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The 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) will be held in Cape Town from 22 to 27 July 2012. This quadrennial Congress is held under the auspices of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). Organised around the theme Psychology Serving Humanity this is the first time that the ICP will be held in Africa.

The Change Fellowship Awards enable early career researchers to design and implement their own research programmes that address the challenges and opportunities confronting children and youth developing in situations of social change and the particular cultural and economic situation in their country. Change Fellowships are intended to provide applicants with an opportunity to demonstrate their research capabilities in a manner that will advance their careers and attract future opportunities for support.

Change Fellows will be required to present their initial research results at ICP 2012 and programme time will be allocated for these presentations.

These awards are made possible by a major grant from the Jacobs Foundation, with additional support from the National Research Foundation in South Africa and IUPsyS. Seven awards of €25 000 each are available. This amount may be used for research related expenses, including research equipment, data collection, and travel to, registration for and accommodation during ICP 2012. A proposed budget should be included as an annex to the research proposal.

The award is open to early career psychologists who have completed the PhD (or full equivalent) in the 10 years preceding ICP 2012. Considerations may also be given where a longer period has elapsed due to official leave and/or extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the applicant. Applicants must be permanent residents of a Sub-Saharan African country. They must either be located in a recognized university or reputed research institution, or be accepted as a guest researcher at such an institution.
An international jury will be appointed by IUPsyS and will include senior scholars from Sub- Saharan Africa. The jury will also monitor the research undertaken by the Change Fellows.


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Application Process - IUPsyS Change Fellowship Awards 2012 for Early Career Researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa

Applications should include the following documents:

_ A completed application form, a copy of which is attached. The form can also be downloaded from or
_ Evidence of the PhD and the date on which it was conferred
_ A research proposal (1,500 words) specifying the topic, its theoretical and empirical foundations as well as its pertinence. Methodology should delineate how the data will be collected and analyzed. Applicants should also discuss how the proposed research will facilitate their future research goals and benefit their community, country or region.
_ A budget for the proposed research should be included as an annex. Any additional funds that will be used to support the research should be specified (amount, source and purpose; e.g., a research assistant for data collection and analysis, informatics or computing support provided by a university or research institute).
_ A full curriculum vitae including details of all previous grants, fellowships, and scholarships, as well as full list of publications and other scholarly dissemination.
_ One primary and one supporting letter of recommendation evaluating the research competence and qualifications of the applicant. The primary letter should also address the merits of the research proposal. If neither letter is from the Head of Department at the institution at which the research will be conducted, then an additional letter will be required indicating that the applicant will be able to conduct the research at the institution in question from an appropriate official of the institution.

A nomination form can also be downloaded from or

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Deputy Secretary General of ICP 2012, Fatima Seedat, at

Please make the message subject header: IUPsyS and ICP2012 Change Fellowship Awards. In the event that you are unable to submit your application electronically it may be sent by facsimile to +27 11 4863266. Please clearly mark it: IUPsyS and ICP2012 Change Fellowship Awards, and For Attention: Fatima Seedat.

A Letter of Intent providing brief details about the proposed research proposal should be submitted by May 17, 2011. Complete applications including all required documentation should be received by May 31, 2011.

Incomplete or late nominations will not be considered.

Link to Application form: Change Fellowship Awards 2012

Please submit the completed form with the other documentation required to the Deputy Secretary General of ICP 2012, Fatima Seedat, at to arrive no later than May 31, 2011.

The completed form and associated documentation may be sent as follows:
_ *An email with attachments (Word, text, RTF or PDF documents, or scanned images).
_ By fax. Please send the fax to: +27 11 4863266
_ By post (mail). Please post to: PO Box 989, Houghton, 2041, South Africa
•   Preferred method

Source: ICP 2012 .

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