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


The Eu-SPRI member organisations 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 2023 at the latest. Date of the event should be coordinated with the Executive Committee of Eu-SPRI.

Please note that an ECS applied for under this call complements the existing EU-SPRI series of recurrent training schools, see for more detail.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to Eu-SPRI Forum secretariat: The Eu-SPRI Forum Executive Committee will decide the selection of training schools by mid June 2023.

For any questions please email Debbie Cox (