Monthly News Round-up
Submission Guidelines


The International Positive Psychology Association’s Monthly News Round-up is a compilation of news and opportunities in the field of positive psychology created by and for IPPA members. We typically email this round-up mid-month.

Members of IPPA, as well as members of the public, are invited to submit content for consideration by the 1st of each month.  Content should be relevant for at least a month (if not several months) after the next distribution date.

Submitters of annotated citations or published research articles must be an author. Only submit articles for which you have permission to share.

All submissions are subject to editorial review.


  • Upcoming conferences
  • Calls for proposals or papers
  • Grant and funding opportunities
  • Job/Fellowship opportunities in the field of positive psychology
  • New educational opportunities, including online courses, MOOCs
  • Annotated citations or full-text articles for research and theory papers published in peer-reviewed publications (must have permission to share)
  • Special issues of journals on positive psychology
  • News of upcoming awards programs




Swiss Positive Psychology Association Announces Conference Program

The Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) announces the program for its 2nd SWIPPA conference being held on November 27, 2015 at the University of Zurich.

The conference will feature two keynote addresses: Positive Psychology: The good, the bad, and the ugly, by Dr. Carmelo Vazquez, of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and Possibilities and Limitations of Positive Interventions, by Dr. René Proyer, of UZH, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. The conference will also include a poster session and four workshops covering the following themes: work/economics, humor, health/psychotherapy and coaching. The lecture by Prof. Dr. Vazquez will be held in English, the rest of the meeting will be in German.

For more information or to register, please visit the website: swippa-fachtagung-2015.html

The SWIPPA is an association that aims to “encourage the exchange among research, science, and practical applications of positive psychology.” IPPA Board Member and Fellow, Dr. Willibald Ruch, serves as President.


John Templeton Foundation: Spring Open-Submission Call for Proposals

The spring open-submission call for proposals for the John Templeton Foundation is open now until April 1, 2015. Visit to apply.

The John Templeton Foundation (JTF) will distribute $155M of funding in 2015; a significant proportion of these funds are dedicated to topics falling under the banner of character virtue development. The department supports a broad range of projects, including the direct support of character education programs as well as basic and applied research on specific virtues. At this juncture the department is specifically seeking proposals that incorporate religion or spirituality as a core component of the project.

For further details download the Call for Proposals (Link to .pdf flyer).