Awards

New for 2020:
PsyPAG Practitioner Psychologist Trainee Award
Nominations now closed!

PsyPAG Awards

The PsyPAG Awards are an opportunity for PsyPAG to celebrate and draw attention to some of the most exceptional work and/or teaching completed by our members.

Not only is it an acknowledgement of an individual’s outstanding work and achievements, but these Awards can also be hugely beneficial and help individuals stand-out in the employment market.

Read our featured article in the PsyPAG Quarterly December Issue 2018  to see where some of our previous winners are now and how these Awards have helped them in their careers.

We have a range of Awards to include a variety of stages of research and teaching. Please see each section below for more information on each Award available. Each section provides further information on prizes, eligibility and how to apply for each Award.

Please get in touch with the Awards Chair, Michelle Newman, at awards@psypag.co.uk for any questions.

 Applications for the 2020 PsyPAG Practitioner Trainee Award are now closed!


Applications for the PsyPAG Undergraduate, Masters, Rising Researcher, and DART-P Awards are now closed!

Keep an eye on the @PsyPAG Twitter for more details

The PsyPAG Practitioner Psychologist Trainee Award is newly launched for 2020 and specifically recognises trainees working towards formal registration in Clinical, Counselling, Forensic, Education, Occupational, Sports and Health Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. This Award aims to celebrate exceptional early career practitioners and the skills necessary for working with service users. It also acknowledges the dual focus of practical and academic work, commending the high-quality research that is being conducted by practitioner psychologist trainees.

Prize
The winner of the PsyPAG Practitioner Psychologist Trainee Award will receive:

  • £100 cash prize.

  • An invitation to the PsyPAG annual conference to orally present their work at our Awards ceremony or present a poster;

  • Expenses to the annual PsyPAG conference up to £150 (to cover registration, travel, and accommodation);

  • The opportunity to publish an article in the PsyPAG Quarterly (subject to peer review).

Eligibility
In order to apply for this Award applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Studying a recognised formal practitioner training programme in Clinical, Counselling, Forensic, Occupation, Sports, Health Psychology or Clinical Neuropsychology in the UK (including Higher Education Institution and BPS pathways);

  • Not yet submitted the final thesis (post-viva).

If you do not meet the above criteria then please consider one of our other Awards that may be more appropriate. If you are unsure about any of the criteria then please contact the Awards Chair at awards@psypag.co.uk

 Applying
Applicants to the Practitioner Psychologist Trainee Award must evidence:

  • The development of practitioner skills, demonstrating an understanding of the importance of empirical evidence and reflexivity to their work

  • Ability to develop successful relationships with service users (if applicable)

  • The impact of social, cultural, spiritual, political and economic values within their practice

  • Research work undertaken, including its theoretical and/or practical importance, and its originality

  • Public dissemination of research and/or practitioner work;

  • Characteristics, qualities, and skills which make the student an exceptional candidate

  • Support of supervisor(s)

  • A clear rationale as to why the researcher should be considered for this award.

You can apply for the Practitioner Psychologist Trainee Award as follows:

  • Completing the application form (link below);

  • Commentary regarding your development of psychological practice and skills (max 300 words)

  • Summary of research undertakings (max 300 words)

  • Supporting statement from your supervisor or program lead (max 250 words)

  • List of any publications and presentations (poster or oral) either submitted or undertaken throughout the training program.

If you would like to apply for the Award, please complete an application form and send to awards@psypag.co.uk in a Word format.

Although PsyPAG is a postgraduate organisation, we also think it’s important to acknowledge the work completed by future postgraduate researchers. The PsyPAG Undergraduate Award recognises outstanding research in an undergraduate research dissertation. Submissions are invited from all areas of Psychology across the UK.

Prize
The winner of the PsyPAG Undergraduate Award will receive:

  • An invitation to the PsyPAG annual conference to present a poster of their research;
  • Expenses to the annual PsyPAG conference up to £200 (to cover registration, travel, and accommodation);
  • The opportunity to publish findings in the PsyPAG Quarterly (subject to peer review).

Eligibility


In order to apply for this Award applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Either in their final year or within 12 months of completing an undergraduate BPS accredited Psychology course at a UK university
  • Awarded or predicted to complete the degree with a 2:1 or 1:1 class degree
  • Awarded 60% or above for the research dissertation component

If you do not meet the above criteria then please consider one of our other Awards which may be more appropriate. If you are unsure about any of the criteria then please contact the Awards Chair Michelle Newman at awards@psypag.co.uk

Applying
To apply for the Undergraduate Award please provide:

  • Completed application form (link below);
  • 500 word (excluding references) statement detailing your undergraduate dissertation and why it should be considered for this award;
  • 250 word supporting statement from your undergraduate supervisor outlining the importance of your research, the skills you have developed and why you and your research should be considered for this Award;
  • Evidence of your confirmed dissertation grade & final classification OR grades to date and/or predicted overall undergraduate grades averaging a 2:1 or 1st and confirmation of dissertation grade (PDF or screenshot of your academic transcript which shows full name).

If you would like to apply for the Award, please complete an application form and send to awards@psypag.co.uk in Word format.

The PsyPAG Masters Award recognises outstanding research in a Masters (MSc, MA, MRes, and MPhil) level research project. Submissions are invited from all areas of Psychology. The aim of the Award is to provide recognition of the excellent research that is conducted at Masters level, which we feel, is sometimes overlooked.

Prize
 The winner of the PsyPAG Masters Award will receive:

  • £100 cash prize.
  • An invitation to the PsyPAG annual conference to orally present their research at our Awards ceremony or present a poster;
  • Expenses to the annual PsyPAG conference up to £150 (to cover registration, travel, and accommodation);
  • The opportunity to publish findings in the PsyPAG Quarterly (subject to peer review).

Eligibility
In order to apply for this Award applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Within 18 months of completing a Masters level course at a UK university;
  • Awarded at least 60% for the dissertation component of the degree.
  • Awarded a final classification of either a merit or distinction for the degree.

If you do not meet the above criteria then please consider one of our other Awards which may be more appropriate. If you are unsure about any of the criteria then please contact the Awards Chair Michelle Newman at awards@psypag.co.uk

 

Applying
To apply for the PsyPAG Masters Award please provide:

  • Completed application form (link below);
  • 500-word (excluding references) statement detailing your Masters dissertation and why you think it should be considered for the Award;
  • 250 word supporting statement from your Masters supervisor outlining the importance of your research and the skills you have developed as a Masters student;
  • Evidence of dissertation grade and overall classification awarded (PDF or screenshot of your academic transcript which shows full name).

 

If you would like to apply for the Award, please complete an application form and send to awards@psypag.co.uk in Word format.

 

The PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award recognises outstanding early PhD/Doctorate research. This Award aims to celebrate the high-quality research which is being conducted at this level and champion fantastic upcoming researchers. Submissions are invited from all areas of Psychology.

 

Prize
The winner of the PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award will receive:

 

  • £100 cash prize.
  • An invitation to the PsyPAG annual conference to orally present their research at our Awards ceremony or present a poster;
  • Expenses to the annual PsyPAG conference up to £150 (to cover registration, travel, and accommodation);
  • The opportunity to publish findings in the PsyPAG Quarterly (subject to peer review).

 

Eligibility


In order to apply for this Award applicants must meet the following criteria:

 

  • Studying a doctoral level degree at a UK university;
  • At least one year full time or two year’s part time into the doctorate;
  • Not yet submitted the final thesis (post-viva).

If you do not meet the above criteria then please consider one of our other Awards which may be more appropriate. If you are unsure about any of the criteria then please contact the Awards Chair Michelle Newman at awards@psypag.co.uk

 

Applying


In order to apply for the Rising Researcher Award applicants must evidence:

 

  • Originality of approach;
  • The importance of the project in relation to previous and on-going research;
  • Specific contribution to the long-term impact of the field, in terms of methodological rigour, theoretical contribution and/or practical applications;
  • Dissemination of research through publications and presentations;
  • Personal characteristics or qualities which have enabled the researcher to overcome personal adversities or to persevere through any research difficulties (if any).
  • A clear rationale as to why the project and the researcher should be considered for this award.

You can apply for the Rising Researcher Award in one of two ways:

 

  • Completed application form (link below);
  • 500 word statement from the PhD/Doctorate supervisor;
  • 250 word supporting self-statement.
  • List of any publications and presentations (poster or oral) completed throughout the doctorate.

OR

 

  • Completed application form (link below);
  • 500 word self-statement;
  • 250 word supporting statement from the PhD/Doctorate supervisor.
  • List of any publications and presentations (poster or oral) completed throughout the doctorate.

If you would like to apply for the Award, please complete an application form and send to awards@psypag.co.uk in a Word format.

The BPS Division for Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology have kindly sponsored an Award, in association with PsyPAG which recognises excellence in teaching psychology. Many postgraduate students assist with various teaching roles to gain experience for a future career in academia and this Award aims to acknowledge the crucial role that postgraduates have in teaching.

 

Prize
The winner of the DART-P / PsyPAG Teaching Award will receive:

 

£150 cash prize;

A one-year subscription to DART-P;

A teaching-related textbook presented at our PsyPAG annual conference;

And  the opportunity to publish in the DART-P publication, the Psychology Teaching Review.

 

Eligibility


In order to be eligible for this Award you must meet the following criteria:

 

Member of the BPS; and a postgraduate at a UK institution (not yet submitted final PhD thesis).

If you do not meet the above criteria then please consider one of our other Awards which may be more appropriate. If you are unsure about any of the criteria then please contact the Awards Chair Michelle Newman at awards@psypag.co.uk

 

Applying


When applying for the DART-P/ PsyPAG Teaching Award applicants must demonstrate their excellence under one (or more) of the following categories:

 

Inspiring student learning (e.g. feedback from students on module evaluation forms or other testimonials from students or colleagues);

Supporting academic staff in a way that enhances the student experience;
Innovation in teaching practice (e.g. innovation in small/large group teaching, learning materials, use of technology, assessment and feedback)

 

To apply for this award please provide:

 

Completed application form (link below);

500 word self-statement;

500 word written reference from a senior department colleague;

The use of testimonials/feedback/data or other evidence to support the application is advised;

If you would like to apply for the Award, please complete an application form and send to awards@psypag.co.uk in a Word format.

All applications should be submitted in a Word format or similar, not PDF. Word counts do not include references. Please send all applications and queries to awards@psypag.co.uk

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