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ENCATC Research Award

Granted each year, the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is offered to the best recent PhD Thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young researcher from Europe and the rest of the world.

The award aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and management to explore, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake in contemporary Europe, Asia and the Americas, and possibly anticipate new cultural policy orientations, as well as to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and management issues.

Who can apply
The PhD thesis submitted to the call must have been recently published (up to 4 years after completion of the thesis)  and be qualified with cum laude or equivalent in entrants’ country’s higher education system. 
All the doctoral thesis must be presented in English although the original version can be in another language.

 

How to apply
Applicants must fill in the online application form and upload the following documents:
– CV
– A cover letter
– a 3000 word summary of the PhD thesis in English including: 

  • Aim of the study and research questions
  • Theoretical framework
  • Methodological approaches, data collection and analysis, and ethical considerations
  • Main results of the study
  • Theoretical and practical contributions to the field of cultural management and/or policy
  • Main references

– Letters of recommendation of two members of university’s jury/assessment board involved in the public defense process
– Proof the application processing fee has been paid (print screen for example).

 

Deadline: 28 May 2021, midnight Brussels time.

The Award consists of the translation of the winning doctoral thesis into English and its publication in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy headed by ENCATC. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group.

 

All details can be found here.