WISC Call for Applications Open Virtual International Workshops for Early Career Researchers, 18 May 2021

In line with the WISC tradition of exploratory workshops—from Cancun in 2015, via GoaJohannesburg and Prague in 2017/2018, to Barranquilla and Cebu City in 2019—that facilitates a collegial mentorship by senior scholars towards the cultivation of potential state-of-the-art research works of early career academics, WISC invites applications for participation in virtual international workshops, open to any field of studies and research interests relevant to International Studies. Such themes may include, but are not limited to, topics that invite intellectual debates, such as globality, decoloniality, relationality, and other, perhaps more ‘classical’, approaches which IR scholars see as critical in making sense of and possibly contributing to resolve global problems. Applicants from the Humanities and Social Sciences are particularly welcome to apply as long as they can present their research interests as relating to some conception of the “International.” Selected papers will be grouped into panels and are scheduled for virtual presentation and discussion with senior scholars from the Global South and the Global North on 18 May 2021.


Given the limited availability of workshop and paper giver slots the selection process will be competitive. Successful applicants will have a clear profile as promising scholars of any epistemological background dedicated to International Studies in the initial stages of their career. Normally they will be members of one of the member associations of WISC (the list of WISC members is available here). However, applications are also encouraged from scholars in countries where WISC is not present, especially from the Global South.


Complete applications must include:

  1. A paper proposal (up to 1.000 words, excluding bibliography) specifying the extant contribution to International Studies
  2. CV (1 page)
  3. List of publications. References (i.e., names of scholars who may possibly be willing to provide letters of reference if requested) are not required, but up to three references may be provided

Contact and Deadline

Applicants must submit proposals electronically to info@wiscnetwork.net using a pdf document format. Applications with all required accompanying materials contained in a single pdf-file, must be received by January 29th, 2021.

If you do not receive an email confirmation within seven days after sending your proposal, please resend it to the same address since there may have been transmission problems.

All applicants will receive notification as to whether their proposal has been accepted in late February 2021.