Society ups public engagement grant scheme to 40,000 pounds

The British Psychological Society has significantly increased the public engagement grant scheme for its members in 2011.

Launched today (March 28th), the scheme aims to help the Society's members promote the benefits and relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences.

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

All applicants for the funding - which will see 40,000 pounds made available to either one project or shared among several smaller ones - will be considered.

Submissions from those working with sport and exercise psychology, however, are particularly welcome - as the London Olympics in 2012 is just around the corner.

The closing date for applications for the grants is July 1st 2011 - and more information on the subject can be found here.