Call for EFPSA Research Programme 2021 Participants

May 22, 2021 secretary 0 Comments

The Call for EFPSA Research Programme 2021 Participants is now open!

EFPSA is happy to announce the call for EFPSA Research Programme Participants 2021 is open!

Are you a motivated European Bachelor or Master-level psychology student? And are you interested in conducting a one-year cross-cultural research project together with students from all over Europe? Do you want to gain experience in every aspect of research, from designing the study to data collection to communicating the results? If your answer is yes, apply to become a participant of the EFPSA Research Programme!

Who: European Bachelor and Master-level students in psychology!

What: Research Programme

Deadline: 1st of June, 23:59 CEST

What is EFPSA Research Programme?

The EFPSA Research Programme (EFPSA RP) is an EFPSA Service, consisting of a twelve-month research programme reuniting students, PhDs,  postdoctoral researchers and established academics. This programme constitutes an unique opportunity, having as aim gaining research abilities, teamwork and interpersonal skills in the process of conducting research. Undergraduates or master students are supervised by a PhD or postdoctoral researcher, this way having the chance to publish before graduation. More information can be found here. Each year there are (maximum of) six teams, which are made up of (maximum of six) undergraduate or master students and are led by a PhD or a postdoctoral researcher referred to as a Supervisor. The programme begins with the Research Summer School (RSS) that takes place annually in July.

This year the Research Summer School has accommodated to the current pandemic situation and will take place from 12th until the 19th of July 2021 in Croatia. EFPSA is happy to announce that this year’s programme will take place in person. We will assure all of the necessary safety measures, in order for our participants to feel safe regarding the pandemic context while they are attending the Research Summer School.

During the Research Summer School the research teams start developing their research project and designing a plan for their collaboration in the next 12 months. Through the twelve months the research teams are supported and guided by the Research Programme Team and Advisors to the programme, in order to ensure the research integrity and quality of their project. The Research Programme Team and EFPSA’s Training Office organise different statistical workshops and training on soft skills in order to boost the motivation of the teams. 

The Programme also includes submitting a Registered Report to the Journal of European Psychology Students. You can find out more about this process here.

In the previous years, we have encouraged our research teams to organise in-person meetings between December and January. Now more than ever, this meeting would be beneficial for the teams and depending on the pandemic situation the teams will be encouraged to meet this year as well. 

The groups have a chance to present their projects at the annual EFPSA Congress in Cyprus, April and publish their work in the Journal of European Psychology Students.

What are the stages of the Research Programme?

In all, there are seven stages of the Research Programme involvement:

  1. Attendance at the Research Summer School (RSS) in July.
  2. Writing the Registered Report (RR) in the two months after Research Summer School (until October).
  3. Working continuously on the tasks for the research project and maintaining communication with the team. Communicate regularly with the RP Team on your research progress.
  4. Attending online training and statistical workshops (in November and March). 
  5. Attending the mid-programme meeting in January/ February (not mandatory). 
  6. Presenting the work-to-date at EFPSA Annual Congress, Cyprus, 2021.
  7. Submit completed research papers to the RP Team. All teams have the possibility to publish in JEPS. 

What are this year’s topics?

  1. Gabriela Pop – An e-mental health programme targeting anger regulation
  2. Anne EtzelmüllerInvestigating the effectiveness of e-Mental Health interventions when implemented in routine care
  3. Pedro Rafael Altungy Labrador –  The Pied Piper of Extremism: who are the children now? The influence of Intolerance of Uncertainty and Need for Cognitive Closure in Extremism
  4. Jakub Krawiec – Nudging & Boosting – How can we help individuals to make more aware decisions in health-related situations?
  5. Paula Pedić Duić – “Are we smarter without smartphones?”: The curious case of Instagram usage on working memory of young adults
  6. Božidar Nikša Tarabić – E-Mental Health 101: Online Mental Health Intervention Program (e-MHIP) development and efficacy assessment. 


Read more about our Supervisors and their topics here.

What are the benefits of being a Student Researcher (participant)?

  • Have the opportunity to conduct a cross-cultural research that might lead to publication.
  • Gain skills necessary for future research careers.
  • Work with a multicultural team and be Supervised by esteemed professionals. 
  • Attend the Research Summer School.
  • Attend EFPSA Congress, Cyprus 2022.
  • Be a part of EFPSA’s Supporting Community.

What will the Research Summer School look like?

  • We are seriously taking into account the COVID-19 safety measures. Everyone will be tested before entering the venue and we will try our best to be isolated from the outside, so that everyone can feel safe and have a good time during the event. 
  • Participation in the Research Summer School includes a fee of 150 euro
  • More information about the event will be provided once the participants are selected. 

How do I apply?

Before filling in the application form please read through the following documents.

After reading the documents, please complete and submit the application form. Be sure to prepare your CV and Proof of Studies in advance and upload them in the Google Form here

Within the application form you will answer a series of questions about your motivation and research experience. Be sure to take enough time for the application. 

Please ensure you indicate your Research Projects preference, the Research Programme team will use this information to pair you with your Supervisor and Research Project!

If you have any questions about the application procedure or your eligibility to apply, we are happy to hear from you at

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We look forward to receiving your application!

Research Programme Team of 2021/2022