Conference Grants

Empowering You through Education and Research Assistance

Conference Grants open until april 14

for travel conferences that will be happening between april 1, 2023 – november 30, 2023.

If you are a psychology student participating in a lab at Oakland University you are on the right page and you are eligible to apply for our SJSF Conference Grant!


Making a Positive Impact

Supporting students in their journeys toward intellectual discovery is an important aspect of our work. Shelby Jane Seyburn participated in professional conferences regularly, and they greatly benefited her in many ways. The connections she created and knowledge she gained through like-minded colleagues were what contributed to her passion for PTG. We hope to spread the same benefits to other OU students looking to make a positive impact in our communities.

Please read the following before submitting

Application For Conference Grant

This grant is for students seeking financial assistance to attend a Lab Related Event. Lab Related Event means:

  • Travel to or virtually attend/present at academic or professional conferences (all regional, national, and international conferences will be eligible), including registration fees (but not membership fees) for virtual conferences.
  • Travel to or virtually participate in professional research related skills training workshops.
  • Travel to conduct research activities (e.g., travel to study site to collect data, etc.)
Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation - Conference Grant Instructions

Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2022, for all events dated December 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023.

You must complete the application electronically by clicking the “Fill Out Application” button below.

A recommendation from your faculty supervisor is also required. Faculty recommendations will be submitted online. A link will be emailed directly to the Faculty member.

Ensure all information is completed correctly prior to submitting an application.

All Psychology students participating in a lab at Oakland University are eligible to apply for the SJS Conference Grant. However, applicants may only apply once per year.

This grant is for students seeking financial assistance to attend a Lab Related Event.

Applicant reimbursement is up to $450.


Registration, lodging, travel, and airfare will be covered by up to $450.

If you have questions regarding the eligibility of an item for funding that is not on the above list, please email Dr. Kanako Taku at

This grant is on a first come first serve basis.

Award Notification
  • Applicants will be notified via email as early as December 1, 2022.
  • Reward recipients will be required to submit invoices/receipts for all expenses incurred, as well as, proof of event attendance in order to receive financial reimbursement. Recipients will be reimbursed for the total amount of the receipts up to $450.
  • Funds will be distributed via check within two to three weeks of receipt submission.
  • Upon completion of a conference, there will be an opportunity to receive a $50 gift card for an Oakland University private presentation (TBD) as well. Further information to come.

Award Cancellation Policy: If you are awarded a Conference Grant but are unable to attend or would like to decline your award, please notify the SJS Grants Chair at info@ShelbyStrong.Life Attn: Eden Floyd

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Kanako Taku at office phone: 248-370-2309; email:

We ask that the winner of the Conference Grant to take a short video of themselves saying where they are and also shouting out the Shelby Jane Seyburn Foundation. This video will be used for future SJSF content and promotions.