Manchester Metropolitan University

UACES Graduate Forum Conference 2019

8-9 July 2019 | Manchester, UK

Call for Papers Opens in March 2019

About the Conference

We are delighted to announce that the annual UACES Graduate Forum (GF) Conference takes place in Manchester, UK, in July 2019.

This two-day conference provides a friendly environment for around 50 postgraduate and early-career researchers (ECRs) in various disciplines of European Studies to present their work, receive feedback and dialogue with each other. It offers an ideal introduction to the UACES community.

Research presentations are complemented by a keynote address and roundtable discussion. The conference provides an opportunity to meet new colleagues and to discuss and advance research on contemporary Europe and the EU.

For a taste of what the GF Conference, take a look at previous years' conferences.

This conference is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Call for Papers

We will be welcoming submissions from postgraduate research students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) worldwide in the field of European Studies, which includes disciplines such as (but not limited to) Political Science, Law, International Relations, History, Economics, Sociology, Geography and Anthropology. If you are a Masters

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Funding for Presenters

A limited amount of 140 GBP funding towards travel and accommodation expenses to/from Manchester (for a maximum of 50 paper-givers). This funding is available subject to terms and conditions, which will be published on this page when the the CfP opens.

Recent GF Conferences

UACES GF 2018, Leuven: 'An Actor on Multiple Stages: the EU as a Local, Regional and Global Power '

UACES Graduate Forum Conference 2018

UACES GF 2017, Newcastle: 'Looking Backwards to Go Forwards? Europe at a Crossroads'

View testimonials:


Delegates describe the Graduate Forum (GF) conferences* as "vibrant", "enjoyable", "beneficial", "wonderful", "[an] ideal environment", "really useful" and "supportive".

They gain "useful" and "constructive" feedback, "confidence", "valuable peer support", "knowledge on issues outside my expertise", "inspiration", "great contacts", "networks for the future" and "potential collaborations".

*based on anonymous post-conference survey responses from GF 2017 and GF 2018