Call for Research Projects
Call for research projects
First semester deadline: 15 May each year
Second semester deadline: 14 October each year
The aim of Estudios de Progreso ( Progress Studies) is to encourage the presentation of new proposals and visions in relation to progress in Spanish and European political agendas. The call for research projects is aimed at young Spanish and European researchers who wish to devise proposals that are innovative or inspired by compared models of European public policies. These proposals may be individual or jointly-devised. Projects comprising researchers from more than one European country are particularly welcome.
On presentation of the completed work, selected projects developed by a researcher or researchers from a single European country will receive Euros 1,000, or Euros 1,500 if devised by researchers from more than one European country.
The finalised document will be published with an ISBN number as a monograph in the Estudios de Progreso collection and will be freely accessible on the Fundación Alternativas website.
Fundación Alternativas reserves the prerogative to make a presentation of certain projects which are of particular public interest.
Presentation of projects
The research projects should be presented in writing in a text of between 500 and 1,000 words indicating the provisional title of the study, the objective and social research opportunity, the main issues to be covered and an outline of the ideas and proposals that the project aims to expound.
Proposals and research projects may be presented in either Spanish or English.
Research projects should be 40 to 50 pages in length, excluding tables, graphs and references.
Proposals may be presented at any time. Those received prior to 15 May each year will be taken into account for the first half-yearly call for research projects, while those received by 14 October will be considered for the second intake.
Research proposals should be submitted by e-mail to , attaching the curriculum vitae of the researcher(s). email@example.com
Works recently published in national or international research magazines will be evaluated. These should be submitted by post to the following address:
Estudios de Progreso
Calle Zurbano, 29, 3º izq
The call for research projects is aimed at researchers who (1) have received PhD status, are currently preparing their doctorate or are in possession of an official postgraduate qualification (Masters or Advanced Studies Diploma), and who are engaged in a primarily research-orientated profession; (2) hold a nationality of one of the member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area; and (3) do not exceed 36 years of age on the last day for receipt of proposals in the corresponding half-yearly call for research projects.
Subsequent to evaluation by the Selection Committee, the Estudios de Progreso team will notify of the results of the research selection process within one month of the final day for receipt of proposals for the corresponding half-yearly call for research projects.
Those researchers whose projects are accepted will sign a contract with Fundación Alternativas, specifying the research conditions and the deadlines applicable to the project.
The selection criteria for this call for research projects are clarity of presentation, opportunity, innovation, the viability and effectiveness of the proposals contained within the projects, and the curriculum vitae of the researcher(s).
For further information please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org .