Call for Participants for Summer Institute on Regional Integration at Waseda, 2008(2008/6/19update)
*The application for this program is now closed as scheduled.


About The Summer Institute 2008

The Waseda University Global COE Program, the Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI), is accepting applications from PhD students to attend the Summer Institute on Regional Integration. The Institute will provide students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about regional integration in Asia and expand their research networks.

The Summer Institute encourages the application of PhD students conducting theoretical and empirical research on issues related to regional integration in Asia from various aspects, including but not limited to politics, security, economics, sociology, culture, and multidisciplinary studies. The Institute will provide a supportive environment where students can share their ideas, receive feedback on their research projects, and exercise their abilities to offer constructive and critical advice. The seven-day program will also include advice on practical matters such as conducting fieldwork. The program will include a number of panels, providing students the opportunity to present their work with the aim to potentially publish the best papers under the GIARI Working Paper Series.

Call for Participants

Call for Participants:
  • The Summer Institute is open to all PhD students interested in Asian regional integration
  • Number of students: 20
  • Fee and payment for those who apply from overseas universities: Airfare and accommodation expenses (Seven Nights & Eight Days) will be covered by GIARI.
Application Procedure:
  • Submit an application form as well as an abstract of the paper you will present at the Summer Institute.
  • Deadline for the submission of necessary documents: July 7, 2008
  • The application form can be downloaded from the GIARI Web site.
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words, including your name, affiliation, paper's title, and the subject category to which you are applying. Abstracts will be judged on strength and coherence of argument, originality, appropriate use of methodology, and knowledge of existing debates.
  • Necessary documents for applying (application form and abstract) and any inquiries should be sent to the GIARI Office:

Program etc.

August 25 (Monday) - August 30 (Saturday)