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07 May 2012

Europe | Cultural Policy Research Award

The Cultural Policy Research Award was launched in 2004 by the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and since 2008, is developed in partnership with ENCATC. It is open to candidates from Europe aged under 35.

Designed to foster academic and applied cultural policy research and to explore issues at stake in contemporary Europe, the Cultural Policy Research Award aims to contribute to new competence building among young scholars in comparative cultural policy research.

Through the CPRA annual competition, the programme partners aim to encourage and enable cultural policy researchers to take a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the field. The Award is devoted to research projects which shed light on contemporary European cultural issues and challenges by analysing them and offering policy solutions.

Since 2004 seven promising young researchers have won the Award which represents an important achievement for them in this discipline, and a key step in the production of new knowledge. By having more than 75 young researchers involved in the annual competition, the CPRA has widened the map of young cultural policy researchers in Europe, and raised their visibility and recognition.

Eligibility criteria

  • The CPR Award competition is open to candidates from all European countries (Council of Europe Member States).

  • Candidates must be able to speak and write in English.

  • Young academics, researchers and policymakers are eligible for the 10,000 Euro award.

  • Candidates must be educated to M.A. level in social sciences, art & humanities, or public policy research, and must be no older than 35 at the time of applying.

  • Candidates will be assessed according to their qualifications, the relevance and innovation of their research project to cultural policy issues, and their vision of how policy recommendations could be implemented.

See website for how to apply.

Deadline for applications: May 7 2012

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