Academics from Amsterdam visit SPERI to plan research collaborations

petgov-speriEarlier this year SPERI and the Department of Politics’ Political Economy Research Group (PERG) were awarded a Sheffield International Mobility Scheme grant to launch a partnership with the University of Amsterdam’s Political Economy and Transnational Governance programme group (PETGOV).

The mobility scheme was facilitated by SPERI Research Fellow Dr Genevieve LeBaron and enables SPERI and PETGOV to explore new research and funding opportunities based on our shared research interests and political economy expertise.

Last week Professors Brian BurgoonLuc Fransen and Daniel Mugge from PETGOV visited Sheffield and met the team at SPERI. The visit was an valuable opportunity to find out more about their research interests and the work of PETGOV, inform them about SPERI’s research and projects, and discuss future potential collaborations.

PETGOV is a leading political economy research group and we’re delighted to have established this important partnership with them. Our two research groups are each home to a top-ranked journal in the field of political economy: New Political Economy at the University of Sheffield, and Review of International Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam. We share a common research agenda and this scheme promises to develop exciting new fellowships, Events|News and collaborations over the coming year“, Professor Tony Payne, co-Director of SPERI.

During the two day visit it was agreed that SPERI and PETGOV will establish an exchange programme of short visiting fellowships in 2016. This will allow early careers research staff from SPERI to spend time in Amsterdam and vice versa. It was also agreed that SPERI and PETGOV will hold a joint seminar on a common research theme in Amsterdam in May 2016; colleagues from PETGOV will facilitate panels for the 2016 SPERI conference in Sheffield in July, and we will seek to establish opportunities for PhD students from both institutions to collaborate with each other.