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Call for Papers: University of Michigan Sustainability and Development Conference (Funded) 2019

The University of Michigan seeks abstracts for presentations, workshops, and applications for financial assistance from students and scholars from lower-income countries for participation in the international conference on Sustainability and Development (11-14 October 2019). 

Application Deadline: 1st May 2019

Eligible Countries: All. Financial assistance will be given to applicants from lower-income countries.

To Be Taken At (Country): University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI, USA

About the Award: Sustainable development, as a concept and call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and guarantee human well-being, is perhaps the greatest challenge facing humanity. The complexity of the meanings of sustainable development have meant that many scholars, researchers, decision makers, and practitioners see in it diverse ways in which to aspire for and achieve societal goals. Scholarly research, student training, and new opportunities for meaningful change continue to increase, especially with the United Nations-sponsored Sustainable Development Goals finding traction with governments and NGOs alike.

In collaboration with the journal World Development, this international conference on Sustainability and Development seeks to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary constituency to engage with the best approaches and means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and assess progress towards them.

The University of Michigan welcomes abstracts for oral presentations, lightning talks, panel sessions, posters, and workshops.The conference themes are Sustainable Development and Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change, Agriculture, Water, Sanitation, and Health, Biodiversity and Conservation, Energy Provision and Access, among others.

Type: Call for Papers


  • Abstracts must address a conference theme and follow the abstract guidelines.
  • The submission of full papers will be strongly encouraged, and the best 25 papers will be published as a special issue.
  • Poster presentations are not eligible for consideration of financial assistance.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: We are accepting applications for financial assistance from students and scholars from lower-income countries.

Duration of Programme: 11 October 2019.

How to Apply: 

Visit the Programme Webpage for Details

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