Through the IRSPM website and the annual conference, the chapter aims at providing a forum for exchanging ideas, information and suggestions on how to design and conduct research, as well as information on career opportunities, PhD and postdoctoral programs.
the New Researchers' panel, where young researchers can present their current research and obtain feedback from leading academics of their field, as well as from their peers
the meet-and-greet reception/lunch, during which researchers can meet each other and the executive board members
the Editors' Forum, where New Researchers meet editors of leading journals in the public management field
The Osborne Best Paper Award is awarded every year to the best paper presented in the New Researchers' Panel. Two papers won the prize in 2016: Jose Nederhand and Ingmar Van Meerkerk with 'Governmental framing of citizens in welfare services: partners or clients' and Vivian Xuan Tu with 'Exploring co-production processes and outcomes: a systematic literature review'.