About the award
Launched in 2014, the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management is bestowed annually upon the best and most relevant recent PhD Thesis on comparative cultural policies or management topics presented by a young researcher.
What is the aim?
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
ground-breaking research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.
What could I win?
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.
Who is eligible?
Emerging researchers in the field of cultural policy and cultural management from Europe and the rest of the world are eligible to apply. Applicants must have recently published PhD thesis (up to 4 years after its completion) exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. The PhD thesis should inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.
Supporting the next generation of talented researchers to impact the field of cultural management and policy.