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EAPL-S is a subdivision of the European Association of Psychology and Law, and aims to provide students a cohesive, well-maintained, and excitingly innovative student society.

By building bridges between students and professionals in psychology and/or law throughout the world, EAPL-S hopes to support the students of today and the scientific community of tomorrow.

To do this, the EAPL-S will:

  • Provide opportunities for students to network within psychology and law
  • Establish student-oriented incentives at related conferences and events
  • Provide funding opportunities to increase student mobility and research internationally
  • Encourage collaborations between students
  • Encourage collaborations between established researchers and students
  • Provide resources to attract students to Psychology/Law and to help retain them

If you are a motivated student in any field related to Psychology and Law, join us today!

Call for Applications: €500,- Research Grant

Applications for the conference in Turku (FIN) were due on August 31st, 2018. The following text gives an example for the application process. There will be grants in 2019 for the conference in Santiago (ESP) as well. Stay tuned for further information.

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 eaplstudent@gmail.com 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 were announced in September 2018. Applications were due on August 31st, 2018.