Awards

PsyPAG Undergraduate Award

The PsyPAG Undergraduate Award recognises outstanding research in an undergraduate level research dissertation. Submissions are invited from all areas of Psychology. The aim of this Award is to provide recognition of the excellent research that is conducted during the undergraduate level. The winner of the Award will have the opportunity to present their research at our Awards ceremony or present a poster at the PsyPAG Annual Conference.Expenses will be covered to a maximum of £200 (registration, travel and accommodation). The winner will also have the opportunity to publish their findings in the PsyPAG Quarterly (subject to peer review). The Undergraduate Award is open to current final year undergraduate students (finishing in 2017/8) only!

To apply for the Undergraduate Award please provide:

  • Proposal of your undergraduate dissertation (500 words maximum, excluding references). Please include your references under your proposal
  • Supervisor recommendation (250 words maximum)
  • Evidence of your grades to date and/or predicted overall undergraduate grades averaging a 2:1 or 1st (PDF or screenshot of your academic transcript which shows your name and surname)

Deadline for applications – 23:59 GMT on 31st of March 2018.

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

Please submit your application as a Word or similar document (Not PDF).

PsyPAG Masters Award

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. Applicants must have submitted their Masters dissertation and be within 18 months of completing their Masters studies at a UK university, and their research thesis should have attained the minimum pass mark for the qualification submitted. The winner of the Award will receive £100 and will be invited to present their findings at our Awards ceremony at the PsyPAG Annual Conference. Expenses will be covered to a maximum of £150 (registration, travel and accommodation).

To apply for the Masters Award please provide:

  • Statement detailing your Masters dissertation and why you think it should be considered for the Award (500 words maximum, excluding references). Please include your references under your statement
  • Statement from your Masters supervisor outlining your research as well as the skills you have developed as a Masters student (250 words maximum)

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

Deadline for applications – 23:59 GMT on 31st of March 2018.

Please submit your application as a Word or similar document (Not PDF).

PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award

The PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award recognises outstanding early PhD/Doctorate research. Submissions are invited from all areas of Psychology. Applicants must be current PhD/Doctorate students and be at least one year into their PhD/Doctorate (two years part time) studying at a UK university. The aim of the Award is to recognise excellent on-going PhD/Doctorate work prior to final submission. The winner of the Award will receive £100 and will be invited to present their research at our Awards ceremony at the PsyPAG Annual Conference. Expenses will be covered to a maximum of £150 (registration, travel and accommodation). You will be required to give an oral presentation on your research and/or the reason for winning the Award (i.e. what makes you an outstanding researcher).

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

A 500 word statement from the PhD/Doctorate supervisor, along with a 250 word supporting self-statement

or

  • A 500 word self-statement, along with a 250 word supporting statement from the PhD/Doctorate supervisor

Criteria for nomination (Please include everything in your application form, not in a separate document)

The nomination and/or the supporting statements must include the researcher’s:

– Specific contribution to the initial proposal and on-going research

– Originality of approach

– Specific contribution to the long-term impact of the field, in terms of methodological rigour, theoretical contribution and/or practical applications

– Personal characteristics or qualities which have enabled the researcher to overcome personal adversities or to persevere through any research difficulties (if any).

Please also list any publications and/or conference presentations (poster or oral) derived from research carried out during PhD/Doctorate studies as this may strengthen the application.

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

Deadline for applications – 23:59 GMT on 31st of March 2018.

Please submit your application as a Word or similar document (Not PDF).

DART-P / PsyPAG Teaching Award

The BPS Division for Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology have kindly sponsored an Award, in association with PsyPAG, that recognises excellence in teaching psychology. Many postgraduate students assist with various teaching roles to gain experience for a future career in academia. The winner will be awarded with £150, a 1-year subscription to the DART-P, and a teaching-related textbook, which will be presented at our PsyPAG Annual Conference. The Award winner will be expected to contribute to the DART-P publication; the Psychology Teaching Review.

Applicants must demonstrate their excellence under one of the following categories in no more than 500 words:

  • 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
  • Supporting students (e.g. providing excellent tutorial support etc)
  • Innovation in teaching practice (e.g. innovation in small/large group teaching, learning materials, use of technology, assessment and feedback)

Applicants should describe how they make an excellent contribution to teaching and learning in one of the above categories. The use of testimonials/feedback/data or other evidence to support their application is advised.

In addition, the applicant must provide a written reference from a senior colleague in their department (500 words maximum). To be eligible to apply for this award you must be a member of the BPS.

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

Deadline for applications – 23:59 GMT on 31st of March 2018.

Please submit your application as a Word or similar document (Not PDF).