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​SSP ​Foundation​​​​​

​The Society of Sensory Professionals has created the SSP Foundation to offer members and other interested parties an opportunity to advance the field of sensory evaluation, including consumer research, and the role/work of sensory professionals, for the purpose of sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, and mentoring and educating its members. 

Giving Options

Emerging Professionals Scholarship Fund


​To promote the education and career progression via scholarships of emerging sensory professionals who have three or fewer years in a sensory professional role (students not applicable).

Preference will be given to applicants who are current SSP Professional Members. The scholarship will provide travel grants to assist with the cost of attending the SSP Conference or to an SSP event.

General Terms

  • ​SSP Professional Membership is required (SSP Student members not applicable)
  • All the donated funds and derived income can be distributed
  • Only travel to an SSP event or SSP Conference will be considered
  • Award values may vary across recipients​​
  • Recipients​ may only receive one award per year

How to Apply

SSP Foundation Emerging Professionals Scholarship Fund will provide travel grants to SSP members (not students) to assist with the cost of attending either the SSP Conference or another SSP event for those SSP members who are emerging sensory professionals that have three or fewer years in a sensory professional role. Details on how to apply for future events will be posted once available. 

Questions? Contact SSP​

Emerging Professionals Travel Grantees

  • Allison Cox (2022)
  • Katie Nance (2022)

Long Term Success Endowment (LTSE)


To promote the longevity and advancement of SSP mission beyond what might be possible​ though dues and an annual operating budget. This fund is focused on future SSP success and longevity and to give members options for their donations.

General Terms

  • ​Only derived income can be distributed.
  • Awards will be considered once funds enable a gift of at least $1,000.
  • If sufficient funds are not generated within six years to allow for gifts of at least $1,000, the SSP Executive Committee will review and vote on whether to continue to solicit long-term success funds nor transfer the funds to the Student and Emerging Professionals Scholarship Fund.

Support the Future of Sensory Science and Donate

When you contribute to the foundation, you are giving more than just money, you're giving support and inspiration to the next generation of sensory science professionals.

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The SSP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, qualified to accept tax-deductible contributions during donor lifetime or bequests by will. Donations may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor on how the current law applies to you.​