Early Career Researchers Workshop (ECW) 2022

Early Career Researchers Workshops (ECW) are linked to the next EISA Pan-European Conference taking place in September.


ECWs are one-day workshops organized by and for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers who finished their PhD less than three years prior to the application deadline. Eight to twelve participants use the workshop to present and discuss their work. Early career workshops offer a collegial, supportive and safe environment for PhD candidates and Early career scholars to present their work and test their ideas and research findings.


ECW 2022 will be organized before EISA PEC 2022 conference, on 31st August 2022,  in Athens, Greece.

All ECW participants are part of the PEC conference,  therefore need to register and pay the registration fee.




Call for Workshop Proposals is open:


Deadline for applications: 5 May, 2022 -> 12 May,2022

EISA will provide funding for up to three ECWs. Financial support covers up to €4000 for each workshop. Funding can be used for additional accommodation costs of workshop participants (1 night). Workshop convenors may claim travel support. The budget cannot be used for conference registration. Workshop conveners need to provide an account statement and receipts for workshop expenditures within three weeks after the event. All workshop participants are expected to participate in the EISA-PEC main conference.


The Workshops have been a great success at previous EISA Pan-European Conferences. We are looking forward to receiving proposals on any research area in International Relations!


If you need further information, please visit our website and feel free to contact the ECW Portfolio holder, Marieke de Goede on m.degoede@uva.nl, using EISA ECW in subject heading.


Instructions for applicants:

Only proposals including all of the following will be accepted:

  1. Names and contact details of applicants
  2. Title of the workshop
  3. Up to 500 words description of workshop, including its aims, description of the research question or theme, and the relevance of the topic in light of contemporary issues and debates in International Relations.
  4. Up to one-page outline of the structure of the workshop – i.e. organization of presentations, format of discussion, and so on.
  5. A list of up to 6 already committed participants, including names and affiliations
  6. Indicative list of senior discussants if they are included in the workshop format
  7. An outline of the budget; include if there is possibility of co-funding should the application be successful. If you aim to include participants who are not intending to attend PEC, please explain why their participation is urgent.

Submit applications to: m.degoede@uva.nl - using EISA ECW PROPOSAL in subject heading

The deadline for application is May 5 -> 12


The ECW Committee will evaluate applications. Applicants will be contacted about the decision before the closing of the PEC registration deadline (May 30).



  • ECW applicants do not need to be members of EISA for their application to be considered. However, when the ECW application is accepted, convenors need to be members of EISA. Funding is only for members of EISA.
  • ECWs are part of PEC. Participants therefore need to register for the Conference.


For information about logistics please refer to relevant information at the conference http://pec2022.eisa-net.org/ as they become available. Please check regularly.