Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Poster Award
Bring your research to bear on understanding how people bring ideas to life
APS is pleased to offer an annual award recognizing and encouraging integrative research in the area of psychological science and entrepreneurship.
With the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Poster Award is intended to stimulate research in entrepreneurship, which is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business venture, along with any of its risks, in the pursuit of opportunity and innovation. (”Business” can mean a for-profit or nonprofit enterprise such as a startup web platform, retail operation, or service or product provider, among other things.)
There are many ways psychological science can be applied to entrepreneurship research. View the links below to learn about previous winners of the APS Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Poster Award and other coverage of psychological science and entrepreneurship.
How to Apply
Two $1,500 awards will be given, one to a student scientist and one to an early-career scientist. Awardees will also receive complimentary registration to the 2023 APS Annual Convention and special recognition at the Convention.
APS Members can apply for this award when submitting their poster presentation for the 2023 APS Annual Convention held May 25-28, 2023. Applicants should follow the instructions under the “Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Award” heading in the APS Call for Submissions.
Entrepreneurship Research at APS
“Everyone Will Need to Become an Entrepreneur”
Entrepreneurship poster award winners Lining Sun of the National University of Singapore and Heather Han of Northern Kentucky University will each receive $1,500 and free registration to the 2022 APS Annual Convention in Chicago.
Back Page: 2021 APS Entrepreneurship Poster Awards
Nikki Blacksmith received the award for her work on entrepreneurial ecosystems, while Dohyung Cha was recognized for his work on the dot-com bubble.
The Crossroads of Psychology and Entrepreneurship
Nikki Blacksmith and Mo McCusker, cofounders of Blackhawke Behavior Science and corecipients of a 2021 APS Psychological Science and Entrepreneurship Poster Award, discuss their research on the crossroads of business acumen and psychology.
Award-Winning Ideas from the APS Virtual Poster Showcase
Each year, APS acknowledges outstanding submissions to the student poster showcase.
Recipe for Success: Entrepreneurship and Psychological Science
In this episode of Under the Cortex, we look the crossroads of business acumen and psychological science with the help of Nikki Blacksmith and Mo McCusker of Blackhawke Behavior Science.
It’s Time for Psychological Science to Become More Entrepreneurial
There are few things in life that almost everyone agrees are “good,” and entrepreneurship is one of them. Federal, state, and local governments, politicians of every persuasion, the media, and people in general share the belief that entrepreneurship offers many important benefits: It generates new jobs, contributes to economic growth (and thus tax revenues), and is often a source of new products and services that make life better and more convenient. Imagine living in a world that had no smart phones, GPS, photocopiers, online shopping, or even wheeled luggage. All of these modern conveniences have roots in the ideas and actions of entrepreneurs.