Call for Applications to test the HEIRRI training materials


The HEIRRI project calls on higher education institutions from all continents interested in Responsible Research and Innovation and its integration into the curricula for a pilot test of two of the training programs and materials developed by the HEIRRI project

The selected institutions will pilot the testing of the HEIRRI materials in parallel with the Consortium member institutions (between June 2017 and April 2018). They will actively participate in the learning process, giving feedback on the materials and their use in their institutions.

The call offers to pilot the "Train-the-trainer" and one of the following of their choice:



Design ECTS credits
Doing and Experiencing Dialogical Reflection on Research and Innovation

Master’s students

Workshop (eight units)


Enhance your Thesis

Master’s students

Workshop (six units)


Responsible PhD: RRI and PhD Research Projects

PhD students

One-day workshop


Facilitating Reflection on Responsible Research and Innovation

Academic and non-academic HEI members

Train-the-trainer one-day workshop


Considering Responsible Research and Innovation by Design

Master’s and PhD students, R&I actors, other stakeholders

Summer school (five days)


The two best-evaluated applications will receive a scholarship of 2.000€ each (priority will be given to applications from developing countries) and up to 1.000€ for travel and accommodation expenses to participate in the second HEIRRI conference (April 2018).

The awarded institutions will participate in the second HEIRRI Conference, where they will share their experiences with a wider audience and present future plans related to the introduction of RRI teaching in their institutions.

Applications will be accepted from 1st March to 30th April 2017 (both included) . They must be submitted in English, together with an attached motivation statement, through this submission form.

Download the call for applications.

Information on each programme: Annex 1: Description of the programmes.


What is the HEIRRI Project?
HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) is a European project funded by the Science for Society H2020 call. HEIRRI is leaded by Pompeu Fabra University and has 9 partners from across Europe representing individual institutions, associations of universities and science institutions. HEIRRI aims to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in higher education institutions, and specifically to provide teaching programmes and materials in different formats for higher education institutions to integrate into the curriculums of their courses. A global scope and expertise on RRI is provided by the HEIRRI consortium. Visit the project's blog for further information

Why should your University pilot the HEIRRI training materials?
Watch the video Benefits and RRI in Higher Education Institutions:



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government