Student Research Grants

EHBEA is pleased to announce that its Student Research Grant competition will now run bi-annually. The aim is to provide student members of the Association with funds to conduct a specific research project that complements the academic aims of the Association. EHBEA will only support the highest quality applications from our current student members. The maximum award per grant is 500 Euros. Funds could be requested for participant payments, travel to field sites, or other research costs. Grant applications will be assessed on the basis of scientific quality, feasibility and quality of the applicant. In addition to completing the application form, applicants must ask a suitable referee to provide a Letter of Support before the application deadline.

Grant deadlines are 5pm (GMT) on 1st March and 1st August each year.

To apply for the grant, a completed EHBEA student research grant application form and Letter of Support should be emailed to the EHBEA Early Career Officer by 5pm (GMT) on the relevant date. Applicants must be pursuing post-graduate research degrees and be members of EHBEA in order to be eligible to apply.

Please contact the EHBEA Early Career Officer if you have any questions.


EHBEA has previously funded the following projects:

August 2015

Dismantling the spandrels of Santa Barbara – Fabian Probst

Investigating error management strategies in cooperation – Jolene Tan

March 2015

Domain-dependent decision processes – Jana Jarecki (abstract)

Investigating the vigilance hypothesis in bonobos (Pan paniscus): yawning after post-conflict reconciliation and consolation – Evy van Berlo (abstract)

Difficult Decisions: Rural livelihoods, child work and parental investment in education in northern Tanzania – Sophie Hedges (abstract)

Controlled experiment of untipped wooden thrusting spears on animal carcasses: wounding potential, hunting lesions and use – wear to weapons – Annemieke Milks (abstract)

August 2014

Sex Differences in Confidence and Conformity on a Novel Mental Rotation Task – Charlotte Brand (abstract)

March 2014

Hannah Ryder (abstract)

Effects of city-living and upbringing on pro-social behaviour – Elena Zwirner (abstract)

The effects of dietary supplementation on facial appearance and health – Yong Zhi Foo

August 2013

Can mortality/morbidity awareness determine abortion attitudes? Two controlled psychological experiments – Sandra Virgo

Prejudice under pressure – Alex Salam

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