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Call for New IUSSP Panels 

The call for new Panel proposals closed on 15 September. Eleven proposals were submitted. These will be reviewed by the IUSSP Council during the month of October and the new panels should be operational beginning 2019.



One of the main functions of the IUSSP is to stimulate and consolidate high-level scientific research on critical population issues and to develop and improve training and research in the population field.  IUSSP Scientific Panels play a central role in achieving these goals. At its first meeting in March 2018, the IUSSP Council established three new panels:


  • Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development  
  • International migration, refugees and policy
  • Population and poverty (PopPov)


The Council is now seeking additional proposals for Scientific Panels to be created or renewed for the 2018-2021 period.* We are keen to support new panels dealing with issues of high scientific and/or policy importance, and which do not overlap with the activities of existing panels or narrowly replicate the work of recent panels. Panels can focus on topics of clear substantive interest or on the use or development of innovative methodologies or new types of data, and can include significant training components. When multiple panels are proposed on the same theme, the Council will ensure that the work of each panel is complementary and, if needed, opt to merge proposals. 


We strongly encourage that members wishing to propose a new panel or to renew an existing panel to carefully read the IUSSP guidelines for panel proposals, noting that the range of activities has been broadened, and to review the set of current or past topics addressed by IUSSP Scientific Panels on the IUSSP website.


To submit a panel proposal, please login as an IUSSP member and register your proposal online at:


Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2018.

* While the IUSSP Council can create new panels at any time, the large majority of proposals are assessed, and panels created, during the first year of its mandate – in 2018.