Denton, TX, April 25-26, 2014

2013 AASP Regional Conference Grant Recipients

  • Mid-Atlantic Region: Temple University, April 5-6, 2013
  • North Central Region: Minnesota State University-Mankato, February 22-23, 2013
  • Southeast Region: Georgia Southern, Statesboro, GA, April 5-6, 2013
  • Southwest Region: University of Denver, Denver, CO, April 5-6, 2013
  • Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium: Hope College,
    February 15-16, 2013

2013 AASP Regional Conference Summaries