How it works
The Junior Researcher Programme is a unique initiative for psychology students and young researchers. It was developed to support the six annual research projects developed at the jSchool – an intensive week-long event during which more than thirty students, six PhD Research Supervisors, and a handful of academic speakers convene to explore aspects of contemporary psychological research and practice. The JRP aims to meet needs of research projects developed at the jSchool by supplying support to students and supervisors throughout the duration the project. It is an independent programme with a functioning base at the University of Cambridge but remains autonomous in all aspects.
The JRP provides research projects developed at the jSchool with structured oversight, guidance and academic support throughout a 13-month calendar. The aim is to support long-term needs of research groups, both scientifically and for professional development. This endeavour has experienced remarkable success, with the first two annual cohorts having completed all aspects and receiving acclaim for unique aspects of the programme.Apart from the jSchool, which is the provisional first week of the JRP, highlights of the programme include publication of methodology Protocols in our partner journal Frontiers in Psychology and invitation to the JRP Conference which is currently hosted by Corpus Christi College and the Department of Psychology in Cambridge. Participants are also invited to the JRP Internship to contribute as interns to a research project led jointly by researchers at the Policy Research Group.