SARMAC Student Caucus Research Grants

The SARMAC Student Caucus Research Grants are available to support student-led projects run between November 2017 and January 2019.

THE CALL FOR 2017-2019 CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2017.

These Research Grants aim to enable SARMAC students to conduct novel research in the field of applied memory and cognition, and to present this research in an invited symposium at SARMAC XIII (maximum $700 USD).

Application Timetable

Application deadline September 15, 2017
Caucus sub-committee meeting to finalise successful applicants November 3, 2017
Applicants receive notification November 17, 2017

How to apply?

Please click below to download a copy of the Application Form. Applications should be emailed as a single .pdf file containing all relevant attachments to students@sarmac.org.

Click to download application form

 

Attachments

Your application must include an academic CV and a letter of support from your supervisor. This letter should indicate whether your supervisor supports the project and deems it feasible for the time frame.

 

Who to contact for further information/queries?

Please email students@sarmac.org for further information or if you have any queries.

 

Eligibility

Applicants should be student members of SARMAC and available to present the proposed research at SARMAC XIII (June 2019, Cape Cod). Applicants must have student status on January 1, 2019 (NOTE: if not currently in a graduate program, you must clearly demonstrate how and where the research will be conducted). The research must be carried out in time for presentation at the Student Research Grants Symposium at SARMAC XIII.

 

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include any items deemed essential for the project (e.g., participant payments, personnel). These items exclude computers and software normally provided by the university). All costs must be justified in the Budget section of the application form.

 

Assessment process

The applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of senior PhD student members of SARMAC, chaired by Ella Moeck (SARMAC Student Caucus President). Each application will be blindly reviewed by at least two people. Any ties will be resolved by a third reviewer.

Applications will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Quality and innovation: does the project have clear aims that are well justified? How innovative are these aims? Are they backed up by (clearly articulated) evidence?
  • Feasibility: does the project sound feasible for the time-frame? (i.e., must be ready to present at SARMAC 2019)
  • Benefit: how would you rate the practical/theoretical significance of this project?
  • Applicability: how well does the project fit within the scope of Applied Memory and Cognition?
  • Student capabilities: how well has the student articulated their proposed research within the word count? Is the project supported and deemed feasible by their supervisor?