The ECREA Young Scholars Network (YECREA) and ECREA invites applications for two grants for doctoral students participating in the ECREA European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School 2017.
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 grants will be awarded to two students who have applied and have been accepted to the summer school.
Each grant is in the amount of 800€ and will cover:
- participation fee
- partial travel refund (up to 240€)*
If selected students are not members of ECREA through their institutions, the grant will also include one year free individual ECREA membership.
*Please note that students who receive ECREA grants will not be eligible for travel refund from the Summer School organisers.
1. Student needs to complete online application to Summer School through http://ecreasummerschool.org/ by 1 April 2017.
2. Student need to submit a separate application for the grant by 1 April 2017.
The grant application should include 1) application form and 2) motivation letter.
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 a motivation letter.
You can download grant application here.
In the motivation 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.
To apply, please send the completed form and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2017. For further questions, please use the same contact address. The selected applicants will be notified by 15 May 2017. If no grants will be awarded, the call may be repeated for students that were accepted to Summer School in late May 2017.
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. A jury consisting of the YECREA management team and former Summer School students will carry out the selection process. Only applications of students, who were accepted to the Summer School will be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The applicants will not be reviewed in terms of academic quality.