Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Workshops

The Society will sponsor workshops designed to bring together postgraduate students and/or junior postdoctoral researchers (normally within two years of their PhD) who are working on a particular topic or would like to learn about a particular technique.

The workshops would normally be expected to take place over 1 or 2 days at maximum and to be organised by a more senior researcher, who need not be a member of the EPS. Applications for funding for a workshop should be made by the organiser, and these should provide:

  • An outline of the topic area, indicating why the workshop would be timely
  • A proposed format (including a schedule of talks, where appropriate), covering no more than 2 pages of A4
  • An estimated budget

For proposals that involve a programme of named talks, the committee encourages applicants to develop a speaker programme that appropriately represents the diversity of the research community.  In any cover letter, the applicant may wish to address how this was attempted.

The format for the workshops is open. For example, the schedule could feature 1 or 2 overview talks from experts in the field along with talks given by the research students and postdocs on their own research. Alternatively, the workshop could be based around practical examples of using a certain technique. Presentations made at workshops do not count as talks to the Society.

Funding can include travel and accommodation for all attendees (including speakers). Typically, it would be expected that the workshops would be attended by students and fellows from a number of institutions.

Postgraduate/junior postdoctoral workshops can take place either immediately before or after an EPS meeting, or separately.

Proposals should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary at least 6 months before the intended date.

The maximum grant for a 1-day meeting will normally be £1,200, and for a 2-day workshop normally £2,500.

Proposals should include a brief outline of the purpose and budget of the Workshop, and an estimate of the likely number of participants.

Please note that applicants may follow the traditional route of submitting hard copies sent by post. Applicants also have the option instead to prepare and submit a single PDF file of the aggregated, signed application material to eps@lancaster.ac.uk. In this case it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all material is compiled and formatted appropriately. In either case material must be received in the office on or before the stated deadline. Please do not send a hard copy through the post if you have already emailed your submission.

Hard copies should be sent to:

Sandra Harris, EPS Administrator
School of Psychology
Fylde College
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YF

There are 2 submission deadlines per year – 1 June and 1 December. The proposals will be circulated to committee members with the Agenda for the next Committee Meeting. Retrospective applications will not be considered.

Grants will be awarded by the EPS Committee. Successful applicants should submit a brief (c. 1000 word) report of the workshop together with an account of all expenditure within eight weeks of its completion. The final report should include an invoice with full details of the award holder/award (please note that invoices should not be sent to the EPS separate to the final report). The Society’s assistance should be acknowledged on any printed material arising from the workshop.

Payment is normally made in arrears.  Any requests to release agreed funding in advance should be stated at the point of application.

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