Standing Group of International Relations: A Periodical Communication

Dear SGIR Member,

Attached please find various calls which might be relevant for you.

The calls include: 1. The new ECPR book prize in IR, the Hedley Bull prize, 2. A call for a new EJIR Editorial Team, 3. Call for Professor Position: Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá, Colombia 4. 7th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences: Linking Theory and Empirical Research, Berlin, July 16 – 27, 2017, 5. Call for Applications: International Workshops for Early Career Researchers, Fall 2017 and 2018, 4.

We encourage you to send us relevant calls which we will publish in our monthly communications. Such calls should be sent to Piki Ish-Shalom:
1. The SGIR strongly encourages nominations for the new ECPR book prize in IR, the Hedley Bull prize. Submissions should be sent by email to Marcia Taylor ( at the ECPR before the deadline of 15 March 2017. Please click the following link for more information:

2. Please find in the attachment a call for a new editorial team for the joint SGIR and EISA flagship journal: European Journal of International Relations.

Deadline is 3 April 2017.

We kindly request candidate teams to inform us that they are considering (or already preparing) a bid. A short notification to the Chair of the search committee at suffices at this stage.

3. Call for Professor Position: Universidad del Rosario. Bogotá, Colombia

Job Summary

The School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at Universidad del Rosario, located in Bogotá, Colombia, seeks applicants for the position of professor in the International Relations program, beginning June/July 2017 (rank to be defined based on academic and teaching track record). A Ph.D in Political Science, Economics, International Relations, Social Sciences or related fields is required. Candidates with a dissertation defense date prior to June 2017, will also be considered. The selected candidate will be part of the placement guidelines for academic staff.

Please include the following information when applying for this position:

Letter of Interest indicating research agenda

Curriculum Vitae (including academic, teaching, research and professional experience)

Research writing sample (published article, book chapter, etc, in English or Spanish)

Two letters of recommendation

Sample syllabi (two)

Proof of proficiency in a second language (B2 level or above)

Universidad del Rosario is accredited by the National Ministry of Education as a high quality institution ranked within the top 5 universities among 23 accredited institutions with at minimum six years of accreditation in Colombia.

Applicants are required to send the documents as pdf file attachments to the Dean’s email:, by April 1st, 2017

4. Linking Theory and Empirical Research

Berlin, July 16 – 27, 2017

We are delighted to announce the 7th Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences. The summer school aims at supporting young researchers by strengthening their ability in linking theory and empirical research. The two-week program creates an excellent basis for the development of their current research designs.

In the first week, we address the key methodological challenges of concept-building, causation/explanation, and micro-macro linkage that occur in almost all research efforts. We strive for a clarification of the epistemological foundations underlying methodological paradigms. In the second week, these methodological considerations are applied to central empirical fields of research in political science, sociology, and other related disciplines. In this second part of the program, participants are assigned to four thematic groups according to their own research topics. The thematic areas covered are: “External Governance, Interregionalism, and Domestic Change”, “Citizenship, Migration, and Identities”, “Social Struggle and Globalization”, and “Democracy at the Crossroads”.

The program is characterized by a varied format comprising lectures, workshops, seminars, and one-to-one consultations. During the summer school, participants will also have the opportunity to present and discuss their own work extensively. Participants will be provided with hands-on advice for their research designs.

The school brings together a faculty of renowned international and Berlin-based scholars. Among the confirmed international lecturers are Dorothee Bohle (Central European University), Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore), Gary Goertz (University of Notre Dame), Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University), Sanjay Reddy (New School for Social Research), Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), and Hendrik Wagenaar (University of Sheffield).

The Berlin Summer School was co-funded by the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. Moreover, we receive generous funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Details on travel grants and tuition fees can be found on our webpage.

The international summer school is open to 50 PhD candidates, advanced master students, and young postdocs. The call for applications is currently open. Applications can be submitted online via the application form on the summer school webpage until March 31, 2017.

The decisions of the selection committee will be announced to the applicants in April. For more information, please visit our webpage at

If you have any further questions, please contact the organizing team at

5. Call for Applications: International Workshops for Early Career Researchers, Fall 2017 and 2018

“World Order and Peace. International Politics in the 21st Century in a Global Perspective”

Thanks to a generous grant from the Swiss Foundation “Avec et pour Autres” WISC will be in a position to sponsor two fully-funded academic workshops on the theme “World Order and Peace. International Politics in the 21st Century in a Global Perspective”. The workshops will take place in the Global South. Younger scholars (or “Early Career Researchers” ECR) in the field of International Relations (IR) are invited to apply. A “Call for Applications” has been issued. Complete applications including a paper proposal, CV, list of publications and references must be received at by March 13th, 2017.

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