Awards

NEW PsyPAG Undergraduate Award

PsyPAG would like to introduce its new Undergraduate Award that 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 at an undergraduate level. The winner of the award will have the opportunity to present their research at our Awards ceremony at the PsyPAG Annual Conference, with conference registration, accommodation and travel of up to £200 paid for, and will also have the opportunity to publish their result in PsyPAG Quarterly (subject to peer review).

The Undergraduate Award is open to current final year undergraduate students (finishing in 2016/7) only

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Proposal of undergraduate dissertation (500 words maximum, excluding references)
  • Supervisor recommendation (250 words maximum)
  • Evidence of grades to date and/or predicted overall undergraduate grades averaging a 2:1 or 1st

Deadline for applications – 23:59 GMT on 17th of March 2017.

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

PsyPAG Masters Award

PsyPAG accept nominations every year for an annual award that recognises outstanding research in a Masters (MSc, MA, MRes, and MPhil) level research project. Submissions are invited for 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 Master thesis and be within 18 months of completing their Masters studies at a UK university and the 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 at the PsyPAG annual conference, of which expenses will be covered to a maximum of £150 (registration, travel & accommodation).

To apply for the Masters Award please provide:

  • 500 word statement detailing your Masters dissertation and why you think it should be considered for the award and;
  • 250 word statement from your Masters supervisor outlining your research as well as the skills you have developed as a Masters student.

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 17th of March 2017.

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

 

PsyPAG Rising Researcher Award

PsyPAG invites nominations for the annual PhD award for outstanding early PhD research. Nominees must be current PhD students and be at least one year into their PhD (two years part time) studying at a UK institution. The aim of the award is to recognise excellent ongoing PhD work prior to final submission. The winner of the award will receive £100, along with expenses to a maximum of £150 (registration, travel & accommodation) to attend the annual PsyPAG conference. In addition, the winning applicant will be invited to give an oral presentation at the PsyPAG conference on their research and/or the reasons for winning the award; what they feel makes an outstanding researcher.

Nominations for the award can be made in one of the following ways:

  • A 500 word statement from the PhD 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 supervisor.

Criteria for nomination:

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

– Specific contribution to the initial proposal and ongoing 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 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 17th of March 2016.

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

 

DART-P / PsyPAG Teaching Award

The Division for Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology have kindly sponsored an award, in association with PsyPAG, that recognises excellence in teaching psychology. Many postgraduates 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 annual conference in July. In recognising the expertise of a postgraduate, 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 (maximum 500 words). To be eligible to apply for this award you must be a member of the DART-P.

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 17th of March 2017.

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