ESHET Research Grant Scheme – Call for Proposals

Following an announcement during the last General Assembly on the 10th of June 2022, ESHET is resuming its Research Grant Scheme with the aim of fostering innovative and small-scale research initiatives without the usual administrative and management costs associated with international competitive research programmes.

Applications are open to ESHET members and grants will usually be awarded to projects featuring early career scholars. An ‘early career scholar’ is defined as someone who has completed a PhD no more than seven years from the date of the deadline for the application. Scholars who in that period have been on parental leave or had other reasons for career breaks can ask for an extension of the seven-year period (an extension of one year per child is possible).

A small number (1 or 2) research projects annually will be funded up to an amount of € 2000.

The duration of each research project is typically one year, with the obligation to present a final report at the end of the project. The research projects should commence between 1 January 2023 and 30 June 2023. Projects must be completed by 30 June 2024.

The ESHET Executive Committee and Council invite proposals of up to 1500 words outlining the aims of the research project, a plan of implementation and a costing.

For further details of the requirements for proposals please read the full specification of the grant scheme on the ESHET website:

Research proposals will be judged by a three-person jury that will be composed after the closing date of the call. The jury reserves the right to not fund any projects in case that none of the proposals submitted are deemed worthy of funding. The assessment of the project proposals will be based on the quality, the scientific merit and the innovativeness of the project, as presented in the proposal.

Applications will be open from 2 September 2022.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 October 2022.

Please address proposals to the ESHET General Secretary, Sylvie Rivot email:

The decision of the jury will be announced by 19 December 2022.