Deadline: 12 October 2020
THE SEVENTH RUSSIAN-EUROPEAN RESEARCH PAPERS COMPETITION FOR GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
The Centre for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg University—Bielefeld University) in cooperation with the Council of Young Scientists of the Faculty of Sociology (St.
Petersburg University), supported by DAAD, are pleased to announce the seventh competition of research papers by students in social sciences and humanities interested in comparative Russian-European research. Winners will receive financial support to conduct an empirical research in Europe (for Russian students) or Russia (for European students).
REQUIREMENTS TO PAPERS
1. Size: 6 000-7 000 words, including abstract, references, illustrations, and tables.
2. Language: English.
3. File type: Microsoft Word (*.doc). Font—Times New Roman 12, line spacing—1.5.
4. The paper has to be entitled and to contain an abstract as well as
4-5 key words/word combinations. 500 words or less in total.
5. Text may be illustrated with photos, schemes, and pictures in *.png, *.jpg, *.tif, *.pdf (max. 500 kb each).
6. The papers submitted by applicants from Europe are to focus on topical issues of Russian studies/Russian societies, while papers by Russian applicants must contain research of one of the issues cornerstone to European studies /European societies. The papers comparing Europe and Russia are particularly welcome.
7. The study presented in the paper may be purely literature-based, but in that case an outline of the planned empirical study must be provided.
Russian authors are to describe a study to be conducted in Europe and European authors—a study to be conducted in Russia.
Papers not meeting these requirements will be desk rejected.
PAPER SUBMISSION AND KEY DATES
Papers, supplemented with an academic CV and a motivation letter, should be sent to the organizing committee before October 12, 2020 via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Papers received after the deadline will not be considered.
The competition final will take place in November 2020 in Saint-Petersburg. Finalists are expected to present their papers in English to the jury in person. The finalists unable to attend the final owing to COVID-related travel restrictions will have an opportunity to present online.
FINALISTS AND WINNERS
Finalists will take part in the international seminar on paper preparation and publication in international scientific journals under the guidance of a European instructor.
Winners will receive financial support to take a research trip to Europe (Russian participants) or to Russia (participants from Europe) in early 2021 to collect empirical data and to develop the research.
Elaborated papers presenting the results of the empirical studies will be published in the CGES Working Papers series (international online periodical edition, for details see “Scientific Dialogue > Publications” on the webpage of the Centre for German and European Studies) https://zdes.spbu.ru/en/publications-eng.html
For more information please refer to CGES Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CenterForGermanAndEuropeanStudies/