Monthly Archives: December 2011

The CFP List

KIAS has announced the Call for Papers for the second annual “Tomorrow’s Ideas, Now” undergraduate research conference. The deadline for 300-word abstracts is March 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Check out the website for more information about the application process, travel and accommodation grants, research themes, and more.

In the same vein, KIAS recently came across a new website for conference call for papers, which has to be the nicest looking one so far! “The CFP List” ( is an academic call for papers database. From their website: “Our hope is that will facilitate new scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences by organizing and highlighting conference opportunities to share academic work, receive scholarly feedback, and network professionally. is developed and maintained by Derick Ariyam and Michael Becker. ”

It’s an easy-to-use site that is very nice to look at too! Check it out and find even more opportunities to change the world through your research.



global youth action network

KIAS has joined the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN), whose “purpose is to leverage the collective power of young people to change the world.” We think that’s pretty great. The KIAS conference, “Tomorrow’s Ideas, Now,” is a forum for undergraduate students to showcase their research to their international peers – and we think that the leadership demonstrated through the process is inspiring. The students that are involved in TIN have a real opportunity to snowball their research into action, and to demonstrate to their fellow students that your voice can be heard.

Through GYAN, KIAS hopes to further the message of the conference and its work with undergraduate students. GYAN encourages partnerships, collaboration, and action – all things that are part and parcel of ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research. The University of Alberta is also a member of GYAN!

To read more about the network and its activities – or how you can become involved – go here.