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

24th call deadline 11th November 2018

Early Career Conference Rome September 26-28th
Call for Papers, Eu-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference (ECC), IRCRES Rome, Italy 26-28th September 2018 - Public R&D funding and evaluation:
Methods, Trends and Changes
2019 Conference Rome, 5-7 June
Powerpoint presentation for download
Oslo Summer School 17-21 September 2018 - The science system...
The summer school is aimed at PhD candidates, early stage researchers and science policy practitioners from the public sector, consultancies and similar.
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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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