Conferences & Calls

On this page you will find up-to-date lists of calls for papers, conferences, seminars, summer schools and invitations for contributions to journals related specifically to migration studies, as well as other fields of social sciences.

21 April 2012 UPDATE

International Conference ‘Security, Democracy and Development in the Southern Caucasus and the Black Sea Region’

11-13 October 2012 in Istanbul, TURKEY

Full grant for selected participants

Deadline: 25 April 2012

More info:


Emerging Scholars Workshop “Wanted: New Paradigms? Forced Migration, Mobilities and Humanitarianism in Australia and Beyond”

8-13, Novermber 2012 at Swinburne Institute for Social Research, AUSTRALIA

Deadline: 27 April 2012

All students enrolled in a research degree in 2012 and writing a dissertation about an aspect of forced migration are eligible to apply. We are particularly interested in students doing research in one of the following areas: displacement and resettlement; mobility and social memory; and humanitarianism.

The Swinburne Institute will pay for participants’ accommodation from 8 to 13 November and their registration fees for the symposium. Participants will need to pay for their own travel.

More info:

Further inquiries:


The African Studies Association UK Biennial Conference 2012

6-8 September, 2012, Leeds, UK

Deadline: 27 April, 2012

No funding opportunities.

More info:


A variety of training courses all-year-round throughout Europe in the filed of Education (children, teenage, adult education/national-, ethnic monirities/migrants/anti-racism/anti-discrimination) within the scope of the Comenius/Grundtvig Initiatives of the Lifelong Learning Programme. As a rule, an applicant can get a full Grundtvig grant (tuition fees, travel, accommodation and subsistence) for participation in a course.

Deadline: 30 April 2012

Course search engine:

To apply for grant, visit your country* National agency’s web-page:

Individual applicants must be either:
– a national of a country participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme;
– a national of other countries enrolled in regular courses in schools, institutions of higher
education or vocational training, or in adult learning organisations in a participating country,
employed or living in a participating country, under the conditions fixed by each of the
participating countries, taking into account the nature of the programme (please refer to
relevant National Agency website: )”


Summer School ‘National Minorities and Border Regions’

6 – 13 September 2012, Flensburg, GERMANY

Deadline: 1 June 2012

Fee: 400 EUR + accommodation costs (160-400 EUR per person for 2 weeks)

More info:


Second international multidisciplinary conference “Children and War: Past and Present”

10-12 July 2013 at the University of Salzburg, AUSTRIA

Deadline: an abstract of 200-250 words, together with biographical background information of 50-100 words should be sent by 31 July 2012 to:

Fee for speakers: EUR 150. A limited number of grants to contribute to travel and accommodation costs will be made available for delegates unable to obtain own funding

More info:


And, finally, some DAAD grants for German students who want to GO EAST 😉


Previous calls (as of 3 March 2012)


Return migration and transnationalism: alternatives or complements? at Peace Research Institute Oslo (3-6 September 2012, OSLO, Norway)

Deadline: 13 March 2012 (no participation fees, accommodation provided)

Education, Mobility, and Migration: People, Ideas, and Resources, The British Association for International and Comparative education (BAICE) 2012 conference (8-10 September 2012, University of CAMBRIDGE, UK)

Deadline: 16 March 2012 (mandatory for all abstracts), 15 June 2012 (for funding)

International Workshop ‘Super-diversity: Comparative Questions’, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (27-28 September 2012, GOETTINGEN, Germany)

Deadline: 30 March 2012 (possible reimbursment of travel and accommodation costs)

Mobily as the new paradigmatic perspective in the social sciences? 9th Annual IMISCOE Conference (28-29 August, AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands)

Registration: opens 15 April 2012

International Conference: Migration and Well-Being: Research Frontiers, Tel Aviv University (8-10 January 2013, TEL AVIV, Israel)

Deadline: 15 May 2012

Immigrants and Civil Society, 16th Nordic Migration Research Conference & 9th ETMU Days (13-15 August 2012, TURKU, Finland)

Deadline: 15 June 2012


Theoretical and Methodological Approaches in Migration Studies, IMISCOE PhD Summer School 2012 (2-13 July 2012, BARCELONA, Spain)

Deadline: 18 March 2012

2012 Summer Seminars at Institute for Humane Studies, at George Mason University (the USA, for schedules and locations see the link above)

Deadline: 31 March 2012 (all expenses but travel costs are covered)

Sommerhochschule 2012, International Summer Program of the University of Vienna (July 14 – August 11, 2012, STROBL, Austria)

Deadline: 31 March 2012 (some scholarships available)

2012 MiReKoc International Summer School, Migration Research Center at Koç University (1-13 July 2012, ISTANBUL, Turkey). The 2012 MiReKoc International Summer School is a joint effort of the Koç University, the IMISCOE Network, the Turkish Migration Research Group at Oxford University (TurkMis), and the Erste Foundation. MiReKoc International Summer School is designed as a program for 20 graduate and postgraduate students as well as junior migration experts.

Deadline: 1 April 2012 (some scholarships available)

Industrial Relations and Crisis Management in Germany: a model for Europe? WSI Summer School 2012 (17-21 September 2012, BERLIN, Germany)

Deadline: 27 April 2012


OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

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