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Gorilla Grants 2019

Last updated 02/10/2019

The Gorilla Experiment Builder is offering grants to MSc and PhD students and early career researchers (PhD+5 years adjusted for parental leave) wanting to run an online study.

This is an opportunity to receive a grant to address your own research question (individually or as a group) at the start of your career and to be at the forefront of a new methodology in psychology.

Every complete application (judged by our reviewers) will either be granted tokens or get a 50% off voucher. So you are guarenteed to win something!

~Don't fit the profile or don't have a current project idea? We still want you! Register your interest as a reviewer and we will contact you if submissions fit your expertise.~

Gorilla Grants at a glance:

What we offer:


You can apply if you are studying for an MSc, PhD, or starting your career in post-doctoral research. For a group application, the group leader must be designated as the applicant and first author.

All applicants must:

  1. Design and write up a project proposal.
  2. Create the experimental protocol within Gorilla.
  3. Attend three free webinars (optional).
  4. Submit the application form (download link below) with the supporting documents.
  5. Send a max 45 sec face-to-camera video presenting your project (optional).

Winners are expected to:

  1. Collect data online via recruitment services (Prolific Academic*, etc.) or social media.
  2. Publish a pre-print or submit an article for publication before 1 March 2021. The applicant should be named as the first author.
  3. Post their task/experiment to the Gorilla Open Materials Repository at an appropriate point.
  4. Write a short statement about their work, field, and how Gorilla has helped them, which will be showcased as a spotlight on our website.

*Prolific Academic have generously agreed to refund 50% of their comission for grant winners.

New to Gorilla?

Get acclimated and don't hesitate to reach out for help:

  1. See what Gorilla can do by looking at our support samples.
  2. Check out our recent BRM publication: Gorilla in our Midst.
  3. Watch some onboarding videos.
  4. See how other students and researchers use Gorilla in our spotlights.
  5. Help is only a few clicks away, and we pride ourselves on our customer support!

How to apply:

  1. Create a free Gorilla account.
  2. Register your interest using your university or lab email address.
  3. Create your proof-of-concept protocol in Gorilla.
  4. Add Gorilla Grants as a collaborator to your project folder.
  5. Attend three free webinars (optional) - for overview, times and registration please go to our webinar page, and we will send you joining details as the events approach. If you can't make the webinars, you can also tweet us your questions @gorillapsyc using #GorillaGrants2019.
  6. Complete and send your application form* to grants@gorilla.sc together with supplementary materials (CV, letter of support, optional video).** Download the application form here.
  7. Interview (via video call) for top candidates as deemed necessary by the judges.

*We prefer to receive applications in word format, but we will also accept a searchable PDF.

**All documents must be attached to the same email with the corresponding filename: Lastname_Application/Lastname_SupportLetter/Lastname_CV/Lastname_Video

Key Dates:

  1. Registration deadline for free piloting tokens: 1 November 2019
  2. Application deadline: 13 December 2019
  3. Webinar Dates:
    1. Wednesday 16 October 2019 @ 15:00 BST
    2. Monday 11 November 2019 @ 15:00 GMT
    3. Monday 2 December 2019 @ 15:00 GMT
    4. Register Here
  4. Interview candidates informed: ~31 January 2020 TBC
  5. Interviews: ~w/c 10 February 2020 TBC
  6. Winners announced: ~17 February 2020 TBC

Register your interest:

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