The Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research (IISBR) at the University of California, Irvine is a hub for innovative research and professional training for the use of salivary bioscience methods in psychological research.
With support from the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs, we are proud to announce a training scholarship program to support psychologists directly involved in the training of graduate students and other trainees to attend the IISBR Salivary Analyte Basics & Lab Training or “Spit Camp”.
What is Spit Camp?
Spit Camp is an intensive two (or three) day training that combines both lecture/didactic and hands-on laboratory training. Learn More
Why attend Spit Camp?
Great strides have been made in understanding how psychological processes influence health and disease via biological pathways. However, opportunities for psychologists to receive hands-on laboratory training is rare. The minimally-invasive nature of saliva sample collection, and the broad range of potential measurements, enables oral fluids to be employed in a wide range of psychological research. Spit Camp provides an open forum in which attendees learn both basic and advanced strategies for incorporating saliva into research. They will gain practical knowledge/experience in salivary bioscience, while building relationships, collaborations, sharing ideas and getting valuable feedback.
Who is eligible?
Any individual with a relevant and active program of research who is also directly involved in the mentorship of psychology trainees is eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with strong financial need, engagement in mentorship (particularly with underrepresented trainees), and strong potential for contribution to salivary bioscience research.
In total, four $500 awards will be given to offset the regular cost of attendance. Two awards will be given in Round I and two in Round II. (Note that awardees are responsible for travel and attendance costs exceeding the $500 award.)
- Round I deadline: February 20, 2019
- Round II deadline: May 31, 2019
How to apply?
Please complete this brief Online Application