Research Grants ROUND 4

TIISA is now offering Round 4 funding for Research Grants.

These grants provide €500 – €5000 to support research in the field of trade and investment in services, which interalia improves knowledge of or contributes new findings relevant to the process of European economic integration in services.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd May 2021

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

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

· Regional integration of trade in services

· Best practice Principles for domestic regulation of services

· Intellectual property issues in services trade and investment flows

· Future governance of trade and investment in services and/or cross-border data flows

· Digitisation of services, including in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

· Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on global and EU trade in services

· Digital trade and e-commerce

· This grant scheme is designed to help establish cross-economy collaborative and institutional networks including with junior scholars and facilitate the transfer of research expertise and mentoring.

It is oriented to producing high-quality research outputs, develop enduring research connections, and facilitate the development of meaningful links between people and institutions with mutual research interests in the fields of trade and investment in services and EU economic integration studies. Research outcomes are expected to be published in edited volumes or peer-reviewed journals as well as the TIISA Working Paper series (see and circulated to the broader public through the Jean Monnet TIISA Network websites.

Research-Grant-Application-Round 4.pdf