Social Psychology Section

Awards and funding

Awards

The Section has three awards: Early Career (annually), Mid-Career (awarded biennially, next in 2019), and Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology (awarded biennially, next in 2018). Please see below for the associated rules for each of our awards.

Nominations Invited

Early Career Award (replacing PhD Award)

The BPS Social Psychology Section Committee invite nominations for the Section’s 2018 Early Career Award.  The award is given in recognition of outstanding research in social psychology by an early-career scholar and is determined by the submission of a single published paper that has stemmed from the nominee’s PhD.  The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2018 Section workshop.

The deadline for nominations is now extended to 9th April 2018, 5 pm. The full rules of the Award (and information how to apply) can be found here.  This award is made annually.

Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology

The BPS Social Psychology Section Committee invite nominations for the Section's 2018 Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology.  The award is given in recognition of a distinguished contribution to social psychology over the duration of one’s career. The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2018 Section workshop

The deadline for nominations is now extended to 9th April 2018, 5 pm.  The full rules of the Award (and information how to apply) can be found here. The award is made biennially.

Mid-Career Award

The BPS Social Psychology Section Committee will next invite nominations for the Section's Mid-Career Award in 2019.  The award is given in recognition of outstanding research in social psychology by a mid-career scholar. The recipient of the Award will receive a prize and be invited to give a talk at the 2019 Section conference.

The deadline will be announced in 2019. The full rules of the Award (and information how to apply in 2017) can be found here.  The award is made biennially.

Current Award Holders

PhD Award (now Early Career Award)

The 2014 PhD Award was presented to Dr Shelley McKeown of the University of Bristol for the following paper:

McKeown, S., Cairns, E., Stringer, M., & Rae, G. (2011).  Micro-ecological behaviour and intergroup contact. The Journal of Social Psychology, 152:3, 340-358.

Dr McKeown delivered the PhD Award lecture at the Section's 2014 Annual Conference in Canterbury.   No award was given in 2015, 2016 or 2017.  The award has been renamed in 2018 as the Early Career Award.

Mid-Career Award

The current holder of the Social Psychology Section Mid-Career Award is Dr Tim Wildschut of the University of Southampton.  Dr Wildschut’s Award lecture and presentation took place at the Section's 2017 Annual Conference. The section will next make a Mid-Career Award in 2019. 

Distinguished Contribution Award

The 2016 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Psychology was presented to Prof. Rupert Brown (Sussex). Prof. Brown delivered the Distinguished Contribution Award lecture at the Section's Annual Conference in Cardiff.  The section will next make a Distinguished Contribution Award in 2018. 

Please see here for previous award holders. 

Funding 

Pump-priming and dissemination fund

The BPS Social Psychology Section awards small grants for the purpose of pump priming and dissemination. The aim of these grants is to enable Section members to organize events which may lead to a larger research project or similar outcome, or the further dissemination of work already conducted.

Funds may be requested for the purposes of activities such as the development of a network of potential research collaborators, the organization of workshops, or the organization of public engagement events.

The next deadline for applications is 1st May, 2018.

For further details and information about how to apply can be found here.  If you have any questions, please e-mail the Hon. Secretary, Dr Daniel Jolley ([email protected]).