EAESP Summer School Stipends

SPSP offers five stipends per year for eligible students to attend the Summer School of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology.

Sponsor: Division 8


SPSP participates in the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology Summer Schools by co-sponsoring up to 5 students enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the United States or Canada.

The summer school, a long-time EAESP tradition, is held every two years. The main goal is to familiarize students with the latest theoretical, methodological, and empirical developments in specific subfields of social psychology. This in turn should help them plan and execute their own research projects in the future.

An equally important function is to facilitate contact among young scholars from different countries, encouraging collaborative relationships and research. Previous summer schools have been very successful in this regard.

Summer School Workshops

Five parallel workshops are planned, each with about 12 student participants working with two instructors. The names of instructors and their topics are:
Workshop 1: Attitudes (Greg Maio & Geoff Haddock
Workshop 2: Gender and Sexuality (Michelle Ryan & Peter Hegarty
Workshop 3: Intergroup Relations (Thomas Kessler & Stephanie Demoulin
Workshop 4: The Self (Aiden Gregg & Claire Hart
Workshop 5: Self Cognition (Luigi Castelli &Willhelm Hofmann
Each workshop will meet daily for the full period. There will also be guest speakers as well as ample opportunities for informal contacts. A significant amount of pre-workshop reading is expected. The official language of the workshops will be English.

Five places have been reserved for SPSP members, and SPSP will contribute to board, lodging, and registration for these participants.
• Participants will be expected to pay the student fee of 200 Euros.
• SPSP will contribute up to $400 per participant to cover travel costs to Cardiff. (We expect that participants will cover the rest of their travel expenses themselves.)


To be eligible for this scholarship an applicant must:
• A personality and social psychology doctoral student currently enrolled in a Ph.D. student in the United States or Canada
• Be a dues-paid member of SPSP at the application deadline.
• Students who have not participated in any previous SPSP or EAESP Summer School.

Students who expect to complete their dissertation research by the end of the summer are not eligible. 

How to Apply

Applications should include:
• A cover page with applicant’s name; date of birth; home and work address; home and work phone numbers; email; year in graduate program; expected date when Ph.D. will be completed; and name, position, and home institution of primary advisor
• A statement verifying that you have not participated in a previous SPSP or EAESP Summer School Program
• A rank-ordering of the five workshops listed from most to least preferred
• A one-page description of your research interests
• Your curriculum vitae
• A one-page letter of recommendation, preferably from your research advisor, which may be sent separately to spsp@cornell.edu. Note: Please have your letter writer put your name in the subject line of the email.)
Applicants should send electronic copies of the all of the above to:
For more information about the summer school or location, please visit:
Questions about SPSP applications and funding for this program should be directed to the SPSP Executive Office.