EERA aims at promoting Emerging researchers and PhD students. Within EERA their interests are represented by the Emerging Researchers' Group, whose convenor is a co-opted member of the EERA Council.

EERA's activities for Postgraduates/and Emerging researchers are: 

EERA's activities for postgraduate students

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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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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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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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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EERA and the Johannes Kepler University of Linz run a Summer School on "Methods and Methodology in Educational Research" in July 16/17. Some EERA networks conduct subject specific season schools.

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