Call for papers 13th CEU Annual Doctoral Conference

January 31, 2018

13th CEU Annual Doctoral Conference 2018


CEU’s Doctoral School for Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations invites PhD candidates of the related academic fields to submit paper proposals for its upcoming 13th Annual Doctoral Conference (March 21st-23rd). The best proposals will be selected for presentation and discussion at the conference in Budapest, Hungary.



ROSARIO AGUILAR - Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)



The conference aims to bring together diverse submissions dealing with relevant questions, puzzles and dilemmas from Political Theory, Political Science, Public Policy and IR in an effort to showcase the richness of the Social Sciences. The submissions will be subjected to an evaluation by the organizing committee in partnership with professors affiliated with the Doctoral School. Papers will be selected for participation in the Conference on the basis of merit.

Applicants are asked to submit proposals for stand-alone research papers. These can, and in most cases usually are part of the PhD candidate’s thesis project, but the proposed papers should be clearly different from a chapter of the thesis’ manuscript or a prospectus.

A typical proposal should be around 350 words. It should clearly state the aim of the paper, identify a research problem, and should include the literature strand in which the research fits. Proposals should be submitted in .doc or .docx format, and should comply with the following formal requirements: (1) include a title, (2) include a set of keywords (up to 5), (3) should not include identifiable information about the author within the document, (4) follow a standard filename format: SURNAME_Givenname_Institution_ADC20187proposal.docx



Decisions about the acceptance of proposals (including the panel they will be selected for) will be communicated by the organizing committee shortly after the submission deadline. Participants whose proposal is accepted for presentation will be asked to submit the full paper (5000-8000 words) by the 17th of March. Participants whose proposals were not accepted for presentation may (and in the case of CEU students are required) to participate at the conference with a poster, which they will present at a separate poster session.

There is a limited amount of funds available to cover the accommodation of participants which the organizing committee will award on a competitive basis. For students in the earlier stages of their career, the conference is an opportunity to train for a first contribution to a scientific conference. For students the conference provides an opportunity to gain valuable feedback from senior academics and peers alike. Please note that participation at the conference for PhD students beyond their first year at CEU’s Doctoral School for Political Science, Public Policy and IR is mandatory. However, students from other universities and institutions from all around the world are encouraged to submit proposals.  

For further information about the conference, please contact: CEU Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations       
Phone: +36 1 327 2496; Email:, Web: