Joshua Wong Research Scholarship Contest

This scholarship contest is to encourage graduate students to get involved in the exciting new fields of existential positive psychology (PP 2.0). All submissions need to be related to some aspects of PP2.0 which can be found in Wong (2019, 2021).

Submissions may be based on empirical research, case studies, literature review, or theoretical formulation.


As judged by a panel of adjudicators consisting of Piers Worth, Ph.D., Roger Tweed, Ph.D., and Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., the winners will receive the following scholarships:

  • First Prize: CAD $1,000
  • Second Prize: CAD $800
  • Third Prize: CAD $500
  • Honourable mention: CAD $300

All four winners will have their papers published in the International Journal of Existential Positive Psychology.

Winners must be Student Members of the INPM in order to receive the prize. Click here for membership registration.

Winners will be notified before the end of this year.


All graduate students are invited to submit their papers to drpaulwong@gmail.com and Cc timothy.tfm.yu@gmail.com no later than 11:59 PM on November 30th, 2022

  1. The email subject line should be “Joshua Wong Scholarship | Author Name(s)”
  2. The attached file(s) should be .docx or .doc (or .rtf for those without Microsoft Word)
  3. Text should be single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-pt font
  4. The paper should be 2,000 -3,000 words (not including references) with a 200-word abstract
  5. The submission should be authored by either (a) one graduate student OR (b) one graduate student as the first author and a supervisor as the second author.


Wong, P. T. P. (2019). Second wave positive psychology’s (PP 2.0) contribution to counselling psychology. Counselling Psychology Quarterly [Special Issue]. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515070.2019.1671320

Wong, P. T. P., Mayer, C.-H., & Arslan, G. (2021). COVID-19 and existential positive psychology (PP2.0): The new science of self-transcendence [Editorial]. Frontiers. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.800308/full