The Board of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology (IJSRM) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Seminar Competition. Our aim is to support the development of critical and innovative approaches to on-going and emerging methodological debates across a range of approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, and including mixed and comparative methods, as these relate to philosophical, theoretical, ethical, political and practice issues. Seminars may consist of single or multiple day events. Topics can include any area of social research methodology.
• Available funding £3500
Guidelines for Applicants
We are seeking proposals that are concerned with debate and critical development of original cutting edge work of methodological significance. Seminars may bring together established and new researchers. They should be collaborative in approach across different institutions and disciplines and may include colleagues from relevant, non-HE, organisations.
Proposals should have clear goals and outcomes with evident concern to the methodological contribution of the Seminar. In addition, a core purpose of the Seminar series is to engage with, and contribute to the development of an international community of social researchers. Accordingly, proposers may consider how their events can be recorded for non-participants and posted on the IJSRM multimedia site. Proposers should also consider the development of a paper (papers) or a special issue for IJSRM. These would then be subject to the normal refereeing process.
We are open to suggestions for format either in the form of a single day seminar or in the form of multiple days across the academic year 2017-18. Applicants may find it advantageous to organise their event adjacent to another similar event (conference, seminar).
It is expected that the funding will be used towards meeting the cost of room and equipment hire, hospitality, consumables and travel for speakers. It is expected that there are no costs for delegate attendance
How to Apply
Further details and an application form can be obtained from Alice Edwards, Journal Administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2017
All submissions will be reviewed by a Committee drawn from the Board of IJSRM and will be assessed against the following criteria:
• Contribution to the development of methodological innovation and debate;
Submitted by Eva Nedbalova on Thursday, 2nd March 2017