Summer schools


In 2022, EARA, EADP 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. The 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 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School will be held in Dublin, Ireland from August 21st to August 24th (just before the EARA2022 conference, submission deadline January 10), with arrival on August 20th. The site for the school will be in Wicklow, a nice town nearby Dublin, Ireland. The summer school will be directed by Susan Branje, Lisa Kiang, Oana Negru-Subtirica, and Stefanos Mastrotheodoros. Senior Scholars participating this year will include (in alphabetical order): Toon Cillessen, Candace Currie, Nancy Hill, Lisa Kiang, Noona Kiuru, and Andreas Neubauer.

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 20th to August 24th and meals from August 21st to August 23rd paid for by the 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.


Send the following documents in English, saved as Word (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.

1. Your curriculum vitae (labeled firstname_surname_cv.docx)

2. A short description of your dissertation topic and progress so far (1-2 pages double spaced), (labeled firstname_surname_dissertation.docx)

3. A recommendation letter from your supervisor (labeled firstname_surname_letter.docx).

4. 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 2022 EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School committee through

Applications must be received by April 5, 2022. All applications received by that date will be evaluated by members of the EARA-EADP-SRA Summer School Committee, with notifications emailed before the early bird registration deadline of the EARA2022 conference, May 15th, 2022.

About the EARA Summer Schools

The EARA Summer Schools are excellent training contexts for young scholars interested in adolescent development. he 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.

Picture from the 2019 summer school


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