Call for proposals: ECR Pre-Workshops in conjunction with the SGEU 2022 Biennial Conference in Rome, 8-10 June 2022

The ECPR Standing Group on the European Union (SGEU) is offering funding for one or more pre-conference workshops dedicated to Early Career Researchers to be organised on 7 June 2022, the day prior to the SGEU biennial conference. The format is geared specifically towards ECRs (graduate students, PhD candidates, post-doc researchers, early stage assistant professors) seeking to collaborate with one another or to receive input from more senior scholars around a specific research- or career-related theme. Each workshop may involve up to 15 participants. SGEU will cover costs related to travel to/from Rome as well as the additional night of accommodation. Workspace will be provided at LUISS University for a half-day event in the afternoon of 7 June 2022, i.e. immediately prior to the SGEU biennial conference.
Funding for each workshop will normally be limited to a maximum of €5.000. A larger sum would require specific justification.
Possible formats may concern, but are not limited to:

  • Thematic exchanges around a specific research topic, whereby junior scholars receive detailed input on their draft papers from senior colleagues
  • Research workshops bringing authors together for planned collaborative publications
  • Exchange of information and training on career-related issues such as applications for postdoctoral or tenure-track positions, the process of academic publishing or guidance on the writing of grant proposals

To apply for funding, please prepare a proposal including 

  • an outline of the nature and objectives of your planned event
  • the envisaged participants (names or career stage, if already pre-selected) or mechanism for selection, and
  • a detailed budget

Please submit your proposal as a single pdf file to by 15 December 2021. The SGEU Steering Committee will evaluate the proposals received and inform applicants of the decision by mid-January 2022.