2022 Early Career Researcher Conference

The 2022 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, diversity, and inclusion at work.

The conference is aimed to encourage interdisciplinary discussion, exchange of ideas, and collaboration among scholars who explore inclusion 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 work contexts. Both empirical and analytical contributions are welcome.

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

Proposal submission deadline: February 28, 2022

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, with the name, position, contact information, institutional affiliation of all authors (see pages 5-7 of last year’s conference program for examples)
  • 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 28, 2022. 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 11, 2022.


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 28, 2022 Proposal submission deadline
March 11, 2022 Returning of proposals with peer review and feedback
May 10-12, 2022 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 26, 2022.

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 inclusion 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.