Recognize someone influential with a donation to SPHN.

Each year, SPHN supports the next generation of researchers through preconference mentorship tables, networking opportunities, resources for applying to graduate programs, and student travel awards to recognize exceptional young researchers. Student travel awards are SPHN’s largest expense, supported pre-pandemic by our organization of the SPSP 5k fun race/walk. Although SPHN membership comes with registration for the SPSP Health Preconference, SPHN does not receive any portion of these registration fees. In short, SPHN’s programming comes from donations.

Starting with Giving Tuesday 2021 and continuing until January 21, 2022, consider donating to SPHN with an acknowledgment of someone who has been influential to you and your career. Donors and their ‘inspirations’ will be acknowledged in several ways.

Individual donations of $50 or more will be recognized in the upcoming year's preconference program, with donor’s name and the name of the person they wish to recognize.

Individual/pooled donations exceeding $500* in recognition of an individual: One of the annual student travel awards will be given “in recognition” of that individual and the impact they have had on our members. A page on our website will recognize the honoree, including words from donors about their impact.

Individual/pooled donations exceeding $1500* in recognition of an individual will give either one of our annual Early Career or Diversity in Research awards “in recognition” of that individual. A page on our website will recognize the honoree, including words from donors about their impact.

If you would like to donate in acknowledgement of someone, please donate through this Paypal link followed by completing this brief questionnaire about the person you would like to recognize and any award you would like your donation to go towards.

Proposals for larger donations or endowments to permanently name awards are welcome, and will be considered by the SPHN Steering Committee.

*Awards will be given "in recognition" in the order that the donation levels are met (e.g., when a pooled donation level is met, that person will be recognized with the next available annual award). If a pooled donation level is not met in a given year, it will be carried forward to subsequent years until the pooled donation level is met.

The Social Personality and Health Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.