Opened: 28th April 2023

The Eu-SPRI member organisations are invited to submit proposals for Early Career Research Conferences (ECC) in Autumn 2023 and in 2024.

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.

ECC gather outstanding early career researchers with established academics for a series of exchanges about on-going and new research in research and innovation policy. Within the SPRI field ECC normally have no narrow themes, rather they are thematically open. Early career researchers can network with one another, across institutions and countries, and with established researchers, and gain critical feedback on their work, as well as experience in critiquing the work of peers.

The Eu-SPRI Forum normally supports one or two conferences per year. An ECC will normally have 25-30 participants. The maximum support for a conference amounts to 20,000 euros (for organisation and all actual incurred costs for participants once present, not their travel costs). 

This call asks for applications for ECC to be organised by 31st December 2024 at the latest.

Submission deadline: 31st May 2023

Proposals and queries should be submitted by e-mail to Eu-SPRI Forum secretariat: Debbie Cox ( The Eu-SPRI Forum Executive Committee will decide the selection of conferences by 20th June 2023.

Download the full call details here.

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