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 Applications are now open for the ECSB Event Fund 2019. The fund will provide financial support for members to organize or host a seminar, workshop, colloquium, policy forum or other event that fits the mission of the ECSB broadly conceived.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted to ECSB by February 28, 2019 via the online application form.

Successful applicants will be notified by March 15th, 2019.

Your application will be assessed by members of the ECSB board.

All funded activity will be publicized on the ECSB website and through our social media channels. You are also advised to publicize them through your channels. The ECSB logo and link to the ECSB website must be shown on all publicity.

Selection criteria

An ECSB supported event must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Consist of a minimum of three collaborating partners and led by an ECSB member. One lead institution must be clearly identified. This institution will be responsible for managing the funding.
  • Event’s organizers commit to co-brand ECSB.
  • Provide a report and blog post on completion of the proposed project/event.
  • All funding to be claimed during the ECSB 2019 financial year.

Organizers will be requested to co-brand ECSB where possible (e.g. by including ECSB logo on all events materials and web site and distributing to participants ECSB promotional materials prepared by ECSB, leaflets, brochures and complimentary copies of ECSB publications).

If the event requires a registration fee, whenever possible, to apply reductions for ECSB members or provide an opportunity for participants to become members of ECSB.


Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of €1,000. A total of five grant awards will be made in this call. Costs may include speaker costs, catering costs, printing of promotional materials, marketing, printing of resource packs, travel/subsistence costs for participants, costs associated with recording the event.

Funding cannot be used to purchase equipment or to buy out time from faculty employed at the hosting institution.

Application for the ECSB Event Fund

Send your application by 28 February 2019.