Black and Asian Psychologists Fund

This bi-annual fund will offer small grants aimed at supporting members from Black and Asian backgrounds in furthering their psychological careers and enhancing the UK psychological workforce.

Funding can be applied for to support the professional development (including CPD) of Black and Asian psychologists in the UK.

Activities that will be considered include (but are not limited to):

  • Conference attendance
  • The organisation of inclusive and accessible conferences/events for other trainees/professionals
  • The development of research opportunities
  • Attendance at Learning and Training events
  • Innovation and development in the field.
  • Personal therapy for counselling psychologists
  • Clinical/Professional supervision

Application criteria

Applicants for the fund should be:

  • A UK resident
  • A member of the British Psychological Society
  • An HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist or a Trainee Practitioner Psychologist

Applicants should also come from one of the below ethnic backgrounds:

  • Mixed/Multiple
    - White and Black Caribbean
    - White and Black African
    - White and Asian
    - Any other Mixed/Multiple ethnic backgrounds
  • Asian/Asian British
    - Indian
    - Pakistani
    - Bangladeshi
    - Chinese
    - Any other Asian background
  • Black/African/Caribbean/Black British
    - African
    - Caribbean
    - Any other Black/African/Caribbean background
  • Other ethnic groups
    - Arab
    - Any other ethnic group

Applicants may only submit one grant application per round.

Unsuccessful applicants may apply at the next round.

Successful applicants should wait 12 months before reapplying.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. The next application window is to be confirmed.

For any queries, please email the Practice Team.

Grant Fund

The grant fund may provide up to £2,000 per application.

Depending on the nature of the request and the available resources, the full amount requested may not be available and a partial amount may be offered.

Funding Assessment

This grant aims to financially support Black and Asian Psychologists attempting to alleviate associated pressures that can often be a barrier to professional development.

However, due to the limits of this grant fund, we do need to evaluate the merits of each application and may not be able to award to all who apply, or the full amount(s) requested.

Applicants will need to explain:

  • How much funding they are seeking
  • What they are seeking funding for
  • How this supports professional development
  • How it contributes to psychological practice in the UK

Applications will be anonymised to reduce bias.

Applications will be assessed by the Black and Asian Grant Fund Panel, which reports to the BPS Practice Board but is independently recruited and made up of Black and Asian Psychologists.

Conflict of Interest

Applicants and panel members must declare all personal and professional conflicts of interest.

Conflict of interest will not prevent acceptance of the application but will be borne in mind by the panel when considering the fund.

Successful Applicants

Successful fund applicants will need to submit receipts for registration fees and travel (if applicable) to enable us to release any funds.  

Depending on the reasons for application, applicants will be encouraged to share a summary of their learning to showcase particular areas of interest [e.g., research, innovative practice].