ERGroup Objectives

The Emerging Researchers' Group aims to:

  • provide a European research community for Emerging Researchers (including those undertaking a Doctorate)
  • provide a forum for dissemination of Early Career Research at the Emerging Researchers´Conference   
  • offer support and guidance for article production via the 'Best Paper Award'
  • offer support for researchers from low GDP countries to engage with ECER.

Its main strength lies in the support it offers to 'new' researchers in providing a space for discussion and collaboration with peers across Europe. In addition, it  creates a new space in EERA which allows emerging researchers to be supported so that a strong, independent 'Emerging Researchers' forum will add to EERA's internal democratic accountability.

The Group will recruit members whose membership details will be held within the EERA database. The annual meeting is held at ECER each year; and year round contact is maintained between members through email and via the Emerging Researchers' Group website.

The Link Convenor, elected for a fixed term by the annual group meeting, will be co-opted onto the EERA Council for the period of their office and their travel expenses will be paid by EERA. The Convenor will be expected to represent the interests of 'new' educational researchers in Europe on Council.

Interview with Convenors at ECER 2010

Funding in Europe

The website of the grantmanship centre provides an overview on funding sources in Europe:

Keywords for the ERG

  • early career researchers,
  • new researchers,
  • doctoral students.