ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck: Call for section proposals for SGIR endorsement

Dear SGIR members,

With the deadline for submitting section proposals for the ECPR General Conference in Innsbruck fast approaching, we very much welcome submissions of section proposals for endorsement by SGIR. Please submit your proposals by the end of Thursday, 14 November 2019 at the latest (i.e., two business days before the general ECPR deadline). While such an endorsement is not a guarantee that the proposal will be included in the final program, it increases a section proposal’s chances of success – every year at least half of the academic program is made up by sections and panels endorsed by different standing groups.

All section proposals seeking endorsement will be considered based on the following criteria:

  1. Innovative potential: Ability to attract innovative paper and panel submissions that advance current debates in International Relations (IR).
  2. Participation: The section proposal has the potential to attract a sufficient number of paper and panel proposals.
  3. Section chairs: The extent to which the workshop proposal benefits from the section chairs’ existing expertise and experience. In line with the ECPR Gender Equality Plan, SGIR seeks to nominate 50% female Section Chairs.
  4. A platform for IR research at the annual General Conference: The section endorsed by SGIR is intended to provide a platform for different strands within IR research at the ECPR General Conference. Section proposals that allow for submissions from a diverse set of theoretical and methodological approaches across the discipline will therefore be preferred.

We are looking forward to your section proposals!