Call for Applications: 2017 Third World Studies Center Writeshop (UP Diliman)

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The 2017 TWSC Writeshop
Third World Studies Center, Lower Ground Floor,
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy,
Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
25-27 October 2017

About the writeshop

The Third World Studies Center (TWSC) launches the 2017 TWSC Writeshop in continuing its commitment to build the capacity of early career researchers, junior faculty members, and graduate students in the social sciences. As a premiere social science research center in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman, the TWSC continues to develop critical, alternative paradigms to promote progressive scholarship by undertaking pioneering research and publishing original, empirically-grounded, and innovative studies.

Originally meant as a capacity-building workshop on social science research in 2010, the TWSC Writeshop transformed into a unique publication platform for early career researchers, junior faculty members, and graduate students in the social sciences. Since 2014, successful Writeshop participants were not only given the opportunity to interact with experts from the academe and the publishing industry, but also the opportunity to produce a publishable manuscript for the TWSC’s internationally refereed journal Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies.

The 2017 TWSC Writeshop sustains the manuscript-driven mentoring format in the form of intensive yet collegial small-group discussions with mentors, established scholars in their respective fields and the Kasarinlan editorial staff. The intensive three-day session will bring into line problematization, researcher positionality and ethics, and meaningful narratives based on empirical work to equip the participants in making a contribution to social science scholarship, i.e., a publishable work. In seeing through the TWSC Writeshop’s goal, the Writeshop culminates in the publication of successful manuscripts in a special issue in Kasarinlan.


Who may apply:

There will only be ten (10) Writeshop Fellows. Preferred applicants are social science graduate students, early career researchers, and/or junior faculty members from any Philippine higher education institution. Applicants who have not yet participated in previous TWSC Writeshops will be given priority. 
 
What to submit:
Applicants must be able to submit the following to twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph on or before 31 July 2017:

  1. A 4,000 – 6,000 words unpublished paper on any social science topic, authored solely by the applicant, inclusive of an abstract and a list of references, that can be developed into a full-length article for publication in the Center’s internationally refereed journal Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies. The submitted work must not be under consideration in any other publication. The draft article must demonstrate theoretical rigor and must be rooted in the author’s own empirical work. Submissions will be plagiarism-checked. See author guidelines here: http://bit.ly/1OFXsTa.
  2. Soft copy of latest curriculum vitae with references.

What to expect after submission of requirements:

  1. All submissions will undergo plagiarism check by the Kasarinlaneditorial staff. Submissions without plagiarized contents will undergo preliminary editorial evaluation by the Kasarinlan editorial staff. Ten submissions will be selected.
  2. The ten applicants whose submissions were selected will be notified by email, including the terms of reference (TOR) for the Writeshop. They must convey their full understanding, agreement, and acceptance of the TOR by sending the signed TOR to twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph.
  3. There is no registration fee. Successful applicants based outside of Metro Manila may apply for accommodation and travel subsidies in the form of reimbursement and subject to government accounting rules. To apply for subsidies, send a signed letter addressed to the Director, Dr. Ricardo T. Jose at twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph stating your reasons for availing them.

For inquiries:

Elinor May K. Cruz
University Research Associate
Third World Studies Center
University of the Philippines-Diliman
Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall
University of the Philippines
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
E-mail: twsc.updiliman@up.edu.ph
Telephone: +63 2 981 8500 ext. 2488
Telefax: +63 2 920 5428
Mobile: +63926 710 2926

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