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IQMR 2024 will run from June 16-28




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How to participate

Open Pool

There are four separate open pool competitions to attend IQMR 2024: the general open pool; applications from researchers at African scholarly institutions; applications from researchers at Latin American scholarly institutions; and applications from scholars based in the Arab MENA region. You can find links to the separate application forms in the table below.

Scholars admitted through the general track will have their participation at IQMR covered, receive a stipend to contribute towards cost of meals, as well as shared-accommodation for the duration of the program. General track attendees will be responsible for their own transportation costs to and from Syracuse University. Scholars admitted through the African, Latin American and MENA tracks will have participation at IQMR covered, meals, and shared-accommodation for the duration of the program, as well as roundtrip economy-class airfare.


Distinct from the open pool process, IQMR also accepts attendees who are nominated to attend by their home unit (center/department/school) using their own selection procedures. The participation fee varies depending on the number of people being nominated. For 2024, the participation fee per nominee is $1670 if one, $1640 if two, $1620 if three, $1600 if four, and $1580 if five. The participation may be paid by either the nominating home unit, or by the nominee. If you have any questions about the nominating process, please contact Colin Elman at

Application Information


Application deadline: 10/23/23
Number of slots: 15
Travel bursary: No
Part, room and board: Yes


Application deadline: 10/23/23
Number of slots: 5
Travel bursary: Yes
Part, room and board: Yes


Application deadline: 10/16/23
Number of slots: 4
Travel bursary: Yes
Part, room and board: Yes

Latin America

Application deadline: 10/23/23
Number of slots: 5
Travel bursary: Yes
Part, room and board: Yes

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Hear From Our Participants

Learn to create and critique methodologically sophisticated qualitative research designs, including case studies, tests of necessity or sufficiency, and narrative or interpretive work. Explore the techniques, uses, strengths, and limitations of these methods, while emphasizing their relationships with alternative approaches. And receive constructive feedback on your own qualitative research designs. 

Watch our YouTube playlist for video introductions to each of the conference sessions.

New Voices Initiative

IQMR’s New Voices Initiative aims to identify, encourage and support early career researchers (ECRs) who are interested in teaching at IQMR. Our hope is that each fall several ECRs will be selected through a transparent, competitive process, and will join the teaching team for particular module sequences during the following summer’s institute. Seasoned instructors will guide and mentor ECRs who are selected, and will learn from and draw on their fresh insights and perspectives about the methods being taught. The initiative’s broader goals are to grow the number and diversity of faculty who teach qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. As part of the New Voices Initiative, three ECRs were selected as teaching fellows at IQMR 2023. 

IQMR 2023 ECR Teaching Fellows:

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Dana El Kurd

Dana El Kurd is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond and a senior non-resident fellow at the Arab Center Washington. She is the author of "Polarized and Demobilized: Legacies of Authoritarianism in Palestine" (Oxford University Press, 2020). El Kurd's work focuses on authoritarian regimes in the Arab world, state-society relations in these countries, and the impact of international intervention. El-Kurd received her Ph.D. in government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017.
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Gabreélla (Ella) Friday

Gabreélla (Ella) Friday is a postdoctoral researcher dually appointed in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Brown University. Her areas of specialization include mass incarceration, women, gender and sexuality studies, time and social theory, and social movements. She worked as a prisoner’s rights advocate, community organizer, and researcher for her forthcoming book project, Weaponizing and Resisting Time. Here, she explores incarcerated women’s relationship to and resistance of time in a rural upstate New York jail where she conducted four-years of ethnographic advocacy. Friday received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Binghamton University in 2022. 

Rachel Schwartz

Rachel Schwartz

Rachel Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on civil war and its legacies, statebuilding, corruption, and human rights in Central America, as well as qualitative methods. Her book Undermining the State from Within: The Institutional Legacies of Civil War in Central America was published by Cambridge University Press in early 2023. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Program and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and her work has been published in scholarly journals like the Journal of Peace ResearchJournal of Global Security StudiesLatin American Politics & SocietyRevista de Ciencia Política, Small Wars and Insurgencies, and Studies in Comparative International Development. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University. Schwartz received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2019.

Please note that while we are hopeful that participants in IQMR 2024 will be able to gather in Syracuse next summer, we realize that this will ultimately be dictated by health circumstances. If we are unable to hold an in-person institute, IQMR 2024 will take place online. We will offer details regarding specific arrangements early next year once we have further information on the progression of the COVID pandemic, and faculty and student needs.

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