PhD Conference 2021

PRIS PhD Student Conference 2021

Peace Research in Sweden (PRIS) here by announces that the next PhD-level Peace Research conference will be arranged 14–15 October, 2021, either in Umeå or online. We aim to bring together Sweden-based PhD students who conduct research on peace and conflict related issues.


We are looking forward to contributions from International Relations, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Area Studies, Communications, and other disciplines. We welcome papers focusing on empirics, methodology, theory or other aspects of peace and conflict related research problems. Accepted papers will be discussed in panel sessions consisting of 4–5 papers, and the conference will also contain a lecture/workshop related to academic writing.


There is no conference fee, and lunch and snacks are covered. Regarding travel and accommodation, we are in the process of applying for additional funds and will update the information as soon as we know what we are able to cover. Depending on funding as well as on the Covid situation, the conference may need to take place online. There are some questions related to this in the application form.


To submit a proposal for the PRIS Doctoral Student Conference 2021 please complete the application form:

The deadline is 16 August 2021. Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 20 August at the latest. 

This conference is organized by PRIS and hosted by the Department of Political Science at Umeå University. For questions please contact the organizers through