Workshops and events

5th Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum

CMI–U4, Bergen, Norway

Organiser: ICRN

(This event is postponed and will most likely take place in 2021. We will announce dates when ready.)

The Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network (ICRN) is happy to announce the Fifth edition of the ICRN Forum, which will take place on June 11-13, 2020 at Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway.

The ICRN Forum aims to bring together international junior researchers from all disciplines (including, but not limited to, psychology, economics, political science, sociology, law, anthropology, history) working in the fields of (anti-)corruption and integrity to present their current research, discuss working papers and initiate collaborative research projects. The ICRN Forum is especially aimed at junior researchers (PhD, Post-Docs), but advanced Master students can also apply.

Forming a network of junior researchers working on (anti-)corruption is key to Forum activities. The Forum will additionally host several keynote speeches and a panel debate that will be open to the public.

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions that discuss various manifestations of corruption, understandings of integrity as well as important anti-corruption initiatives at the local, national and international contexts. Contributions examining dynamics of corruption, anti-corruption and integrity pertaining to formal and informal institutions, the role of elites, new technologies and international organizations are also welcomed.

Participating in the event is free of charge, including coffee, snacks and lunches. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.

We warmly invite junior researchers from all disciplines to apply by February 1, 2020 by filling in the online form.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in mid-February, 2020.

Information about previous ICRN Forums is available here. If you have any questions, please contact us at

In the selection process, we apply the following criteria:

- Quality of abstract

- Junior scholar: (MA, PhD, post-doc, junior/assistant professor)

- Relevance and "innovativeness" of proposal

- Regional diversity.

We look forward to receiving your applications and seeing you in Bergen!

The ICRN team