- Elisabeth Gidengil: McGill University
- Allison Harell: Université du Québec à Montréal
- Jordan Mansel:Université du Québec à Montréal
We invite researchers to submit funding proposals for a special issue of Politics and the Life Sciences, entitled “Psychophysiology, Cognition, and Political Differences”. With this special issue, we seek cutting-edge research contributions utilizing cognitive or psychophysiological methods to study unique questions regarding the nature of political differences. We aim to publish novel research executed with strict adherence to all principles of reproducible research. The Association for Politics & The Life Sciences will fund up to $1,500 USD of the data collection expenses for seven proposals that will be developed through the Université du Québec à Montréal workshop “Politics, Psychophysiology, and Cognition: Advances in Theory and Method”. Final publication decisions from the Cambridge University Press journal Politics and the Life Sciences will be based upon the development of a registered research report through a systematic and rigorous review process prior to data collection with the publication of findings independent of research outcomes. Thus, the special issue welcomes both replications and null findings. In return, the study must be registered on the Open Science Framework website with the data set and statistical application code upon which the findings are based made accessible to the public. To further facilitate the development of the discipline each proposal should include a substantive opportunity for research training, with research proposals including at least one graduate student (master’s or PhD student) or emerging scholar (post-doc).
Funding proposals are due 1 May 2019. Both emerging and senior researchers seeking to apply for these grants must submit (1) a short curriculum vitae of two pages or less listing up to five representative publications and (2) a proposal of no more than 1600 words (see below). Consistent with best practices for journal submission, the proposal should not make explicit. reference to the identity of the researchers. Research proposals will be evaluated on the basis of theoretical importance and project feasibility.
Proposals are expected to have the following components:
- A cover page with identifying information;
- Identification of key research questions referring to salient literature, with directional hypotheses where feasible;
- Research design, measures, data collection methodology, and data analysis methods;
- Timeline for the research collection and analysis;
- Description of facilities where research will be carried out;
- Opportunity for emerging scholar training and development
Timeline: Funding decisions will be made during the first week of June 2019. Graduate students on successful proposals will be invited by the Research Chair on the Political Psychology of Social Solidarity (CPPSS) at the Université du Québec à Montréal to give a poster presentation of the research design at the workshop “Politics, Physiology, and Cognition: Advances in Theory and Method” 25-27 July 2019.