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Early Career Workshop

Workshop Description

The purpose of the ICQE Early Career Workshop is to provide a high-quality learning and networking opportunity for early career researchers doing work related to quantitative ethnography. Within the workshop, participants will share their research with their peers and an international panel of faculty serving as mentors. Participants will engage in collaborative inquiry and scholarly discourse to improve their research and to build a career as a scholar using quantitative ethnography and advance their understanding of the field. The Early Career Workshop is open to scholars within 5 years of completing their PhD. The goal of this workshop is to promote intellectual exchange, provide mentoring and support for junior researchers, build capacity for diverse leadership and participation in the QE community, and facilitate collaboration across disciplines and geographic contexts.

Objectives and Design

The workshop aims at supporting participants in:

  • Defining innovative and productive programs of research that lead toward an impactful record of inquiry;
  • Focusing learning on high-yield professional activities such as grant-writing, peer editing, and building a publishing trajectory;
  • Supporting strong data analysis skills and evidence-based arguments in their research projects;
  • Addressing issues of using cutting-edge methods in scholarship; and
  • Expanding the professional networks of workshop participants through interactions with other early career scholars, mentors, and journal editors ECW sessions will occur before the conference on January 30 and after the conference on February 2. First, participants will meet before the conference to present their research projects and engage in discussions with other members on specific aspects of their work. On the last day of the conference, participants will meet again to engage with common issues and themes identified during the conference, including theoretical models, research design and questions, pedagogy and technology, data collection, methods of analysis, etc. and how these issues may or may not relate to their work. During both days of the consortium, participants will receive support from expert mentors to engage in further inquiry and discussion.

Who Should Apply

The ECW is open to scholars within 5 years since completing their PhD at the time of application submission. Scholars with prior involvement in quantitative ethnographic research are encouraged to apply, but all applications will be considered. Participation is open to early career researchers in universities, non-profit organizations, museums, and other learning-oriented organizations.

How to Apply

Each proposal should contain the following within one document in the following order, and be submitted through the ICQE 2020 Conference System.

  1. A cover sheet with your name, title of your main research project, your institution, your personal webpage, your e-mail address, and your mailing address.
  2. A 1-page personal statement that includes: (a) your research and/or specialization; (b) current status of your career; (c) your career objectives; (d) why you want to participate in the early career workshop; (e) what specific issues or challenges with your research and career you would like to explore further in the workshop (You do not necessarily need these as headings, as long as the issues are addressed).
  3. A 2-page summary of your research including tables, figures and references using the Proceedings template (Click here to access the template). The summary should include the following: (a) Abstract; (b) Goals of the research; (c) Background of the project; (d) Methodology; (e) Preliminary or expected findings; (f) expected contributions. Submissions should be written in English.
  4. A two-page CV.
Participants for the Early Career Workshop will be selected on the basis of the academic quality of their proposal; relevance and potential contribution to the researcher and to the field of quantitative ethnography; and their anticipated contribution to the workshop goals. The proposals will be reviewed by at least two international experts in the field. Emphasis will be placed on forming diverse groups of participants whose research career is at a stage that can best benefit from the workshop and who reflect individual excellence, interesting projects, and motivation while at the same time contributing to the workshop objectives and the aggregate diversity of the cohort.

Please submit the cover page, 1-page personal statement, 2-page summary, and CV as a single file in DOCX and PDF format named as follows: “Firstname_Lastname_ECWproposal”. The application should be submitted through the ICQE 2020 Conference System.

Please direct all questions to icqe20@gmail.com.

Important Dates

July 1, 2020 – Submissions deadline

September 7, 2020 – Notification date

September 28, 2020 – Final revisions due

October 26, 2020 – Proceedings published