ECPR Research Sessions 2014

ECPR is organising its Research Sessions 2014 at the University of Essex, on July 8-11, 2013. The Research Sessions offers established collaborative groups the opportunity to step away from their hectic work schedules and focus on commencing, or completing their research in an environment suitable for concentrated discussion.

Helping your project succeed

Held in superb facilities and organised to make sure you have peace and quiet to fulfil your aim — each Session will have access to AV facilities, tea and coffee breaks, and be completely free of interruptions. Your accommodation and food will be organised by the ECPR to make sure your experience as stress-free as possible.

Being a part of the Research Sessions, groups receive additional support and recognition that the standard of work meets the expectations of the ECPR. In addition, groups have the added opportunity of publishing with the ECPR Press.

How to submit a proposal

Proposals, which should be no longer than 3000 words, should specify the research question and locate it within the relevant scientific debate and theories. It should include:

  • the guiding hypothesis;
  • the main ‘message’ or the major and innovative contribution that the research group wants to make;
  • methodology;
  • data;
  • research steps;
  • milestones;
  • a rough publication plan;
  • a list of members.

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2014. More information on criteria for groups and proposals is provided on the ECPR website. Proposals can be submitted through the online procedure. Any further questions should be submitted to Jenna Barnard.

Registration fees

Fees for the 2014 Research Sessions will be €75, which includes accommodation, food and facilities for each person attending.

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