European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Engaged entrepreneurship research in Europe

Applications are now open for the ECSB Event Fund 2021–2022. 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 30 April 2021 via the online application form.

Successful applicants will be notified by 31 May 2021.

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 own channels.

Selection criteria

An ECSB supported event must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The event must be led by an ECSB member (lead applicant). Collaboration across institutions and countries is welcome. However, one lead institution must be clearly identified. This institution will be responsible for managing the funding.
  • Participants of the event should be given the possibility of becoming ECSB members through registration in the event, and the event should be open for current ECSB members as well.
  • Events that focus on doctoral and early career researchers are encouraged.
  • If the event proposed is part of an existing event or conference, a clear rationale of the added value and distinct identity of the event must be provided.
  • Events should not coincide with ECSB’s main conferences such as 3E and RENT, but pathways to the conferences through paper development seminars are encouraged.
  • Provide a report and blog post on completion of the proposed project/event.
  • The proposed events will take place between July 2021–July 2022.
  • All funding to be claimed by 31 August 2022
  • Event organizers commit to co-brand ECSB. 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).
  • In the current context of the global pandemic, organizers of online events are also encouraged to submit their proposals.


Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of €1,000 for onsite events and €500 for online events (payable on submission of receipts and report). 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.

A total up to of  five grant awards will be made in this call.