The EASP has 3 grant schemes which are designed to support postgraduate and full members of the association in three ways:
postgraduate and postdoctoral travel grants
postdoctoral 'seedcorn' research grants
regional activity grants
Postgraduate and postdoctoral travel grants
These bursaries are intended to support:
- short visits of postgraduate or postdoctoral students to departments elsewhere in the world in order to conduct new research, complete ongoing projects, or undergo training in a particular methodology or technology;
- participation by postgraduate or postdoctoral students in EASP (co)sponsored events as meetings, conferences or summer schools.
- Postgraduate members of the Association currently registered for a PhD at a European university
- Full members who have completed their PhD within 36 months prior to their application.
- Any member may be awarded a maximum of one travel grant (postgraduate or postdoctoral).
- Academic and financial need with particular preference for postgraduates from countries/departments which have only limited access to travel funds and whose infrastructure or training facilities are less well developed than elsewhere.
- Scientific merit of proposal. Enough details should be provided in the proposal to allow judgement to be made about the quality of the work envisaged.
- Before making a decision, the EC reserves the right to seek the confidential advice of other members of the Association regarding any particular application. Its decision is final.
In order to permit an equitable distribution of the funds, any single award will typically not exceed € 800.
Applicants should submit:
a) A brief (around 1000 words) proposal outlining the purpose and duration of the visit and its anticipated outcomes;
b) A short letter of support from the applicant’s current supervisor (postgraduate members) explaining the importance and timeliness of the visit; A short letter from a member who is familiar with the research project and goals (postdoctoral members)
c) A brief letter from the proposed collaborator in the host institution, agreeing to the visit and to providing access to the necessary facilities (not needed for participation in meetings and conferences);
d) A travel budget, including the likelihood/availability of obtaining alternative sources of financial support.
Deadlines for grants are: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 30. The application must be received 3 months before the intended start of the travel.
Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief (around 1000-word) report within three months of completion of the visit, outlining the activities engaged in and outcomes achieved (not needed for participation in meetings and conferences).
Postdoctoral 'seedcorn' research grants
The aim of the 'seedcorn' research grants is to assist researchers in developing new research projects during the immediate postdoctoral period. In particular, ‘seedcorn’ grants are intended to support preliminary research which may facilitate the holder to subsequently obtain larger scale funding from other sources.
Grants are restricted to full members of the Association who have completed their PhD within 5 years prior to the application deadline.
- Academic and financial need with particular preference for postdoctoral students from countries/departments which have only limited access to research funds.
- Scientific merit of proposal. Enough detail should be provided to allow an evaluation of the appropriateness of the theoretical rationale, the soundness of the proposed methods, and the feasibility of the project.
- The decision committee might seek advice from two external reviewers. Only one seedcorn grant per deadline (every three months) will be accepted.
The maximum grant awarded to any one individual will typically not exceed € 2000.
Applicants should submit:
a) A proposal (approximately 1500 words) outlining the nature, objectives and duration of research and its intended outcomes;
b) A letter from the head of the institute/department where the research is to be conducted confirming that access to the necessary facilities will be provided;
c) A justified budget, including the likelihood/availability of alternative sources of financial support.
d) An updated cv (including publication list)
Deadlines for grants are: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 30. The application must be received at least 3 months before the intended start of the research.
The successful applicant will be required to provide a brief (i.e. around 1500 words) report within 6 months after receipt of the grant, outlining the research conducted and the outcomes achieved.
Regional activity grants
The regional activity grants are intended to promote any initiative that specifically serves EASP members from regions where access to scientific information, facilities and/or funding is scarce compared to European standards. Under this scheme, support may be granted for initiatives involving visits from either single researchers or groups. Funding would support the visit of the scholar(s), which would involve some form of teaching, interaction or development activities (e.g., lectures, workshops, skills training, consultation meetings) directed at local social psychologists at any career stage, but in which involvement of junior and postgraduate researchers would be encouraged where possible. Given the nature of this scheme, and the focus on teaching, training and development, the period of stay would be expected to run over several days (i.e. it would constitute more than a single colloquium on the visitors’ research, although this could form a welcome part of, or addition to the program for the visit).
Full members of the Association who are organizing the above initiatives aimed at social psychologists from specific regions.
- Academic and financial need of the region or regions from which the applicant comes or in support of which the initiative is organized (to be evaluated by the Executive Committee).
- Scientific and organizational merits of the proposal. Enough details of the proposed program of activities should be provided to allow an evaluation of the scientific and educational merits of the proposal and its capacity to realize the intended aims.
The grant will vary according to the characteristics of the proposed initiative, but will not exceed € 3500.
Applicants should submit a proposal outlining:
a) The nature, objectives, and duration of the initiative and its intended outcomes;
b) The participant group at which it is addressed;
c) A detailed budget, including the likelihood/availability of obtaining alternative sources of financial support.
Deadlines for grants are: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 30.
Successful applicants will be required to provide a brief (i.e. around 1000 words) report within six months of receiving the grant, describing the outcomes achieved.
All applications should be submitted by e-mail to the Executive Officer (including requested attachments).
The application should state clearly which scheme is being applied for.