The general aim of the workshops for early career researchers, which will be held twice a year is “to present project ideas for collaborative and/or interdisciplinary research projects or projects that strengthen the links between the research profiles of the Alliance and receive feedback from experienced PIs and research development units.”
The overall objective is to lay the groundwork for the development of the think tank in ERUA and early-career researchers should create the future core of the think tank on Social Sciences and Humanities in interplay with natural and technical sciences and drive the development of alternative indicators. In this light, the workshops will not necessarily focus on EU funding, which has traditionally focused on the natural and technical sciences.
The main target group is early-career researchers, so the initial focus is on research collaboration, as young researchers typically do not collaborate with each other, but with senior researchers.
The first two workshops will bring together young researchers from ERUA partner institutions and facilitate dialogue for increased collaboration and network building among young researchers. A logical next step would for subsequent meetings would be to expand into interdisciplinary topics and funding opportunities – both European and national.