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Research & Publication Opportunities

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Funding Call for Systems Approaches to Social Change

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new interdisciplinary working groups to produce publications using a systems approach towards understanding the root causes of the multiple interlocking crises that our society is grappling with. Applications must take a highly integrative, holistic approach to identifying the root causes that underlie multiple crises. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 per project. The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020. 

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Rapid Publication Working Groups

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new working groups to produce rapid publications in relation to COVID-19. The publications will be published on the PWIAS website prior to being submitted to academic journals, and will aim to influence policy decisions in different areas of society and levels of government. Applications must take an innovative, unconventional approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and society’s response to it. Successful applicants will receive up to $10,000 per project. The call for proposals has been extended and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques: expedited publication for articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques, since 1975 the foremost peer-reviewed journal examining social and economic policy in Canada, invites submissions related to the COVID-19 pandemic for expedited publication. The target is high-quality and timely articles evaluating the current situation in Canada and the policy response as well as proposals for immediate policy revision and development. A range of submissions is welcomed, from longer articles up to 7000 words which cover a broad issue to much shorter articles on a very specific topic. This initiative will begin immediately for all COVID-19 submissions and will continue until June 15, 2020.

Journal of Migration and Health: Call for papers for Special Issue on COVID-19 pandemic

The Journal of Migration and Health has a call for papers for a Special Issue devoted to “Migration and COVID-19”. We are interested in papers that include the implications of COVID-19 on migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, particularly those who are displaced or live in camps. Policy papers discussing migrant inclusion policies within pandemic preparedness plans are welcome. We will prioritize perspectives from those engaged in response efforts in low- and middle-income countries and in fragile health system contexts. Research submissions are now invited. Deadline submission: 30 November 2020.

H-Migration and H-Labor: call for blog entries and discussions on COVID19's impact on work and migration.

H-Migration and H-Labor are teaming up to feature blogs and discussions on how COVID19 has impacted the intersections of work and migration,broadly conceived. We invite subscribers to write posts on what we have experienced and learned. Consider these as possibilities: the Pandemic and International and Undocumented Students; Being an international faculty member in the Era of COVID19 (Visa renewal and faculty contingency?); Hidden Labor on Campus (Low wage workers, underserved, and undocumented); Long Distance Relationships (Stay in place and challenges of parenting in long distance families). Please send your blogs by June 30 to: Stacey Fahrenthold ( & Caroline Waldron (