Applying for Postgraduate Membership

Applications for new postgraduate members should be made using the Postgraduate Membership Application Form. Application forms should be sent to the EPS Administrator by email (preferred) at The completed documents can also be sent by post.

Postgraduate Membership is required in order to apply for Grindley Grants and EPS Study Visit Grants.

Postgraduate members are not eligible to apply for the Small Grant scheme until they become ordinary members of the Society.

EPS Postgraduate Members are required to have an Ordinary Member sponsor their submission to the scientific meeting presentation portals.

Postgraduate Membership will cost £12 per year, to be paid following approval of membership. Fees are due each September to align with the academic calendar. Upon receipt of this subscription, new Postgraduate Members can request access (by email to to the Member’s Area of the EPS website which includes free access to Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (QJEP) articles.

Applications for Postgraduate Membership have no fixed deadline, but will be considered on a rolling basis. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within one month of submitting the completed form, once eligibility checks have been completed by the EPS administrator.

Postgraduate Membership Application Form (PDF)
Postgraduate Membership Application Form (Word)

Postgraduate Members will not be listed in the EPS Handbook until they successfully apply for full membership of the Society.


To be eligible for Postgraduate Membership of the EPS, the applicant must either be:

  • registered for a PhD, MRes or MPhil programme.
  • contracted as a post-doctoral researcher (up to 2 years after receiving PhD).
  • contracted as a pre-doctoral researcher.

Those who are resident outside Europe will be asked for assurance that they can engage with the Society reasonably often.

Application Procedure

Once the applications are received, the EPS administrator will scrutinise applications to ensure all eligibility criteria are met and then pass applications to the Hon. Secretary to confirm applicants for postgraduate membership.

Any applicant not selected as eligible will be informed and advised whether he / she may
be proposed for membership in the future and, if so, subject to what conditions.

Subscription Fee Waivers for Special Circumstances

In line with best practice, the EPS can offer subscription fee waivers for special circumstances to postgraduate members of the Society.

The one-year waiver applies to long-term parental leave, long-term sick leave, carers leave or a career break of one year or more.

You retain all your benefits of membership during this period and are able to apply for EPS funding (if eligible).

To request a waiver, please email us at