6th Annual Weight Stigma Conference


FYI. Tenure-track Asst Prof position Social/Health Psychology

FYI. Carnegie Mellon University is seeking Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Social and Health Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University anticipates making a cluster of tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level over the coming years. For the present hiring cycle we are particularly seeking applicants who work at the intersection of  Social and Health Psychology. We are interested in candidates with a strong grounding in psychological theory, cutting-edge methods and research programs, high-quality teaching, and strong statistical training and quantitative skills.
We place high value on programmatic, theory-driven research that contributes to the substantive advancement of social and health psychology. The Department of Psychology has particularly strong ties to social and decision sciences, the Tepper School of Business, human-computer interaction, machine learning, and computer science.
Carnegie Mellon is a highly supportive environment for scientists seeking to span disciplines and employ multiple methodologies in their research. We are committed to building a diverse faculty within an increasingly broad university community, and we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. We also work actively to meet the needs of dual-career couples. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive and highly livable urban environment.
Completed applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and will be considered on a rolling basis. Interviews will start in late summer. To be considered for positions beginning Fall 2019, applications must be received no later than October 31, 2018. To apply to this position, please see: apply.interfolio.com/51881
Questions may be addressed to gingerp@cmu.edu.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabilty/Veteran

FYI. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

FYI. Marie Sklodowksa-Curie individual fellowships

The European Commission Horizon 2020: Excellent Science, under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions work programme, invites proposals for its H2020-MSCA-IF-2018 Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships call. This supports individual, trans-national fellowships for promising researchers seeking employment in EU member states or Horizon 2020 associated countries. Fellowships must take the form of European fellowships or global fellowships. Proposals may be submitted for the following topics:

•MSCA-IF-2018-GF global fellowships;

•MSCA-IF-2018-EF-SE society and enterprise panel;

•MSCA-IF-2018-EF-CAR career restart panel;

•MSCA-IF-2018-EF-RI reintegration panel;

•MSCA-IF-2018-EF-ST standard European fellowships.

The beneficiary must be a legal entity established in an EU member state or Horizon 2020 associated country and employ the researcher during the action. Researchers must be experienced researchers. Applications must be jointly made by the researcher and the beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sectors. Legal entities established in a third country, who secure their own funding, may be included in the consortia.

Funding for European fellowships will support eligible researchers for a period of 12 to 24 months and for a period of 12 to 36 months for European fellowship career restart panel. Global fellowships will support eligible researchers for a period of 24 to 36 months. The living allowance annual reference rate for experienced researchers is €58,560. The allowances are subject to country correction coefficients. Researchers in some categories will also receive a mobility allowance of €600 and a family allowance of €500 per month. The total indicative budget for this call is €273 million.

Deadline: 12th September 2018

More info

FYI. Wellcome Trust fellowships for postdoctoral researchers

FYI. Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellowships

Open to all nationalities but post to be held in UK.

The Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society invite applications for the Sir Henry Dale fellowships. These support postdoctoral researchers who aim to become independent scientists leading their own groups in the field of public health.

Applicants must have a PhD, significant postdoctoral research experience, and have made important contributions to their area of research via publications, patents, software development or an impact on policy. They must be driving their research and be ready to lead an independent research programme. They must have sponsorship from a head of department or equivalent at an eligible host organisation in the UK.

Fellowships cover salary, which is determined by the host organisation, a supplement of £7,500, personal removal expenses, research expenses and an annual contribution of £11,000 towards indirect and estate costs. Fellowships are tenable for five years, but fellows may further apply for three more years.

Deadline: 7th August, 2018

More info

FYI. UK-US Fulbright Awards Programme

FYI. Funding is available for US and UK undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and professionals, as well as several short-term programmes.

UK to US

Fulbright Postgraduate and Scholar Awards provide funding for UK citizens to undertake study, research and/or teaching in any field in the US for a period of 3-12 months. It is the only scholarship programme that supports academic study, research and teaching in any subject at any US higher education institution. Approximately 40 grants are offered each year to UK citizens.

Deadline: 6th November, 2018

Funding is also available for undergraduate and short-term study abroad programmes.

For more information on all programmes, visit:  http://www.fulbright.org.uk/news/fulbright-award-applications-open-for-uk-citizens

US to UK

Fulbright Awards and Summer Institutes are available for US students, academics at all career levels and professionals interested in studying, researching or teaching at higher education institutions in the UK.

For more information on all programmes (programs!), visit: http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk


FYI. Grants for research on violence and aggression

FYI. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation invites applications for its research grants. These support research in the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations and control of violence and aggression. Priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Projects may concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime and family relationships, among other subjects.

Applicants may be citizens of any country. There are no formal degree requirements although the grant may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate programme. Grants will be awarded to individuals only, institutions are not eligible to apply.

Grants usually range from USD 15,000 to USD 40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer periods must be very strongly justified.

Deadline: 1st August 2018

More info

FYI. Two jobs

The following jobs have been posted on the Psychoneuroxy website and might be of interest:

1. Associate Professor/Professor in Social Psychology, Princeton University, US. More info

2. Lecture in Psychology (Research) (= Asst Professor), Leeds University, UK. More info

FYI. PhD investigating social influences on health, UNSW, Australia

FYI. PhD investigating social influences on health, UNSW, Australia

This project will be jointly supervised by Dr Kate Faasse and Professor Lenny Vartanian (UNSW), and Professor Louise Sharpe (University of Sydney), and will broadly examine how social factors can influence health processes and health outcomes.

The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of the University’s dedication to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Detailed information about the scholarships can be found here: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/?interest=scholarships

Psychology at UNSW is the leading school in Australia for Psychology, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings and the recently released national Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT). Scientia Scholarships provide a $40,000 stipend, tuition fees for 4 years, plus up to $10,000 per year for career development and fostering international collaborations.

Feel free to contact us (k.faasse@unsw.edu.au; l.vartanian@unsw.edu.au) directly if you have any questions.

More information and to express interest: https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/social-influences-health

Deadline: 21st July 2018

FYI. Postdoctoral position in social-health psychology at UC Merced, USA


The joint labs of Dr. Jennifer Howell (https://www.jenniferlhowell.com/) and Dr. Matthew Zawadzki (http://faculty.ucmerced.edu/mzawadzki) are recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scholar position. The fellowship is a 2-year position focusing on the social psychology of health including the impact of social relationships, cognitions, and emotions on psychological and physical health.

Deadline: 25th June 2018

More info: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00664

FYI. Grants and Awards from Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Grants and Awards from Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues


Annual Awards

SPSSI fosters and funds research on social issues through annual awards and programs. SPSSI is now accepting applications for awards with deadlines this Spring. Please share this widely and encourage your talented colleagues and students to apply.
Louise Kidder Early Career Award

The Louise Kidder Early Career Award recognizes social issues researchers who have made substantial contributions to the field early in their careers. The award is named for a living person—Louise Kidder—in honor of her own early career accomplishments and contributions to SPSSI. Nominees should be investigators who have made substantial contributions to social issues research within ten years of receiving a graduate degree and who have demonstrated the potential to continue such contributions. Visit the Louise Kidder Early Career Award page for more details. Application deadline: June 1, 2018.

The Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize

The Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize honors the memory of a founder and past-president of SPSSI. An award of $1000 is given to “the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations” – a field about which Professor Allport cared deeply. Originality of the contribution, whether theoretical or empirical, will be given special weight. The research area of intergroup relations includes such dimensions as age, gender, and socioeconomic status, as well as ethnicity. Visit the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize page for more details. Application deadline: June 15, 2018.

Please contact Victor Adebusola, SPSSI’s Membership and Program Coordinator, with questions about SPSSI’s grants and awards programs at vadebusola@spssi.org.

International Collaborations

SPSSI-EASP Small International Conference

Call for Proposals: Proposals are invited for grants to support small, international conferences, to be sited in Europe in 2019. A conference can be planned as a pre-conference attached to the EASP convention, but this is not required. Conference planning should allow sufficient advance notice for advertisement to the membership of both organizations. For more information about the Joint SPSSI-EASP Small International Conference and this Call for Proposals visit the webpage. Deadline: August 1, 2018.

SPSSI-SASP Small Group Conference

Call for Proposals: Those interested in submitting a proposal for the 2019 meeting have the option of planning the small group meeting as a pre-conference or post-conference event around the SASP conference in Sydney in April 2019 or the SPSSI conference in North America, but this is certainly not essential. Feedback/decisions to this round of proposals/letters of interest will be provided to applicants by July 15, 2018. For more information about the SPSSI-SASP Small Group Conference and this Call for Proposals visit the webpage or contact David Livert. Deadline: June 15, 2018(PLEASE NOTE REVISED DEADLINE)

WSC 2018 Programme is Live!!

Check out this year’s programme

We had a few last minute glitches but the final (we hope) programme is now up on the website. Check it out here: https://stigmaconference.com/programme/

Registration is still open (https://stigmaconference.com/registration-2018/) and don’t forget to make a small donation to the Bursary Fund if you can, either at registration, or at https://www.gofundme.com/stigmaconf2018.