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Young Researchers Workshop

The IAPS Young Researchers Workshop (YRW) will be held prior to the IAPS 2020 conference on June 21 and 22.  It is intended to give postgraduate students of all IAPS-relevant disciplines an opportunity to discuss their research proposals and ongoing work with leading scholars and academics, and to build international networks with other students in the field of people-environment studies. The workshop language is English.


Sessions regroup students working in similar areas or with similar methodologies with two or three mentors. Every student has 15-20 minutes speaking time and ensuing discussion with mentors and other students is given 15 minutes. Prior to the workshop, papers are shared with mentors and other participants. 


Once their abstract has been accepted, students will be well instructed about the structure of the submitted paper as well as the content of their PowerPoint presentation. 


Masters and PhD students are invited to submit their in-progress work. The workshop is free for students who register for the IAPS2020 Conference. Students register at a reduced fee

Mentors for the IAPS2020 YRW

  • Karine Weiss, University of Nîmes, France - coordinator

  • Adriana Portella, Federal University of Pelotas, School of Architecture and Planning, Brazil

  • Caroline Leygue, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

  • Kate Irvine, James Hutton Institute, Scotland UK

  • Silvia Collado, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • Henk Staats, Leiden University, Holland

  • Ferdinando Fornara, University of Cagliari, Italy

  • Wouter Poortinga, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

  • Dina Shehayeb, Architecture & Urban Design Program, Nile University, Egypt

  • David Philipp Rudolph, Technical University of Denmark

  • Ombretta Romice, Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 


Grants for the IAPS2020 YRW

 IAPS usually awards grants to support up to 6 young researchers participating in the IAPS Conference with travel and accommodation expenses. With the change to a virtual conference and YRW, these grants will not be awarded. However, the conference fee for students was reduced to 150$CAD for students IAPS members and to 200$CAD for students non-members.


Young Researchers Award

The winner of the Young Researchers Best Paper Award receives 5-year IAPS membership; her/his paper is published in IAPS Bulletin and is invited to submit a revised paper for the post-conference publication.

Six Young Researchers Excellent Research Proposal will also be awarded 2-year free IAPS membership.


Key dates

Abstract submissions open: 30 October 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 December 2019

Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2020

Deadline for submission of full paper: 15 May 2020 



See the detailed program here.

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