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A large part of the program of the IAPSS World Congress 2017 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 22. You can find more details in the Call for Papers.


January 22: Call for Paper closes, deadline for submission of abstracts

February 15: Selected panelists are notified

March 1: Final registration deadline

March 17: 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 and Scholarships

IAPSS’ budget on grants is limited, as most of our incomes are from membership and events fees. However, we strongly believe that it is crucial to facilitate the participation of most talented young researchers of all specializations at IAPSS’ largest annual event. Therefore, there will be an open call among successful abstract authors, launched for applications for:

  • IAPSS Scholarships – special grants awarded to maximum two students who demonstrate both academic excellence and pressing financial need, covering expenses up to 1000 € each.
  • IAPSS Travel Grants – a limited number of partial grants distributed on the basis of academic merits and financial needs, covering expenses up to 500 € each.

Please note that all grants are handed out on-site in cash (EUR) during the conference – not in advance, and upon the condition of successful accomplishment of the paper presentation. If you wish to apply for either a scholarship or a travel grant (see above), please choose the respective option when submitting your abstract. Please note that both IAPSS Scholarships and IAPSS Travel Grants are competitive and the 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.

The IAPSS Fee Waiver is offered to Student Research Committee and Academic Think Tank members, who successfully present their research at the World Congress, and other selected guests from IAPSS’ partner associations. Please note that you cannot apply for the IAPSS Fee Waiver.