Call for Research Proposals: Early-Career Research Grants

Social Psychological Bulletin (SPB) is pleased to announce a competitive research grant program aimed at supporting early-career researchers in advancing their research agenda. We invite researchers in social psychology to submit proposals for consideration.

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must be PhD students or have completed their doctoral degree no more than 3 years prior to the application deadline (+ 1 year per every birth or adoption of a child, if this is your case, please include such information within your application).
The call is open to researchers from social psychology.
Applicants must be affiliated with a research institution or university.

Grant Details:
The selected proposal(s) will receive funding up to 1000£ to be spent on research conducted at Prolific.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a research proposal with the following information:
A clear research objective including hypothesis, methodology, expected outcomes, and a detailed budget (max. 4000 words, excluding references).
Applicants must also provide a curriculum vitae (CV) highlighting their academic achievements, publications, and relevant research experience.
Applications should be submitted electronically to no later than July 31st, 2023.

Selection Criteria:
Proposals will be evaluated based on their scientific rigor, originality, and potential impact.
The feasibility and clarity of the research plan will also be taken into consideration.
The applicant's research track record and potential for future contributions to the field will be assessed.
Preference will be given to proposals for Registered Reports.
Diversity considerations: how the application addresses diversity and equity concerns.

Important information:
The successful candidate(s) will be asked to follow open science practices throughout the process (i.e. pre-registration of the hypothesis, open data and materials). The successful candidate(s) will be asked to prepare a manuscript with research findings and submit it to the Social Psychological Bulletin. Importantly, the submission will undergo a regular peer-review process. The successful applicant(s) will have 1 year to conduct the study at Prolific and 2 years since receiving the grant to prepare a final report. Any publications that arise thanks to the research grant, must acknowledge the funding grant in question.

By submitting the research proposal application, you agree that we will make publicly available the name of the successful candidate(s). All the information gathered within the application process will be kept private and available only to the editors-in-chief of SPB.

Important Dates:
Application deadline: July 31st, 2023
Announcement of selected proposal(s): August 31st, 2023
We strongly encourage early-career researchers to seize this opportunity to advance their research careers and make meaningful contributions to their respective fields. For any queries or additional information, please contact Katarzyna Cantarero, Monika Wrobel or Katarzyna Jasko at