ISA World Congress of Sociology 2014

The next ISA World Congress of Sociology is taking place 13-19 July 2014 in Yokohama, Japan. In keeping with the ISA conference theme, Facing an Unequal World, Challenges for Global Sociology, the RC 25 theme for the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology for 2014 is The Language of Inequality. The RC 25 will host 14 sessions, including the business meeting. An overview of all sessions can be found on the ISA website, and a PDF file with the RC 25 programme can be downloaded here.

Programme Coordinators

Amado ALARCON, Rovira & Virgili University, Spain,
Celine-Marie PASCALE, American University, United States,

Grant applications

Applications for financial support to attend the 2014 ISA Congress in Yokohama, Japan, will be accepted for individual ISA and RC25 members in good standing (i.e. who have paid the individual membership fee at least two years before the month of the ISA conference) from developing countries (category B or C). Two types of grants are available: 1) Travel/Accommodation Grant, and 2) Registration Grant.

Rules for eligibility:

  • a. Member in ISA and RC 25
  • b. Not previously funded by RC 25 for an ISA conference
  • c. Reside and work in a category B or C country
  • d. Be scheduled to present in an RC25 sponsored session, with priority given to scholars who are also serving as discussants, organizers, or presiders
  • e. Statement of need that includes mention of institutional support
  • f. An abbreviated C.V.

To be considered for financial support, applicants must email the application to Melanie Heath, Treasurer,, and to Amado Alarcón, Program Co-coordinator, by January 31, 2014. Applications will be evaluated based on financial need and scholarship relevant to RC 25.

Decisions & Grant allocation: A list of the selected individuals will be posted on the ISA website in mid-March 2014. Grant allocation: Registration grant code will be provided to the selected individuals by the ISA Secretariat so that all successful applicants can register with this code to the conference before the early registration deadline April 1, 2014.

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