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ENCATC Research Award On Cultural Policy & Management 2017


The ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. In addition, the ENCATC Award is rewarded to a PhD thesis that can inform policy making and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.

The 2017 winner will be announced at the 4th ENCATC Research Award Ceremony on 28 September in Brussels, held during the 25th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy (27-30 September).

Granted each year, the Award consists of the translation of the winning PhD thesis into English and its publication in the Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education Book Series, a new series of publications specialising in topics related to cultural management and cultural policy headed by ENCATC. The international dissemination of the ENCATC Book Series is ensured by Peter Lang, an international publishing group.


The ENCATC Award targets emerging researchers in the field of cultural policy and cultural management up from Europe and the rest of the world.

The PhD thesis submitted to the call must have been defended between the dates of 01/01/2016 and 30/05/2017 and be qualified with cum laude or equivalent in your country’s higher education system. All the PhD’s must be presented in English although the original version can be in another language.

Each Award applicant must be supported by his or her university in the form of two letters of recommendation by members of university’s jury/assessment board involved in the public defense process.

How to Apply:

Candidates must fill in the online application form and upload the following documents into the online application system:

  • CV
  • A cover letter
  • A 3,000 word summary of the PhD thesis in English
  • Letters of recommendation of two members of university’s jury/assessment board involved in the public defense process

The extended deadline for application submissions is 23 June 2017


The schedule for the 2017 call for Award applications is as follows:

  • 23 June (deadline extended) : Closing date for applications
  • 10 August: Notification of shortlisted candidates
  • 28 September: ENCATC Research Award Ceremony in Brussels

Application Deadline: June 23rd 2017

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management



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