Applications for ECGI Research Membership
ECGI is now accepting research membership applications and nominations
Deadline 4 September 2020 (at midnight CEST)
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) is seeking to appoint leading research scholars as Research Members of the institute. ECGI operates as a global network and as such applications are welcome from all locations and no physical presence is required at the Institute's administrative office in Brussels. Applications will be processed by a specifically appointed Research Member Committee every two years. It is possible for existing research members to nominate multiple candidates using the same link. It is not necessary to be nominated in order to apply.
Successful applicants will have an established research and publication track record in corporate governance along with a willingness to contribute to ECGI and its activities, and to engage with its other members.
About ECGI Research Members
Research Members play a special role in the governance of ECGI. They are the guardians of its scientific independence and integrity. For example, a majority of ECGI's board members must be Research Members and amendments to the Articles of Association must be approved by Research Members with a two-thirds majority.
Research Members have access to publish their research in the ECGI Working Paper Series. In addition to automatic posting on SSRN, papers become part of a prestigious series, are promoted through the ECGI website and Working Paper alerts, receive more downloads and citations, and are provided with an attractive cover. Papers included in the series are eligible for one of two EUR 5,000 prizes each year which is determined by the editorial boards.
Research Members are eligible to submit projects or conference proposals for support (non-financial or financial) from ECGI. Examples of non-financial support include communications and conference website support. In some cases, financial support is made available through the European Corporate Governance Research Foundation (ECGRF).
Research Members enjoy all the rights of membership of the association including attending and voting at the Annual General Meeting, participation at certain ECGI events, and inclusion in ECGI communications. Research Membership is free of charge.
Only 17% of ECGI Research Members are female and ECGI actively encourages and welcomes applications from and nominations of female scholars. The admittance level is the same for all applicants and there is no upper limit to the number of appointees, therefore no one is disadvantaged by this policy.
A list of existing research members can be found by clicking here.
Professor Laura Starks (Chair)
Seay Regents Chair of Finance
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Professor Ernst Maug
Professor of Corporate Finance
University of Mannheim Business School
Click here to learn more about ECGI membership categories.