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Grants for Study Visits

This scheme aims to help finance postgraduate and postdoctoral research in experimental psychology (as defined by the content of The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology).

Awards will pay for travel to and accommodation at another institution outside an individual's academic base. The purpose of the visit is to develop the applicant's research skills, and may involve learning at first hand about experimental procedures employed in the host laboratory, or designing and running studies that cannot already be carried out in the applicant's home department. Awards will not be granted for work which forms an integral part of an existing Ph.D research project, nor for work which would normally be funded by other bodies (e.g. the applicant's award-granting body or home institution). Applicants must be (a) registered for a Ph.D. or (b) postdoctoral workers who received their Ph.D within the previous five years. Applicants may be of any nationality. It is a further condition of the award that either the researcher's home institution or the institution to be visited, or both, must be in the UK.  Preference will be given to applicants supervised by an EPS member.

Applicants who are funded by a Research Council, departmental or other studentship, or a research grant, are expected to seek funding towards the visit from these sources before applying to EPS, or to explain why they are not able to do so.

Grants will be for a maximum of £2,000 to any individual. In addition, the Society will, on receipt of appropriate invoices, reimburse the institution visited by the student for actual costs incurred as a consequence of the visit up to a maximum of £100.

Candidates for the awards should submit their proposals to the Hon. Secretary by post:

 

Dr Helen Cassaday

Hon. Secretary

School of Psychology

University of Nottingham

University Park

Nottingham

NG7 2RD

 

These should be sent prior to one of four submission dates 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December. The proposals will be circulated to Committee members with the Agenda of the Spring and Autumn Committee meetings for consideration at these meetings respectively. Retrospective applications will not be considered and study visits may not start until two months after the submission date (ie 1st May, 1st August, 1st November or 1st February).

Applications should consist of the following:

  1. A completed application form (MS Word).
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. Short references from two EPS members (one of whom should normally be the applicant's supervisor, ex-supervisor or grant-holder).
  4. A letter from the institution to be visited, indicating its willingness to have the applicant and confirming the availability of the relevant research facilities. If this letter is from the Head of the Institution or other person who is unlikely to have day to day contact with the applicant, the letter should indicate who will be supervising the work on a daily basis.

Grants will be allocated by the EPS Committee. Preference will be given to first time applicants and those who are supervised by EPS members.  Greater priority will also be given to applications demonstrating strong links with the EPS membership and remit.

Holders of Study Visit awards will be required to submit a short report (maximum 1000 words) to the Hon. Secretary within 8 weeks of the end of their visit. This should 1) include an abstract of the research or other activities accomplished, 2) outline how the visit benefited their research, 3) mention any publications planned on the basis of it 4) include invoice on which it should detail the award holders name (please note that invoices should not be sent to the EPS separate to the final report). The Society expects its assistance will be acknowledged in any publications directly arising from the work supported. Should there be any change in details regarding start date, duration or cancellation then the Hon. Secretary must be informed as soon as possible.

Members of the Society may donate money to the Study Visit Fund in the assurance that it will not be used for other society purposes. The EPS Committee wishes to encourage members to consider this possibility seriously.

Study Visit Grants 1995 – 2013

Examples of study-visit grants awarded to postgraduate and recent postdoctoral researchers.

  • Mark Gardner, University College London
    Study undertaken at Instituto di Psicologia del CNR, Rome, 1995
    Subject: At attempt to demonstrate imitation in monkeys
  • Lesley Scanlan, U.W.C.C. Cardiff
    Study undertaken at Glasgow University, 1995
    Subject: Computer simulations of current models of face recognition
  • Dino Chincotta, University of Nottingham
    Study undertaken at Turun Yliopisto, Turku, 1995/6
    Subject: Examining the relationship between speech rate and memory span in bilinguals.
  • Michael Lewis, University of Wales, Cardiff
    Study undertaken at Aberdeen University, 1996
    Subject:
  • Kate Cain, Sussex University
    Study undertaken at Unversity of Toronto, 1996
    Subject: Literacy development and reading comprehension in children
  • W J Fear, University of Wales Cardiff
    Study undertaken at the University of Amsterdam, 1997
    Subject: Bilingual Research
  • Petroc Sumner, University of Cambridge
    Study undertaken at Makerere Unversity, Uganda, 1997
    Subject: Colour Vision
  • Sandra-Ilona Suenram, University of Manchester
    Study undertaken at University of Northumbria, 1997
    Subject: Investigating the effects of glucose and oxygen on memory performance
  • Sebastian Tremblay, University of Wales Cardiff
    Study undertaken at Katholische Universitaet, Eichstaet, Germany, 1997
    Subject: Learning experiences and empirical work.
  • E Freeman, University of Bristol
    Study undertaken at University of Turku, 1998
    Subject: Eye movements during reading and language processing
  • Andy Mead, University of Sussex
    Study undertaken at University of Crete, 1998
    Subject: Effects of drug treatment regimes on the expression of the mmediate early gene product
  • Chris Moulin, University of Bristol
    Study undertaken at University of Turku, 1998
    Subject: Neuro-imaging techniques
  • Helen Bird, University of Newcastle
    Study undertaken at MRC CBU, Cambridge, 1998
    Subject: Semantic Dementia
  • Elaine Sweet, University of York
    Study undertaken at UNSW, Sydney, 1999
    Subject: Telemetry for conditioning experiments
  • Daisy Powell, Royal Holloway University of London
    Study undertaken at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1999
    Subject: Evaluation and adaptation of Plaut et al's learning model of reading
  • Christina Izura, University of York
    Study undertaken at University of Oviedo, Spain, 2000
    Subject: Age of acquisition in a bilingual population
  • Glynis Bailey, University of New South Wales
    Study undertaken at University of York, 2000
    Subject: Role of amygdala in event learning
  • Julia Carroll, University of York
    Study undertaken at University of New England in Armidale, 2000
    Subject: Phonological awareness and memory
  • Frances Lyons, University of Essex
    Study undertaken at University of Exeter, 2000
    Subject: The importance of the semantic system in language processing of name retrieval and reading
  • Deborah Hall, MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham
    Study undertaken at Eaton-Peabody Laboratory, Boston, 2001
    Subject: Stimulus specific responses in multiple auditory cortical fields
  • Volker Thoma, Goldsmiths College, University of London
    Study undertaken at University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
    Subject: Priming of rotated and upright images is mediated by two different representations of objects
  • Ruth Filik, University of Derby
    Study undertaken at The University of Durham, 2002
    Subject: Focus operators and syntactic ambiguity resolution during reading
  • Cassandra Gorgati, University of Reading
    Study undertaken at University of Wisconsin, 2002
    Subject: The extent and nature of putative cannabinoid-opiod interactions in feeding
  • Manos Tsakiris, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Study undertaken at Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon, 2002
    Subject: Contribution of afferent and efferent information in self-recognition
  • Beth Jefferies, University of Bristol
    Study undertaken at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 2002
    Subject: Role of Semantics in verbal short-term memory
  • Sarah White, University of Durham
    Study undertaken at University of Massachusetts, 2002
    Subject: Non-foveal processing of text during reading
  • David George, University of Cardiff
    Study undertaken at Indiana University, 2003
    Subject: Conditional attentional processes
  • Jacinta O’Shea, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at Harvard University, 2003
    Subject: Combined EEG/TMS studies of cognition
  • Penny Hill, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at University of Western Australia, 2003
    Subject: Auditory frequency discrimination in children with specific language impairment
  • Paul Sutcliffe, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at University of Western Australia, 2003
    Subject: The effect of stimulant medication on auditory processing performance in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anna Law, University of Aberdeen
    Study undertaken at University of Ferrara, 2003
    Subject: The effects of interruptions on multitasking in brain-damaged patients
  • Sarah Haywood, University of Edinburgh
    Study undertaken at State University of New York, 2003
    Subject: Eye-tracking techniques in dialogue research
  • Matthew Whalley, University College London
    Study undertaken at the University of Pittsburgh, 2003
    Subject: Neural correlates of a chronic pain experience in patients with Fibromyalgia
  • Kazuhiro Goto, University of Exeter
    Study undertaken at Tufts University, 2003
    Subject: Avian visual cognition
  • Barbara Juhasz, University of Massachusetts
    Study undertaken at University of Durham, 2004
    Subject: The effects of linguistic difficulty on binocular fixation disparity in reading
  • Markus Bindemann, University of Glasgow
    Study undertaken at University of Utrecht, 2004
    Subject: Attention and TMS
  • Julie Goldstein, Goldsmiths College, University of London
    Study undertaken at Windhoek, Namibia, 2004
    Subject: Evidence of a non-perceptual mechanism supplied by cross-cultural research
  • Ines Goerendt, University of Hamburg, Germany
    Study undertaken at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 2004
    Subject: Towards an integrated biopsychosocial approach to personality: Linking reward processing, neural systems and individual differences
  • Cristina Rosazza, Sissa-Isas, Via Beirut 2-4, Trieste, Italy
    Study undertaken at University of Manchester, 2004
    Subject: Qualitative different forms of pure alexia: A comparison between Italian and English patients
  • Lisa Archibald, University of Durham
    Phase 1: Study undertaken at FC Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, The Netherlands, 2004. Phase 2: Study undertaken at University of Edinburgh, 2005
    Subject: Cognitive neuroimaging in psychological research
  • Lorna Halliday, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at University of Lund, Sweden, 2005
    Subject: Auditory maturation in children with mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss
  • Douglas Martin, University of Aberdeen
    Study undertaken at University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2005
    Subject: Is mimicry reliant on executive processes?
  • Daniela Balslev, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
    Study undertaken at University of Birmingham, 2005
    Subject: Optimal coil orientation for transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Liat Hadar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Study undertaken at University College London, 2005
    Subject: The effects of cognitive load on advice taking and giving
  • Shane Lindsay, University of Essex
    Study undertaken at Emory University, Atlanta, USA, 2005
    Subject: Perceptual processing in abstract concepts and abstract language
  • Maja Roch, University of Padua, Italy
    Study undertaken at University of Bristol, 2005
    Subject: The role of phonological awareness and short term memory on reading skills of individuals with Downs syndrom
  • Mako Hirotani, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
    Study undertaken at University of Durham, 2005
    Subject: Eye-movements in reading Japanese sentences
  • Liz Pellicano, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at University of Western Australia, Perth, 2006
    Subject: Longitudinal follow-up of cognitive skills in children with autism: Predicting social and communicative functioning
  • Courtenay Frazier Norbury, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at Yale University, USA, 2006
    Subject: Social visual pursuit in communication disorders
  • Lucy Cragg, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at University of Western Australia, Perth, 2006
    Subject: Neural correlates of inhibition in school-age children
  • Hazel Blythe, University of Durham
    Study undertaken at University of Massachusetts, USA, 2006
    Subject: The effect of within-word distance between transposed letters
  • Jasna Martinovic, University Leipzig, Germany
    Study undertaken at University of Liverpool, 2006
    Subject: Processing of ordinal and metric cues in depth perception — cue combination or biasing through prior information?
  • James Moore, University College London
    Study undertaken at Harvard University, USA, 2006 & 2007
    Subject: Agency, pseudo-agency and intentional binding
  • Zara Bergström, Goldsmiths College, University of London
    Study undertaken at Centre for Advanced Neuroimaging at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany, 2006
    Subject: Neural correlates of inhibitory forgetting
  • Manon Jones, University of Edinburgh
    Study undertaken at University of Wales, Bangor, 2006
    Subject: Implicit semantic activation in two languages mediated by a single lexical item
  • Benoit Bediou, University of Lyon, France
    Study undertaken at MRC-CBU, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 2007
    Subject: How personality modulates ERP response to facial expressions in healthy subjects
  • Anna Wilkinson, University of York
    Study undertaken at Duke University, Durham, 2007
    Subject: Investigating numerosity in lemurs
  • Pascale Engel, University of York
    Study undertaken at University of São Paulo State, Brazil, 2007
    Subject: Are working memory measures free of socio-economic influences? Evidence from children from different socio-economical backgrounds
  • Sandra Quinn, University of Stirling
    Study undertaken at Cornell University, USA, 2007
    Subject: The effect of interval size on the optimal tempo for pieces of music
  • Evelyn Mohr, University of Durham
    Study undertaken at Centre for Medical Rehabilitation, Oeninger Weg, Germany, 2007
    Subject: How does colour information influence the naming process in aphasic patients suffering from anomia
  • Kinga Morsanyi, University of Plymouth
    Study undertaken at University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
    Subject: The development of analogical reasoning in autistic children
  • Lee Howard de-wit, University of Durham
    Study undertaken at University College London, 2007
    Subject: Can fMRI pattern classification techniques be used to decode which areas of the brain see the hollow face illusion?
  • Alessandro Grecucci, International School for Advanced Studies, Italy
    Study undertaken at Birmingham University, 2007
    Subject: Influence of working memory on visual selection in the content of cross modal emotion stimuli.
  • Cristinia Green Heredia, University of Malaga, Spain
    Study undertaken at Neuroscience and Apashia Research Unit, Manchester University, 2007
    Subject: The use of TMS in simulating aphasia.
  • Eva Marinus, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Study undertaken at University of Oxford
    Subject: A cross linguistic study of sublexical effects on children's reading.
  • Michael Smith, University of Western Australia
    Study undertaken at Northumbria University, 2008
    Subject: An event-related potential investigation of the ‘recollection’ and ‘familiarity’ components of recognition memory subsequent to glucose ingestion.
  • Yuanyuan Zhao, University of Birmingham
    Study undertaken at Dalhousie University, 2008
    Subject: Luminance effects of cues on inhibition of return: Sensitivity as a function of response time
  • Lisa Henderson, University of York
    Study undertaken at University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2008
    Subject: Using event-related potentials to study language comprehension processes in children
  • Aiden Horner, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
    Study undertaken at Stanford University, 2008
    Subject: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and repetition priming
  • Mark Hurlstone, University of York
    Study undertaken at University of Bristol, 2008
    Subject: Modelling fill-in and in-fill errors: Constraints for theories of order memory
  • Michal Pinhas, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Study undertaken at University of Dundee, 2008
    Subject: Spatial biases in symbolic arithmetic
  • Josephine Haddon, Cardiff University
    Study undertaken at University of Bristol, 2008
    Subject: Electrophysiological recordings of prefrontal-hippocampal interactions
  • Amy Mulroue, University of Edinburgh
    Study undertaken at INSERM, France, 2009
    Subject: Online control of aiming movements in Optic Ataxia
  • Tracey Ann Brandwood, Cardiff University
    Study undertaken at University Medical Centre, Gronigen, 2009
    Subject: Walking trajectory problems in patients wiith unilateral visual neglect: Investigating possible causes and prevention techniques
  • Elena Florit, University of Padua, Italy
    Study undertaken at University of Lancaster, 2009
    Subject: A cross-linguistic research project investigating the relations between word reading, reading comprehension and listening comprehension in English and Italian during the early stages of reading acquisition
  • Helen Williams, University of Leeds
    Study undertaken at Abo Akademi University, Finland, 2009
    Subject: Linking metacognitive predictions and recollective experience using neuroimaging techniques
  • Victoria Wright, University of Swansea
    Study undertaken at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 2009
    Subject: Word length effects in the left and right cerebral hemispheres of readers of pointed and unpointed Hebrew
  • Lucia Alba Ferrera, University of Durham
    Study undertaken at Washington University, USA, 2009
    Subject: Training in diffusion tensor imaging and functional connectivity in the resting brain
  • Luciano Buratto, University of Warwick
    Study undertaken at MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 2009
    Subject: The neural bases of implicit and explicit memory: an fMRI study
  • Kumiko Fukumua, University of Dundee
    Study undertaken at University of Turku, Finland, 2009
    Subject: Effects of gender in a non-gender marking language
  • Sarah Smith, University of Leeds
    Study undertaken at University of Leige, Belgium, 2009
    Subject: Neuroimaging and subjective states of awareness in neuropsychological populations
  • Kristof Kovacs, University of Cambridge
    Study undertaken at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009
    Subject: Methodological aspects of the study o group differences in intelligence
  • Nikole Patson, University of Pittsburgh
    Study undertaken at University of Glasgow, 2009
    Subject: The role of verbs in the focus of complex reference objects
  • Elizabeth Schotter, University of California, San Diego
    Study undertaken at University of Southampton, 2009
    Subject: Binocular coordination of eye movements during reading
  • Olga Zubko, University of Kent, Canterbury
    Study undertaken at Harvard Medical School, 2009
    Subject: Rehabilitation of hemi-spatial neglect and prosopagnosia
  • Letizia Palumbo, University of Hull
    Study undertaken at University of Parma, Italy, 2009
    Subject: EMG recordings during observation of dynamic facial expressions and behavioural investigations on emotional facial judgement in Moebius patients
  • Zhenguang Cai, University of Edinburgh
    Study undertaken at South China Normal University, 2010
    Subject: Structural priming as a predictor of second language proficiency
  • Elisabeth Blagrove, University of Warwick
    Study undertaken at University of British Columbia, 2010
    Subject: Attention deployment to faces in the real world: Do different displays of facial affect attract differential processing?
  • Mariko Kikutani, University of Essex
    Study undertaken at Kobe University, Japan, 2010
    Subject: What does categorical perception of facial expressions reveal about cultural differences in emotion recognition between speakers of English and Japanese?
  • Duncan Astle, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at Yale University, USA, 2010
    Subject: Object substitution masking: What is the fate of substituted items and can this fate be changed by the allocation of spatial attention?
  • Alexandra Dylman, University of Essex
    Study undertaken at Keio University, Japan, 2010
    Subject: Picture-word interference effects in Japanese
  • Lauren Marsh, University of Nottingham
    Study undertaken at Max Planck Institute, Germany, 2010
    Subject: Anticipation of irrational action
  • Christopher Olivola, University College London
    Study undertaken at University of Delhi, India, 2010
    Subject: From fundamental psychological principles to the value of human life-years
  • Taiji Ueno, University of Manchester
    Study undertaken at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2010
    Subject: Computational modelling of Japanese pitch accent processing
  • Helen Brown, University of York
    Study undertaken at University of Rochester, UK, 2011
    Subject: Using eye-tracking to investigate the integration of novel words into long-term lexical memory
  • Matthew Haigh, University of Manchester
    Study undertaken at University of Edinburgh, UK, 2011
    Subject: Conditional inducements and advice: Readers' online sensitivity to control and utility
  • Richard Ramsey, University of Nottingham
    Study undertaken at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2011
    Subject: Dancing the robot vs. doing the twist: How the brain perceives human-like and robotic movement styles
  • Bernhard Angele, University of California
    Study undertaken at The University of Southampton, UK, 2012
    Subject: Investigate how readers adapt to changes in binocular disparity
  • Mark Atkinson, University of Essex
    Study undertaken at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2012
    Subject: Eye tracking procedures for use in studies of social inhibition of return
  • Angela Attwood, University of Bristol
    Study undertaken at The University of Verona, Italy, 2012
    Subject: Study of animal model of nicotine dependance
  • Louise Beattie University of Glasgow
    Study undertaken at The University of Kent, UK, 2012
    Subject: Measurements of socio-emotional difficulties in insomnia
  • Tom Bullock, University of Sheffield
    Study undertaken at The University of California, USA, 2012
    Subject: Percpetual load and task-irrelevant processing in the primary visual cortex during the attentional blink
  • Hannah Pimperton, University of Southampton
    Study undertaken at The University of Iowa, USA, 2012
    Subject: Language learning of children with cochlear implants
  • Laura Vullier, University of Cambridge
    Study undertaken at The University of Sydney, Australia, 2012
    Subject: Understanding brain filtering processes in patients with bipolar disorder
  • Jenny Daggett, University of St Andrews
    Study undertaken at The University of London, UK, 2012
    Subject: Development and implementation of a set-shifting task for Zebrafish
  • Amy Reichelt, University of Birmingham
    Study undertaken at The University of New South Wales, Australia, 2012
    Subject: Reconsolidation of specific drug and alcohol memories
  • Joana Lourenco, University of Warwick
    Study undertaken at The University Washington, USA, 2012
    Subject: Prospective memory
  • Rebecca Frost, Lancaster University
    Study undertaken at The University of Arizona, USA, 2013
    Subject: Research in child cognition
  • Brittany Marie Christian, The University of Aberdeen
    Study undertaken at Dartmouth College, 2013
    Subject: When, where and how: The neural basis of action-oriented imagery
  • Michael Forster, University of Vienna
    Study undertaken at University of York, 2013
    Subject: Processing fluency and self-control
  • Emmanouil Konstantinidis, University College London
    Study undertaken at The University of Indiana, USA, 2013
    Subject: Cognitive modeling of experience-based decision-making
  • Elizabeth Shephard, University of Nottingham
    Study undertaken at The University of Mannheim, Germany, 2013
    Subject: Neurofeedback training as an intervention for ADHD symptoms
  • Markus van Ackeren, University of York
    Study undertaken at The University of Hamburg, Germany, 2013
    Subject: Oscillatory dynamics during multimodal binding in memory: An MEG study
  • Adam Sandford, University of Aberdeen
    Study undertaken at University of Kent, 2013
    Subject:  Examining factors that influence observer inconsistency in fact matching tasks
  • Alex Clarke, University of Cambridge
  • Study undertaken at University of California 2013 
  • Subject: Neural oscillatory patterns underlying object recognition
  • Robin Litt, University of Oxford
    Study undertaken at University of Salzburg 2013
    Subject:
      Investigating atypical activation of the visual word form area (VWFA) in dyslexia: an artificial orthography paradigm
     
  • Victoria McGowan, University of Leicester
  • Study undertaken at Tianjin Normal University, China 2013
  • Subject: The eye movements of young and older Chinese adults when reading spaced and unspaced text 
  • Justyna Sobczak, University of York   
  • Study undertaken at University of Tübingen
  • Subject: Auditory stimulation of sleep slow oscillations