Call for applications: The Challenges of Future to the Social Sciences

Call for applications: The Challenges of Future to the Social Sciences HU
The Doctoral School of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Doctoral School of Political Science at the Faculty of Law, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary) organize an international conference for doctoral students doing research in the field of social sciences on 25 September, 2018. 

We invite submissions of proposals for presentations addressing any themes within these disciplines. A special section on children and youth is organized by the Children and Youth Thematic Group of the Human Development and Capability Association. The organizers of the section welcome any proposals within this broad topic, for example in relation to poverty, inequality, wellbeing, development, access

to main possibilities, employment, health care, or education.

Presentations should be 15 minutes long and delivered in English. 

Who can apply?

PhD students and doctoral candidates studying at universities in Hungary or elsewhere are invited to apply, preferably with a presentation within their dissertation topic, however, other proposals might be accepted, as well. 

Sections will be led and presentations will be reflected on by foreign and Hungarian experts of the particular research areas. Selected presentations will be published in conference volumes. 

How to apply?

The extended deadline for abstract submissions is June 25, 2018. Please send the title and abstract (300 words) to, including a short biographical statement (100 words) of the presenter, institutional affiliation, and any technical assistance required. Applicants will receive a response regarding their submission by July 2, 2018. 


The conference organizers will fund travel and accommodation costs for students studying at universities in the countryside, and for foreign students until the budget allows. There is no participation fee, and lunch and refreshments will be provided for participants. 

For inquires you can email us at

The conference is supported by the EU-funded Hungarian grant EFOP-3.6.3.-VEKOP-16-2017-00007.