In 2023, EADP, EARA and SRA will again jointly organize a summer school focusing on research on adolescence. The summer school is a training ground for young scholars interested in adolescent development. The summer schools bring together established researchers, recognized for their expertise and teaching abilities with doctoral students from around the globe, for several intensive days of research training. The training includes exposure to innovative and creative research, as well as workshops focusing on professional skills. Previous summer schools have given students enthusiasm to search for scientific guidance outside of the borders of their countries and the walls of their universities.
The 2023 EADP- EARA-SRA Summer School will be held in Turku, Finland from August 24th to August 27th (just before the ECDP conference, submission deadline January 31, see: https://sites.utu.fi/ecdp2023/), with arrival on August 23rd. The site for the school will be in Ruissalo, a stunning archipelago island and national park just in front of Turku. The summer school will be directed by Dagmar Strohmeier, Susan Branje, Lisa Kiang, Simona Caravita and Katariina Salmela-Aro. Senior Scholars participating this year will include (in alphabetical order): Elizabeth Cauffman, Berna Güroğlu, Metin Özdemir, Paul Poteat, Dagmar Strohmeier, and Peter Titzmann.
We invite doctoral students in any part of the world to apply. A total of 24 students (8 per association) will be selected based on their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence. Students who apply should have their doctoral research planned or underway, but not completed, so that they can benefit from the critiques given during the school. Students will have to cover their own travel costs, with accommodations from August 23rd to August 27th and meals from August 24th to August 26th paid for by the Summer School. Students from outside of Europe selected by SRA (whose travel costs are expected to be substantially higher) can opt for an SRA travel fellowship.
HOW DO YOU APPLY?
Send the following documents in English, saved as Word (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.
- Your curriculum vitae (labeled firstname_surname_cv.docx)
- A short description of your dissertation topic and progress so far (1-2 pages double spaced), (labeled firstname_surname_dissertation.docx)
- A recommendation letter from your supervisor (labeled firstname_surname_letter.docx).
- You need to be a member of EARA, EADP or SRA upon acceptance for the school. Indicate your (anticipated) membership(s) in your application.
Send the files, by email, to the 2023 EADP-EARA-SRA Summer School committee through
Applications must be received by February 28, 2023. All applications received by that date will be evaluated by members of the EADP-EARA-SRA Summer School Committee, with notifications emailed within around 2 months, in any case before the early bird registration deadline of the ECDP2023 conference, May 31th, 2023.
THE 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA SUMMER SCHOOL
The 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School was held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21st to August 24th (just before the EARA2022 conference), with arrival on August 20th. The site for the school was in Wicklow, a nice town nearby Dublin, Ireland. The summer school was directed by Susan Branje, Lisa Kiang, Oana Negru-Subtirica, and Stefanos Mastrotheodoros. Senior Scholars participating this year were (in alphabetical order): Toon Cillessen, Candace Currie, Nancy Hill, Lisa Kiang, Noona Kiuru, and Andreas Neubauer. A total of 24 students were selected based on their academic records, research experience, letters of recommendation, and overall evidence of scientific aptitude and competence. A full report of the 2022 summer school is available here.
Picture from the 2022 summer school
About the EARA Summer Schools
The EARA Summer Schools are excellent training contexts for young scholars interested in adolescent development. The first EARA Summer School took place in 2001. From 2008 to 2016 EARA have collaborated with SRA for organizing Summer Schools, and since 2017 EADP joined the summer school organization.
|2019:||EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Kalamata, Greece|
|2018:||EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Ghent, Belgium|
|2017:||EADP/EARA/SRA Summer School, Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|2015:||EARA/SRA Summer School, Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|2014:||EARA/SRA Summer School, Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|2013:||EARA/SRA Summer School, Kent, Ohio, USA|
|2012:||EARA-SRA Summer School, Spetses, Greece|
|2011:||EARA-SRA Summer School, Tucson, Arizona, USA|
|2010:||EARA/SRA Summer School, Orebro, Sweden|
|2009:||EARA/SRA Summer School, Vancouver, Canada|
|2008:||EARA/SRA Summer School, Torino, Italy|
|2006:||EARA Summer School, Belek-Antalya, Turkey|
|2003:||EARA Summer School, Marbach castle, Germany|
|2001:||EARA Summer School, Chexbres, Switzerland|