LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

March 2022


  1. Funding deadlines approaching – 4th April
  2. QMUL Economics and Finance Workshop
  3. LISS DTP students with personal support plans
  4. Upcoming ESRC/UKRI events
  5. Sentio Journal – call for papers
  6. PhD Forum: Transdisciplinary Conversations on (In)Security – 25th March
  7. The London Arts & Humanities Partnership public engagement events
  8. National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) training, spring 2022
  1. Funding applications – next deadline: 4th April

The deadline for the next round of funding applications to support research-related activity and events is 4th April. 

On the Research and Events Funding page of the LISS DTP website, you will find details of how to apply for:

As we look to the spring and summer months ahead this year, we strongly encourage applications from our funded students to host events and activities on campus; these might be workshops, seminars, reading groups or other activities. To this end, we welcome applications to the Student-Led Activities Fund (see link above) to support student-led events. There is also funding available through LISS DTP pathways for these kind of events, with further information available from the following page of the LISS DTP website:

On the Funded Extension Schemes page of the LISS DTP website, you will find details of how to apply for (with a 4th April application deadline too):

  1. 4th QMUL Economics and Finance Workshop for PhD & Post-doctoral Students

The School of Economics and Finance of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is hosting the 4th annual workshop for PhD & post-doctoral students on Thursday, 26th and Friday, 27th May 2022. The workshop aims to bring together researchers from all areas of Economics and Finance to create a stimulating environment for participants to discuss pressing issues in their fields and receive valuable feedback on their work. 

The two-day workshop will cover the following broad research-fields:

  • Macroeconomics;
  • Econometrics;
  • Finance;
  • Theoretical Microeconomics; and
  • Applied Microeconomics.

This year, the conference features keynote speeches by Abi Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford) and Manuel Arellano (CEMFI).

Presentations (approx. 30 minutes) will be followed by a discussion led by a PhD student (approx. 15 minutes). Authors of selected papers might be asked to also discuss a paper related to their field of research. The scientific committee, consisting of QMUL PhD students and faculty members, will select two/three papers that will be awarded the Best Paper Acknowledgement. These papers will be presented in plenary sessions and discussed by a faculty member expert in that field.

PhD and Post-doctoral students interested in participating should send a full paper, or extended abstract, by the 20th March 2022 (midnight, GMT) clearly indicating the field code covered by their research to the following email address: All applicants will be notified of the decision by the 20th April 2022.

  1. LISS DTP students with personal support plans

In last month’s newsletter, in response to reports of the inaccessibility of some LISS training sessions, we requested that students with personal support plans from their institution share these with us in the LISS DTP.  The term ‘personal support plans’ was a generic catch-all term, accounting for different naming conventions in the 3 institutions that constitute the LISS DTP for individual reasonable adjustment plans.  However, to be absolutely clear, what we’re asking any affected students to provide us with are:

  • For KCL students: a KCL Inclusion Plan
  • For ICL students: a Suggested Reasonable Adjustments Document (SRAD)
  • For QMUL students: a Student Support Summary

So, please send a copy of the version appropriate to you (depending on your institution), 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.

  1. Upcoming ESRC/UKRI events

As reminder of two Research Council events highlighted in our previous newsletter:

  1. Sentio Journal – call for papers

Since the successful publication of its first three issues on ‘Validity’, ‘Theory and Practice in Research Ethics’ and ‘Transformations’, the Sentio journal team is currently putting together a fourth edition based upon the theme of ‘Resilience’.

“The third year of a pandemic has proven that despite being confronted with change in all aspects of life- from personal to global- human beings are capable of adapting through building resilience. Besides the Covid-19 pandemic, the past few years have given greater prominence to forces of change that can potentially reshape the modern world. These changes and challenges have foregrounded responses of resilience at local and global levels.”

Submissions are invited that offer a broad interpretation on the theme, and can be through a disciplinary, methodological or personal lens.  Abstracts of max 250 words along with full author details (name, position, contact details and institutional affiliation) should be submitted by 4pm on the 21st March 2022 to

Full details of the call are in the attached document.

Contact for questions. Follow Sentio on Twitter @SentioJournal and visit the website for more details.

  1. PhD Forum: Transdisciplinary Conversations on (In)Security – 25th March

A group of students, led by LISS DTP student Josh Walmsley and fellow KCL student Karoline Faerber, meet regularly to discuss issues around the politics of security and/or those interested in bridging sociolinguistic, ethnographic, and biographical approaches to research. The group provides an open, informal, and friendly forum for PhD students to present and discuss work-in-progress

The group is keen to expand its numbers, and would be delighted to welcome new participants to a forum entitled, ‘Transdisciplinary Conversations on (In)Security’ .  taking place online at on Friday 25th March.

If you would be interested in joining this discussion, please contact Josh at

  1. The London Arts & Humanities Partnership public engagement events, March 2022

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP) is offering  the following courses to doctoral students in the 2nd or 3rd years of their PhD later this month.

Information on how to book a place is contained within the links below.

  1. National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) training, spring 2022

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is running course on such topics as statistical modelling, computational skills, survey design, ethics, qualitative methods and more over the next few months.

Here is the list of courses offered (with full details, including registration, in the links below):

The full training calendar is available on the NCRM website.

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 4th April, 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!