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5th EAWOP Early Career Summer School


EAWOP Early Career Summer School

12th-16th September 2016

Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom

EAWOP Early Career Summer Schools are designed to foster European research collaboration and to support the development of promising researchers in the field of work and organizational psychology. The Summer School presents a unique opportunity for early career researchers to meet with fellow researchers and prominent professors to discuss their own work as well as aspects of being a researcher.


The 5th EAWOP Early Career Summer School will take place from 12th to 16th September 2016 in Birmingham, UK, under the theme of launching a successful career in the field of work and organizational psychology as an academic and professional. The goal is to provide delegates with an insight into the multiple components that make up a successful career, paying attention to research and publications, career planning and management, successful grant funding applications, and community engagement.


The programme will include an interesting, energetic mix of keynotes; roundtables; presentations; discussions; interactive sessions centring on topics such as successful research and publishing, and navigating your academic career; a research methods clinic; and abundant opportunities for networking and discussion. The Summer School will feature the following activities:

  • Roundtable sessions hosted by a senior scholar in which researchers present their research activities and discuss key issues;
  • Keynote presentations given by invited senior scholars;
  • Skill Workshops on how to publish in international journals, how to attain funding and the mentoring process;
  • Poster presentations;
  • A research methods clinic for statistics;
  • A career management session;
  • Meet the practitioners sessions.

Participating scholars

  • Russell Cropanzano, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, US;
  • Richard Crisp, Professor of Psychology, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK;
  • Jeremy Dawson, Reader in Health Management, Management School, University of Sheffield, UK;
  • Ute Hulsheger, Associate Professor, Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands;
  • Robin Martin, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK;
  • Sandra Ohly, Professor of Economic Psychology, Kassel University, Germany;
  • Christina Shalley, Professor of Organizational Behavior and HRM, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech University, US;
  • Ute Stephan, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School, Aston University, UK;
  • Daan van Knippenberg, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

Please note that both the programme and participating scholars are subjects to change.

Who can apply and how to apply

The 5th Early Career Summer School is open to PhD students (in their final year) and post-doctoral researchers (in the first five years after their PhD) who are members of EAWOP (or other associate bodies such as ICAPP, SIOP). We intend to welcome 35 early career researchers with a diversity of interests in work and organizational psychology and with a desire to pursue a career in this field.

The application deadline is 30 January (29 February) 2016. Applicants will have to submit:

  • A one-page biography including teaching and research interests
  • A publication list
  • A research portfolio including:
  • A 750-word summary of a paper applicants would like to present at the Summer School
  • A 500-word individual research plan covering the next 5 years. This may focus on proposed theoretical developments, data collection, funding applications and publication targets for the next 5 years.
  • Proof of EAWOP membership status
  • A recommendation letter from their PhD supervisor(s)

Date students will be informed of decision: 25th March 2016


The participation fee is 395 euros for EAWOP members. This fee covers summer school participation, accommodation in double rooms, full board and group activity. Registration and payment must be paid by 29th of April 2016. Non-EAWOP members can sign up for a discounted one-year membership (May 2016 to May 2017, 50 euros) through the EAWOP office.

Summer School Presentation


EAWOP Summer School Organising Committee

Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle

B4 7ET Birmingham, United Kingdom