Fee waiver scheme
IRSPM is committed to offering a limited number of sponsored places at our annual conference to enhance the ability of people who are currently working at institutions in developing countries to be able to attend. These will cover the conference registration fee in full, though recipients will be responsible for their own subsistence, travel and accommodation in relation to the conference.
These sponsored places are only available to conference participants who have already had a paper accepted for one of the conference panels. This is a necessary condition.
Beyond this necessary condition, applications will be considered by a small committee. This will be chaired by the IRSPM conference coordinator and will comprise 1 member of the local (host-site) conference scientific committee and 1 member of the IRSPM executive board.
If you are currently working at an institution in a developing country and would like to apply for this scheme, please send an email to Prof Joris Voets by 8 February 2019, 24:00 Central European Time.
The email should briefly address each of the 3 criteria below. Decisions will be made and communicated to applicants by 15 February 2019.
This committee will weigh all applications against 3 criteria before deciding upon offers of sponsored places. These criteria are:
- That the applicant's current (at the time of applying) institutional affiliation is in a developing country that is under-represented at the conference,
- That the applicant's participation addresses a regional imbalance in the participants at the conference, and
- That the paper is one that addresses an important topic for the conference (e.g. a key topic of significance for public management theory or one that is novel or under-researched, or a novel or innovative methodological approach).
The committee will balance these criteria in their deliberations and will act as a decision-making forum in its own right. The decisions of this committee will be final.