LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

February 2022


  1. Education and Society Doctoral Conference
  2. Pathway mailing lists
  3. Students’ Forum, January 2022
  4. LISS DTP students with personal support plans
  5. Student news webpage
  6. Open Call for Contributions – ‘Feminist Futures’
  7. ESRC Impact awards
  8. Placement opportunity: UK-Canada Globalink doctoral exchange scheme
  9. Royal Anthropological Society conference – call for papers
  10. Training opportunity: 2022 Summer School in Social Research Methods (the Netherlands)
  11. Internship opportunity: Zinc Innovation Internships 2021-22
  1. Education and Society Doctoral Conference

LISS DTP pathway 6 (Education, Mind & Society) and KCL’s School of Education, Communication & Society are co-organising a doctoral conference for the afternoon of March 5th (from 11.45am).  All students with overlapping interests are welcome to this event, a chance to share research in a supportive environment. There will be two keynote speakers, interactive talks and workshops as well as a chance to network with some drinks and nibbles at the end. Registration is open until 14th February, but anybody interested is urged to register as soon as possible as ‘in person’ places are limited.

The link to register to attend (online or in person) is here.

  1. LISS DTP pathway mailing lists

A reminder that, should you ever want to contact students on the same LISS DTP pathway as you, mailing lists are available, and published on the pathway pages of the LISS DTP website.

We are currently looking at ways to make information about pathways and their students more readily accessible and would welcome any thoughts you have on that.  Any suggestions can be sent to marked for Stephen Wadsworth’s (Doctoral Studies Coordinator) attention.

  1. Students’ Forum, 25th January

Thank you to those students who were able to attend the online Students’ Forum we held on 25th January with LISS DTP Directors Dr. Paul Copeland and Professor Arnab Majumdar.  Minutes of the hour-long meeting are available here.

We will be holding at least one more Students’ Forum in the 2021-22 academic year and are interested in your thoughts on the best format for these meetings.  Please complete a very short survey – here – which will take less than 2 minutes of your time. This will help us to arrange meetings to be the most useful they can be for you.

  1. LISS DTP students with personal support plans

One very important matter that was raised during and after the Students’ Forum meeting, as reported by multiple students, was the inaccessibility of some training sessions due to processes not being in place for students’ personal support plans to be shared by host institutions with the DTP.

So, as an immediate first step to correct this situation, we ask that any current LISS DTP student with a personal support plan to address specific needs to please send a copy, marked CONFIDENTIAL, to our LISS DTP email address (  These will be treated in the strictest confidence and will enable us to inform course convenors of any reasonable adjustments that will be required.

As a longer-term solution, we are putting in place a mechanism to capture the personal support plans of LISS DTP-funded students. This will form part of our regular pre-registration processes for all incoming students.

  1. Student News webpage

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new page to our LISS DTP website, in which we can share news of our students’ various activities and achievements during their study.  That new webpage is here (found under ‘About’ heading on the homepage of the LISS DTP website): LISS DTP Student News – LISS-DTP.

  1. Open Call for Contributions – ‘Feminist Futures’

The editorial collective of the Feminist Perspectives blog, of which some LISS DTP students are a part,  is excited to launch an open call for short (800 – 1,00 words max) research-based and/or reflective pieces on the theme of ‘Feminist Futures’. Following on from the success of the collective’s 2020 call regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, they are now looking forward to receive pieces that offer critical perspectives on feminist policy, activism, and theory that dismantle patriarchal structures and work towards creating a more equal world. Articles are invited that promise to provide a robust intersectional analysis of the varied ways in which women and girls, LGBTQIA+ people, Black, Indigenous and brown communities imagine and shape new feminist futures across the globe.  Reflections on the methodological, ethical and logistical challenges and opportunities of conducting research informed by feminist, embodied, participatory and/or decolonial methodologies are also very much welcome.

Contributors are invited from both within and outside of King’s College London, in particular those with personal experiences of oppression or who are from/based in the Global South.

If you are interested in contributing, then email the editorial collective at The e-mail should include ‘Feminist Futures Open Call’ in the subject line and a short description (100-150 words max) of your proposed piece. Please specify whether you are proposing a research-based or reflective piece and provide five key words summarising the key themes covered. Upon acceptance, the lead editors will provide you with details for submission and a timeline for the review and publication of your piece.

This call will receive applications on a rolling basis until Friday 25th February 2022.

  1. ESRC Impact Awards

The application window is open for the ESRC’s ‘Celebrating Impact Prize 2022’.

This is an annual opportunity to recognise and reward ESRC-supported researchers who have created or enabled outstanding impact. The prize is open to current and previous ESRC-supported researchers, including doctoral students and there are six competition categories this year:

  • Outstanding Business and Enterprise Impact
  • Outstanding Public Policy Impact
  • Outstanding Societal Impact
  • Outstanding International Impact
  • Outstanding Early Career Impact
  • The John Hills Impact Prize 2022.

The finalists in all categories will have a film professionally made about their work and impact, and winners are awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other impact related activities. Winners are announced at a high-profile awards ceremony.

The application deadline is 17th March.  Full details are available on the ESRC website at:

  1. Placement opportunity: UK-Canada Globalink doctoral exchange scheme

UK Research & innovation, the organisation that brings together the UK’s seven disciplinary research councils, including the ESRC, invites applications for funding to undertake a 12-week research placement in Canada.

The invitation is open to all doctoral students funded by a UKRI research council, working in any field.  You would be required to carry out a 12-week research project that you develop with your host supervisor in Canada.

Up to £15,000 can be awarded for each placement. Awards will be made at 100% of direct costs. No indirect costs will be paid. Placements must take place on dates that fall between 1st August 2022 and 31st July 2023.

The application deadline is 26th April 2022.  Full details are available on the UKRI website at: UK-Canada Globalink doctoral exchange scheme – UKRI.

  1. Royal Anthropological Society conference – call for papers

LISS DTP student, Cari Hyde-Vaamonde, is convening a panel at the Royal Anthropological Society conference “Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society”, taking place virtually from 6th to 10th June 2022.

The call for papers closes on 25th February.

Cari’s panel is entitled, “Is that AI judging us? Is that OK? A multi-disciplinary panel unpicks the future impact of AI on law and human justice.”

  1. Training opportunity: 2022 Summer School in Social Research Methods (the Netherlands)

The Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNET — ) is a recently launched global network of excellence and innovation around social science methods.

The network’s first large-scale event is the Summer School in Social Research Methods (SSSRM), which will take place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 20th June – 1st July. It comprises 32 PhD-level courses, with top pedagogy, covering the whole span of social scientific methods, designed to meet the needs of students across the whole span of social scientific disciplines: political science broadly defined, sociology, anthropology, management/business/organization, economics, communication/media studies, development, education, diverse interdisciplinary fields etc.

This event is hosted by Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, via its dedicated summer school infrastructure, the Radboud Summer School (RSS), and offers a unique training package comprising:

  • one-week intensive specialized courses covering the whole range of social science methods,

taught by top pedagogues and researchers who provide individual tutoring;

  • a transversal afternoon programme enabling participants to enrich their perspectives;
  • free supplemental short courses;
  • tailored advice on choosing courses and a sequence across week 1 and week 2.

If you would like to enquire further about this, enquiries can be directed to Prof. Benoît Rihoux (one of the Academic Coordinators of this new network) at

  1. Internship opportunity: Zinc Innovation Internships 2021-22 is launching an Innovation Internship programme for PhD students. Three-month internships embedding research principals, methods, and their disciplinary knowledge in early-stage start-ups are available to apply for. Transition from academia to industry is a focus of the internships, with the development of useful ‘soft skills’ beneficial to the remainder of the individuals’ PhDs.

Zinc are particularly interested in recruiting students with an interest in their current mission focus on improving mental health for children and young people.

You can read more about this opportunity here. Applications can be made here, with a closing date of Sunday 27th February (6pm). To apply, you’ll need a short CV and a 2-page (~800 word) cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working with Zinc. Once you’ve submitted these, you will also be asked to submit a 2-minute video explaining about how an Innovation Internship with Zinc will support your longer-term career goals. Full details are on the application page, but if you need more information or have any questions before applying, please email

The start date for the internships will likely be early May and run until early August.

You might also find it useful to watch some or all of the recording here of an introduction to Innovation Internships programme, which includes thoughts and reflections from two current PhD students who have recently worked with Zinc.


Items for next newsletter: The LISS DTP team want to do more to help students disseminate information about events/activities they want to share with the rest of the cohort. If you have any items – Information and/or good news – to be included in our monthly newsletter, please send them to this email address for the attention of Stephen Wadsworth by 28th February, for the next newsletter, with all the details and we’ll include it in our next monthly circular! Newsletters will be sent in the first full working week of every month!