RUN-EU Research Challenge Accounting and Finance CICF – 2nd edition 

3 June 2024

Jointly organised by the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), and the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), the second SAP Research Challenge ‘Accounting and Finance CICF’ is designed to encourage the development of face-to-face R&D activities focused on discussing new challenges and critical perspectives in Accounting and Finance Research.

The SAP programme is divided into two components: training and group research.

The training component will be based on short thematic workshops, led by academics and experts. These workshops will focus on setting the agenda for Accounting and Finance-related research topics (namely digital and dialogue accounting, accountability and reporting on the SDGs, green taxes, financial topics, entrepreneurship and communication) and training on basic research components (namely Research Methodologies, Data Analysis, Scientific Writing, Preparing Scientific Pitches and Funding Opportunities).

For the research component (called Hands-On), young researchers will be integrated into projects currently being carried out in IPCA’s R&D units and challenged to carry out a short-term R&D project oriented towards the project’s objectives. The students will divide into groups under the supervision of a senior researcher.

In addition to the research activities, the young researchers will participate in scientific discussions among the different members of the IPCA R&D units, called Journal Club. They will be challenged to analyse a recent scientific publication and present their methods, results and key findings to the IPCA scientific community.

Finally, all students will prepare an oral presentation of the projects developed in the scientific communication sessions of the IPCA R&D units.

From 15 to 19 July at the Polytechnic University of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
To be defined by each home higher education institution.

Eligible participants
RUN-EU students from management and other related fields, including accounting, tax and finance and information management systems
No pre-skills are required, and the programme is suitable also for any other student programme.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of research methodologies
  • Receive advanced training in emergent technologies
  • Improve transversal and soft skills through teamwork and cooperative project methodology
  • Improve innovative thinking in cooperation with others to achieve a common goal
  • Experience a multicultural international environment

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
16 June 2024

Selection criteria
The candidates will be selected according to the CV and motivation.
Priority will be given to students who are developing research at a master’s or PhD level and to students involved in the IPCA Summer Schools.
A maximum of 35 students will be selected for this programme.


IPCA, Portugal
TUS, Ireland

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