Empowering Early and Mid-Career Researchers

Researcher in a writing workshop
Empowering Early and Mid-Career Researchers: UWI Mona and University of London Collaborate on Transformative Workshop
The Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica, in partnership with the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking three-day publishing and training workshop tailored to empower early career researchers and postgraduates in the social sciences and humanities.
Unlocking Research Potential
Are you an early or mid-career researcher seeking to enhance your academic career? This exclusive workshop offers a unique opportunity to:
1. Gain Publication Insights:** Delve into the intricacies of the publication process and acquire the skills to prepare a scholarly article for submission to prestigious international journals.
2. Receive Expert Guidance:** Enjoy the advantage of personalized mentorship with each participant being assigned a mentor who will provide valuable guidance on manuscript development both before and after the workshop.
3. Develop Career Skills:** Elevate your career with sessions dedicated to honing essential skills such as crafting compelling grant applications and mastering collaborative writing techniques.
Workshop Highlights
This immersive three-day workshop, set in a face-to-face format, features engaging morning and afternoon sessions led by distinguished lecturers and esteemed journal editors from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Who Should Apply?
Early or mid-career researchers based in the Caribbean, employing qualitative approaches within the humanities or social sciences, are encouraged to seize this opportunity. Eligible disciplines encompass anthropology, sociology, geography, history, politics, cultural studies, literature and visual arts, languages, socio-linguistics, post/de-colonial theory, and related fields. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and be actively involved in research.
A Global Initiative for Local Excellence
This call for participation is part of a collective endeavor uniting universities across Latin American and Caribbean countries with the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Together, we strive to amplify the dissemination of regional research on an international stage, while addressing the structural barriers that may impede publication in esteemed international journals.
Generously Funded Opportunity
The workshop is made possible through the generous support of the British Academy’s International Writing Workshops 2022 program, backed by the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. Participants can look forward to a cost-free workshop experience, inclusive of meals and refreshments. Please note that travel, accommodation, and childcare or care for dependents are not covered. Limited partial grants are available to alleviate these expenses.
Application Details
To embark on this enriching journey, submit your application by the deadline of September 30, 2023. Your application package should include:
- A summary or excerpt of a draft article (maximum 2,000 words) accompanied by a 200-word abstract and a title.
- A two-page CV.
- A brief cover letter (1-2 pages) articulating your motivation for participation and anticipated benefits from the workshop.
Applications should include your full name, current affiliation, nationality, residential address, and contact telephone number. Even without an institutional affiliation, you are warmly encouraged to apply.
Championing Diversity and Inclusion
In our unwavering commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, we enthusiastically encourage applications from individuals belonging to racialized minorities, women, individuals of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.
For application submissions and inquiries, please contact Sarah Capes via email at s.capes@sas.ac.uk.
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
This workshop is your gateway to advancing your academic career, contributing to global scholarly discourse, and overcoming barriers to success. Don't miss out on this transformative opportunity!