SIID 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference
Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th May 2019

SIID are delighted to announce the call for papers and participation in its 10th Annual Postgraduate Conference. The conference will be held over two days, exploring and discussing the theme:

Decolonising Development? Challenges, Innovations and Practices

Academics and practitioners working in development challenge multiple inequalities at diverse scales. How will decolonising development help us to challenge inequities more effectively? We invite students currently enrolled in postgraduate programmes and scholars recently awarded a PhD to present their research work that engages with the theoretical, methodological and practical approaches in the following themes, including but not limited to:

  • Economy & Trade
  • Governance & Politics
  • Innovation & Technology
  • Climate Change & Environmental Issues
  • Conflict, Peace & Security
  • Culture & Society
  • Regional & International Co-operations
  • Health & Well-being
  • Poverty, Inequality & Injustice
  • Cities & Urban Growth
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Knowledge & Education,
  • Migration & Mobility
  • Rural Areas & Agriculture

This one and a half-day event is geared at providing a supportive academic atmosphere that will facilitate the sharing of current research in all areas of development studies. We are keen to hear both academic and practitioner-based research perspectives. You are invited to submit papers for panels consisting of between 3 and 5 closely related 15 – 20 minute presentations followed by a discussion.

This year the conference will coincide with the SIID Annual Lecture, delivered by Sue Parnell. Throughout the conference, open forums and networking events will be held.  Refreshments will also be provided.

Prizes of £100 each will be awarded to stand-out participants who can deliver their paper in an articulate and interesting manner. Particularly good papers will also have an opportunity to be guided and supported by SIID staff and journal editors for publication in international journals, subject to appropriateness of the topics and peer-review processes.

How to Participate

Submit an abstract of 250 words to by 11th February 2019. Email enquiries to Please state whether you wish to present a poster or paper. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of that month. Registration will cost £40 per person, which includes lunch on both days but does not cover accommodation. University of Sheffield student’s registration fee is discounted by 50%. A number of travel and accommodation bursaries are also available on a limited basis. Please email us if you wish to apply for either a travel bursary to attend, or an accommodation bursary, or both.