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January 2016

cities@manchester Summer Institute in Urban Studies

(6 January 2016)

Applications for the 2016 cities@manchester Summer Institute in Urban Studies (SIUS) are now open. The event will take place at The University of Manchester from the evening of Sunday, 26 June 2016 to the evening of Thursday, 30 June 2016.

Open to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers, the Institute comprises an intensive, week-long programme of activities. It is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the innovatory developments and enduring controversies in urban studies, as well as mentoring and support in the different aspects of the academic labour process - from applying for grants to designing courses, from editing books and special issues of journals to writing book proposals, and from publishing in journals to working at the academic/non-academic interface. It will consist of panels, lectures and reading groups with participants involved in shaping the final programme.  

Confirmed speakers include Tim Bunnell, Andrew Jonas, Stephanie Pincetl and Fran Tonkiss, as well as speakers from The University of Manchester.

Funding from The University of Manchester will allow for three scholarships for those attending from countries classified as B or C by the ISA. Scholarships will cover the cost of travel and the £275 Institute registration fee. The deadline for applications is midnight (UK time) on Sunday, 31 January 2016.

Find out more about the event and apply for the scholarship.