Frequently Asked Questions

ECGRF does not currently accept funding applications. ECGRF was established through the initiative of ECGI directors and members to provide regular and long-term support to the  European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)  so as to:

  • stimulate and reward the production of research studies and other academic work of excellence in corporate governance, by commissioning them or by awarding prizes;
  • organise and disseminate research in corporate governance by means of conferences, publications and websites;
  • award research fellowships to distinguished researchers in the field of corporate governance;
  • promote and support research in corporate governance by the award of doctoral scholarships.

With adequate resources, it is possible that ECGRF may fund other applicants in the future.

Donations to ECGRF are applied generally to the research activities of ECGI. It is not possible to specify the activity to which your donation will apply. However there are corporate sponsorship opportunities available for a number of ECGI initiatives and projects. Please contact us to inform us of your preferences, without obligation.

ECGRF does not provide tax advice to donors.
ECGRF has registered charity status in Belgium (entity no. BE0542700944).

Tax exemption for contributions to ECGRF was sought and approved under applicable Belgian legislation by applying for charitable status in 2014. The confirmation of renewal for 2015-2016 was granted in December 2015 and was subsequently awarded for years 2017-2020, in June 2016, and again in March 2021 for the years 2021 - 2026. The next application for renewal of charitable status will arise in 2026 (deadline 31 December 2026).

Information on cross-border tax deductibility of charitable giving is available from Transnational Giving Europe.

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ECGRF was established to provide regular and long-term support to ECGI.
Please visit our Leadership page to learn about the interconnectivity between these two non-profit associations.

ECGI Research Members are appointed by an ECGI committee every two years, based on the quality of their research publications and contribution to the field of corporate governance and stewardship. They are eligible to publish their work in the ECGI working paper series (subject to editorial approval). The submission dates for applications are communicated to all ECGI members by email and also posted on the homepage of the website.

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What will I receive for making a donation?

Every donor will receive a donation receipt, typically within 5 working days. All donors are listed on our Supporters page unless they select otherwise. Services or goods are not provided in exchange for donations. Your donation will support the research activities of ECGI.

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