CfA: Young Scholar Grants for 8th European Communication Conference – online 2021

The ECREA Young Scholars Network (YECREA) and ECREA invite applications for:

  • 35 ECC 2021 fee wavers for young scholars who are ECREA PhD members and are accepted to present at ECC (the PhD fee for members would be €75)
  • Deadline for application: 29th of April 2021

Receiving the ECC 2021 grant means that you can join the conference for free. The grants are intended for YECREA members (visit to learn how to become a YECREA member) in order to support access to the academic community of media and communication scholars by attending ECREA’s first online conference from 6th to 9th September 2021.

The number of grants is exceptionally high this time as a reaction to the challenging situation during the pandemic. YECREA and ECREA are aware of problems like uncertain employment and isolation that especially young scholars are currently facing. Therefore, we want provide free conference access to 35 PhD members to reconnect with colleagues.

Grant awards will be made based on several criteria, of which the most important is the applicants’ access to financial resources (e.g. from your home university, third-party funded projects or national funding institutions). The grants will be awarded only to young scholars whose presentation has been accepted to the programme of the conference. 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 provided on the basis of waived registration fee.

Application & Timeline ECC Grants 2021

Applicants are expected to complete and submit the following Application Form. To apply click on the Register button on the left and fill in the Application Form:

If selected for a grant, you will be asked to send a proof of acceptance to the conference (forwarding e-mail of acceptance of your presentation) as well as some evidence of your PhD or post-doctoral research status (e.g. prove of enrollment or link to your home university profile).

To apply, please complete the form no later than by 29th of April 2021. We will notify the applicants by 3rd of May 2021. All grantees should confirm their attendance till 6th of May.

Timeline ECC 2021

Important dates are:

  • 13th of April registration process opens
  • 6th of May: Participants need to confirm their participation at the ECC (deadline updated)
  • 2nd of August: Early bird registration closes (check the conference website for updates)

For further information, please contact the YECREA management team (Johan Farkas, Corinna Lauerer and Norbert Šinković): .