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Education and Research Association


IPSERA wants to promote community building and competence development within the network also between the Annual IPSERA Conferences. Workshops and other events organized by IPSERA members help to achieve that goal.

These workshops can last anything between one afternoon and two days, may be targeted at an audience of practitioners or academics or both, and may be international or not. IPSERA membership is not always required to be able to participate, but does give you rebates on possible registration fees. Workshops with IPSERA funding will typically be organized by an IPSERA RICC or SIG, but workshops organized by other active IPSERA members can also apply for funding.

Ipsera provides bursaries for PhD students. These bursaries are available in the menu under 'Bursaries'.

Workshop Organising Pack and Funding

IPSERA provides small grants to organise workshops and small events. The workshop or event must be open to members and has to be advertised to the network. For those members who would like to organize an event, please e-mail the network manager in the Executive Committee at

Workshops may receive a funding of up to EUR 750.


Upcoming events

    • 02 Feb 2023
    • 09:00 (GMT)
    • 03 Feb 2023
    • 17:00 (GMT)
    • Newcastle University
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    IPSERA UK and Ireland Regional Conference: Early-Career Researchers in Sustainability

    Thurs 2nd to Fri 3rd February 2023

    Location: Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University

    This conference is for PhDs, postdoctoral researchers and early-career faculty to help develop papers for publication on any sustainability topic including:

    • Labour issues in supply chains
    • Modern slavery in supply chains
    • Environmental issues in supply chains
    • Greenwashing
    • Systemic change
    • Food supply chains
    • Fashion supply chains
    • NGOs and MSIs and their role in sustainable supply chains

    Hosted and sponsored by the Regional IPSERA Centre for Competence (RICC) at Newcastle University; the RICC hosted at University College Dublin (UCD), and UCD Earth Institute; and the IPSERA Sustainability Special Interest Group; this conference will showcase the latest research on sustainability issues by early-career researchers and will also feature talks and discussions with IPSERA scholars on:

    • Navigating Academia as an International, Female Scholar Ying Yang, Newcastle University
    • Sustainable Food Chains in Emerging Economies – Haiyan Lu, Newcastle University
    • Surviving Academia – Donna Marshall, University College Dublin
    • Reviewing, Responding to Reviewers and How to Talk to AEs and Editors – Constantin Blome, Lancaster University Leipzig
    • New Avenues of Sustainability Research with High Publication Potential – Andreas Wieland, Copenhagen Business School
    • Bringing Black Scholarship into Supply Chain Management – Ade Oyedijo, Leicester University

    As this is a developmental conference all sessions will be face to face. Please book early as places are limited to 25. If you are planning to attend, please contact Ying Yang and Donna Marshall with your name, university affiliation, title and abstract (100 words) of your paper by Friday 16th December.  Accepted papers (2000 words) should be submitted by Friday 13th January 2023.


    We have a small pot of money for bursaries, so get in touch at the email addresses above, if you would like to come but do not have funding to travel within the UK/Ireland.


    Registration for this in-person regional event is here.

    PhDs can attend for free (Note: If you are a PhD and not a member of IPSERA contact Veronica Leon Bravo who will set up membership).

    There will be a €50 fee for members of IPSERA to partially cover food costs.

    The fee for non-members is €100 (€50 membership fee; €50 conference fee).

    We are delighted to welcome you to Newcastle!

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