Eu-SPRI Early Career Research and PhD Training School, Postponed

Call for applications: EU SPRI Spring School 2020

Transformative Innovation for Sustainability and Post-industrial Industrial Policy

Location: University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom, BN1 9SL

Date: to be announced

Organisers: SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit, INGENIO, and Eu-SPRI – European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation

Organising Committee: Prof Ed Steinmueller (course director), Dr Adrian Ely, Dr Simone Vannuccini

Maximum Participants: 30

Application Deadline: to be announced

Course objectives

Participants will become familiar with the emerging ‘transformative change’ frame, and will be able to:

• Critically examine the prevalent framings of science and technology policy, placing them in historical perspective

• Recognise and discuss the emerging policy practices which embody the ‘transformative change’ frame

• Identify and critically assess methods and approaches with the potential to ‘open-up’ and democratise STI policies

• Consider the role of alternative science and technology indicators

• Reflect on the relevance of the ‘transformative change’ frame to their current research and professional practice

The course has a duration of 5 days and combines lectures, panel discussions, and interactive training sessions. Each day will be dedicated to one or more topics — combining lectures, case studies and group discussions. Sessions will also be held to present and discuss the research of participants with the aim of providing supportive peer and senior feedback and ideas.

Important dates: to be announced.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a PDF document, with your name as the file name, consisting of:

• A motivation letter (1 page, 500 words)

• A brief CV (2 pages)

• A recommendation letter (300 words)

Applicants are requested to use the Europass template ( for their CV.

Applications will be evaluated on three criteria:

• A demonstrable capacity to conduct research on STI or STS issues with policy relevance (motivation letter and CV)

• Likelihood that the participant will benefit from the training (motivation letter)

• Track-record (CV and recommendation letter)

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