Call for Contributions

Twelfth International Conference of theInternational Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Ersta Sköndal University College Stockholm, Sweden 28 June – 1 July 2016 The Third Sector in Transition:Accountability, Transparency, and Social Innovation Deadline for Submissions:  26 October 2015

ISTR PhD Seminar

Stockholm, Sweden, June 26-28, 2016
Ersta Sköndal University College

Call for Applications

 ISTR is pleased to announce the third ISTR PhD Seminar preceding the 12th International Conference in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2016. The ISTR PhD Seminar is a recurring event that takes place bi-annually in conjunction with the international conference.

 The ISTR PhD Seminar is open to all doctoral students in the field of third sector and civil society research, across the different regions in the world, and at all stages of their doctoral research. The aim of the workshop is to provide doctoral students with the opportunity to receive extensive intellectual and methodological advice on their doctoral research, to introduce them to main theories and developments in the field, to reflect upon publication and career strategies, and to provide a unique opportunity to network with junior and senior scholars within the international ISTR research community.

 More specifically, the seminar will consist of both plenary sessions with presentations by leading scholars in the field, and parallel group sessions in which the participants have the opportunity to present and discuss their doctoral research with peers, junior and senior faculty. Participants will be grouped thematically, but the group composition will be heterogeneous in terms of concrete research topics, disciplinary background, research stage, method, and regional affiliation.

 The seminar is limited to a group of (up to) 50 doctoral students.

Applicants must be members of ISTR and register and attend the conference.

The ISTR PhD Seminar will start with an afternoon session followed by an informal dinner on Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2016.  Plenary and group sessions will take place on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 (in the morning). Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday. ISTR will cover two nights of accommodation (Sunday June 26 and Monday June 27) as well as

coffee breaks and meals during the Seminar. Travel costs will not be refunded.  In addition, ISTR will offer conference registration subsidies.

Applicants for discounted registration conference fees should go directly to ISTR. Efforts are under way to secure travel subsidies.  Please check back for updates.

 Eligibility and selection criteria

  • To be eligible for participation, possible applicants should consider the following criteria:
  • To be enrolled as a doctoral student [all stages of the doctoral research are allowed]
  • Working in the field of third sector and civil society research [all academic disciplines are invited]
  • To be a member of ISTR and register and attend the 2014 conference
  • To be able to participate in the PhD Seminar from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday around noon
  • Be prepared to present and discuss their doctoral work with peers and faculty, and to participate in an active and constructive way in group discussions.

ANZTSR on Community Radio

On April 7th, the guest editors of the special edition of Third Sector Review on Accounting in the Third Sector, Professor Fiona Verity of Flinders University and Dr Phil Saj of the University of Adelaide Business School, were interviewed on the radio program, “Small Change”, which is produced by SACOSS, and is broadcast on the community radio station, 5UV.  The interview came about as a result of the launch of the special edition in Adelaide on March 31st.   In the interview, which was conducted by Ms Marnie Round, Communications Officer with SACOSS, Fiona and Phil talked about the work of ANZTSR, the importance of third sector research and the special edition.

The PODCAST is available on the following link: