The 2023 IMPS Graduate Student Research
Competition calls for proposals on the use of generative
AI, such as ChatGPT, to advance psychometric research. The
competition is open to all graduate students who can form teams
of up to 4 people. Each team is required to submit a proposal
outlining their study design, research questions, data sources or
collection plan, and analysis methods.
Students have until June 9, 2023 to submit their
proposals, which will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The top
teams will be invited to give a presentation at IMPS 2023. To
receive full consideration, at least one member from the team
needs to register for IMPS 2023 by May 21 and agree to present at
the conference in July. Judges will select a winning team from
the top teams based on the submitted proposal and conference
presentation. The winner will be announced at the award session.
A member from the winning team will then present their completed
study and findings at IMPS 2024. One can only participate in no
more than one team.
The award comes with a certificate and a cash prize of
$2,000, co-sponsored by the Psychometric Society
and the Vector Psychometric Group, LLC.
All proposals will be evaluated on their novelty, impact for the
field of psychometrics, and feasibility.
Proposals will receive full consideration if all of the following
three criteria are met:
All team members are full time graduate students or have
graduated no earlier than April 30, 2023;
Proposal needs to be received by Friday, June 9,
2023, 11:59pm PST;
At least one member from the team is registered by May 21 for
IMPS 2023 and agrees to present in July.
A gmail account is needed to complete the form. Each project
proposal must be uploaded as a single PDF document with the
naming convention of “<TeamLeadLastName>_IMPS2023.pdf” and
include the following items in the order listed:
Cover page (one-page maximum)
Designated Team Lead’s name, email, and affiliation with
a graduate program;
Name of other team members and their affiliation with a
Name of the presenter (can be different from the team
lead but must be one of the team members) and email.
Abstract (250 words)
Description (three pages maximum)
The objective of the project
Background, previous work, and motivation as appropriate
The project approach and methods
The anticipated outcomes and probability of success
Ultimate aspiration of the line of scholarship and
contribution to the field
The anticipated time schedule
References, optional (one-page maximum)
Times New Roman 12 point with double spacing and one-inch margins
is required. Please do not submit the form more than
once from the same team. If you do, only the first will be taken
into full consideration. Each team can only submit one
Projects will be confidentially reviewed by a panel of judges
consisting of senior researchers in psychometrics. The panel will
select the top teams to present at IMPS 2023. Selected teams will
be notified by Friday, June 23, 2023.
In accepting an award from the 2023 IMPS Graduate Student
Research Competition program, the awardee:
Agrees to present their completed study and findings at IMPS
Understands that the award is contingent on secure approval
of any protocols for research involving the use of live
vertebrate animals, recombinant DNA molecules, and/or human
Need More Information?
If you have any questions or if you run into any issues
submitting your proposal, please contact the Chair of the
Psychometric Society Graduate Student Committee, Ying (Alison)