CfA – PechaKucha Night for Young Researchers

As part of the BASEES Regional Conference and EEGA Results Conference 2020, the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) is organising a PechaKucha Night for young researchers on 15 September in Berlin.

ZOiS invites PhD students and Postdocs who have been accepted as paper-givers at the EEGA/BASEES conference to present their research in a PechaKucha style presentation at the Centre on the day before the official opening of the conference. A PechaKucha presentation consists of 20 slides with images showing for 20 seconds each. It is an efficient and fun way to convey key ideas of your research to a diverse audience – just right to kick off the interdisciplinary conference experience in Leipzig. The event will be followed by a reception, allowing time to network with other presenters and connect with researchers based at ZOiS and other academic institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Researchers can apply by submitting a short CV and an abstract of their presentation to The presentations can be on the topic of the BASEES/EEGA paper or they focus on an aspect of it. For those selected to participate in the PechaKucha Night, ZOiS covers the costs of one night’s accommodation on 15 September in Berlin and the (return) train ticket Berlin-Leipzig. The application is possible starting from 1 February, the deadline is 30 April 2020. The 20 slide PechaKucha presentation has to be submitted by 31 August 2020 at the latest.

In addition, early-stage researchers (graduate students/postdoc level) from Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia whose paper has been accepted for the conference can apply for travel grants covering their accommodation and travel expenses for the whole BASEES/EEGA regional conference.

The Call for Applications for these travel grants also opens 1 February 2020 and applications can be submitted until 30 April 2020 here.

A committee selects the scholarship holders in May 2020. In advance of the scholarship, a formal scholarship agreement will be signed by ZOiS and the scholarship holder.

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