What we do


The jSchool is a seven-day event and meeting point for more than thirty students, six PhD
Research Supervisors, and a handful of academic speakers. Under a theme that changes each year, the jSchool explores aspects of contemporary psychological research and practice. Crucially for students, the jSchool offers the chance to gain valuable experience in designing intercultural research in small groups under supervision of established researchers. The final day of the jSchool marks the beginning of student enrolment into the Junior Researcher Programme.

The 2017 jSchool will be held in Croatia from the 16th to the 23rd of July. The theme will be Decisions: The Psychology of Choice.

Applications for the supervisors and students for 2017-18 projects are now closed.



About half a year after starting their research projects at the jSchool, teams will have the chance to meet again to work on their projects in person. This year the event will be hosted by our partner Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV). The main purpose of the event is to provide the groups with working time, but there will also be some scheduled activities. These include a joint session and experience exchange with UFV students, where participants will be able to meet and engage in scientific and career discussions with peers.



Research takes a while, and that’s a good thing. However, a common problem in science is the delay between the start of a study and the moment it becomes public, which can be years and years. As the JRP is first and foremost about improving methods used in independent research carried out by young people, we believe one of the best contributions we can make is to disseminate those methods as early as possibly but without sacrificing quality.

To do this, we’ve established the Protocols. These papers represent the six annual projects started at the jSchool and allow early contribution to the psychological research community through professional standards in peer review. Each manuscript presents a method being utilized by one of our teams and is published in a special edition with our partner journal Frontiers in Psychology.


JRP Internship

The JRP Internship is an optional five-week placement with the Policy Research Group in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and partner institutions, it provides the students in the programme with the opportunity to produce a report on the role of psychology in policy using current evidence. The middle week of the JRP Internship features the JRP Impact Window and shifts to focus on completion of the going JRP projects which culminates in the JRP Conference. Following the success of the 2016 JRP Internship in Cambridge, the interns will produce a report on the role of psychology in policy using current evidence during the 2017 JRP Internship in Cambridge, July to September 2017.


JRP Conference

The JRP Conference represents the highlight of the JRP calendar. At this marker event, each JRP cohort reconvenes to present the work completed to date on their research and to officially close their JRP activities. In addition to these presentations, the conference includes a poster session and concludes in a formal commencement ceremony. The next JRP Conference will be held from 14 to 16 August 2017 at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Should you have any questions about the event, please write to jrp@pscholars.org.


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