PsyPAG awards a number of bursaries to help psychology postgraduates attend conferences and other events, both at home and abroad. All psychology postgraduates registered at a UK institution are eligible to apply for our bursary funds. We are also offering Research Grant bursaries that can help support postgraduates with their research. We have 3 rounds of bursaries each year. The deadlines for each round are: 10th February, 10th June and 10th October. Applications will be reviewed by the bursary sub-committee after each deadline and all applicants will be notified if they have been successful within 6-7 weeks. Successful International Conference, Study Visit and Research Grant bursary applicants are required to write an article for the PsyPAG Quarterly (Note: Successful Domestic Conference, Workshop and Travel applicants are exempt from this condition).
We offer a range of popular bursaries to help support professional development, including attendance at conferences (both international and domestic), workshop/training events, research grants and study visits. We also offer standalone travel bursaries which can help towards travel costs for domestic conference bursaries. You will find more information about each of these below.
Please note: You are eligible to submit several applications per round and we encourage you to do so; however, only one bursary can be awarded per category, per round (e.g., one international bursary or one research grant). The only exemption to this is our domestic conference bursaries, where you may also be awarded a travel grant in the same round. You are, however, eligible to apply again in a subsequent round, but your previous successful bursary application will be taken into account. It is also important to note that if bursaries are not claimed in the allocated time period (3 months), this will be taken into account with any future applications you make.
Further, all our PsyPAG bursaries can be offered retrospectively – in other words, you are eligible to be considered for a bursary when the event has already happened (e.g., you would be eligible for an international bursary within the June round, even if you attended the conference in May).
Applicants are welcome to submit an application to more than one bursary category per round. Please note however, that an applicant cannot be awarded two bursaries in the same round (unless the two awards are domestic and travel bursaries combined).
Please Note: Bursaries do NOT cover food/entertainment costs
PsyPAG bursary application success rate are as following:
7.3% for an International Conference Bursary.
8.6% for a Domestic Conference Bursary.
10.0% for a Workshop/Training Events.
33.3% for a Study Visit.
27.3% for a Travel Bursary
8.8% for a Research Grant Bursary.
If you have any questions regarding the bursaries we offer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our conference bursaries are structured to enable us to award bursaries to as many people as possible. There are two types of award:
- PsyPAG International Conference Bursary – this is an award of up to £300 to help with the cost of attending an international conference. This can be used towards registration, travel, materials (such as poster printing) and accommodation costs.
To apply for this International Conference bursary, please fill out an application form here.
- PsyPAG Domestic Conference Bursary – an award of up to £100 to help with the cost of attending a UK conference. This can be used towards registration, materials (such as poster printing) and accommodation costs. If you need further support for travel to a domestic conference, you should apply for a travel bursary also.
Please note: This bursary does not apply to the PsyPAG conference bursary. Please see our conference website for information on our separate PsyPAG conference bursary scheme.
To apply for this Domestic Conference bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a bursary of up to £100 to help with costs in attending certain professional development events, such as workshops and training courses. This fund can be used towards registration, travel and accommodation costs.
To apply for this workshop/training event bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a bursary of up to £200 to help with costs towards a study visit. This fund can be used towards registration, travel and accommodation costs.
To apply for this study visit bursary, please fill out an application form here.
You can apply for a travel bursary, up to the amount of £50. This fund can be used to assist in your travel costs for events, such as domestic conferences.
To apply for this travel bursary, please fill out an application form here.
Research Grant Bursaries
You can apply for a research grant bursary, up to the amount of £300. This fund can be used to assist you in conducting research as part of your postgraduate studies. For example, this fund may help with paying participants in exchange for taking part in your research or helping with your travel costs when collecting data away from your University. This fund can be used towards participant incentives, cost of materials and travel costs (i.e. petrol receipts or train tickets)
Please note that expenses will be paid for research activities only only and all receipts should be submitted to the Treasurer. . If unsure, please contact our Information Officer (email@example.com) or Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply for this research grant bursary, please fill out an application form here
PsyPAG Annual Conference Bursaries
In addition to the bursaries above, we offer up to 20 bursaries of up to £100 to support the associated costs delegates wishing to present and attend the PsyPAG Annual Conference. In addition, we are also offering one bursary of up to £300 for students based at international institutions. This is a separate application process specific to our annual conference. These funds can be used to fun registration, accommodation and travel costs only.
Details regarding our 2018 Annual Conference bursaries are available here.