Postdoctoral Study Visits
The British Psychological Society has announced the establishment of a new grant scheme to support the work of postdoctoral researchers and lecturers.
The scheme provides grants to enable UK based psychology postdoctoral researchers and lecturers to undertake a study visit to another institution. The scheme is aimed at supporting postdoctoral researchers and lecturers to acquire skills directly relevant to their research/lecturing. The applicant must be employed at a UK institution as a postdoctoral researcher/lecturer and be within three years of the completion of their doctoral research degree in psychology.
Six awards, two in each of the following categories, are available each year:
- Up to £250 to visit an institution in the UK
- Up to £400 to visit an institution in Europe
- Up to £600 to visit an institution elsewhere in the world
The following documentation should be sent to the Society:
- an application form, available from the Board Administrator
- a supporting statement from the applicant’s Head of Department
- a supporting statement from the proposed host institution
- a copy of the applicant’s current CV
Research Seminar Competition
The Competition provides grants to enable institutions to co-operate to hold a series of at least three scientific seminars.
The proposed seminars should have tangible goals and should focus on developing and extending the understanding of a psychological process in any field of scientific psychology.
Four grants are available each worth up to £3,000. These provide funding for travel and accommodation expenses for those attending the seminars.
As a minimum of two institutions will be involved, submissions should be made by a primary applicant and a co-applicant, at least one of whom should be a Society member. Further details and an application form are available from the Board Administrator.
Research Seminars Funded in 2011
- Paediatric traumatic brain injury: developing and evaluating complex interventions. University of East Anglia and the University of Exeter
- Neurodevelopmental disorders: exploring sensitive methods of assessment across development. Kingston University, Institute of Education and Newcastle University
- The social psychology of citizenship: the politics of inclusion and exclusion in language, public space and national identity. University of Winchester, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Dundee, and the Open University
Research Seminars Funded in 2010
- Psychology and dentistry: future directions. University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham and King’s College London.
- Multi perpetrator rape: setting the research agenda. Middlesex University and University of Birmingham
- The role of emotional processes in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder. City University London and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
Both calls for nominations open in June. The closing date for both nominations is 28 September 2012.
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.