Postgraduate Study Visit Scheme

This grant is available to assist psychology postgraduate students to undertake a study visit to another institution.

The aim of the scheme is to support students in gaining skills directly relevant to their research training, beyond that required for the completion of their doctoral degree.

The scheme does not cover costs for attendance at a conference to present a paper.

Grant are available to support a visit of a maximum of six weeks as follows:

  • Up to £500 to visit an institution in the UK
  • Up to £800 to visit an institution in Europe
  • Up to £1,200 to visit an institution elsewhere in the world

Scheme open date: 08 April 2024

Scheme close date: 09 June 2024


  • You must be at least a Graduate Members of the society
  • You must be registered at a UK institution for a doctoral degree in psychology e.g. PhD or taught practitioner doctorates (DClinPsy etc.)

Please note: those on Masters Courses are not eligible.

End of Grant Report

You must send us an end of grant report and financial statement no more than 1 month after the visit.

Further applications for funding from the society will not normally be accepted if your end of grant report is still awaited outside of the 1 month due date.

Conflicts of Interest

You must declare all personal and professional conflicts of interest e.g. if applying with a spouse/partner or other relation.

A conflict of interest will not prevent acceptance of the application, but will be borne in mind by the awarding panel when considering the grant.

If we become aware of a conflict of interest that you have not declared, we will have to withdraw your application. 

How to apply

Please follow the link below to access and complete the application form.

Submit your application here

Please note: you can only submit one bursary application per round.

Application forms should include the following:

  • What you hope to gain from the visit that you do not expect to gain from your home institution
  • The amount of money requested and an estimated breakdown of expenses
  • Details of sources of funding for your PhD/Doctorate and any other funding that you have sourced to support the proposed visit (e.g. the Department, own income, Research Council, other organisation, etc)

Please note: we are unable to consider retrospective applications i.e. for visits prior to the closing date.

Additional Information Required

  • A supporting statement from your doctoral supervisor
  • A supporting statement in the form of a letter from the proposed host institution
  • A copy of your current CV
  • As the grant holder, you will be fully responsible for the use of the funds and for making the practical arrangements for the visit. As part of the conditions of the award, you should let us know the exact date of the visit once you have finalised all arrangements

Please note: the grant must be claimed within 12 months of the date of the award.

Should any extension to the duration of the award be required, a written request to the Board Chair will be needed.

Contact us

If you encounter any issues when completing the application form, or require any further clarification, please email [email protected].