A large part of the program of the IAPSS World Congress 2016 consists of student panels. Here students from all levels (undergraduate, graduate, PhD, post-doc) get the opportunity to present their work and get feedback from other students.

Seven time slots of the conference are dedicated to student panels, with three panels on different topics running at the same time. Each panel features 3 to 5 panelists who all present their paper in a short presentation. The sessions are moderated by a chair. All papers are discussed by a discussant, who gives feedback after every presentation. Finally, the audience gets the opportunity to ask questions or share remarks, making these sessions highly interactive.

Call for Papers

If you would like to participate in a student panel, you are requested to submit an abstract of the paper you would like to present no later than January 25. You can find more details in the Call for Papers.


December 1: Call for Papers opens

January 25: Call for Paper closes, deadline for submission of abstracts

January 20: Selected panelists are notified

January 31: Deadline for submission of travel grant applications

February 28: Final registration deadline for panelists

March 15: Deadline for submission of final papers


IAPSS Award for Academic Excellence

During each IAPSS conference, one paper is awarded with the IAPSS Award for Academic Excellence. All panelists who have submitted their final paper on time will be considered. The winner of the award will be announced during the closing session of the World Congress.

Travel Grants

A limited number of partial travel grants will be distributed in order to facilitate travel for students and young researchers in developing countries, who otherwise could not afford it. These travel grants are handed out on-site in cash (EUR) during the conference – not in advance. If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please mention this fact when submitting your abstract. Please note that IAPSS travel grants usually only cover a part of individual travel costs. We therefore encourage you to start searching for other third-party funds at an early stage. Students whose abstract has been accepted will receive more details regarding the requirements and deadline for submission.