Early Career Research Symposia

Organised by the German Academic Exchange Service, together with partner organisations and the network of DAAD Research Ambassadors in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka, the ECR or Early Career Research symposia offer a platform for early career researchers to showcase their work in their subject fields. These aims to recognise and facilitate synergies amongst researchers and exchange of ideas in the wider fields of knowledge.

2024

Cross-Border Mobility, July 2024

15-17 July 2024
Online

Organisers

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Regional Office, New Delhi
  • Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies, New Delhi
  • ICAS:MP Metamorphosis of the Political, New Delhi

Jointly organised by the DAAD and its partner organisations, the symposium will offer an excellent opportunity to early career researchers to showcase their work in the overarching subject of Cross-Border Mobility. It aims to recognise and facilitate synergies amongst researchers and exchange of ideas in the wider fields of humanities and social sciences. It will offer a wide spectrum of inter- and multidisciplinary topics on cross-border mobility by engaging early career scholars, junior researchers, research fellows and academics. If you belong to this target group, then this symposium is an ideal platform to help you propel your research and amplify its reach. Present your papers and receive feedback by the scientific community. The symposium guarantees diverse and insightful perspectives.

The symposium will involve an expert committee of high-ranking scientists from the social sciences and humanities (Names in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Yamini Agarwal , Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies (MWF)
  • Dr Ummu Salma Bava, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
  • Dr Alexander Fischer, O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Dr. Eva Gerharz, Hochschule Fulda
  • Dr Stefan Horlacher, Technical University Dresden
  • Prof. Indrani, Gupta Institute of Economic Growth (IEG)
  • Dr Christian Strümpell, Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies (MWF)
  • Prof. Narender Thakur, Delhi University (DU)
  • Prof. Amit Upadhyay, O.P. Jindal Global University
  • Prof. N.V. Varghese, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA)
  • Dr Jan-Helge Weidemann, Delhi University (DU)

About the Symposium

The topic of the symposium Cross-Border Mobility is a term witnessing and gaining rapid momentum in our society in recent times. This collaborative symposium is dedicated to creating opportunities and synergies for young and budding researchers to not only share their research approaches but also to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration within the research community. During the symposium the selected early career researchers can present their research work to an international audience and discuss with experts.

The symposium addresses a wide spectrum of inter- and multidisciplinary topics of cross-border mobility with the focus on five distinct fields of inquiry:

  • Refugees and Irregular Migration
  • Law and Migration
  • Narratives of Migration
  • Migration and Education
  • Labour Migration (incl. Health)

Eligibility

Early career researchers from South Asia, Germany, and Europe who work on topics related to India, South Asia, Germany and Europe. Doctoral students and postdocs, who completed their doctoral defence no more than two years ago, are eligible to apply.

Call for Papers

To register and submit your abstract, please take the following survey
https://www.daad.de/surveys/919374?lang=en

Application Deadline: 20 May 2024

The submitted proposals will be selected and shortlisted by an expert committee.
Candidates for the symposium will be informed by 10 June 2024.

For more information, see the Call For Papers.

2023

Recent Advances in Biological Sciences

28 July 2023
At Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Organisers

DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr Jaydeep Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Dr Avinash Sonawane, IIT Indore

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Early Career Research Day under BIOZION – Science Society Interface

8-9 August 2023
At College of Agriculture, Vellayani, Kerala

Organisers

DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr Archana Raghavan Sathyan, Kerala Agricultural University
  • Dr Sagar Pandit, IISER Pune

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FORGE 2023: Researchers in Germany (Healthcare and Material Science

14 Aug 2023
At IIT Hyderabad

Organisers

DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr Mayur Vaidya, IIT Hyderabad
  • Dr Nagarajan Ganapathy, IIT Hyderabad

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Data Mathematics And Scientific Computing

8 September 2023
At IIT Tirupati

Organisers

DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr Panchatcharam Mariappan, IIT Tirupati
  • Dr Nagarajan Ganapathy, IIT Hyderabad
  • Dr Vasudharani Devanathan, IISER Tirupati
  • Prof. Dr Subbiah Sundar, NIT Mizoram

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Emerging Hydroclimatic Extremes and Approaches

27 Sep 2023
At IIT Roorkee

Organisers

DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr Amar Agarwal, IIT Kanpur
  • Dr Ankit Agarwal, IIT Roorkee

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Climate Change: A Socio-Geological Perspective

11-12 October 2023
At Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, School of Liberal Arts

Organisers

DAAD Research Ambassadors

  • Dr Farhat Naz, IIT Jodhpur
  • Dr Amar Agarwal, IIT Roorkee

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2022

Societal Transformations for a Resilient Future

8 Sep 2022

The symposium aimed to recognise and facilitate synergies amongst researchers and exchange of ideas in the wider fields of humanities and social sciences. It  offered a wide spectrum of inter- and multidisciplinary topics on resilient societies by engaging early career scholars, junior researchers, research fellows and academics.

Resilience – a term often highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic and in current debates surrounding the impact of climate change and violent conflict – constitutes a highly ambiguous concept, one that nevertheless forms one of the most important needs for societies, impacting international conflict and cooperation, national and local politics, individual and household behavior as well as social interaction.

The topics covered were:

  1. (Public) Health, Bodies and Emotions
  2. Poverty, Inequality and Development
  3. Sustainability and Ecological Crises
  4. Governance, Institutions, State-building and State Failure
  5. Crisis, Conflict, Violence and Trauma
  6. Urbanity and Urbanisation

The German Academic Exchange Service, the Max Weber Forum for South Asian Studies and ICAS:MP Metamorphosis of the Political thank all the experts, scholars and students involved.