Call for Applications

Corridors Young Researchers Workshop 2017 in Germany

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

The Corridors Young Researchers Workshop strives to deepen our understanding of the complex conflict structures, dynamics and interdependencies to explore the Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts. The workshop will bring together 18 young academics and graduates from the regions affected from protracted conflicts and international experts in the field of conflict studies and dialogue. In a comparative perspective, the aim is to combine first-hand research with international expertise to enhance knowledge transfer and bring up new ideas. After the workshop a publication will draw together findings of the presentations and discussions for further use.

The project is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and implemented at the IOS.


  • The workshop is open for up to 18 graduates, PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from Georgia/Abkhazia, Moldova/Transnistria, Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Germany from the field of peace and conflict studies, international relations, sociology, and neighbouring disciplines.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research with their peers and receive feedback from senior international scholars.


  • The organizers cover all workshop related costs including travel, accommodation and full board for the selected participants.


Abstract of paper proposals of no more than 1.000 words on issues closely related to the theme “Obstacles and Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation in Protracted Conflicts”.

Topics may include:

  1. Conflict structures, perceptions and narratives
  2. Interdependencies between domestic and international conflict dynamics
  3. Secession, de facto statehood and patronage
  4. Bilateral and regional cooperation over the divide
  5. International organisations and conflict management
  6. Opportunities and limits for track two and three initiatives in conflict mediation
  7. Dilemmas for domestic and international actors in dialogue

Please send the abstract together with a CV and a short letter of motivation to Sebastian Relitz ( and Frederik Lange ( no later than June 30, 2017.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Corridors Young Researchers Workshop 2017

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