Friday, 13 February 2015

Georgetown Human Development/Capabilities Approach Conference - Deadline March 15

Deadline for proposals extended until March 15!

Download the Call for Papers

2015 Conference
 “Capabilities on the Move: Mobility and Aspirations”
September 10–13, 2015
Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by Georgetown University

The annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) brings together people from all over the world from different disciplines and fields interested in human development and the capabilities approach.

The theme of the 2015 conference at Georgetown University is “Capabilities on the Move:  Mobility and Aspirations.”  Human development has in large part been a story of mobility.  Geographically, people move to seek a better job or a better life, and when they succeed, they move up the socioeconomic ladder, whether as assessed by income or by capabilities.  People’s economic, social, and political aspirations fuel these efforts; yet aspirations can be quashed by poverty, inequality, or social exclusion.  Mobility can also pose challenges to human development, ranging from overcrowded cities to widening inequality, as some get left behind.  Examining how mobility and aspirations interact provides an important window on the dynamics of human development.

In addition to papers on the conference theme, papers on all core HDCA topics are welcome. The deadline for submitted abstracts is now March 15, 2015. Those concerned with obtaining visas to travel to the U.S. should please submit as soon as possible, however, as earlier submission will enable an earlier decision. Download the Call for Papers.

Sharply reduced fees are available to those from low- and mid-income countries.  In addition, Georgetown University has agreed to match the association’s budgeted scholarship amount, doubling the available scholarship money.   For details on the fee structure, the theme of the conference, and the types of submission welcomed, please see the Call for Papers.  Additional information can be found at the conference website:

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Oxford bioethics - Ethox Centre Visiting Scholarship

Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarships - The Ethox Centre - University of Oxford
DEADLINE: 17th April 2015

The Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarships, funded by the Ethox Foundation, are awarded annually to post-doctoral or early-career researchers to enable them to spend up to a month at the Ethox Centre working on a topic relating to one of the Centre's four main research areas: clinical ethics; research ethics; global health bioethics; or population health ethics.

The deadline for this year's call is: 17 APRIL 2015

For more information about the scheme and the application procedure please visit the Ethox website at