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FYI. Health Research Fellowships (Wales)


Health and Care Research Wales is pleased to announce a new call for applications to the Health Research Fellowship scheme.

Health Research Fellowships aim to support individuals to become independent researchers and to undertake high quality research. Applications are invited from across all sectors and scientific disciplines.

The Fellowship offers three years full-time funding (or four or five years part-time) to individuals who have no more than 60-months FTE postdoctoral research experience at the time of applying. Applicants are expected to show evidence of a clear commitment to a research career and demonstrate how the award will support the potential to become an independent researcher.

Projects supported under this scheme should aim to provide robust evidence with clear relevance to patients, the public, service users, carers and/or the organisation and delivery of effective healthcare in Wales. The scheme will support the early stages of intervention development where knowledge obtained from these preliminary studies will provide the underpinning evidence for future pilot testing and evaluation.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be based at an institution or organisation in Wales at the time of applying.
  •  Applicants must have a PhD, or other research-based professional doctorate in health and social care-related research (Health and Care Research Wales will also accept applications from Applicants who have submitted their PhD thesis, or equivalent, to their institution for assessment. In these cases the Applicant must have been notified of a successful outcome by 29 November 2017).

More info: https://www.healthandcareresearch.gov.wales/health-research-fellowship-award/

Deadline: 29 November 2017

FYI. Branco Weiss Fellowship (international)


Society in Science invites applications for the Branco Weiss fellowship. This enables researchers to undertake unusual research projects across the frontiers of science, engineering and social sciences at an academic institution of their choice throughout the world. The fellowship consists of a two-year pioneer phase and a subsequent three-year exploitation phase, with a review after the second year.

Applicants must have completed a PhD in science, engineering or social sciences by the application deadline (15 Jan 2018) and have a strong record of achievement in their chosen field. Applicants must have been born after 1 January 1984.

Funding is worth up to CHF 100,000 per year for up to five years. The programme aims to award up to 10 fellowships each year. Funding may cover salary, equipment, travel costs, consumables, personnel and more.

Deadline: 15 Jan, 2018

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FYI. Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowships (UK only)


The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its research fellowships. These enable experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline. Studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals and research that intends to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications are excluded from this call.

Applicants must be resident in the UK at the time of application, and able to demonstrate experience and academic background sufficient to confirm their ability to complete the proposed research. They may not be registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications. Applications from researchers who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research, are encouraged.

Fellowships are worth up to £55,000 each over a period between three months and two years, and may cover research expenses, replacement costs or loss of earnings.

Deadline: 9 Nov 2017

More info: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/research-fellowships

FYI. Fat Activism Conference 2017, Oct 6-8 (online)


If you’re interested in Body Positivity, Size Acceptance, and Health at Every Size, then check out the Fat Activism Conference, now in its fourth year, happening next month, October 6-8, 2017.

It’s an online conference so you can listen live on your computer or by phone, or listen to recordings on your own schedule, and transcripts of all talks are provided. The conference offers a pay-what-you-can-afford option to make sure that money isn’t a barrier. This conference is for people of all sizes who are interested in creating a world that respects the diversity of body sizes, and who are interested in fighting the bullying, stigmatizing, shaming, and oppression faced by larger people, and who want to do that work intersectionally. Get tools, inspiration, and support to help make the world a more size inclusive place! www.fatactivismconference.com

FYI. Invitation for applications for Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology


Invitation for Applications for Executive Editor for the Journal of Social Psychology

Because of the forthcoming retirement of two Executive Editors for The Journal of Social Psychology with almost four decades of combined service, the remaining Executive Editorial Team (Jon Grahe, Managing Executive Editor; Art Stukas, Executive Editor) seek motivated and qualified academics interested in serving in the role of Executive Editor for a 3 year contract beginning January, 2019.

Executive Editors at The Journal of Social Psychology guide advancement of the journal throughout the review process. They first determine whether a manuscript will be sent to reviewers and send prompt decision letters for manuscripts that are desk rejected. For manuscripts sent for review, EEs help identify reviewers, then make interim and final decisions that synthesize available reviewer comments. Over the course of a single year, EEs are likely to manage between 75-100 manuscripts. EEs are expected to complete their tasks in a timely and professional manner and to attend quarterly conference calls.
Executive Editors should be established researchers in their field of inquiry with multiple publications in top tiered journals. Prospective EEs should have extensive reviewing experience as a Consulting Editor or similar role, with a preference for individuals with prior experiences as Associate or Executive Editors. Additionally, although EEs often oversee manuscripts that are outside their primary specialty area, we try to match manuscripts as closely as possible. To that end, we welcome applicants with wide expertise, but we are primarily interested in individuals with backgrounds including one or more of the following specialty areas or skill sets: (a) Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Stigma, (b) Organizational Behavior, and (c) Quantitative Expertise including Multilevel Modeling.
Benefits: Executive Editors receive a modest stipend that will be determined partly by the number on the final board. Editors also receive gratis online access and print copies of JSP.
Applications must include the following: (a) a two-page letter of intent stating qualifications and commitment to continue improving the quality of the journal while advancing current initiatives to increase the science transparency of published manuscripts, and (b) a curriculum vitae detailing relevant qualifications including prior reviewer experience. Applications should be emailed to Jon Grahe (graheje@plu.edu) with “Application for JSP EE Position” as the subject. We will review materials starting on November 1, 2017 and continue until the positions are determined. We are interested in one to three new board members depending on interest and qualifications. Please address any questions to Jon Grahe.


FYI. Leverhulme Trust International Academic Fellowships (UK-based scholars)


The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for its international academic fellowships. These enable established researchers to spend a period of time in one or more research centres outside the UK in order to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas.

Applicants must have held an established post at a UK HEI, or in a museum, art gallery or comparable institution, for at least three years, and must be resident in the UK at the time of application. They may not be registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications.

Awards may be used for the following purposes:

• observing and learning groundbreaking techniques or practices;

• developing new lines of research through overseas collaboration;

• making discipline-hopping excursions into new areas of research;

• developing innovations in teaching;

• exchanging ideas.

Applications are considered in all subject areas except research that is of direct relevance to the studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, and research that intends to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.

Fellowships are worth up to £45,000 each for a period of between three and 12 months. Eligible costs include reasonable replacement cover whilst the fellow is overseas; travel to and within the overseas country or countries, a maintenance grant to meet the increased expense of living overseas, and essential research costs.

Deadline: 9 Nov 2017

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FYI. Feminist Review Trust research grants.


The Feminist Review Trust invites applications for its research grants. These support feminist scholars and activities. Awards may be used to support the following: hard-to-fund projects; pump priming activities; interventionist projects that support feminist values; training and development projects; one off events; dissemination; core funding; other projects.

The trust is unable to support MA, MSc or PhD students, with the exception of scholars from developing economies in exceptional circumstances.

Grants are worth up to £15,000 each. However, the full amount is rarely paid out. Successful applicants may only be offered partial funding depending on the proposed project.

The Feminist Review Trust supports research projects that transform the lives of women.

Deadline: 30 Sept 2017

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FYI. Associate professorship in Social and Personality Psychology, Aarhus University, Denmark


The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applications for a position as associate professor in social and personality psychology to begin on January 1st 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is a permanent position with research and teaching obligations within the subject area of social and personality psychology. The successful candidate is expected, based on professional competencies within social and personality psychology, to contribute to research and teaching in human behaviour, interaction and influence in group and organizational contexts. The successful candidate is expected to participate on a regular basis in the department’s day-to-day activities (such as seminars, courses, workshops, etc.), to contribute to the development of the department’s study and learning environment as well as to supervise students.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the department’s organizational and administrative tasks. As the successful candidate is expected to participate in all of the department’s main activities, including examination and administration, a non-Danish speaking candidate is required to acquire the necessary skills within a short period (maximum 2 years).

Source: Psychoneuroxy

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Deadline: 1st October 2017

FYI. Tenure-track position in social psychology, University of Victoria, Canada

The Department of Psychology at University of Victoria, Canada invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of social psychology at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.


In accordance with the university’s equity plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection for this position will be limited to members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons. Candidates must self-identify to be considered. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca).


The position is preferably for an individual with background and specialization in intergroup attitudes and relations, stereotyping and prejudice, stigmatization, cultural psychology, social identity, social justice, or other related fields in social psychology. But applications from individuals with background in different social psychology subfields are welcome. We also value scholars who can contribute with their research and teaching to the diversity of perspectives (e.g., sociocultural, social neuroscience, evolutionary, constructivist) and methodology (e.g., quantitative and qualitative methods, community-based research, “big data” research, ecologically valid designs and measures, Indigenous methodologies, etc.) in social psychology, as well as those  who are interested in the reasonable use of transparent, reproducible, and replicable research practices. Finally, we would like a scholar who can bring the perspective from a visible minority or indigenous person to their teaching and research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in social psychology or closely related psychology sub-fields (e.g., cultural psychology, personality psychology) at the time of appointment and demonstrate research excellence as evidenced by publications, conference presentations, community engagement, and grant funding appropriate to level of experience. Applicants must also present evidence for potential excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This position will require the teaching of both large introductory undergraduate courses and small advanced seminars in social psychology, as well as classes in their subject of expertise. Postdoctoral (or equivalent) experience is desirable.

Source: SPSP Jobs

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FYI. Tenure-track position in social psychology, MN, USA


Source: SPSP Jobs.

The Department of Psychology at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, announces a full-time tenure-track position in social psychology at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2018. We are seeking applicants whose work focuses on issues of culture, diversity, stereotyping, prejudice, or social justice. Teaching responsibilities include courses in social psychology, research methods with lab, and advanced courses in a self-selected area of specialization. A completed Ph.D. in social psychology or a closely related area by the time of appointment is preferred. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education, and have experience or potential for conducting an active program of research with undergraduates. Applicants with an ability to add intellectual diversity and cultural richness to the department are particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: Open until filled.

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