Mission Statement and Funding Options
Season School Mission
The aim of the ‘European Educational Research Association’ (EERA) is to further high quality educational research for the benefit of education and society. High quality research not only acknowledges its own context but also recognises wider, transnational contexts with their social, cultural and political similarities and differences. To accomplish this, engagement and support for the next generation of European researchers is essential. EERA season schools bring together early career researchers and PhD students from a number of nations to share and discuss their research and experiences with experts within their own field of research, in order to further the professional development of emerging researchers.
EERA will form partnerships on an equal basis with European Institutions, Associations and Universities. All parties would be required to contribute equally to funding and provision of academic staff. The Season School scheme would be run by Institutions, Associations and Universities normally for a period of 2 years.
Two kinds of Season Schools
EERA’s commitment to capacity building in the European Educational Research space will for the time being take two forms:
- a.) EERA Summer School: Council initiated Season School (5 days course, General academic skills)
- b.) Network initiated Season Schools (shorter, subject-specific)
EERA Summer Schools
Principles for the EERA Summer School initiated by Council
- To occur annually; time of the year to be decided in collaboration with partners
- The Summer School is to be undertaken for a period of five days .
- The programme will accept a minimum of 50 and a maximum of 70 PhD participants currently in the mid of their study.
- Sessions will be undertaken in English.
- Main focus will be on general academic skills like academic writing, methodology, etc.
- The Summer School will be established in partnership with EERA and one or more universities, normally for two years.
- Partnerships will be recruited accordingly by an open procedure in EERA Council.
- Universities will be normally required to award ECTS points on successful completion of the course.
- Funding responsibility is shared equally between EERA and the university. EERA contributes 15.000,-€.
- The budget can provide for: student housing, food, mentor/supervisor/guest tutors: travel, housing, food and a small honorarium for specific administration costs.
- There is no participation fee, but a general contribution towards expenses (2015 270,-€ HGDP, 180,-€ LGDP students).
- Administration is shared by the partners on the basis of a contract; no overhead will be provided.
- Target Group will normally be PhD students studying in an EERA Member Country.
- Tutors and participants will normally be chosen from diverse European countries (Countries with an EERA member association)
- Universities may raise funds (for instance by inviting publishing houses to co-sponsor the event).
- EERA member association and university hosting the event are encouraged to cooperate on the summer School.
Start a Network Summer School
For more information regarding funding principles & Submission Deadlines please consult