Gorilla Awards in Behavioural Science
Gorilla Awards in Behavioural Science offer funding support
to early career researchers
wanting to run a single online study to:
- Address a novel hypothesis, or
- Run a replication study online.
This is an opportunity to receive funding to address
your own research question at the start of your career and to be at the
forefront of a new methodology in psychology.
Scheme at a glance
- Career stage: PhD, Postdoctorate and Early Career Researchers
- Where your host organisation is based: UK
- Level of funding: Up to £2,500
- Duration of Funding: 1 year
- All applicants: Entitled to 50% discount on Gorilla Licences
- Funding from: Cauldron
We hope to offer this award in the UK again in the future and similar schemes in other countries in due course.
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Eligibility and suitability
Who can apply
You can apply for a Digital Award if you are studying for a PhD,
starting your career in post-doctoral research or working on a
research project under a Principle Investigator. If you think you're starting your career and
that the funding would benefit you, that's good enough!
All projects must:
- Create a protocol within Gorilla
- Collect novel data via Prolific Academic, SONA, mTurk
or other recruitment channel
- Publish the results of their findings
have kindly agreed to waive
their commission if you use them for your study.
Letter of support:
You will need a letter of support from your supervisor or PI.
This should state:
- That they believe the study has merit, and should result
in a publishable paper.
- That they will provide you with their support and time
to conduct, write up and publish this original research.
- That the applicant has a position within their institution
for the duration of this grant.
You will also need a letter of support from your host institution.
seeks to support behavioural scientists by creating
online experimental platforms. Our ultimate ambition is to
support the transfer of their findings into front-line
evidence-tested interventions in health, wealth, happiness
We will be most interested in applications
that address important questions that might ultimately
lead to successful interventions in our areas of interest
above. This may be by creating a novel test that could
be used to measure the success of an intervention, or by
creating a prototype of the intervention itself.
We are also interested in applications that seek to investigate
the limits of conducting perceptual and behavioural
research over the internet.
What we offer:
will be given a 30 day free trials of the Gorilla Pro licence.
will have the free trial extended to the 13th March and be entitled to a 50% discount on any Gorilla licence after that.
The ten applicants
that are shortlisted for interview will be entitled to a free
Gorilla Code licence (worth £1,000 + VAT) for one
and help and support with the research platform.
These candidates will be free to use Gorilla in other
projects that they are involved with.
In addition to receiving a free Gorilla Code licence, two applicants
will also receive
up to £2,500, which can be used to cover the costs of participant and recruitment expenses only.
How to apply:
- Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject REGISTER
- Create a free Gorilla account here
- Create your protocol in Gorilla
- Add Gorilla Grants as a collaborator to your project folder
- Complete and send your application form
to email@example.com together with additional supporting material
- Review and shortlisting to 10 applications
- Interview (via Skype) of shortlisted candidates
- Selection of 2 applicants to receive the funding
We prefer to receive application in word format,
but we will also accept a searchable PDF.
offer a useful tool for calculating the
recruitment and participant cost of your
- Registration deadline: 1st December 2016
- Application deadline: 15 January 2017
- Shortlisting: 17 February 2017
- Interview: w/c 6th March 2017
- Decision: 13th March 2017