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Call for applications: European Court of Auditors Postgraduate Research Grants 2020

Posted on 16 June 2020

The European Court of Auditors and the Historical Archives of the European Union are launching the 14th edition of its grant programme for research in the field of European public finance and the EU budget. Two research grants (5,000 euros each) are available in 2020.

The aim of this grant programme is to promote original research into the EU’s public finances and their impact, as well as into the development of the EU's accountability and audit, in addition to forging a community of researchers in this field.

The scheme is open to academic researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including law, political science, economics, sociology, public administration and history. It targets postgraduate students (master’s and doctoral candidates) and postdoctoral students, as well as university teachers, who have completed their master's degree or doctorate within the past ten years and who currently hold an academic position.

Please send your applications by e-mail to the Historical Archives of the European Union no later than 30 August 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application before 15 October 2020.

Each year, two research grants of 5,000 euros each are made available to enable researchers to consult the Historical Archives of the European Union, a unique resource for researchers in Europe and beyond. The programme was launched in 2007 and has since then promoted original research into many areas: the role of the EU institutions, the evolution of compliance, the development of audit methodology, shared management in policy implementation, multi-level governance, the EU regional policy, the emergence of institutional norms and values, and the EU development policy.

To find more information on the grant scheme and the application procedure, please click here.