University of Wisconsin–Madison

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 from December 15, 2019 through February 15, 2020. Winners will be announced by March 1, 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. WI Symposium on Emotion – Travel Award Application 2020
  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 February 15, 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 1, 2020.

The HealthEmotions Research Institute is thrilled to announce the 2019 Recipients of the WSoE Travel Award Competition:

Andrew Arnold – University of California San Diego
Lara Baez  – University of Miami
Emily Black – Drexel University College of Medicine
Marina Boon – University of Groningen; Emory University
Daniel Bradford – Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Dowell – University of Iowa
Augustin Cole Hennings – University of Texas – Austin 
Yifan Hu – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Suhnyoung Jun – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
Cole Korponay – Harvard Medical School
Salahadin Lofti – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Craig Marquardt – University of Minnesota
Tatyana Matveeva – University of Minnesota
Bernard Mulvey – Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Luke Norman – University of Michigan
Patricia Pehme – The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Nikki Puccetti – University of Miami
Anne Roche – University of Iowa
Robert Rozeske – McGill University, Douglas Hospital Research Centre
Anjali Sankar – Yale University
Rachel Schroeder – University of Iowa
Sivaniya Subramaniapillai – McGill University
Sarah Sperry – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Anais Fern Stenson – Wayne State University School of Medicine
Adrienne Wood – Dartmouth College

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application for a travel award in this year’s competition – there were so many impressive candidates! We hope everyone will reapply next year.