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ECGI is now accepting research membership applications and nominations

Deadline 25 October 2024 (at midnight CEST)

(Note: Deadline for nominations: 11 October 2024)

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. 

Apply for Research Membership                                                              Nominate someone for research membership


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) 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 25% 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.


The ECGI Research Member Committee currently comprises:

Professor Jens Dammann (Chair)

Ben H. and Kitty King Powell Chair in Business and Commercial Law

The University of Texas School of Law 

Professor Laura Field

Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance

University of Delaware

Mariana Pargendler

Professor of Law

FGV Law School in São Paulo

Daniel Ferreira

Professor of Finance

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)




Click here to learn more about ECGI membership categories.


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