How to Apply

Proposals should describe the group project, the purpose of the meeting, and provide the biographies of participants. Please note that groups must indicate in their application whether they wish to meet to discuss the establishment of a new research group OR whether they are advanced in their work and wish to discuss a publishing proposal.

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When and where

From 7th November to 10th November 2022, EISA will organize its 9th Exploratory Symposia for members in Rapallo. Each group involves five scholars from different universities and countries who work together over the three days. The symposia take place in the Excelsior Palace Hotel  and the event opens with a welcome dinner on 7th November evening.


Who can apply

EISA will fund up to six groups with a maximum of five participants each. The groups are selected on the basis of the quality of proposals received. We invite proposals from both newly established and already established research groups to engage in activities that will advance the field of International Studies in Europe. Exploratory Symposia are open to EISA members only. The symposia strive for diversity in terms of gender, seniority, and geography.



There is no required format for the symposia. Participants will be expected to arrive in Rapallo on the afternoon of day one (7th November 2022) and depart in the afternoon of day four (10th November 2022). Participants who wish to extend their stay will need to contact the hotel directly and to pay for the additional days/costs.


The participation fee is 250 EUR and applies to each participant. EISA covers accommodation and half board (breakfast and lunch) plus an opening dinner on the first day of the Symposia. Travel costs and other costs are to be covered by participants.

Please note that all participants must be EISA members. Anyone who is not already a member of the EISA or who needs to renew their membership can do so here.