Jean Monnet Network: Trade and Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) Research Grants - Round 2

Round 2: Deadline for applications is Monday 14 September 2020 (5pm CEST)

The Jean Monnet Network; Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) brings together leading academics across Europe, Asia and Australia and key institutions  - Sussex University, University of Adelaide, Örebro University, National Tsing Hua University, Utrecht University, University of International Business and Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, World Trade Institute in research on domestic regulation and global governance of services trade and investment flows.

The TIISA Network is currently offering research grants of between €500 - €5000 to support research in the field of trade and investment in services and which improves knowledge of or contributes to the process of European economic integration in services.  

All research outputs must be delivered no later than 30 November 2021 and preferably sooner. Research outcomes are expected to be published in edited volumes and in peer-reviewed journals and disseminated to the broader public through the Jean Monnet TIISA Network Working Paper series located on tiisa.org.

Eligible candidates

  • TIISA Associates and their extended network (must be sponsored by a TIISA participant)
  • Post Doc and Early Career Researchers from TIISA participant institutions
  • PhD Students or Potential PhD Qualifying Students (must be sponsored by a TIISA participant)

Eligible expenses

Travel* (economy flights only), accommodation, conference fees, research materials including stationary, databases and software,  telecommunications, publication expenses, research assistance and editing.

Applications may be received from TIISA Associates seeking research assistance.

Applications may also be received by individuals proposing to provide the research assistance under the supervision of a TIISA Associate.

Selection criteria

  • Relevance of Research Topic to TIISA Network goals
  • Strength of research ability / supervision
  • Likelihood of completion within the TIISA project timeline
  • Likelihood of publication outcome/ presentation at TIISA Annual conference/PhD Workshop
  • Likelihood of impact by improving knowledge of trade and investment in services/ EU approach to regional economic integration in services /developing links between TIISA partners and extended networks

Targeted research themes include:

  • Services trade and investment policy-making and implementation
  • Digital aspects of the EU Services Directive and single market and the implications for harmonisation of domestic regulation across the EU Member States
  • Best practice in managing global and regional mobility of services providers
  • EU approach to Investor/State Dispute Settlement
  • Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on global and EU trade in services
  • Digital trade and e-commerce

Information for applicants

  • Round 2 Application closing date 5pm Brussels time, Monday 14 September 2020
  • TIISA Project Deadline for final paper submission 30 November 2021
  • Email your application form to sarah.warner@adelaide.edu.au.

*Successful applicants may be interested in travelling to the TIISA Annual Conference and PhD Workshop to present their draft or final research outputs; subsequent such funding applications will be treated separately.

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