Call for Proposals – Wisconsin Russia Project Young Scholars Workshop

With funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Wisconsin Russia Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host a two-day workshop for young scholars in the social sciences with a focus on contemporary Russia. The conference will be held on July 26-27, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. Abstracts for papers in the following five thematic areas are invited: 1) education, labor markets, and inequality; 2) law and society; 3) political economy; 4) identity, place, and migration; and 5) demographic change. The working language of the conference will be English. Preference will be given to graduate students currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or kandidat program or to those within 5 years of completing such studies. Those beyond 8 years will not be considered. Proposals from scholars based in Russian universities are especially encouraged.

For all participants who are selected to present a paper, conference expenses—including airfare, hotel accommodations in Madison, and meals during the conference—will be covered. The Wisconsin Russia Project can offer invitation letters for the purpose of applying for a visitor (B) visa to the United States and will reimburse the visa application fee for accepted participants who do not already posses a valid visa.

To present a paper at the CREECA Young Scholars Conference, please use this link to the application form to submit a proposal by February 1, 2018.

Complete proposals will consist of the following:

  1. Completed online application
  2. 300-500 word abstract
  3. Writing sample (can be the proposed paper)
  4. CV

All submissions will be acknowledged and considered, and all applicants will be informed of the status of their proposals no later than March 1, 2018. [Special note for UW-Madison participants: Wisconsin Russia Project scholars (post-doctoral research fellows, graduate research assistants, and visiting graduate student fellows) as well as other UW-Madison Ph.D. students in the social sciences who work on Russia should not complete the full application. Instead, submit the title and abstract for your talk (indicating which of the 5 thematic areas your paper addresses) to by February 1, 2018.]

The Call for Proposals is also available here in PDF.