Student Research Awards 2022 Call For Papers

Student Research Awards 2022 Submission Overview

The Singapore Psychological Society Student Research Awards (SPS SRA) is back for another year to celebrate our students’ excellence in research! Since the it’s inception in 2004, the Student Research Awards have been acknowledging and celebrating psychological research conducted here in Singapore, and of relevance to the Singaporean community.

Submissions from students currently studying psychology/ undertaken psychological research at any educational institution in Singapore are welcome. Shortlisted submission holders will be invited to present their research at the Student Research Awards in December 2022, which will be held virtually.

Awards will be conferred to winners, including the prestigious Fred Long Award for the overall best presentation. Keep an eye on our SPS social media pages for more information.

Expression of Interest: You may indicate your interest to submit a paper through this  . You may indicate your interest through the form before finalising your topic and submission. Submitting an Expression of Interest will allow us to connect with you directly through email, and help us with the overall planning of the Student Research Awards.

*Please kindly note that Expression of Interest is not a submission to the Student Research Awards. If you intend to submit eventually, please follow the instructions stated below.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Research has been conducted in Singapore and/or with Singaporean populations in the past year.
  • Authors are studying Psychology or a related field at an educational institution in Singapore.
  • Research methodology is qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, or systematic review. Literature reviews and meta-analyses are also accepted.
  • Individual and group submissions are accepted.
  • Authors must be available to attend the Student Research Awards in December 2022 (held on a Saturday).
  • If it is an experimental study, it needs to be approved by the IRB in your respective educational institutions.

Submission information:

  • Abstracts and research papers should be in APA style, 7th edition.
  • Word count should be within 3000, 5000, and 5000 words (not including references) for diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate papers respectively.

To submit:

  • Complete this checklist to accompany your submission.
  • Ensure your paper is anonymised i.e. there is no way of identifying the authors on the paper itself.
  • Send your submission and checklist to The email subject heading should be as follows: SRASubmission_Name of first author e.g. SRASubmission_Bob Chan.
  • If your research paper is co-authored please ask co-authors to email us at to confirm they have given permission for you to submit the research paper.

The deadline for submissions is 23:59, 25th September 2022.

For further information, see our FAQs below  or contact us at:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does the research proposed have to be carried out with real life data?

You can choose to submit quantitative and qualitative papers based on real life experimental data, or alternatively, submit a systematic review paper.


  1. I am not sure if the topic of my abstract fits well with SRA.

The topic should be relevant and applicable to the Singapore context. If you are unsure if your research meets this criteria please email us at:


  1. Can I make more than one submission?

Yes, as long as submissions are not duplicated i.e. each submission is unique.


  1. What is an Expression of Interest?

Submitting an Expression of Interest will allow the SPS Research Committee to connect with you directly through email, and help us with the planning of the Student Research Awards. An Expression of Interest is NOT a submission to the Student Research Awards. You may submit your interest even if your topic and submission is not yet finalised.


  1. Can I submit a paper if I did not submit an Expression of Interest?

Yes. Please follow the submission instructions stated under the “To submit” section above.


  1. Will I receive email confirmation of my submission?

You will receive an email confirmation from, once we have confirmed your submission. If you need a copy of this for record purposes, please print or save this.


  1. What criteria will the research submissions be judged on?

A scoring rubric will be used by our judging panel to evaluate submissions. The rubric will not be made available to students.


  1. When will I know if my submission has been shortlisted?

Shortlisted authors will be contacted via email by 14th November 2022.


  1. My paper did not get shortlisted. Am I able to appeal?

The decision of the judging committee is final. The committee will not respond to further enquiries or appeals.


  1. Where can I find the APA Guidelines?

APA guidelines can be found here. Submissions must be in APA 7th Edition format.


  1. What is included in the word count?

The total word count includes tables, figures and captions, but does not include references.


  1. I cannot attend the online SRA event. Can I still submit a research paper?

Shortlisted authors must be able to attend the SRA event in order to be eligible to receive an award.


  • Student Research Award 2022 Call for Papers
    05/08/2022 - 25/09/2022
    1:00 pm - 11:55 pm