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Department of Psychology


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 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. It is an independent programme with a functioning base at the University of Cambridge but remains autonomous in all aspects.

This endeavour has experienced remarkable success, with the annual cohorts having completed all aspects of the programme. Apart from the jSchool, which is the provisional first week of the JRP, highlights of the programme include the opportunity to publish research protocols in the Frontiers in Psychology, an annual jMeeting in Madrid and the JRP Conference, 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. For more information about the programme highlights, please click here.

How to get involved

Participation in the JRP is by invitation only for students who complete the jSchool. To become a participant at the jSchool, which is held annually in July, students have to be selected in the selection process. The jSchool is open for Bachelor and Master students in Psychology. The selection process for Research Supervisors also opens annually. To get more information about the application process, further details are available here.

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