ACRPS Conference for Graduate Students in Western Universities

ACRPS Conference for Graduate Students in Western Universities

On behalf of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, I would like to announce the opening of registration for the second round of the ACRPS Conference for Graduate Students in Western Universities. This conference will be open to Arab doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers who obtained their PhDs over the last two years (2018 and 2019) from a Western university. It will be held from March 28302020 in Doha, Qatar. 

Prospective participants have until 30 July 2019 to submit proposals. This second round will build on the success of the first Arab Graduate Conference held in spring 2018, which established an unprecedented academic tradition in the Arab region. Out of 250 applicants, 83 students were invited to participate in the first round, presenting research based on their PhD theses, and benefitting from evaluative comments and suggestions from a pool of 40 specialists in various social science and humanities disciplines.

Registration is free for PhD students. The Center will cover room and board in Doha for all participants throughout the duration of the conference. Grants assisting in the cost of travel between a participant’s country of residence and Qatar will be awarded on a competitive basis, at a later date.

For more information on the application process, please visit our website and see the Background Paper. You can also contact the organizing committee at arabdoctorate.conf@dohainstitute.org. Please do not hesitate to pass this announcement on to researchers who you feel would be well placed to benefit from and contribute to this event.