2021 Early Career Researcher Conference

The 2021 application period for presenters is now closed. You can still attend the conference as an attendee. This is a free event. Visit the event page for details!

Call for proposals: Presenters on equity and inclusion in organizations

The Center for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW) is inviting applications from early career researchers for participation in a virtual conference on multidisciplinary perspectives about equity and inclusion in organizations.

The conference is aimed to encourage interdisciplinary discussion, exchange of ideas, and collaboration among scholars who explore equity issues at work as they pertain to traditionally underrepresented populations.

Who should apply: We are seeking proposal submissions from graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty early in their careers or new to research on equity, diversity and inclusion.

Disciplines: We encourage contributions from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, business studies, education, gender studies and others, which explore equity and inclusion in a variety of organizational contexts. Both empirical and analytical contributions are welcome.

Research topics: Of particular interest are papers exploring barriers to employment and organizational inclusion for such populations as Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), immigrants, women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ and youth.

Proposal submission deadline: February 22, 2021

Participation in the conference is free, but you are required to register in order to participate.

Proposal submission instructions

If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please submit in two separate files:

  • a title page with the title of the paper, your name, position, contact information and institutional affiliation
  • a 500-word abstract, including a statement of research questions, theoretical framework, methods and the main findings or argument (as relevant for the type of paper you are submitting)
  • The deadline for proposal submission is February 22, 2021. The submission should be sent to criw@carleton.ca with the subject line “Early Career Conference submission”. The proposals will be peer reviewed and feedback will be sent by March 15, 2021.


You need to register to visit the conference as a presenter or as an attendee. This is a free event. Registration for different sessions may be required. A registration form will be available on the event page. More details to follow.

Important dates

February 22, 2021 Proposal submission deadline
March 15, 2021 Returning of proposals with peer review and feedback
April 16, 2021 Conference registration deadline
April 28, 2021 Early Career Researcher Conference

Accessibility Accommodations

For questions about accessibility or to request any accommodations, please contact CRIW at criw@carleton.ca. Kindly send any requests for accommodations by April 9, 2021.

About the Early Career Researcher Conference

The Early Career Researcher Conference is a multidisciplinary conference hosted by the Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW). Scholars exploring equity issues at work among traditionally underrepresented populations get together to present their research and exchange ideas. The conference is geared towards graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty early in their careers or new to research on equity, diversity and inclusion.