Call for Applications: €500 Research Grant

Applications are due on August 31st, 2018

The EAPL-S, in conjunction with the EAPL, is delighted to be able to offer a small research grant this year. This grant is intended to support small research projects in the area of psychology and law (forensic psychology) that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the awards committee and the top-rated research proposal will receive an award of €500. Runners-up will receive honorary mentions, but will not receive funding.


  • Member of the EAPL (become a member here).
  • Enrolled in graduate or undergraduate program (Bachelors, Masters or PhD) at an accredited university.


  • 1,000 word summary of the proposed research including:
    • Objectives: Briefly state the explicit objectives of your proposed research program.
    • Context: Situate the proposed research in context of the relevant scholarly literature.  Explain the relationship/relevance of the proposed research to your ongoing research (if you have ongoing research). Describe how it relates to experiences and insights gained from earlier research achievements. Explain the importance, originality and anticipated contribution to knowledge of the proposed research. Describe the theoretical approach or framework.
    • Methodology: Describe the proposed research strategies/key activities, including methodological approaches and procedures for data collection and analysis, that will be used to achieve the stated objectives. Justify the choice of methodology and explain the specific instruments or procedures to be used. For example, if you plan to conduct interviews, specify the type of interview to be conducted, the nature of the questions, etc. It is equally important to explain how the data will be analyzed (i.e. techniques to be used and why these techniques are appropriate) so that the committee can clearly understand what real contribution will be made to the advancement of knowledge and is not left with the impression that the proposal is essentially a data-gathering exercise
    • Proposed budget: Briefly explain how the small research grant will be used. If it is intended to fund participant reimbursement costs or materials, briefly explain how this will be monitored. If it is intended to fund you as a researcher (which is appropriate), please mention this.
    • References: Include a comprehensive list of all scholarly references mentioned in your proposal.
    • Ethics: Applications must include either an ethics certificate for the proposed research or an explanation of how ethics approval will be obtained.
  • Include your Curriculum Vitae with appropriate contact information.


  • Email your complete submission to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating “Small research grant application” in the subject of your email. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • You will be required to give a brief presentation 

NOTE: If you are selected for this grant, you will be expected to write a short summary of your research findings for the EAPL-S website.

Winners will be announced the first week of September 2018 

Applications are due on August 31st, 2018