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Summer School grants 2019

ECREA will be awarding 10 grants to doctoral candidates participating in the 2019 ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School.

The grants are intended to encourage and support PhD candidates with limited economic support and with limited opportunities to participate in international academic events. The grant will cover the Summer School fee.

The deadline for application is 15 March 2019 (midnight CET).

WHO CAN APPLY FOR ECREA SUMMER SCHOOL GRANTS

Only ECREA members are eligible to receive Summer School grants. Candidates can apply for grants even if they are not ECREA members, but must become ECREA members by 1 May 2019 if they are selected in the review process. In the grant review process, only applications of candidates who have been accepted to participate in the Summer School will be reviewed.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ECREA SUMMER SCHOOL GRANTS

Applicants are expected to complete and submit the application form in which they will be asked about their financial and institutional background as well as their motivation for applying. In the application letter, students should especially specify the reasons for why they should be awarded a grant. The focus should be placed on the stability of the doctoral position (financial support, time given to complete the PhD., etc.), the academic support (in terms of supervision and opportunities for structured feedback), international academic exposure, and all other topics that might seem relevant to the applicant.

Download the application form in Word format.
Download the application form in PDF format.

Please fill-in the application form and upload it in the application form. If you encounter any problems you can email the form to info@ecrea.eu.

SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

The grants will be awarded based on a number of criteria. The primary aim is to make it possible for young scholars to participate in the summer school, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in a similar event. Evaluations will especially assess applicants’ access to financial or institutional resources. Furthermore, it will be considered in how far an applicant has opportunities to received qualified feedback by high-profile researchers and peers in a way the summer school provides. In the grant review process, only applications of candidates who have been accepted to participate in the Summer School will be reviewed. The applications for ECREA Summer School grants will therefore not be reviewed in terms of academic quality.

The selection process will be carried out by Young Scholars Network – YECREA.

WHAT WILL ECREA SUMMER SCHOOL GRANT COVER

The Summer School grant will cover the Summer School participation fee (840€).

The participation fee covers:

  • accommodation for the whole duration of the summer school, including breakfast
  • welcome and farewell dinner
  • lunch from Mondays to Fridays
  • coffee in the breaks
  • summer school materials
  • WiFi at the summer school venue

The grant does not cover travel to/from the Summer School.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Submission system opens: 15 February 2019
  • Deadline for applications: 15 March 2019
  • Notification of acceptance to the Summer School: last week of March 2019
  • Notification of grant selection process: 12 April 2019
  • Deadline for ECREA membership check: 1 May 2019

CONTACT

You can send questions and inquiries concerning ECREA Summer School grants to info@ecrea.eu.


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