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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Research Knowledge Transfer Scheme (RKTS)


The Research Knowledge Transfer Scheme (RKTS) is 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). The grant may also be used to promote the development of local networks among social psychologists within regions that do not have local associations of social psychology.


Full members of the Association who are organizing the above initiatives aimed at social psychologists from specific regions.


  • Academic 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.

Application procedure

Applicants should submit a proposal outlining:

  1. The nature, objectives, and duration of the initiative and its intended outcomes;
  2. The participant group at which it is addressed;
  3. 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.