Travel Awards

One of the most rewarding and unique features of the meeting is that we provide travel awards to domestic and international students to come to UW and learn with us. These scholarships go to students at all levels of their education including: undergraduates, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, MD students and residents training in psychiatry. This year the HealthEmotions Research Institute will support the expenses of up to 25 trainees from the US and around the world to come to Madison to participate in the meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity for students at all levels to interact with world class scientists and to meet UW-Madison faculty.

The HealthEmotions Research Institute will provide $300 for travel and 2 nights gratis hotel accommodations for up to 25 students to attend the Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion and present a poster during the poster session and reception on April 16th.

The 2020 travel award competition will accept applications now through March 1, 2020. Winners will be announced by March 14, 2020 and notified by email.


Undergraduates, graduates, doctorates, post-doctorates, fellows, medical students, and residents are eligible to apply for a travel award.


Please submit your application to in the form of one PDF file that contains the following documents in this exact order:

  1. WSoE Travel Award Application
  2. Current CV
  3. Abstract for the poster you will be presenting (not to exceed 250 words)
  4. Personal statement of research interest (one page)
  5. Additionally, please request that your mentor send a support letter that includes a statement of student merit (please send directly to

This is a competitive award. All application materials are due by March 1, 2020. The entries will be judged by a selection committee of HealthEmotions Research Institute faculty members and the winners will be notified by email by March 14, 2020.