The Political Studies Association and the British International Studies Association welcomes the appointment of Professor Charlie Jeffery, senior vice-principal at the University of Edinburgh, as the chair of the sub-panel for Politics and International Studies in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework assessment exercise. Professor Jeffery is a widely respected political scientist and senior university manager with the full range of knowledge and skills necessary for this challenging role. The PSA and BISA are confident that under Professor Jeffery’s chairship the panel will be well placed to review all areas within the panel’s remit; to assess the wider impact of research in politics & international studies and to ensure that full recognition is given to considerations of equality and diversity.
Criteria for nomination of REF sub-panel members
- An international recognition in politics and international relations as identified by publications record, membership on editorial boards/journal editorship and/or research funding bodies.
- A recognition and understanding of the excellence in scholarly work that is conducted in politics and international relations across fields and methodologies.
- A recognition that the panel membership needs to reflect the goals of equality and diversity in scholarship in terms of gender, sexuality, region, race and ethnicity, scope and focus of their home institution and geographical location.
- A recognition of the importance of collegiality in terms of promoting the breath of politics and international relations scholarship in terms of research and institutional settings, as indicated by contributions to institutional and professional bodies, as well as the promotion of equality and diversity.
Early Career Small Research Grants
The Early Career Small Research Grants were launched in 2015 in celebration of BISA's 40th anniversary. The grants are open to UK-based BISA members in their early career (five years maximum between the date showing on your PhD certificate and the application deadline). The proposed research must be in International Studies or a related sub-field.
The deadline for applications: 29 November 2019
BISA deeply concerned by the Presidential Order Limiting Travel to the US of Refugees and Immigrants
January 2017, saw Professor Richard Whitman (University of Kent) and Professor Mark Webber (University of Birmingham) announced as Chair and Vice-chair respectively. They will complete two years in these roles.
Thanks were conveyed to the outgoing chair Professor Nicola Phillips (University of Sheffield) who will now fulfil the honorary role of President for two years.