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Early Career Researchers Workshop 


The IAPS Early Career Researchers Workshop (ECRW) will be held prior to the IAPS 2022 conference on the 4th and 5th of July.  It is intended to give postgraduate students of all IAPS-relevant disciplines an opportunity to discuss their research proposals and ongoing work with leading scholars and academics, and to build international networks with other students in the field of people-environment studies. The workshop language is English. 


Sessions regroup students working in similar areas or with similar methodologies with two to three mentors.

Every student has 15-20 minutes speaking time and ensuing discussion with mentors and other students is given 15 minutes.

Prior to the workshop, papers are shared with mentors and other participants.  


Once their abstract has been accepted, students will be well instructed about the structure of the submitted paper as well as the content of their PowerPoint presentation.  


Masters and PhD students are invited to submit their in-progress work. Registration in the IAPS2022 conference covers the participation in the ECRW. Students register at a reduced fee. 


Early Career Researchers Award 

The winner of the Young Researchers Best Paper Award receives 100€ and a 5-year IAPS membership and a certificate; her/his paper is published in the IAPS Bulletin. 


Up to 6 Early Career Researchers Excellent Research Proposal will also be awarded with 50€ and a 2-year free IAPS membership. 


Key dates

Abstract submissions open: 24th February 2022 

Deadline for abstract submission: 29th of April 2022 

Notification of acceptance: May 2022 

Deadline for submission of full paper: Early June 2022  


Guidelines for abstracts:

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should include: 

  • Title (up to 30 words); 

  • Background and objectives; 

  • Process and methods (for empirical research); 

  • Main results (or main arguments in the case of critical reviews); 

  • Implications for research and practice/policy; 

  • Importance and originality of the contribution; 

Guidelines for presentation:

There will be four different groups (see file here) and each one of you will be participating and presenting your work in one of them. We will send to you and to the mentors a Zoom link to access your own group workshop as well as to the general welcome session, during next week. 


The format of each group session will be that each participant can present their project through a PowerPoint presentation or similar in around 15-20 minutes, and will then have an extra 20-25 minutes (45 minutes in total) for discussing specific aspects and questions around their project with the two mentors and with the other colleagues in the group workshop.


Also, in each group, the mentors will select the best paper, based on your full paper and presentation. This will then inform the winner of the Early Career Researchers Award (more information here:, as well as the receivers of the Early Career Researchers Excellent Research Proposal prize, which this year will be a total of 3, given the number of participants in the ECRW. The awards will be announced in the conference's closing ceremony.

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