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

ECSB Event Fund 2020 – Spring Call


Applications are now open for the ECSB Event Fund 2020 – Spring Call. 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 1, 2020 via the online application form.

Successful applicants will be notified by March 7, 2020

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.
  • 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.
  • All funding to be claimed within one month of the supported event.
  • 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).



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


Submit your application by 1st February 2020