The Climate and Psychology Student Research Award encourages and supports innovative projects that address aspects of climate change mitigation or adaptation using psychological knowledge or strategies.

The award is made annually to assist a student(s), currently enrolled (or graduated within the last twelve months) in an APAC accredited fourth year or Masters/Doctorate psychology program, a research psychology Masters, or a PhD Psychology program, to undertake an empirical project on a topic related to the psychological aspects of climate change, or to disseminate the findings of such research.

Administration

  1. The Psychology and the Environment Interest Group is responsible for administering the Award and for funding of the Award.
  2. The National Committee for the Psychology and the Environment Interest Group will appoint a selection committee of three (3) APS members to be responsible for selecting an appropriate Award winner.
  3. The Award will be presented at the APS annual conference or another APS event
  4. Supervisors of projects entered for the Award will not be eligible to serve as members of the selection committee.
  5. The selection committee may recommend that more than one Award be granted if there are projects of sufficient merit and sufficient funds to support more than one Award.
  6. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their nominations by February.
  7. The name(s) of successful candidate(s) will be announced in InPsych
  8. The name(s) of successful candidate(s), their university and the name of the principal research supervisor(s) and the title of the research project will be listed on the Interest Group webpage.

Eligibility

  1. Nominees need not be members of the Society.
  2. Students currently enrolled (or graduated within the last twelve months) in an APAC accredited fourth year or Masters/Doctorate psychology program, research psychology Masters, or PhD psychology program who have conducted a research project on the psychological aspects of climate change topic, related to the purpose of the Award, are eligible to nominate. 

Nomination process

  1. Nominations will be called for annually by a notice in InPsych and by letters to Heads of Psychology Departments with APAC accredited fourth year and Masters/Doctorate programs and postgraduate psychology research programs.
  2. Nominations must be received by the Administrator, APS Interest Groups via ig@psychology.org.au by the date set in InPsych and an acknowledgment will be sent on receipt of each entry.
  3. The Award application should include :
    1. A cover page showing the project title, the name of the student and address for correspondence, the course and institution and the name, and email address of the supervisor. 
    2. The thesis abstract.
    3. A paragraph explaining how the project contributes to the aim of the Award, (as stated in the selection criteria), and the current or anticipated method of disseminating the findings.
    4. A statement supporting the quality of the project from the supervisor/s of the project is desirable

Selection criteria

The Award winner will be determined on the relevance of the research to the psychological aspects of climate change mitigation or adaptation, the quality of the research design and implementation, and the written abstract.

Value of the award

  1. The successful candidate will receive a certificate; and
  2. a prize of $400; and
  3. Relevant membership of the APS and the Interest Group for the next membership subscription period.

Closing date

Standard nominations close on 5 December

 

Previous winners

2016

2015

Elise Bryant

Annabel Price

This page was last updated 2 May 2017