Application for the Georg Arnhold International Summer Conference 2023: Educational Justice and Sustainable Peace

June 26 to 29, 2023 in Braunschweig, Germany


General information about the International Summer Conference

The Summer Conference brings together experienced academics, junior researchers and practitioners working in the field of education for sustainable peace and provides an opportunity to thoroughly discuss ideas, theories and methods of your work. (see the complete call for papers)

The Summer Conference primarily welcomes applications from doctoral candidates and post -doctoral scholars from the humanities and social sciences, particularly education, history, political sciences, sociology, law, anthropology, and psychology. Practitioners working for international organizations and NGOs in the relevant fields are also welcome to apply. Applications from students enrolled in a Master’s program and recent graduates with a Master’s degree will be considered in exceptional cases.

Part of the Summer Conference is a workshop organized and facilitated by the Airbel Impact Lab, which is the research and innovation arm of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). During the workshop, conference participants will use design methods and mindsets to think through practical ways of improving the impact of their work and/or increasing its application. Selected fellows this year will conduct and/or support research projects within one of two priority areas that intersect with this year’s conference theme: Educational Justice and Sustainable Peace.

All attendees of the Summer Conference will be welcome to join the workshop and will be eligible for selection to participate in this fellowship with the IRC.

Submission information

Your Application must be received by March 30, 2023.

This application form consists of 5 sections:
  1. Personal Information and Institutional Affiliation
  2. Application for the Summer Conference
  3. Application for a fellowship with the IRC
  4. Additional questions and comments

This application form does not require any documents to be kept ready for upload. However, it is recommended to prepare paragraphs for some sections and copy them into the fields.

The following questions ask for more detailed answers:

Section 2: Application for the Summer Conference

  • Abstract of your presentation (up to 500 words)
  • Bibliographical note (up to 250 words)
  • List of publications (if applicable up to 5 titles)
  • Motivation for application to the conference (up to 250 words)

Section 3: Application for a fellowship with the IRC
(If applicable,
elaborate on your motivation for your application and answer the following questions, up to 250 words per question.)

  • Why are you interested in participating in the workshop?
  • How would a fellowship with the IRC further your research and/or career?
  • Please specifically describe your role in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis on previous research studies.
  • Please describe any previous programmatic or research experience within humanitarian settings affected by conflict or disaster.
  • What innovative interventions in education are you interested in exploring from a research perspective and what would be their significance in humanitarian contexts?
  • Describe the tools for data cleaning/manipulations and analysis with which you are familiar.
  • Describe how you have addressed problems that have occurred in real world research such as sampling bias.

Most of the questions in this form are mandatory. It is possible to jump back and forth in the form and to save an intermediate state.

Information on data protection

Data privacy policy of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute for the Georg Arnhold Program

The Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) treats applications confidentially and will only store and process personal data of applicants to the extent necessary for the purpose of selecting candidates for the Georg Arnhold International Summer Conference and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the German data protection law.

The GEI will archive application documents for one year (except for the application documents of the successful candidates for the summer conference). Unless instructed by an applicant to do otherwise; such documents will then be destroyed in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. More information on Applicants for the Summer Conference have the right to withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data at any time as well as to ask to review and edit their personal data; in such cases, they are requested to contact the program coordinator at The GEI reserves the right to publish the name, citizenship, academic title, field of research and current institutional affiliation of the successful candidates.