Call For Papers & JSS Travel Award: “COVID-19 and Society”

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Call for Papers
June 20, 2022
Subject Fields: 
East Asian History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Public Health, Political Science, Sociology

Call For Papers & JSS Travel Award

“COVID-19 and Society”

Application Deadline: June 20, 2022


The 95th Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS)

Otemon Gakuin University (Osaka, Japan)

November 12–13, 2022


The Japan Sociological Society (JSS) is pleased to announce its 16th annual grant competition for early-career scholars in its renewed format as *JSS Travel Award*. JSS will select an overall of 10 scholars to present papers in two special sessions on “COVID-19 and Society” and participate in the JSS Annual Meeting, held at Otemon Gakuin University, November 12-13, 2022. The scholars will receive financial support towards their travel costs as follows:

  * *6 early-career scholars from outside of Japan* (100,000 yen for
    travel costs)
  * *4 early-career scholars from within Japan* (10,000 yen for travel


Joining the special sessions on “COVID-19 and Society” as discussant is Dr. Carol Underwood, Associate Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, the globally leading institution in collecting and analyzing data on the COVID-19 pandemic. As internationally renowned expert in research on the social determinants of health, she is actively involved in hands-on sociological research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in various countries around the globe. She will be commenting together with a Japan-based discussant from JSS.

For the detailed Call for Applications, please refer to the website below:

Please also share this information with anyone you think might be interested to apply.  
Applicants will be notified of the abstracts that were accepted in the sessions by mid-July, 2022.

In case of questions, please contact us at: ilc(at)

Contact Info: 

Dr. Carola Hommerich

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