The 3rd Summer School of Personality Science (SSPS) is set to take place in person in Berlin (Germany) from July 29 to August 4 of 2024, right before the European Conference on Personality (ECP).

What is the SSPS?

The SSPS is a week-long summer school with 16 pre-doctoral graduate students (master’s and PhD level) and 4 or more internationally renowned experts who serve as instructors. It aims to provide cutting-edge and specialized education as well as hands-on experience to talented personality psychology students from all over the world. The mini-curriculum, with different course formats (e.g., lectures, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, mentoring, lunch-eons), contains a broad variety of current and important topics in personality science. Student attendees also receive career advice and networking opportunities. General information on the SSPS can be found at, and specific information on the 3rd SSPS at

What is the application and selection process?

Students submit their standardized applications ( to Each application consists of max. 4 pages (1 page with basic information, 1 page of motivation and background, and max. 2 pages for a standardized CV and track-record information). The review and selection process happens in two stages.

(1) Stage 1: Each application is reviewed by at least two independent and anonymized reviewers in the conftool system on scales from 0 to 10 (excellent) on four criteria with different weights attached to them: Motivation & Background (35%), Benefit of the SSPS to the Applicant (30%), CV & Track Record (20%), and Overall Impression (15%). Each applicant obtains weighted scores from at least two reviewers, and these scores are averaged. Each reviewer will typically judge between 10 to 15 applications, depending on how many total applications and reviewers there are. Reviewers have around 3 weeks to provide their ratings.

(2) Stage 2: An independent Selection Committee consisting of 3-4 members (among others, balanced in gender, career status, focal research areas, etc.) is granted access to all weighted and averaged total scores, individual reviewer scores, and applications. Reviewers cannot serve on that committee. Especially considering diversity and inclusion (in addition to the quantitative scores), they will determine a roster of students to be considered for the SSPS (i.e., 10 students, plus ranked “runner-ups”). The selection committee has around 3 weeks to provide their suggested placement and rankings.

After concluding Stage 2, the 10 suggested students will be contacted and formally invited to attend the SSPS. Information on the application, review, and selection process (including names of the reviewers and committee members) will be made transparent and posted later (1st SSPS:; 2nd SSPS:

What is the timeline?

  • Until December 11: Deadline for submitting application packages online
  • December/January: Anonymous review of applications
  • January/February: Selection of participants by the committee
  • February/March: Notification of acceptance to the SSPS and formal registration
  • Which qualifications do reviewers or selection committee members need?

(1) Knowledge of, and identification with, personality psychology

(2) A PhD or equivalent degree at the time of performing their duties

(3) NOT an expert-instructor at the SSPS 2024

(4) NO own graduate/pre-doctoral students have applied (please make sure to check this)

How do I apply?

If you would like to serve as a reviewer or committee member, please write an informal email by December 12, 2023 to In that email, please (a) confirm that you fulfill each of the four criteria above and (b) indicate what you would like to serve (as a reviewer or on the selection committee, or any one of them). We will get back to you as soon as possible.

The SSPS crucially relies on a fair, transparent, and high-quality review and selection process.

Please consider serving as a reviewer or selection committee member, and please also forward this message to colleagues who could be interested. Thank you!

EAPP Mentoring Program 2023

EAPP Mentoring Program is starting again! This is the fourth round of the mentoring program, which pairs young scholars with more senior researchers. The aim is to offer an opportunity for early career researchers to discuss their work with an experienced researcher in the field who is not their advisor, and to ask questions, exchange ideas, and broaden their scientific network. The mentee-mentor pair can discuss specific research projects or discourse about broader topics related to research (e.g., grant writing, career planning, time management, etc.).

The EAPP Mentoring Program has been very well received in the past by both mentees and mentors, with the majority of participants indicating high satisfaction in the evaluation of the program.

To start off this year’s mentoring program, we are now looking for mentors and mentees who want to be part of this exciting program!

Mentors and mentees are expected to meet at least once during the summer either virtually via Zoom, Skype, or any other online platform of their choosing or even in person, if suitable. We ask mentors to stay in touch with their mentees in the subsequent months by checking in via email and following up on the mentee’s progress.

Are you an experienced scholar with a passion for sharing your expertise and empowering the next generation of researchers? If you’ve completed your PhD at least five years ago and hold a tenure-track professorship, we invite you to join us as a mentor. Your guidance can shape the scientific development of a mentee. Sign up now and become a mentor by clicking here.

Are you an early career scholar (PhD student or postdoc) interested in meeting and discussing research with a more senior scholar from our field? If yes, please sign up here.

Please sign up for the mentoring program until July 21, 2023.

After the sign-up is completed, the mentees will be asked to indicate their preferred mentors. While we cannot guarantee a perfect fit, we do our best to facilitate “matches” with good potential for compatibility.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to EAPP Early Career Representatives Tobias Ebert or Le Vy Phan at

Thank you for signing up for the program and spreading the word!

Call for Proposals to Host the ECP22 in 2026

(applications will be considered on a rolling basis until September 15, 2023)

The Executive Committee (EC) of the European Association of Personality Personality (EAPP) is excited to issue a call for proposals to host its biennial conference—the 22nd European Conference on Personality (ECP22) in 2026. Although this call is for the 2026 conference, we will also consider proposals for ECP23 to be held in 2028. Please indicate in your application whether you are interested in hosting ECP in 2026, in 2028, or both.

European Conferences on Personality (ECPs) have been held in a relatively wide range of European countries (see the list here), and we seek to maintain this diversity[1]. We are particularly interested in receiving proposals for conference locations beyond Western Europe but will consider all locations based on the merits outlined in Section 4 (Evaluation) below.

For more information about the call – click here.

Please upload a single PDF file of the proposal to the survey linked here by September 15, 2023

Call for Junior Scholars’ Attendance at the International EARA-EASP-EAPP Meeting “Building Inclusive Identities”

The multidisciplinary RKTS (Research Knowledge Transfer Scheme) is conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychology “Renzo Canestrari”, University of Bologna, Italy, between 18 and 22 September 2023.

The RKTS will focus on the co-construction of knowledge among a diverse set of experts consisting of 24 early career scholars (post-docs) and 6 senior scholars acting as facilitators. The target of the RKTS is post-doctoral and junior researchers (holding a PhD). In this vein, this RKTS is meant for young researchers that, usually, have fewer chances to join training events (since most of them target PhD students). Applicants will be evaluated based on their CV and research interests, balancing diverse and underrepresented geographical areas.

Please find more information here.

The application deadline is 16th June, 2023.

Call for Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Personality

The Executive Committee of the European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Personality (EJP).

The EJP, published in collaboration with SAGE, is an official EAPP outlet that publishes a diverse range of empirical, review, theoretical, and methodological articles. The most notable topics covered in the EJP include – but are not limited to – the structure, assessment, causes, and consequences of personality differences between people, variability and developmental changes within individuals, and the interactions of these with experiences. The EJP consistently attracts excellent papers and thus has the highest impact factor of all purely personality-psychological journals (2-year impact factor, IF: 7.0; 5-year IF: 7.0).

The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) is responsible for the leadership of the journal, liaison with the publisher (Sage) and the publishing association (EAPP), the coordination and processing of content for publication, and promotion of the published research and the journal.

For more details about the EJP and the position of the EiC, please click here.

Application deadline: 1st August 2023

Start date: 1st October 2024 (phase-in period starts January 2024)

Length of term: 4 years (October 2024 – September 2028)

Previous Calls

Click here for the EAPP’s most recent previous calls.