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The Polish Academy of Sciences and The British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium, 16-17 October, 2020, The Polish Academy, Poland

Publish Date: Apr 01, 2020

Deadline: May 13, 2020

Event Dates: from Oct 16, 2020 12:00 to Oct 17, 2020 12:00

The Polish Academy of Sciences and The British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium


The British Academy and the Polish Academy of Sciences are inviting applications for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad theme of Just Transitions. The symposium aims to incentivise and establish international engagement and collaboration between early career researchers from a broad range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, encouraging the exchange of ideas across both disciplinary and national boundaries. 

The Symposium

The symposium will bring together around thirty early career researchers from the UK and Poland (understood as up to seven years after obtaining a PhD) from across the humanities and social sciences to discuss key questions around the theme of the Just Transitions. The symposium is designed specifically to encourage collaboration and networking between early career researchers. In advance of the symposium, participants will be able to discuss their research and exchange ideas among themselves; begin to discuss the session themes; and make connections for possible future activities.

In order to incentivise long-term collaboration and networking, seed funding will be made available for which participants can apply. These collaborations must be international in their makeup, and can be either partnerships or groups. Time will be set aside on the final day of the symposium for a ‘sandpit’ style session in which participants write up their proposed collaboration and submit applications by the end of the session. Over the course of the symposium there are further networking sessions set up to facilitate the development of collaborations and proposals. The application form for seed funding will be circulated in advance of the symposium to ensure participants are fully aware of the opportunity and requirements.

In addition to funding a number of collaborative proposals, the symposium will aim to provide opportunities for a range of other outputs. Participants, for example, could be invited to contribute to a publication focused on the symposium theme, either through individual papers or in partnership with other symposium participants, record audio outputs or write blog posts that will be compiled into a series dedicated to the symposium. Further information about such opportunities will be provided at the symposium. 


For the purpose of this symposium, early career is defined as being within a seven-year period from the award of a doctorate.

Participants must be based at research institutions either in Poland or the UK.

The symposium will be conducted in English. Written and spoken fluency in English is required.

Participants must be able to travel on dates and times, and on flights or other modes of transportation chosen by the organisers.

Attendance is mandatory for the entire symposium. If this is not met it will result in a participant not being eligible for the seed funding available.

UK-based attendees may only participate in two British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposia in any 24-month period. 

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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