Emerging Scholars

2020 PhD Seminar

Held in advance of the International Conference in Montréal, 50 doctoral students will engage with senior scholars and peers in extensive intellectual and methodological discussion of their doctoral research.


Mentoring Program

This program draws naturally from the friendliness and collegiality of its members, and is designed to provide students with career, publishing, and funding advice and professional and networking development.


Emerging Scholar Dissertation Award

This award is presented biennially for a PhD dissertation completed or defended during the two calendar years preceding the award (July 1 2017-June 30 2019). Self-nominations are accepted.


PhD Alumni Network

Stay in touch to build on the amazing relationships, learning and connections we have made since 2012.

PhD Opportunities

Available opportunities are updated regularly 

Africa PhD Seminar

ISTR hosts biennial PhD Seminars in the African region for a strong cohort of students whose research consider the Third Sector.

Asia Pacific PhD Seminar

A biennial opportunity for doctoral students to obtain and share advice and broaden their research horizons with peers and experienced academics within the Asia Pacific region.

Latin America & the Caribbean PhD Seminar

Make plans to participate in future biennial PhD Seminars in the LAC region to meet other students and connect with experienced scholars.

PhD Seminar Archives

Curious what it is like to attend a PhD Seminar?  Click here to read reflections from our alumni.


PhD Opportunities

American University: School of Public Affairs: Public Administration and Policy

The Department of Public Administration and Policy (DPAP) in the School of Public Affairs at American University invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellow beginning August 1, 2020 and ending July 31, 2021. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2020 in the field of public administration, public policy, political science, economics, or a related field.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

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McAuley Hall, Suite 245
Baltimore, MD 21209

Tel:   410-735-4221
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