Call for Papers

Ibn Haldun University 1st Graduate Conference on

Social Sciences, Humanities and Management, IHU GradCon 2018

May 25-26, 2018

The 1st Ibn Haldun Graduate Conference will be held in Ibn Haldun University on 25-26th May 2018. The conference aims to provide a platform for graduate students to exchange ideas, present their research work, shape their tentative thesis proposals in paper format and receive constructive feedback from scholars. The conference will also provide an opportunity to graduate students at IHU to polish their presentation and communication skills, network with other peers across disciplines and faculties to collaborate in future research activities.


In line with the spirit of the conference, we welcome submissions of high-quality research work on all topics related to social sciences, humanities and management.


SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE covers but not limited to:

Law, Education, Business, Economics, Islamic studies, Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Political Science and other related topics in Social Sciences.

Best paper award: Best Paper Award will be presented to the selected best paper(s) of the conference.

LANGUAGE: The languages of the conference are English and Turkish


Best Paper Awards

IHU GradCon will award top three papers exclusive financial support for participation to national and international scientific conferences. 

2500 TL for the first paper
1500 TL for the second paper
1000 TL for the third paper

This support can be exclusively used by the first author of the selected papers within the regular period of the study program they enrolled.


Date and Venue

25-26 May 2018

Conference Halls: Cİhannüma ve Mesnevi

Ibn Haldun University,

Başakşehir, Istanbul, Turkey


Abstract Submission: 22nd April 2018

Abstract Notification: 27th April 2018

Full paper Submission: 20th May 2018


for further information

This is an exclusive event for IHU graduate students

Submit your research and thesis proposal.

Author Guidelines

IHU GradCon 2018 welcomes both research papers and thesis proposals in one or more of the disciplines within the scope of the conference.

The links below provide guidelines to the authors to edit their research work, qualitative or quantitative, according to standard conference format.

Qualitative Template

Quantitative Template

IHU GradCon 2018 requires two-step submission process. The abstract submission is the first stage. Upon approval of the abstract, full paper submission is the second stage. While writing your abstract, follow the tentative guideline given below:
  • A brief introductory sentence to the topic
  • Why is this topic important?
  • Research question/s in brief
  • Methodology adopted in brief and reasons backing your approach.

At the second stage, submit your full paper. While shaping your thesis proposal in paper format, make sure you address the following:

  • Introduction: Essence of the topic and why this topic is chosen.
  • Your research question or research hypothesis
  • A literature survey with possible gaps in the literature
  • Methodology: Proposed research methodology specifying tools and resources being used.
  • Results (If preliminary results are available?)
  • Discussion and Limitations

Submissions for this conference were closed on 03-05-2018.


Ibn Haldun University
Ulubatlı Hasan Caddesi, No:2
34494 - Başakşehir, İstanbul, Turkey
Tel. +90 212 692 0 212