EGOS Inclusivity Policy

The European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) strives to make it easier for colleagues and PhD candidates from low-income countries to join our community. Inclusivity is key to better understand grand challenges from a global perspective and enriching everybody's experience. Yet we are also fully aware of the very many hurdles faced by those from underprivileged countries. In an attempt to address at least some of those issues, EGOS provides support in several ways:

  • Vastly reduced membership fees (10 euros);

  • Subsidized Colloquium fees (100 euros in person, 10 euros online);

  • Mentoring for newcomers at our Colloquium (on a voluntary basis);

  • Possibility to apply for a travel grant to attend our Colloquium;

  • Remote participation options.

 

Who Can Benefit?

Colleagues and PhD candidates whose primary affiliation (and salary) is with an institution in one of the lowest-income countries are welcome to apply. Our list of countries is based on ILO data  ILO (International Labour Organization)* and currently includes: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (the Democratic Republic of the), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe,  Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania (United Republic of), Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, and Zambia.

Eligibility
 
In order to be eligible for the reduced membership and Colloquium fee, as well as a travel grant, your submitted short paper needs to have been invited to the colloquium and/or your pre-Colloquium activity application (i.e., an application for the pre-colloquium PhD Workshop, pre-Colloquium Post-doctoral & Early Career Scholars Workshop) has to be accepted. In addition, you need to be a permanent resident of one of the above-listed countries.

Your application for the travel grant must be sent to egos.vicechair@hotmail.com on May 1, 2024 at the latest. Your application should include:

  • A short motivation letter, describing your prior involvement with EGOS, your reasons to attend, and your reason for applying for funding;

  • A proof of permanent residence in one of the listed countries;

  • A letter confirming your university affiliation;

  • A preliminary budget, listing the estimated costs to be made for travel and lodging.**


Your application will be reviewed by EGOS Board. We will inform you about our decision as soon as possible, and in any case before May 15, 2023.
 
The list of countries will be revised every year by the EGOS Board. However, we are aware that no list is perfect. Accordingly, please contact the Board if you believe your country should benefit from being listed here.

The spirit of our Inclusivity Policy is to facilitate membership and attendance for those who cannot afford them. Please note that this policy runs at a significant loss for our association, so there is only so much we can do. We ask you not to game the system: if your institution is wealthy in one of the listed countries, or if you have multiple affiliations, please refrain from claiming a reduced fee. Otherwise, we will be delighted to help as much as possible to mutually benefit from having you as a valuable member of our community.

* We use the International Labour Organization (ILO) database because it offers fine-grained information on employee earnings per occupation. This accounts for both development level and inequality, and is thus more precise than lists based on GDP.

** We will consider requests for tickets (e.g., train, plane, bus) for economy class. Please note our Sustainability Principles. We can provide grants for traveling to the Colloquium and back (see above); lodging for the duration of the Colloquium (Tuesday, respectively, Wednesday to Saturday); a lump sum for public transport; and a daily allowance.