Young Scientist Poster Award

About the Award
The Society for the Science of Motivation (SSM) annually highlights the outstanding work of a young researcher with the Young Scientist Poster Award. The winner will be recognized at the society’s annual meeting.

To apply for the Young Scientist Poster Award, you must:
  1. Be first author on the poster,
  2. Be a current student or have received your PhD no more than 2 years prior to the SSM meeting,
  3. Attend the SSM meeting and be available for questions during the poster session.
The recipient of the award will receive:
  1. An official "Society of the Science of Motivation Young Scientist Poster Award" certificate with the title of the poster and the author name(s) and affiliation(s),
  2. A three-year SSM membership for the coming years,
  3. A prominent place during the poster session.
How to Submit
When your poster is accepted by the Program Committee for the SSM annual meeting, you will receive an invitation to send your final poster to the Award Committee.
  • Please send your final poster as a PDF to the Award Committee ( with "SSM Poster Award" in the subject line until April 27, 2024.

Welcome to the SSM 

The Society for the Science of Motivation is an international, interdisciplinary organization of researchers who study motivation. Its mission is to encourage inquiry into all aspects of motivation from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and to facilitate the dissemination of findings to a broad scientific audience. 

The SSM provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information, foster discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation among researchers, and encourages exchange and collaboration in research. It will do this through a list serve, online information exchange, annual conferences, and a journal dedicated exclusively to motivation research.