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WSC 2018 Slides and SAVE THE DATE

WSC 2018 Conference Brochure & Slides Available for Download

You can now download the abstract book (including full citation details), as well as slides and posters from WSC 2018 on our website at: https://stigmaconference.com/leeds-2018/

Save the date: WSC 2019 and 2020

We are delighted to announce that the 7th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario on 20-21 June, 2019. Sign up for updates on our website or follow us on Twitter to received further details as they become available.

And unusually, we’re giving you a heads up for the 2020 conference also so you can start saving early! We don’t have exact dates yet, but the 8th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference will be held at Massey University, New Zeland, mostly likely in late June 2020.

FYI. ISRF Essay Prize: Interdisciplinarity


The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) intends to award research funding of €5,000 for the best essay on the topic ‘Interdisciplinarity: the new orthodoxy?’ This is a topic, not a title. Accordingly, authors are free to choose an essay title within this field.

Essays may address any topic, problem or critical issue around or on this theme. The successful essay will be intellectually radical and articulate a strong internal critique of existing views. Writers should bear in mind that the ISRF is interested in original research ideas that take new approaches and suggest new solutions to real world social problems.

The winning author will be awarded a prize of €5,000 in the form of a grant for research purposes. It is intended that this award would be made to the author’s home institution, although alternative arrangements may be considered for Independent Scholars.

Deadline: 31st December 2018

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FYI. ISRF Independent Scholar Fellowships


The Independent Social Research Foundation has up to four grants available to support interdisciplinary research, across the range of the social sciences, to be held from a start date no later than the end of December 2019. Awards are for equivalent of up to £25,000 for up to one year.

Deadline: 10th August 2018

More info: http://www.isrf.org/funding-opportunities/grant-competitions/isf5/

FYI. APA research awards for early grad students

FYI. APA Early Graduate Student Research Awards

Awards are available for graduate students in the US and Canada in the early part of their studies. Awards are for $1000 and may be used for direct research expenses, software, conference travel, and so on. They may not be used for tuition, fees, or personal expenses.

Deadline: 14 September 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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