8th ICRN Forum - Lisbon

Key Information about the Forum:


Dates: Thursday, June 27, to Saturday, June 29, 2024


Venue: Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon (ICS-ULisboa), Lisbon, Portugal.



Notification of Acceptance:

Successful applicants have been notified in March, 2024.


ICRN 2024 Lisbon - worldwide submissions! 


Thrilled to share that we've received submissions from around the world for the upcoming ICRN forum in Lisbon 2024!¬†ūüéȬ†Our event is tailored to early-career researchers and practitioners studying corruption and anti-corruption. Thank you all who applied!¬†‚ú®¬†Special thanks for help in distributing the call widely and to Gustavo Gouvea Maciel¬†for preparing the maps! Now, a challenging task ahead of us, to select only about 30% of abstracts, based on quality. Stay tuned as we shape an impactful program!¬†


ICRN 2024 team



Call for applications [closed: February 9, 2024]


Apply for the eighth Forum of the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (ICRN), an event that aims to promote discussion on a wide range of topics related to corruption, anti-corruption and integrity in a safe and collaborative environment. 

The ICRN team is thrilled to announce that this eighth ICRN Forum edition will take place from June 27 to 29, 2024 at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon, one of the leading institutions for research and training in the social sciences in Portugal.

The ICRN Forum is a dynamic gathering of international early career researchers from diverse disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to present your research, exchange ideas,  kick-start collaborative projects and take part in  co-creation sessions in the field. We more than welcome any theoretical and empirical contribution on corruption, anti-corruption, and/or integrity to be presented.

This eighth ICRN Forum is a platform for sharing research at different stages. Participation is targeted at a wide audience, inviting both scholars and practitioners to  work together on reducing the gap between research and policymaking in the field.

We welcome submissions to three types of sessions: 

1. Research findings - presentations of researchers at more advanced stages of their research process. Submit here if you would like to present and discuss your research findings with an interdisciplinary audience. By "advanced stages" we mean that the researcher is expected to already have carried out their fieldwork, collected data, conducted some degree of analysis, produced some results (even if preliminary). We also encourage submissions focused on the promotion of completed papers, the discussion of fieldwork challenges, and/or possible analytical pathways based on already-collected materials. 

2. Work in progress - presentations of researchers currently at the early stages of their research process who wish to discuss their research design, expected/potential fieldwork issues (i.e., before data collection), identified research gaps, and contribution statements. The objective of these sessions is for presenters to benefit from feedback on the initial phase of their research work. 

3. Co-creation - sessions focused on developing new research ideas and/or open collaboration projects; these may include ideas for a joint publication, teaching activities, or the organization of conference panels, as well as more innovative ideas that may advance corruption research. Applicants to a co-creation session are expected to volunteer to moderate (chair) the session. Proposals for a co-creation session must include a clear description of objectives, procedure, guiding questions, and any other elements considered relevant for the successful holding of discussions.


To apply, please fill in the registration form, choose your session type and provide an abstract (max. 300 words) for a respective session. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 9, 2024. 


Apply here: https://samgu.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7ai3u8TWG2Or8Uu 


Notification of acceptance will be sent out in March 2024.


Criteria for selecting participants:


(a) Quality of abstract;

(b) Relevance and innovativeness of proposal;

(c) Priority for early career scholars (Research MA, PhD, post-doc, junior/assistant professor);

(d) Emphasis on regional diversity.


There is no registration fee and once accepted, all participants will be offered coffee, snacks and lunches. Participants would bear travel and accommodation expenses. All interested candidates are requested to keep an eye on our website and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn group and Twitter @ICR_Network) for updates.

Have questions or need more information? Reach out to the organization team at  icrn2024@ics.ulisboa.pt


We await to see your application! 

ICRN 2024 Forum team