Call for Papers: ACRPS Conference for Graduate Students in Western Universities

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies announces a call for papers for the third ACRPS Conference for Graduate Students in Western Universities, to be held from 26-28 March 2022, in Doha, Qatar. Prospective participants have until 4 December 2021 to submit proposals.

The conference will provide Arab doctoral students and recent PhD graduates of the social sciences and humanities based at Western universities an open space to present papers rooted in their graduate studies. This unique conference will give the participants the chance to benefit from discussions with their peers and with established Arab academics. By holding the meeting in an Arab country, the conference will give the participants an opportunity to better acquaint themselves with an Arab research agenda as well as to create collegial, professional networks within the Arab region. Participants will also gain the opportunity to have their work published in Arabic, through one of the ACRPS’ publication channels.

Eligible students interested in applying should submit the following:

  1. Online application form. This should be accompanied by a current CV and an abstract/research outline of the proposed paper (no more than 500 words in length).
  2. At least one reference. The referee should fill out the reference form and send it directly to
  3. Optional: a writing sample (a previous research paper or published articles).

Prospective participants can submit their application online in Arabic or English by 4 December 2021.
The academic committee will communicate directly with those applicants whose proposals have been accepted for participation in the conference.

If the application is successful, participants should complete drafts of papers between 5,000 and 8,500 words in length, 45 days before the conference begins. Submitted drafts must follow the guidelines determined by the ACRPS.

All the information on the conference can be found on the conference’s page:

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