Small Grants Program
In 2008, the ISPP Governing Council decided to use a portion of the income from ISPP investment funds for small grants that further the goals of ISPP. The purpose of these modest grants is to "strengthen our organization, to expand international membership, and to promote excellence in political psychology." Priority will be given to events or activities that include participants from diverse geographic locations, enhance the visibility of ISPP, promote membership, and increase awareness of the journal.
While any proposal related to political psychology is welcome, the Allocations Committee has tended to favor proposals to help hold political psychology mini-conferences in locations where there are no such gatherings, to provide networking opportunities for political psychologists in such regions and beyond. The committee has also underwritten conferences on genocide, on the development of democracy in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, and on development of democratic understanding in the South Caucasus. The Committee has chosen not to support proposals for research funding, for travel, or for paying for invited speakers. Nevertheless, every proposal will be considered fully.