Seminar Series

Please note that the next Seminar Series competitions will be announced in Summer, 2018.

The Seminar Series competition aims at supporting the generation of international research in all areas of urban analysis. We support up to six seminar series bi-annually, in each case up to a maximum of £20,000. Applications to the Competition are received in two stages.

The first stage involves submission of a short initial application form which requires details of the person leading the proposal, an overview of the potential contribution of the seminar series, the nature of the proposed event, and a draft budget. The second stage involves only those proposals that best meet the criteria of the Seminar Series, and each applicant will then be invited to submit an extended version of the proposal on a Full Application Form.

All proposals should relate to the scope of the journal Urban Studies. It should also fit within the journal’s relevant topics for submission of papers. The following statement indicates the extent of the journal’s academic interests.

Urban Studies is an interdisciplinary journal for critical urban research and issues. Since it was first published in 1964 to provide an international forum for research into the fields of urban and regional analysis, the journal has expanded to encompass the increasing range of disciplines and approaches that have been brought to bear on urban and regional issues. Regular contributions are drawn from the fields of economics, planning, political science, statistics, geography, sociology, population studies and public administration. Articles range from such subjects as urban housing, employment, race, politics and crime, to issues of regional development and transport.

We welcome proposals from academics working in any country, and we expect the proposal to be of international interest in terms of its coverage and scope.

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