Grants

Help individuals, families, and societies to better cope with life challenges related to illness and health, by promoting rigorous science, precise interventions, and close collaborations.

The EHPS is pleased to announce that applications for Conference/CREATE Workshop/Synergy Expert Meeting/Bring a Stakeholder grants are now open.

Deadline for grant applications: Friday 17th May 2024
The purpose of the conference/workshop grants is to encourage talented researchers and graduate students who do not otherwise have access to funding to attend the EHPS conference and/or the CREATE workshop or Synergy Expert meeting.

EHPS Conference Grants

EHPS Conference grants are intended for graduate students and researchers who plan to attend the EHPS conference. Each grant is for a maximum of 950 euros toward conference registration, accommodation, and travel. Grant is contingent upon having a paper or a poster accepted for the conference.

Grant Selection Process

Please send your application electronically to the Grants Officer (grants@ehps.net).

Reviewing:

Applications will be reviewed by a committee led by the Grants Officer and with a Synergy reviewer and a CREATE reviewer.

Notifications:
Decisions on acceptance/rejection of submitted applications will be sent within three weeks after the deadline.
The selection criteria are:
Clear demonstration of financial need.
Potential of the fund to promote the career/research work of the recipient at this particular time.
Application documents:

Please collate the following documents into ONE file (PDF) before submitting (please note, applications not received in the requested format will not be reviewed):

A one-page supporting letter, to include: the reasons for applying for the grant, your planned contribution to EHPS Conference and why this would be particularly beneficial to your career/research work at this time, and any background information relevant to your funding situation. Please indicate in your supporting letter if your abstract has been submitted or accepted for an oral or a poster presentation at the conference and include the Proof of Acceptance
Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages).
Abstract of the paper or poster that has been submitted for the EHPS Conference.
For graduate students, proof of student status, such as a copy of student ID.
An official statement from your employer or supervisor that no funding is being provided from the University or Institution and confirming the financial need.
An estimate of total expected expenses (including conference fee, accommodation, and travel).
Precondition and expectations for receiving grants from the EHPS:
Candidates must be EHPS members when accepting the grant.
Grant recipients in the past three years are not eligible for application.
Grants cannot exceed the maximum amount of costs indicated above.
Candidates should give an estimate of their expenses upon application. Final reimbursement is based on the actual expenses per original receipts.

A condition of funding is that successful awardees will be required to write a (a) a collective conference report for potential publication in European Health Psychologist (EHP) facilitated by the EHP Editorial Team and (b) a 300-500-word individual short report on how the grant helped with their career or their networking opportunities. These awardee reports are to reflect on what was gained (academically and personally) through the EHPS Grant supported attendance.

The conference grant can only be used to attend the upcoming conference. It cannot be carried over to the following year and it cannot be given to another person to attend the conference.
If for any reason the grant recipient cannot attend the conference ‘in person’, the EHPS Grants Officer must be informed prior to the conference. The conference registration may be changed to online attendance at the discretion of the EHPS Grants Officer. In this instance, the grant will cover online conference registration only. It will be assumed that the grant recipient will not incur any travel or accommodation costs when attending online.

EHPS Conference support for additional health-related costs

EHPS is an inclusive, health-focused society. As such, financial support up to the value of €500 is available on a case-by-case basis (up to the scheme budget of €3,000) to members with health conditions who will incur significant health-related costs when presenting at the conference. For example, where;
A carer must accompany the delegate, incurring higher travel and accommodation costs*
Specific accommodation (e.g. adapted, ground floor access, close proximity to venue) is required that incurs a higher cost*
Dietary requirements cannot be met by the conference catering arrangements*
Mobility equipment needs to be hired in the conference country*
*The listed examples are not exclusive and other health-related costs will be considered.
To apply for support, members should email membership@EHPS.net by 22nd July 2024. In this email, applicants should (i) state their EHPS membership number and conference abstract ID, (ii) give a brief outline of the additional costs that will be incurred and (iii) estimate the financial support [up to €500] required. If a higher number of applications are received than can be funded, applications will be reviewed and funding allocated on a priority basis.

Grant Winners 2023

Effie Marathia, UK
Yassin Mohammed, Ethiopia
Frederick Hui Fei Chan, Singapore
Sabryna Sas, Australia
Milad Ravanbakhsh, Iran
Lise-Marie Nassen, Belgium
Anna Hakobjanyan, Armenia
Anna Biller, Germany
Lilly Buhr, Germany

Grant Winners 2021

Matthias Aulbach, Finland

Georgina Wren, UK

Darlina Hani Fadil Azim, Malaysia

Simona Lysáková, USA

Grant Winners 2019

Alice le Bonniec, France

Eliza Ivanova, Bulgaria

Catrinel Craciun, Romania

Rebecca Skinner, Scotland

Grant Winners 2018

Rebecca Dalgetty, UK

Rebecca Webster, UK

Ksenia Eritsyan, Russia

Vasilis. S. Vasiliou, Cyprus

Grant Winners 2017

Periklis Papaloukas, UK/Greece

Louise Hall, UK

Laura Konig, Germany

Hazel Wolstenholme, Ireland

Grant Winners 2016

Anne Marie Plass, The Netherlands

Julie McLellan

Joanna Hudson

Elaina Taylor

Grant Winners 2014

Chris Keyworth, UK

Jane R Smith, UK

Fabio Biasotto Feitosa, Brazil

Daniela Dumulescu, Romania

Magdalena Lazarewicz, Poland 

Julian Wienert, Germany

Grant Winners 2013

Shue Ling Chong, Malaysia

Alyssa Milton, Australia

Cheneal Puljevic, South Africa

Naralia Liszewska, Poland

Hannah Dale, UK

Gudrun Sproesser, Germany