Publication Workshop

Call for dissertation publication workshop proposals

Supported by the New Scholars Committee

The New Scholars Committee organizes a publication workshop in order to provide mentoring on the process of producing a publishable paper. This workshop is a unique opportunity for final stage and recent Ph.D. and Ed.D. graduates as well as early career professionals to discuss a paper that they have developed – or would like to refine – for publication with experienced scholars and peers. It will provide each fellow the opportunity to receive feedback, particularly on the paper sections related to theoretical framework, methodology, and findings. The workshop will also contribute to strengthening links among peers in other international education programs.

To participate in this workshop, you must apply in advance (see instructions below). You may apply to participate in the New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop as well as make a submission to do a panel, paper, or poster presentation in the general conference.

Time/Format of Workshop

The New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop sessions will take place from March 9th to 11th, 2015. Participants will be invited to attend one morning session, which lasts approximately 3 hours and consists of informal and brief presentations of the publication drafts, each followed by constructive feedback from faculty and peers.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

Ph.D. or Ed.D. candidates in the final dissertation writing stage or recent graduates/early career professionals (not more than 4 years since graduation) who are members of CIES and registered or planning to register for the 2015 CIES Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

Those who have not previously participated in a Publication Mentoring Workshop.

Those who are committed to read and engage substantively with other group members’ publication draft both prior to and during the workshop.

NOTE: If you apply to participate in the New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop as well as submit a proposal to present at the main CIES conference, please ask not to be scheduled for your presentation on Monday morning, Tuesday morning, or Wednesday morning of the conference because this is when the New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshops take place. This helps the dissertation workshop team assign you to the most appropriate group for your topic.

CIES New Scholars Fellows Publication: Proposal Criteria

Please comply with/include the following information in your 750 word abstract*:

To enable a blind review process please DO NOT MENTION YOUR NAME in the paper.

Indication whether you are a final stage doctoral student or recent graduate at the time of the conference.

Objectives or purposes, main questions and significance of the article.

Theoretical or conceptual framework used and its connection to the literature.

Research design, data collection methods, and analytic techniques.

Results and evidence to support conclusions.

*Please note these criteria are slightly different from CIES general proposals criteria. Participation in the New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop will not disqualify you from presenting another paper in the general CIES sessions as long as the topic is different.

If selected, you will later be asked to submit a publication draft and 3-5 open-ended questions that you have regarding your publication draft. The publication draft will be circulated to all members of the New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop. The publication draft must be no more than 8000 words excluding references.

Please keep in mind that prior to the New Scholars Publication Mentoring Workshop in Washington D.C., you will be required to read all the papers in your assigned group (not more than four) and to prepare comments on the questions your group members pose about their draft.

Travel Grants

A limited number of New Scholar travel grants are available to students selected to participate in the New Scholars Dissertation Mentoring Workshop. After acceptance to the workshop, participants will be sent a survey regarding travel grants. All students who are selected to participate in the Workshop will be considered for the travel grant unless they have secured other funding. All participants, with or without a travel grant, will have the same opportunity to interact with other doctoral students and CIES faculty. Unfortunately, due to budget limitations, not all participants can receive travel grants.

There are three types of travel grants:

  • $250 travel grants awarded on the basis of merit (i.e. proposals with the highest review scores)
  • $500 travel grants awarded to students from under-represented institutions at CIES, based on financial need, and
  • $800 travel grants awarded to students from majority world contexts with substantial financial need.

Students can only be chosen for one type of travel grant; the default selection will be for the grant of the highest amount.

Proposal Submission

Early Bird Deadline: October 6, 2014

FINAL DEADLINE: December 8, 2014

The publication proposal is to be submitted through the New Scholars link once you sign in on the All Academic website.

Additional Conference Information

Regularly updated information on the 2015 CIES Annual Conference will be featured on the official website. If you have additional questions, please contact the organizers of the 2015 Dissertation Mentoring Workshop, at Note: This workshop is made possible by faculty and student member volunteers (unpaid). Financial support is provided by the CIES Secretariat.