The aim is to generate original insights for the fields of family and migration studies, as well as for the mobilities paradigm per se. In a period in which issues around family life, migration and mobilities are high on the political agenda in Europe and elsewhere, the intention is also to draw on the insights gained from theoretical and empirical analyses to address deficits in the policy framing of those issues. Contributions which examine issues around family, migration and mobility in the context of the current economic crisis are especially welcome. For the conference programme with a list of all invited speakers see here.
We invite submission of abstracts for short talks and poster session from PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and established scholars relating to one of the three conference themes or to the general topic of the conference.
A limited number of conference grants to support the participation of PhD students presenting a short talk or poster is available. Full information on the grants and the application procedure you can find below.
Abstracts of 250 words (or 750-1000 words if applying for a conference grant) should be submitted by 1st June 2013.
Notification of selection of abstract and grant applications will be in early July 2013.
A limited number of conference grants to support the participation of PhD students presenting a short talk or poster at the conference is available. Only contributions sole-authored by a PhD student are eligible for a conference grant. Grants will cover the costs of accommodation for the duration of the conference (maximum four nights), plus all conference meals and refreshments.
Deadline: 1st June 2013
Applications must be completed in English, and should take the form of (i) a covering letter and (ii) an abstract of between 750 and 1000 words.
(i) Covering letter
This should state:
- The title of your PhD;
- The name of the department and institution at which you are registered for a PhD;
- The name/s of your academic supervisor/s;
- The year of study at the point of application, i.e. Year 1, 2, 3...;
- The stage of the research being undertaken, especially in relation to data collection and analysis.
(ii) Abstract (750-1000 words)
This should include four distinct sections, in the following order:
- Content: A description of the theoretical framework, where appropriate, the main hypotheses that are tested, some of the findings and their relation with the literature;
- Method: A description of the data and the methods (either qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods) that are used;
- Keywords: Five keywords describing the main contributions of the paper should be included;
- References: a brief list of references (10 maximum, not included in the word count);
Applications for conference grants will be assessed by the Conference Organising Committee.
The primary criteria of assessment will be:
- Fit to one of the three conference themes or to the general topic of the conference as outlined in the call for contributions;
- Originality / novelty of the focus / approach / findings;
- Scientific quality.
Notification of outcome of grant applications will be in early July 2013. Successful applicants will be obliged to register for the conference by 15th July, otherwise their grant will be re-allocated.