£40,000 for our public engagement grants

The British Psychological Society is running a public engagement grant scheme - and it has announced that the funding for the 2011 initiative has been increased. This year, the Society has £40,000 to give away, either for one project or to be shared between a number of smaller ventures.

All applications for the grants will be reviewed, but - with the 2012 Olympic Games just around the corner - the Society is particularly keen to hear from people working with sport and exercise psychology projects across the UK.

Through the handouts, it is hoped the Society can help members to promote the value and relevance of evidence-based psychology to even wider audiences.

 Dr Graham Powell, a Trustee of the Society, says: "We are delighted that for 2011 we have substantially increased the funding available for our scheme at a time when many other organisations are cutting back." 

Those wishing to apply can send a request for an application form by emailing the Board Administrator to the P&C Board, but are reminded that the closing date for completed applications is Friday July 1st.

Applicants will learn whether or not they have been successful by August 31st.