Research Workshops in International Studies 2018, UK


October 31, 2018

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Research Workshops in International Studies

BISA introduced the Research Workshops in 2015 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Association. We are pleased to announce that up to five funded workshops will be available again in 2019. The workshop funding is available to BISA members to encourage the creation of new and innovative collaborative research. The Workshops are intended to build collaboration between a diverse set of participants, ideally including scholars from different countries/regions of the world and scholars who are at different stages of their careers. Either BISA Working Groups or individuals may apply for a workshop funding, however all workshop applications must contain a single designated contact person.

The workshop funding will cover the costs of room hire, audio visual hire for powerpoint presentations, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. Additionally, a travel budget of £1000 per workshop will be provided, principally to support Postgraduate and Early Career members and/or workshop participants from low income countries to attend the conference for an additional day to participate in the workshops.


  • BISA membership
  • Eligibility for Workshop funding as with all other BISA funding are a benefit of BISA membership.
  • All workshop participants must be willing to become BISA members, if not already, and register for the conference. Participants who do not join BISA and register for the conference will not be eligible to claim travel expenses or participate in the workshop.
  • The workshop application can only be submitted by a current BISA member - but other participants do not need to be members at this point but must have committed to join the association.


  • All workshop participants must be registered for the BISA Conference by the published registration deadlines. Participants who do not meet the conference registration deadlines will be withdrawn from participation in the workshop and will not be eligible to claim any travel expenses.
  • Workshop participants can also be participants of the main conference.
  • Postgraduate members are eligible to apply for the conference bursaries for workshop attendance.


  • The proposed event subject must be within the field of International Studies.
  • The workshop must not be part of a series of events (it is a stand-alone event), or part of on-going research or part of a long-term research project.
  • All workshops will be held on the day immediately preceding the BISA conference at the same conference venue.


  • Proposals should apply new expertise or innovative/novel approaches to established or emerging research areas
  • Proposals should have clarity and focus on the aims and objectives of the topic proposed 
  • The proposed workshop format will allow well-structured but sufficient in-depth discussion of the topic during the time allowed (1 day)
  • Proposals should be topical and relevant, include such matters as policy issues, cross-national examination of perspectives and be interdisciplinary.
  • The workshop should be inclusive and a general call for participants is encouraged via the various social media, group email etc. available through BISA or other associations.
  • The workshop should show diversity and balance, participation by PhD students and early career scholars, scholars from different countries/regions of the world is encouraged and pay attention to gender, race and ethnicity.


Please ensure you have read all the guidance and policies contained on the workshop web pages before completing an application. The workshop application should not exceed 2000 words or five A4 pages. It must include:
  • the workshop title, short abstract covering  topic, aims and objectives
  • show details of the intellectual significance of being new, innovative and groundbreaking and will add to knowledge and understanding in one or more fields
  • the format of the workshop
  • list of participants, titles, names, email addresses, organizational affiliations, career stage and web links to organizational profiles/biographical notes.
  • Clear budget allocations
  • how outputs from the workshop will be disseminated in order to benefit the wider International Studies community and contribute to enhancement and knowledge transfer in the field.
  • In submitting the proposal convenors are confirming that participants have made formal commitments to participate and understand the requirements (BISA membership, to register for the conference and the approved funding limits)

Proposals once submitted for consideration, are considered complete and final. Only the specific individuals listed in the proposal may participate in the workshop and will be eligible for reimbursement of approved expenses.  Workshop convenors may not substitute unapproved participants to the workshop after the proposal is submitted. The proposal should include two reserve participants who may be substituted no later than end April 2018. Workshop convenors cannot be substituted.

Please submit all applications to the BISA office.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
April 20, 2018
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