Emerging Researchers' Group

ERGroup Objectives

The Emerging Researchers' Group aims to:

  • provide a European research community for Emerging Researchers (including those undertaking a Doctorate)
  • provide a forum for dissemination of Early Career Research at the Emerging Researchers´Conference   
  • offer support and guidance for article production via the 'Best Paper Award'
  • offer support for researchers from low GDP countries to engage with ECER.

Its main strength lies in the support it offers to 'new' researchers in providing a space for discussion and collaboration with peers across Europe. In addition, it  creates a new space in EERA which allows emerging researchers to be supported so that a strong, independent 'Emerging Researchers' forum will add to EERA's internal democratic accountability.

The Group will recruit members whose membership details will be held within the EERA database. The annual meeting is held at ECER each year; and year round contact is maintained between members through email and via the Emerging Researchers' Group website.

The Link Convenor, elected for a fixed term by the annual group meeting, will be co-opted onto the EERA Council for the period of their office and their travel expenses will be paid by EERA. The Convenor will be expected to represent the interests of 'new' educational researchers in Europe on Council.

EERA's activities for Emerging Researchers

Season Schools

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EERA and Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic will offer a Summer School in July 2019. Some EERA networks conduct subject specific season schools.

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Best Paper Award

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After the Emerging Researchers´ Conference participants are invited to hand in full papers, which are reviewed by a committee. The successful author is invited to next year’s conference.

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Best Poster Award

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During the Emerging Researchers' Conference, the convenors of the Emerging Researchers' Group select the best poster presented during the interactive poster session. The winner is invited to next year's conference.

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ECER Conference Bursaries

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Each year, EERA offers financial support to promising emerging researchers from Eastern European and other Low GDP countries to enable their conference participation. The ECER conference bursary consists of free entry to the ECER Main Conference and a 500 Euro travel bursary. Local bursaries, including free entrance to ECER and ERC are offered to students and recent graduates from the country hosting the conference.

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Emerging Researchers' Group

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The Emerging Researchers' Group fulfils two main EERA objectives: the need to develop research training in Europe by generating methodology seminars and workshops and providing support for young researchers on issues of career development, promoting collaborative work - including presentations.

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The Emerging Researchers' Group runs a mailing list and invites researchers to join. To join the mailing list, send a blank message to erg-subscribe(at)lists.eera-ecer.de

Join the ERG platform "EERA Emerging Researchers' Group" on LinkedIn This space for the ERG has the purpose of being a more interactive platform where members can contact each other directly and where they may exchange information and resources. It will also provide information about the ERG activities.

Interview with Convenors at ECER 2010

Funding in Europe

The website of the grantmanship centre provides an overview on funding sources in Europe:

http://www.tgci.com/europe