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Social Psychology Section

Awards and funding

Awards

The Section has established three awards: PhD Award (annually), Mid-Career Award (awarded biennially, next round 2017), and Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology (awarded biennially, next round 2018).  Details of the calls for nominations and current award holders are given below.

Nominations Invited

PhD Award

The BPS Social Psychology Section Committee invite nominations for the Section’s 2017 PhD Award.  This award is for outstanding research derived from a doctoral thesis in social psychology.  Nominees must have completed their PhD no earlier than 6th March 2015. The recipient of the Award will receive a certificate and be invited to give a talk at the 2017 Section conference. 

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Monday 13th March 2017, 5pm.  The full rules of the Award (and information how to apply) can be found here.  This award is made yearly.

Mid-Career Award

The BPS Social Psychology Section Committee will invite nominations for the Section's Mid-Career Award in 2017. The award is given in recognition of outstanding research in social psychology by a mid-career scholar. The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2017 Section conference.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to Monday 13th March 2017, 5pm.  The full rules of the Award (and information how to apply in 2017) can be found here.  The award is made biennially.

Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology

The BPS Social Psychology Section Committee will in due course invite nominations for the Section's 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology.  The award is given in recognition of a distinguished contribution to social psychology over the duration of one’s career. The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2018 Section conference

The deadline for nominations will be announced in early 2018 .  The full rules of the Award (and information how to apply) can be found here. The award is made biennially.

Current Award Holders

PhD Award

The 2014 PhD Award was presented to Dr Shelley McKeown of the University of Bristol for the following paper:

McKeown, S., Cairns, E., Stringer, M., & Rae, G. (2011).  Micro-ecological behaviour and intergroup contact. The Journal of Social Psychology, 152:3, 340-358.

Dr McKeown delivered the PhD Award lecture at the Section's 2014 Annual Conference in Canterbury.   No award was given in 2015 or 2016.

Mid-Career Award

The current holder of the Social Psychology Section Mid-Career Award is Prof David De Cremer of the University of Cambridge.  Prof. De Cremer's Award lecture and presentation took place at the Section's 2015 Annual Conference. The section will next make a Mid-Career Award in 2017. 

Distinguished Contribution Award

The 2016 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology was presented to Prof. Rupert Brown (Sussex). Prof. Brown delivered the Distinguished Contribution Award lecture at the Section's Annual Conference in Cardiff.  The section will next make a Distinguished Contribution Award in 2018. 

Please see here for previous award holders. 

Funding 

Pump-priming and dissemination fund

The BPS Social Psychology Section awards small grants for the purpose of pump priming and dissemination. The aim of these grants is to enable Section members to organize events which may lead to a larger research project or similar outcome, or the further dissemination of work already conducted.

Funds may be requested for the purposes of activities such as the development of a network of potential research collaborators, the organization of workshops, or the organization of public engagement events.

The next deadline for applications is 1st May, 2017.

For further details and information about how to apply can be found here.  If you have any questions, please e-mail the Hon. Secretary, Dr Daniel Jolley ([email protected]).