Exchanges and Organization of Workshops
INSIGHTS will conduct transfer activities through self-organized conferences, topical workshops, and informal exchange formats for discussions between policymakers and academics. Importantly, these exchange formats have both a research and a policy component. Junior and senior researchers as well as policymakers and stakeholders are encouraged to propose workshops and to apply for funding to organize the events. Collaboration of junior and senior persons in organizing the events is encouraged.
Transfer is supported via BSE Policy Fellowships. INSIGHTS provides fellowships for policymakers, so-called BSE Policy Fellowships, to foster close collaboration between academics and policymakers. The target group consists of civil servants from ministries and other public institutions as well as members of policy-oriented NGOs with a strong academic background and an interest in research. The fellowships finance research stays lasting up to three months at one of the BSE institutions. A fellowship allows policymakers and practitioners to focus on a research question, and gives them access to state-of-the-art methods and the most recent research in their area. Applications for a Policy Fellowship need be submitted in cooperation with a junior or senior member of the BSE.