Rules for Applications to the Academic Sub-Committee

(January 2021)


The IAAP gives grants for three kinds of projects: a) Events advancing and promoting Jungian Theory and Clinical Practice b) Research Projects c) Publication of Research Papers

a) Fund Application for Events: Seed Money and Grants

The IAAP, through the Academic Sub-Committee, supports and promotes the organization of public events, conferences, and workshops that are relevant to the development and promotion of Analytical Psychology and involve international participation.

The IAAP, through the Academic Sub-Committee, can give Seed Money to help in the organization of these events. Seed money is given in support of starting an event and it is expected to be returned within three months after the event unless the event did not make a profit. To return seed money please contact the IAAP accountant, Daniel Gubser,

Applications for Grants and/or Seed Money should be sent by one or more Group Members, Individual analysts or Developing Groups to the Chair of the IAAP Academic Sub-Committee with a detailed project which has to include the following items:

• Title of the event
• Venue and provisory dates
• Program Committee and Organizing Committee (if applies)
• Estimated budget —including how grant money would be used.
• Expected number of participants

If the request is accepted by the members of the Academic Sub-Committee and by the Executive Committee, the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the event will sign a contract with the IAAP, assuring that every communication about the event will include the name of the IAAP as co-sponsor.
It is expected that events sponsored by the IAAP will offer a reduced registration fee for routers and trainees from Group Members.

It is customary within the IAAP that IAAP members do not receive honorariums for speaking at the events which have been supported either through grants or seed money from this Sub- Committee. These grants and seed monies, both for Research and for Events, cannot be used to cover honorarium fees for Analyst Members of the IAAP.

The decision taken by the Academic Sub -Committee cannot be appealed.

It is essential that you fill out the Outcome Report Form to help the Academic Sub-Committee in planning support of future such projects and events.

b) Fund Application for Research Projects

Through the Academic Sub- Committee, the IAAP supports and promotes conceptual and empirical research in the field of Analytical Psychology and interdisciplinary areas by providing substantive and financial assistance. The purpose of the financial grants is to stimulate research in scholarly and innovative investigations that can contribute both to the development of theory and practice in this field and to enhance the relationship of Analytical Psychology with other disciplines.

A research proposal must follow a scientific methodology. IAAP awards grants for research projects that are clearly theoretically grounded in the areas of interest for Analytical Psychology.

The applications for Grants for Research should be sent to the IAAP Academic Sub-Committee, accompanied by a detailed proposal.

Funding decisions will be made on the basis of the scientific quality of the proposal and in line with the Academic Sub-Committee’s yearly budget.

If the proposal receives funds from the IAAP, the authors agree to send a report of the outcome of the project to the Academic Sub-Committee, which may decide to publish it on the IAAP website.

Guidelines from the Academic Sub- Committee


1. Eligibility

Analyst members of the IAAP and researchers endorsed by an analyst member of the IAAP are eligible to apply for grants from the academic sub-committee.

2. General description

Set out your research problem/questions(s) as clearly as possible; explain problems you want to explore. Describe the main goals/objectives of the project.

3. Justification/Relevance

Explain the following: why is your research problem important for Analytical Psychology and why it needs to be addressed. Why have you chosen this problem to examine? Is it an anomaly? Typical of a trend? Influential? Why is it important to address it? Reasons could be more academic (filling a gap) or practical (responding to an obvious need).

4. Background/Literature

What are the key texts and approaches in the field, and how does your proposal differ from the existing lines of argument? What does your project contribute to the field? How does it extend our understanding of particular questions or topics? Other reasons What gap in the literature are you trying to bridge? Where do you build on, complete, alter or modify existing theories or practices? What is innovative in your approach?

5. Research question & Hypotheses

Set out your research questions as clearly as possible, placing your project in the context of your discipline. What are your hypotheses or open questions regarding your research topic?

6. Research design

This section should set out by which methods or procedures you will try to meet your research objectives, respond to your research questions and/or test your hypotheses. This will clearly very much depend on your research topic. What methods will you use? What sources for data and information will you use? What theoretical concepts do you intend to use and why? How do you assure research quality (validity, reliability and relevance of your research design)?

7. Budget

Provide a detailed budget for the first period (six to twelve months) and a
rough budget for the whole proposed period of support.
Please, list all other financial grants or support that you had already requested and/or obtained.
Please specify which aspect/s of your project would be funded by the IAAP

8. Schedule of work

Use this section to show that you have a realistic plan for completion of the study within two to four years (full time). It may be helpful to divide the proposal into sections or work packages
(not necessarily chapters at this stage) and to propose a schedule of how you plan each step of your research design and how you intend to organize the write -up for each section.

9. Bibliography

Include a bibliography, in a standard format, listing the books and articles you refer to in the proposal.

10. Authors

Please, list the names and qualifications of the researchers who agreed to participate in the project. Also, attach a CV of the coordinator and, if possible, a list of publications.

c) Fund Application for Publication support for Research Papers

IAAP has put emphasis on developing collaborative connections with the academic world. Organizing joint conferences with Universities and supporting research projects are part of work of the Academic Subcommittee. Supporting Research Publications fosters further development of Analytical Psychology in this field.

The Academic Sub-C can financially support publication of papers in scientific journals and research books.

In the case of papers, the IAAP can support the publication fee for the journal. The applicant needs to show that his or her paper is accepted and request the reimbursement of the publication fee.

In the case of books some publishers ask for publication fees. The applicant can request the reimbursement of the editing fee. (For example Non-English mother-tongue authors have to submit English editing).

Academic Sub-Committee has to check if the publication is based on the theory of Analytical psychology and if it fits to the category of scientific publications. General rules for being recognised as scientific could be requested.

The publication should be international, not a local one. However, if the journal is international, this is not only limited to English.

The IAAP can support till CHF 4,000 for a book or a special issue and till CHF 1,000 for a paper in Open Access Journal.

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