Conference Co-sponsorship

The PIIRS Conference Co-sponsorship supports Princeton faculty research in international studies by providing funding for workshops, exploratory seminars and conferences organized by Princeton faculty and held on the Princeton campus.

Due to event cancellations in Spring 2020, PIIRS will not offer event co-sponsorship for events slated to take place in September or October. Many events are being coordinated for these months, provided normal operations resume in the fall, and dates have not been confirmed. We will gladly accept proposals for events scheduled for November 1, 2020 and beyond.

PIIRS welcomes funding proposals from Princeton faculty for co-sponsorship of conferences and workshops.

Proposals for PIIRS' conference co-sponsorship will be reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Funding will range from $2,000 to $10,000, with most awards falling between $2,000 and $5,000. PIIRS will no longer provide administrative support for conferences and workshops outside its existing programs.

Potential applicants must contact Nikki Woolward to ensure that the preferred dates of their events do not conflict with other PIIRS-sponsored programming. (In special cases, when a proposed event conflicts in timing but not in substance, e.g., a conference on world trade versus a film workshop, PIIRS may be petitioned to grant an exception to the date conflict. Such exceptions, however, will be rare over the course of an academic year).

Proposals, submitted to Nikki Woolward, must include:

  1. a two-page overview of the content;
  2. a detailed budget;
  3. a list of all other funding sources, secured or pending.

Further questions about applications to the PIIRS Conference Fund can be addressed to Stephen Kotkin (155 Louis A. Simpson International Building, 609-258-8261). To obtain approval for a proposed conference date, contact PIIRS program manager Nikki Woolward.

August 18, 2021 to August 20, 2021
Hosted by Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University
The conference will showcase researchers as well as policymakers who have been leading the way in COVID-19 research and response in Africa. Some broad questions that the conference seeks to address are: Can we characterize the extent and impact of COVID-19 on the African continent? What did we learn from the measures and policies that were enacted? What were the impacts of these policies? What prophylactic and therapeutic solutions are being pursued, or were pursued, on the African continent, and with how much success? How do we channel these learnings towards building a more resilient African continent? The conference will have 10 sessions, 2 keynotes addresses, 2 policy panels drawing from the 4 thematic groups of the Council: (1) Mathematics. Statistics and Computer Science, (2) Biomedical sciences, (3) Environmental Sciences and Agriculture, and (4)  Social Sciences.
Apply for Funds




Please contact PIIRS Program Manager Nikki Woolward with proposed dates for conferences prior to applying for the Conference Fund.

To propose a conference, contact PIIRS Director Stephen Kotkin.