GENERAL INFORMATION - TYPES OF PROPOSALS
PROPOSALS are due by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018
General inquiries about the submission process should be addressed to the CPSA Secretariat.
WHO CAN SUBMIT
We welcome proposals from faculty members, non-academics, and graduate students.
SUBMISSIONS FROM STUDENT MEMBERS
- PhD students proposing papers must have their academic supervisor's endorsement (the name of the academic supervisor must be indicated in the submitter's profile setup).
- Masters level students proposing papers must present their proposals in conjunction with an academic supervisor –i.e., a co-authorship with an academic supervisor is required (the name of the co-author must be indicated in the submitter's profile setup).
- The Programme Committee strongly encourages Masters level students at earlier stages of their studies to submit a Poster Proposal or Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition proposal.
NUMBER OF PROPOSALS
Individuals are limited to three proposals, two of which can be papers. This limit does not affect chairs and discussants.
SUBMISSION TO A SPECIFIC SECTION
- Proposals should be submitted to a specific section. There is also an option to indicate a secondary section.
- Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition proposals should be directed toward the Teaching and Professional Practice section.
The Programme Committee welcomes proposals in both official languages.
The 250-WORD abstract should outline the argument or inquiry to be developed, identify the method of analysis to be used (if applicable), and show the theoretical significance of what is proposed in relation to existing scholarship in the field.
ACCESS – CHANGES TO PROPOSALS
- Once a proposal has been submitted (see type of proposals below), the submitter will be able to access it until MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018.
- To make any changes, the submitter must select 'Review/Edit my Proposals' from the 'Submissions Menu.
- If the proposal is accepted, the submitted abstract will be made available in the programme.
DISCUSSING OR CHAIRING A PANEL
Individuals wishing to serve in the role of discussant or chair should contact the relevant section head.
The list of sections and section heads can be found HERE.
TYPES OF PROPOSALS
These papers are assigned by section heads to panels with other papers on related issues.
A single paper proposal must include:
- the title of the paper;
- a 250-word abstract.
Multiple Paper Panel (panel)
These panels are pre-organized and include four papers on a single theme.
The panel proposal must include:
- the title of the panel;
- a 250-word abstract providing an overview of the panel;
- the name, e-mail, affiliation, rank, paper title and 250-word abstract for each of the four presenters; and
- the name, e-mail, affiliation and rank for the chair and discussant(s).
Panel organizers are responsible for securing any required financial assistance from their own sources for all special guest speakers on the panel proposal.
These are among the most flexible formats offered at the conference, and may look different from session to session. In roundtables, formal papers are often not prepared in advance. This format allows for extended discussion among a small group of panelists and is typically less formal than a traditional paper panel. The organization can vary, but here are two common set-ups:
- Traditional: usually with four participants; each one presents his/her ideas on a single theme1;
- Micro-paper format: it can include up to ten participants and a chair. Each participant is permitted a maximum of five minutes to present, leaving sufficient time for good discussion during the session.
A roundtable proposal must include:
- the roundtable title;
- a 250-word abstract providing an overview of the roundtable; and
- the name, e-mail, affiliation and rank for each presenter and the chair.
Roundtable organizers are responsible for securing any required financial assistance from their own sources for all special guest speakers on the roundtable proposal.
1To allow sufficient time for each presentation and a good discussion during the session, it is recommended that a maximum of four presenters participate on a roundtable.
These presentations are an excellent way to disseminate work that relies heavily on tables, graphs or figures; non-dissertation and dissertation work by graduate students; and work that has only preliminary results. Posters are only open to students who are currently registered in a graduate program. They are assigned to topical sessions where the presenters have an opportunity to discuss their work with interested conference attendees.
A poster proposal must include:
- the title of the paper;
- a 250-word abstract.
The TERMS OF REFERENCE - INSTRUCTIONS – JUDGING CRITERIA for the CPSA Poster Prize can be found HERE.
Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition Proposal
In this format, participants present their graduate research in three minutes (or less) to a panel of non-specialist judges. This competition is only open to students who are currently registered in a graduate program. Students who participate in the competition should have made substantial progress on their graduate research and analysis.
These proposals must include:
- a title, and
- a 250-word abstract that should outline the main argument, method of inquiry, method of analysis (if applicable) and theoretical significance of the MA thesis, MRP, or doctoral thesis that will form the content of the presentation.
These proposals must be submitted through the Teaching and Professional Practice section of the CPSA Programme.
The TERMS OF REFERENCE - INSTRUCTIONS – JUDGING CRITERIA for the CPSA Prize for the Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition can be found HERE.
To provide broader exposure and connection with scholars working on similar topics, submitters to the Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Competition are welcome to submit a single paper proposal on the same topic as their Three-Minute Thesis proposal.