The Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) is the dedicated BPS community for psychology postgraduates based at UK institutions.
For any inquiries please email [email protected]
PsyPAG offers three funding schemes open to help postgraduates engage in extracurricular activities.
All psychology postgraduates registered at a UK institution are eligible to apply for our funding schemes.
A PsyPAG workshop should be aimed specifically at postgraduates and aim to benefit a significant number of students. Usually, this will include having some post-graduate speakers and poster presentations at the event.
Previous workshops include:
We encourage applicants to ask for joint funding from another source (e.g. your university, a division/section of the BPS or an employer).
This is because we want our budget to support as many events as possible.
If interested, or would like more information, please contact the Vice Chair at [email protected]
Applying for workshop funding is valuable experience.
Download the guidance notes here and read through our Application Guidance Notes before submitting an application.
Download the Workshop Budgeting Form here and complete your proposed budget
Once complete send it to [email protected]
Application deadlines are on the 29th February, 30th June, and 30th October every year.
PsyPAG awards a number of bursaries to help psychology postgraduates attend conferences and other events, both at home and abroad. All psychology postgraduates registered at a UK institution are eligible to apply for our bursary funds.
We offer a range of popular bursaries to help support professional development, including attendance at conferences (both international and domestic), workshop/training events, research grants and study visits.
We also offer standalone travel bursaries which can help towards travel costs for domestic conferences, as well as Research Grant bursaries that can help support postgraduates with their research.
Our conference bursaries are structured to enable us to award bursaries to as many people as possible. There are two types of award:
This is an award of up to £300 to help with the cost of attending an international conference. This can be used towards registration, travel, materials (such as poster printing) and accommodation costs.
To apply for this International Conference bursary, please fill out an application form here.
This is an award of up to £100 to help with the cost of attending a UK conference. This can be used towards registration, materials (such as poster printing) and accommodation costs. If you need further support for travel to a domestic conference, you should apply for a travel bursary also.
Please note: This bursary does not apply to the PsyPAG conference bursary.
To apply for this Domestic Conference bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a bursary of up to £100 to help with costs in attending certain professional development events, such as workshops and training courses. This fund can be used towards registration, travel and accommodation costs.
To apply for this workshop/training event bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a bursary of up to £200 to help with costs towards a study visit. This fund can be used towards registration, travel and accommodation costs.
To apply for this study visit bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a travel bursary, up to the amount of £50. This fund can be used to assist in your travel costs for events, such as domestic conferences.
To apply for this travel bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a research grant bursary, up to the amount of £300. This fund can be used to assist you in conducting research as part of your postgraduate studies.
For example, this fund may help with paying participants in exchange for taking part in your research or helping with your travel costs when collecting data away from your University.
This fund can be used towards participant incentives, cost of materials and travel costs (i.e. petrol receipts or train tickets)
Please note that expenses will be paid for research activities only and all receipts should be submitted to the Treasurer.
To apply for this research grant bursary, please download and complete an application form.
In addition to the bursaries above, we offer up to 20 bursaries of up to £100 to support the associated costs delegates wishing to present and attend the PsyPAG Annual Conference. In addition, we are also offering one bursary of up to £300 for students based at international institutions. This is a separate application process specific to our annual conference. These funds can be used to fun registration, accommodation and travel costs only.
The deadlines for each round are: 10th February, 10th June and 10th October. Applications will be reviewed by the bursary sub-committee after each deadline and all applicants will be notified if they have been successful within 6-7 weeks.
Successful International Conference, Study Visit and Research Grant bursary applicants are required to write an article for the PsyPAG Quarterly (Note: Successful Domestic Conference, Workshop and Travel applicants are exempt from this condition).
All our PsyPAG bursaries can be offered retrospectively – in other words, you are eligible to be considered for a bursary when the event has already happened (e.g., you would be eligible for an international bursary within the June round, even if you attended the conference in May).
Applicants are welcome to submit an application to more than one bursary category per round. Please note however, that an applicant cannot be awarded two bursaries in the same round (unless the two awards are domestic and travel bursaries combined).