Call for proposals: ECR Pre-Workshops in conjunction with the SGEU 2024 Biennial Conference in Lisbon, 19-21 June 2024

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 June 18 2024, 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 Lisbon as well as the additional night of accommodation.  

Please note that the deadline was extended to the 1st of December 2023, 12:00 CET.

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 

  1. An outline of the nature and objectives of your planned event
  2. The envisaged participants (names or career stage, if already pre-selected) or mechanism for selection
  3. A detailed budget

Please submit your proposal as a single pdf file to by 01 December 2023. The SGEU Steering Committee will evaluate the proposals received and inform applicants of the decision by mid-January 2024.