ECC Travel Fund

Call for Applicants: Young Scholar Grants, Lugano 2018

The ECREA Young Scholars Network (Yecrea) and ECREA invites applications for:

  • 5 ECC 2018 grants for young scholars who are regular ECREA PhD members (covering conference fee + 250€ travel/stay costs)
  • 5 ECC 2018 grants for soft-currency ECREA PhD members (covering conference fee + 350€ travel/stay costs)

The grants are intended for YECREA members without or with limited financial aid in order to gain access to the scientific community of media and communication scholars by attending ECREA’s biannual conference from 31 October until 3 November 2018 in Lugano.
The ECC 2018 grants cover full costs of conference fee and partial reimbursement for costs of travel and stay (250€ for regular and 350€ for soft-currency members). The grants will be provided on the basis of reimbursement. All successful applicants will be reimbursed for the actual costs on the basis of submitting the ECREA reimbursement form and original invoices and receipts documenting the actual costs. The applicant will be reimbursed up to the amount of the subsidy that was granted to the particular applicant.
The grants will be awarded based on a number of criteria. Evaluations will especially assess applicants’ access to financial resources. The applications will not be reviewed in terms of academic quality. However, applicants should preferably submit abstracts as first authors to the ECC conference programme. The grants will be awarded only to young scholars whose presentation has been accepted to the scientific programme of the conference.

Application documents
Applicants are expected to complete and submit the form ”Application Form for Young Scholars Grants ECC Lugano”, which you find available for download under Form_YECREAfund_Lugano. Please note that grants can only be awarded to YECREA members (visit to learn about how to become a YECREA member). We also request that you send us a proof of acceptance to the conference. Forwarding the acceptance email from the ECC is enough.
To apply, please submit the completed form to by 14 May 2018 (please put “ECC young scholars fund” in the subject line). For further information, please use the same contact address.

The deadline for submitting applications for the young scholar grants is 14 May 2018. Further
important dates are:

  • 7 May: notification of acceptance/rejection to the ECC programme
  • 1 June: participants need to confirm their participation at the ECC
  • 31 August: end of early bird registration

We will inform successful applicants about the grant distribution by the end of May and thus before participants need to confirm their participation for the ECC.