University Research Action: EIBURS 2011 Selection Committee Results
- Dec 6, 2011
The EIB-University Research Sponsorship Programme (EIBURS) is part of the EIB-Universities Research Action, through which the EIB aims to foster its institutional relations with universities. EIBURS provides grants to university research centres working on research topics and themes of major interest to the Bank. EIB bursaries, of up to EUR 100 000 per year for a period of three years, are awarded through a competitive process to interested university departments or research centres associated with universities in the EU, candidate countries or potential candidate countries, with recognised expertise in areas of direct interest to the Bank. The scholarship seeks to enable the chosen centres to expand their activities in these areas.
For the 2011-2014 period, the EIBURS programme has selected three lines of research:
- The rising of credit risk in microcredit: origins, warning signals, current state and future prospects
The EIB received 22 formal proposals for the 3 EIBURS sponsorships proposed for the 2011-2014 period. The following table indicates the distribution of the applicants by country and theme:
|European IP regimes and their impact on technology/finance||1||2||1||4|
|Analysis of investment needs in infrastructure sectors||1||2||3||1||7|
|The rising of credit risk in microcredit: origins, warning, signals, current state and future prospects||1||3||2||2||1||2||11|
The EIB-Universities Committee decided, on 13 October 2011, to award the EIBURS on the line of research:
- Analysis of Investment Needs in Infrastructure Sectors to the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
- The Rising of Credit Risk in Microcredit to the Université Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon (France)
The EIB-Universities Committee decided, on 19 December 2011, to award the EIBURS on the line of research:
- Analysis of Investment Needs in Infrastructure Sectors to the Università di Bologna (Italy)
The programme of activities envisaged by the 3 EIBURS will be published on the EIB-Universities Research Action homepage website once the contract with the Universities has been signed.
All applicants have been directly informed of these results.
The next round of EIBURS is expected to be launched in the coming months. The themes to be proposed will be announced with the launch.
For more extensive information on EIBURS and on the other programmes and mechanisms of the EIB-Universities Research Action, STAREBEI (STAges de REcherche BEI) and EIB University Networks, please visit the EIB-Universities Research Action homepage.