We’re moving. Just one week into the future though. The 7th Annual International Weight Stigma Conference will be held on June 27-28th, 2019.
We’ll still be at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Make sure you’re signed up on the website to receive notifications of all conference updates.
And the reason? The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), are holding their 2019 annual conference on 21-23rd June in San Diego and we want to go to that one too. For more info about the SPSSI conference, and all the other good work they do, visit https://www.spssi.org/
Hope to see you at both these events.
FYI. Sociological Review Foundation small meeting funding
The Sociological Review Foundation makes available up to £10,000 each year to fund the organisation of scholarly seminars on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the journal. It particularly supports research seminar series and/or research symposia that bring together established and new researchers to share and produce imaginative cutting-edge work of cultural and social significance. We seek proposals that involve collaborations across institutions and disciplines and welcome those that connect to wider communities and the arts.
The funding to run a single seminar or a series is offered annually through open competition to both widen the scope and readership of the TSR and provide the opportunity for scholars, early career researchers and research groups to benefit from connection and collaboration with TSR.
Deadline: 5th October 2018
FYI. Call for Papers for ISPP
The 2019 International Society of Political Psychology Annual Meeting will be held July 12 – July 15, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. The submission portal is now open until 1 December 2018 for posters, papers, panels, roundtables, and blitz presentations.
Conference Theme: Empowering Citizens in Illiberal Times: The Political Psychology of Oppression and Resistance.
President: Dave P. Redlawsk (University of Delaware, USA)
Program Co-chairs: Shelley McKeown Jones (University of Bristol – United Kingdom) & Angela Bos (College of Wooster, USA).
FYI. Lectureship in Social Psychology, University of Auckland, NZ
We are inviting applications for a lectureship in Psychology (equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor) from people who are able to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as research supervision, in Social Psychology at the University of Auckland.
Appointees should have a PhD in Psychology or a related discipline and a strong record of publishing research in Social Psychology (broadly construed). We are particularly interested in applicants whose research area can connect with and extend existing research and teaching strengths in social psychology (for more information, see our web page at psych.auckland.ac.nz). We also encourage applications from people with knowledge or experience related to New Zealand and the wider Asia-Pacific context.
Applicants will need to demonstrate a capacity for achieving research excellence, gaining external research funds, and contributing to the development of research and teaching programmes within the School, particularly within Social Psychology. The successful applicant should also expect to carry a full graduate supervision load. We encourage diversity in our staff and students. Appointees should have the capacity to teach students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Deadline: 12th October 2018 (NZ time)
FYI. Funded PhD studentships
We are writing to announce multiple funded PhD positions for incoming graduate students in Experimental Psychology at Oklahoma State University.
OSU is one of very few universities in the world with three evolutionary psychologists-Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Davide Ponzi, and Jaimie Arona Krems-each of whom plans to accept a graduate student for the current cycle. Topics of interest can be found on their lab webpages, and include female sociality, friendship, cooperation, conflict, hormones and neurobiology, social cognition, human family systems, and stereotyping and prejudice.
Many of the ongoing programs of research fit under the umbrella of, or have substantial overlap with, social psychology.
Please extend this information to engaged and interested undergraduate students and others seeking to apply to graduate school this cycle. We welcome students from interdisciplinary backgrounds (e.g., biology, anthropology), and invite them to contact prospective advisors directly. The deadline for applications is December 1.
FYI. Janet Shibley Hyde Graduate Student Research Grant
The Hyde Grant Committee welcomes proposals for the Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants. These grants, each up to $500 (US), are awarded to doctoral psychology students to support feminist research. There are no geographical eligibility criteria.
The grants are made possible through the generosity of Janet Shibley Hyde, Ph.D. Past recipients of Hyde Graduate Student Research Grants are not eligible to apply. Because the purpose of this award is to facilitate research that otherwise might not be possible, projects that are beyond the data analysis stage are not eligible.
Deadlines: September 15th (fall deadline); March 15th (spring deadline):
FYI. SPSSI Early Career Scholar Research Grant
The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) is now accepting applications for the Susan D. Dudley Early Career Scholars Research Grant Program, established to encourage excellence in socially relevant research among early career professionals. The award is named for a living person – Dr. Susan D. Dudley – in honor of her leadership of the organization for more than a decade as SPSSI’s Executive Director.
Applicants must be a scholar who earned a Ph.D. no more than within the past ten years. A grant of up to US $25,000 will be awarded to the investigator that best demonstrates scientific excellence with potential for application to social problems.
Deadline: 15 October 2018
FYI. Postdoctoral Fellow, ANU
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to utilise their experience in the area of social identity and health to contribute to the projects run by Dr Tegan Cruwys in how social relationships shape our mental and physical health. This work is at the intersection of social, clinical and health psychology.
We would welcome an application from you, especially if you have experience in contributing to applied research in liaison with industry partners, such as government departments, community organisations, or healthcare providers, and/or demonstrated experience using modern advanced statistical methods in psychology.
This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated early career researcher to join and make a significant contribution to a growing and vibrant multidisciplinary team of researchers, to deliver high quality research designed to have impact, based at one of the world’s top universities.
Deadline: 16th September 2018
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.
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