Call For Small Grant Proposals For Potential Funding By ISPP To Strengthen The Organization & Promote Excellence In Political Psychology
In 2008, the ISPP Governing Council decided to use a portion of the income from ISPP investment funds for small grants that further the goals of ISPP. As stated in prior year’s announcements, the purpose of these modest grants is to “strengthen our organization and promote excellence in political psychology.” We now invite ISPP members to submit proposals for these grants for 2016. Specific award amounts vary, depending on the total funds available, and the applications received. In the past, the Allocations Committee has awarded grants as high as $5,000. The total available will be shared among several projects. While any proposal related to political psychology is welcome, historically the Allocations Committee has favored proposals to establish a mini-conference of political psychologists and to network political psychologists in regions where such formal gatherings in the field do not exist. The Committee chose not to support proposals for research funding, for travel, or for paying for invited speakers. For 2016, proposals that aim to strengthen the field of political psychology, such as by forming local networks of political psychologists, will again likely be preferred. Evidence of matching funds is also beneficial, especially for proposals from wealthier countries. Nevertheless, all proposals will be considered fully.
There is not a rigid format for proposals. However, please include the following components:
- The title of the project
- The person or persons submitting the proposal, including their affiliations and complete contact information. Ifnon-members will be involved in the proposed project, please identify which persons are ISPP members
- A brief description of the project, preferably limited to 1500 words, including its aims, and why it is feasible tocomplete within a year or less
- The background and significance of the project
- A timeline for the project that lists specific activities and their timing
- A plan for evaluating whether the goals of the project are met
- A detailed budget, including funds requested from ISPP and the likelihood of supplementary funding from othersources.Grant recipients will be asked to encourage participants to join the Society if they have not already, provide the contactinformation for participants in their project, and provide a report about the project to the Allocations Committee.
To be considered for this year, proposals must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 5:00 PM (17:00) Eastern Time. All applicants will be notified by February 29, 2016.
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