SEPHI Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy: Call for applications

SEPHI Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy: Call for applications

EMES members Nevena Radoynovska (EMLYON), Virginie Xhauflair (HEC Liège), Benjamin Huybrechts (IESEG) and Frédéric Dufays (HEC Liège) kindly invite PhD students and postdoctoral scholars working on social entrepreneurship, philanthropy or a related topic to submit their application for the 4th Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (SEPHI). The seminar will take place on Emlyon’s city campus in Paris from May 25–26, 2023.

PhD students and post-docs are likely to find the same engaging, constructive, community atmosphere as in EMES and to appreciate the chance to discuss their ideas at various stages of development with an intimate and supportive group of junior and senior scholars. The seminar is also a good opportunity to test out ideas and presentations in preparation for the next EMES conference”, explains Nevena Radoynovska on behalf of the organizers.

This seminar will offer two days of debate about private initiatives seeking to tackle social and environmental problems. It will enable doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers to:

• Critically debate literature in social entrepreneurship and philanthropy and their theoretical underpinnings;
• Learn about developing and crafting research papers in this field;
• Strengthen ongoing research and locate it on the “map” of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy;
• Develop ties with emerging and senior scholars in a burgeoning research community.

This year’s edition will host two distinguished guests participating in the seminar: Elisabeth Clemens (UChicago) and Ignasi Martí (ESADE). This seminar is organized by: Christof Brandtner, Nevena Radoynovska (EMLYON ), Arthur Gautier (ESSEC), Frédéric Dufays (HEC Liège), Virginie Xhauflair (HEC Liège), and Benjamin Huybrechts (IESEG).

To apply, please send a 2-page extended abstract of a research project and a current CV to by February 1. Course credit for PhD students is available. Participation fees and meals are covered by the hosting institutions, but please note that participants should cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

You can download the Call for applications here.

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