Conference Submission and Award Guidelines

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.

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.

Paper submissions and session proposals must be made through our online submission system. For technical reasons, you must log in to the SASE website to access the submission system. 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 “forgot password” link next to the login box.


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

To submit an individual paper, you must include an abstract. Abstracts for submissions to regular networks should be no longer than 500 words; abstracts for submissions to Network I and R, and to mini-conferences should be no longer than 1000 words.  All submissions need to include 3 keywords.

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 – please keep in mind that all mini-conferences, require full papers to be uploaded for accepted abstract submissions by 1 June 2021.

View descriptions of networks and mini-conferences, as well as contact information for their organizers, by clicking the highlighted links.

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

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

Opening and closing dates for submissions to be posted shortly.

Acceptance notifications will be sent by late February 2021.


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. 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 evening meal with a 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. 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 their full paper, a short two-page CV, and a short one-page case for support to SASE via the submissions system before the general submissions deadline passes (date to be posted shortly). Any application without all of these elements will not be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

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 waived. Full conference accommodation is also paid, including the additional night of accommodation for the Workshop. Participants receive a certificate of participation and are eligible to apply to a Hardship Fund for a contribution to their travel costs to the conference. Participants not requiring support for travel or accommodations should state this in their one-page letter. Likewise, participants who receive another award for their paper will not receive further support for the Workshop.

There will be approximately 15-20 competitively allocated places at the Workshop.  Notification of acceptance will be sent out approximately 3 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. 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 back issues of Socio-Economic Review for the year in which they join. SASE regrets it cannot refund registration fees.