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ESRC Review of the PhD in the Social Sciences: Open Consultation

The ESRC has launched an open consultation to inform their Review of the PhD in the Social Sciences. Through the consultation they want to capture views on the strengths and limitations of current doctoral study from within and outside of the social sciences. They are particularly interested in examples from existing experience, the learning from trials of new or innovative approaches, and views of areas where change would be beneficial to enhance skills and ensure doctoral graduates are fully prepared for a range of future careers with their health and well-being safeguarded. They would like to hear from a diverse range of stakeholders and are seeking the views from all members of the research community, learned societies, government, business, third-sector organisations and others who have an interest in the future skills needed by social science PhD students. The findings of this review will directly inform the ESRC’s strategy for doctoral training and for recommissioning our Doctoral Training Partnerships in 2022/23.

Alongside the launch of this consultation, the ESRC are also publishing a comprehensive assessment of existing research evidence on the structure, funding and assessment of social science doctoral training. Please engage directly with the consultation and promote amongst your contacts and networks. The consultation is open until 16 September 2020.

The consultation page can be found here.

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Call for Papers

Music and Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Music and Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference, will be a 2-day interdisciplinary conference (1-2 November, 2019) at Durham University on music and lifetime memories, with Featured Lectures from Professor Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University, USA), Dr. Alexandra Lamont (Keele University, UK), and Professor Catherine Loveday (University of Westminster, UK).

Submissions for oral presentations are now being accepted, until 15 May 2019. Full details are available on our website: https://musicscience.net/events/music-memory-conference/

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Kelly Jakubowski (kelly.jakubowski@durham.ac.uk). 

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Meeting of the Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, Chemical communication in humans.

Chemical communication in humans
Monday 1 – Tuesday 2 April 2019
Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ
Professor Craig Roberts, Dr Jan Havlíček and Professor Benoist Schaal
https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2019/04/chemical-communication/

This meeting will bring together an international group of biologists, psychologists, linguists, anthropologists and chemists to present and discuss emerging evidence of human chemical communication.

The meeting is free to attend; participants just have to cover their accommodation, travel and subsistence. Interested participants can request an invite on the website.

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2019 Psychonomic Society Honours & Awards: Call for Nominations

Each year, the Psychonomic Society invite you to submit nominations for one or more of the 2019 awards. Please spread the word that nominations are now open!

The Psychonomic Society is committed to scientific merit, which entails the inclusion of scientists of all genders, races, sexual orientations, countries of origin, geographical locations, and disciplinary expertise. Please critically examine your deliberations to eliminate biases that detract from our commitment to merit.

2019 Fellows (Spring class)
• Fellowship recognizes members who demonstrate clear evidence of independent scholarship, active engagement in methodologically rigorous and theoretically interesting high level research, and indications of an imminent national/international reputation for excellence in the psychological sciences.
• Deadline: March 1, 2019

2019 Mid-career Award
• Nominees will have normally completed their PhD 15-25 years before the nomination deadline.
• The nominee must be a current Member or Fellow of the Psychonomic Society, with preference given to Fellows.
• Up to two awards, each with a $2,500 USD prize and airfare to the Annual Meeting in Montréal.
• Deadline: March 15, 2019

2019 Early Career Award
• Awardees must have completed their highest degree (typically the PhD) no more than 10 years before the year in which the award is given.
• The nominee must be a Member or Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.
• Up to four awards, each with a $2,500 USD prize and airfare to the Annual Meeting in Montréal.
• Deadline: March 15, 2019

Graduate Travel Awards
• Up to fifteen Graduate Travel Awards, each with a travel stipend of $1,000 USD to attend the Annual Meeting in Montréal.
• Submissions open: March 1, 2019
• Deadline: April 15, 2019.

J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award: supporting diversity and inclusion in cognitive psychology
• Up to six Yates Student Travel Awards, each with a travel stipend of $1,000 USD to attend the Annual Meeting in Montréal.
• Submissions open: March 1, 2019
• Deadline: April 15, 2019.

2019 Distinguished Leadership Award
• New in 2019, this award is given to an individual who has been in the field for 10 or more years and has shown evidence of making major contributions in both of the selection criteria areas listed here. These contributions must demonstrate sustained and ongoing leadership.
• Up to two awards, each with a $1,000 USD prize.
• Deadline: June 1, 2019

For more information on criteria and eligibility, visit the Psychonomic Society Awards web page. Any questions may be directed to Members Services at info@psychonomic.org.