Call For Proposals For Early Career Research Training Schools (ECS)

Call for Proposals for Early Career Research Training Schools (ECS)

Opened: 29 October 2018

The Eu-SPRI member organisators are invited to submit proposals for Early Career Research Training Schools (ECS)


The Eu-SPRI Forum aims to support the intellectual and career development of early career SPRI researchers (doctoral candidates; Postdocs), most notably through doctoral programmes, conferences, summer schools and mobility between the partner groups.

Our field of research and innovation policy studies is diverse and has homes in different disciplinary areas. Young Eu-SPRI researchers need dedicated events to acquire and exchange knowledge in two directions:

• Methods-based schools for acquiring new capabilities

• Topic-based schools.

ECS will be hosted by one or more Eu-SPRI member organisations and will be offered by senior scholars in the field. The Eu-SPRI Forum supports one summer and one winter school per year with some 25 students each. The maximum support for a school to 20.000 euros (for organisation and all actual incurred costs for participants once present, no travel costs).

This call asks for applications for ECS to be organised by December 2019 at the latest.  Date of the event should be coordinated with the Executive Committee of Eu-SPRI.

Please note that an ECS would complement the existing EU-SPRI series of five training schools that is being piloted 2017 – 2019, see for more detail

Submission deadline: 10th December 2018

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Eu-SPRI Forum The Eu-SPRI Forum Executive Committee will decide the selection of training schools by mid January 2019

the application form.