About the Eu-SPRI Forum

The “European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation” (Eu-SPRI Forum) aims to strengthen the vibrant but dispersed interdisciplinary community of researchers focusing on interdisciplinary dimensions related to policy and governance in the field of knowledge creation and innovation.
Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (SPRI) is a growing research field since the 1960s, evolving at the encounter of economics, political science, sociology, Science and Technology Studies (STS), business administration, geography and history. Read more…

Latest news
and publications

Call for proposals for doctoral researchers
Seventeenth submission deadline: 11 November 2016

Eu-SPRI Exploration Scheme07 26 2016
Call for proposals for proposals 2016/17
Submission deadline: 30 September 2016
ECC Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Re-thinking ...06 22 2016
in Vienna on 21-23 November 2016.
Deadline for extended abstracts: July 20.
EU-SPRI ECC Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Re-th...05 31 2016
in Vienna on 21 – 23 November 2016
Deadline for extended abstracts (1000 – 1500 words): 30 June 2016
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Our three
key missions

1Next generation
Eu-SPRI Forum supports the intellectual and career development of early career SPRI researchers (doctoral candidates; PostDocs), most notably through doctoral programs, conferences, summer schools and mobility between the partner groups.
2Structuring the field
Eu-SPRI Forum holds annual European Conferences on Policies for Research and Innovation, featuring both presently relevant and incoming new themes.
3Exploratory initiatives
Eu-SPRI Forum aspires to anticipate new SPRI themes, concepts and methods. The exploration of new interdisciplinary analytical horizons is facilitated through co-funding of working groups, producing position papers within up to 18 months.

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