Call for proposals - Postgraduate Research Grants on European Public Finances ECA-EUI-2012 Closed!


The European Court of Auditors and the European University Institute (Historical Archives of the European Union), have created a programme of grants for researchers engaged in research on European public finances, in particular their impact on various areas of European society and culture, and on the historical development of the "external control" function in the EU context.

These two grants are intended to enable researchers with an interest in EU public finances to broaden their research by studying the Historical Archives of the European Union to which the Court has entrusted its own historical archives, and the archives of the Audit Board (1958-1977).


The following are eligible to apply:

  • all current postgraduate students (master’s and doctoral candidates);
  • all postdoctoral researchers or university professors who have completed a master’s degree or doctorate in the past five years (from completion of the degree to the date the application is submitted) and who currently hold an academic appointment.

Applicants should be preparing a thesis, dissertation, or scholarly article relating to EU public finances, in one or more of the disciplines of human and social sciences (e.g. history, economics, political sciences, law or public administration).

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

All the important deadlines

  • 18 June 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Application form (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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