Conference Submission and Award Guidelines

Submissions for the 2023 conference will open in October 2022. 

SASE is committed to a diverse membership and lively intellectual debates and encourages panels that include or are likely to include a diverse group of participants.

You must log in to the SASE website to access the submission system. Once you are logged in, click the “submit a paper” button on the top right. If you are not yet a registered user of the site, you can create a free profile here. If you have had a username and password for any time in the past three years, it should still be valid on our site. If you cannot remember it, click the “Have problems signing in?” link next to the login box. Please email if you have any difficulties or questions.

For SASE’s annual conference, submissions can be made in English or Spanish, but please note that SASE’s principal working language is English. Paper submissions in Spanish should be submitted to the Spanish-language Network M unless otherwise specified by network or mini-conference organizers.

For SASE-RISE conferences, submissions can be made in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.


It is possible to submit in two different categories: Individual Papers and Sessions.

To submit an individual presentation, you must include an abstract. The abstract submission deadline is 25 January 2022. Abstracts for submissions to regular networks should be no longer than 500 words (1000 words for Networks C and I, 1500 words for Network R, and Network P recommends an extended abstract but does not require one); abstracts for submissions to mini-conferences should be no longer than 1000 words. All submissions need to include 3 key words. Please note: if your abstract submission is accepted, Networks D, E, H, J and N require a full paper and Network P recommends the submission of a full paper by 15 June 2022. The following mini-conferences require accepted participants to submit full papers (for those whose abstract was accepted) by 15 June 2022: TH01 (max 9,000 words), TH02, TH03, THO6, TH08 (6,000 words), TH10, TH11, TH12, TH13, and TH14.

To submit a session, you must include both an overall abstract for the session and abstracts for each of the 3-5 papers composing the session. The same word length applies to papers within sessions as does to individual paper submissions.

SASE network and mini-conference organizers welcome both full sessions and individual papers.

Attention: no author may present more than two papers, regardless of whether the papers have co-authors.

No paper may be submitted twice to different networks or mini-conferences.


The Early Career Workshop provides additional career development and networking opportunities at SASE for PhD students and researchers having obtained their PhD within 3 years of the annual SASE meeting, as well as for early career scholars without institutional affiliation. It is a one-day workshop that runs the day before the main conference and is hosted by senior SASE professors, including a pre-Workshop networking event, sessions on getting published, career development, and an introduction to socio-economics. It will also provide an opportunity for a longer and deeper discussion of applicants’ conference papers.

To be eligible for the Early Career Workshop, you must either be a PhD student or a researcher having obtained your PhD within 3 years of the annual SASE meeting, or an early career scholar without institutional affiliation. Previous workshop participants may not apply for this award.

To apply for the Workshop, your paper abstract should be submitted and accepted to the main conference through the normal process. Applicants must also submit the following materials in English before the general submission period ends:

  • full paper
  • two-page CV
  • one-page case for support – a letter detailing why you wish to attend the workshop and what financial support you require from SASE (approximate cost of travel, whether you need housing during the conference, and what support you have from your home institution)

Any application without all of these elements will not be considered for inclusion in the Workshop. The deadline for these materials is the same as the general deadline for submissions.

While two papers may be submitted to the SASE conference, applicants may submit only one paper, under 10,000 words, to be considered for the Early Career Workshop. Only those papers accepted to the main conference are considered by the Workshop Organizing Committee for additional inclusion in the Workshop.

Each Early Career Workshop participant has their full main conference fee and membership waived.

There will be approximately 15-20 competitively allocated places at the Workshop.  Notification of acceptance will be sent out approximately 2 months before the annual meeting.


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You will need the following information for submission: submission information (title, abstract, keywords), and author information (name, email address, affiliation info, etc).  If your theme track requires an uploaded paper or proposal, you will need to ensure that it is in the appropriate format (Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, Plain Text, Rich Text Format). You can return to your submission and upload it at any time prior to the deadline. Your submission is complete and available for review only when you have clicked the “Conclude Submission” button on the Confirmation page at the end of the process. If you need to return to your submission prior to completing the submission process, you can use the link sent to you when the submission was initiated.

Each page includes its own instructions at the top. If you need more detailed instructions, there is a “View Submission Instructions” link at the bottom of the left-hand control panel on each page.

Once you have completed your submission, you will receive an automated email informing you that it has been received, providing you with an additional link to your submission. You can return to your submission with this link at any time to edit prior to the submission deadline.


With the exception of featured speakers and prizewinners, all attendees, including other invited presenters, discussants, panelists, and moderators, must pay registration fees. To participate in the SASE annual meeting, you must be a current member of SASE. You can join through the website and consult conference registration fees here. Membership to SASE includes a one-year subscription to Socio-Economic Review, SASE’s journal, published quarterly by Oxford University Press. Members who join mid-year will receive access to back issues of Socio-Economic Review for the year in which they join. SASE regrets it cannot refund membership and registration fees.