The EIB Institute is launching a call for proposal for a new EIBURS research grant on the topic:

Understanding the sources of the productivity growth slowdown is of prime importance for policy makers. The EIB pays special attention to studying competitiveness, firm growth, innovation, access to finance and investment.
The EIB is seeking a comprehensive research proposal to analyse these topics by using firm level data and the EIB Investment Survey (EIBIS), in coordination and cooperation with the EIB Economics Department, where the EIBIS data are located.
EIBIS is an annual, large survey of non-financial corporations in all members of the EU and, since 2018, in the US covering some 12 000 firms and a wide spectrum of questions on corporate investment and investment finance.
The research project will include several analyses and papers, focusing on the EU or specific EU members.

EIBURS provides grants to EU based universities and research centres working on research topics of major interest to the EIB Group. Sponsorships -of up to EUR 100 000 per year for a period of three years- are awarded through a competitive process to interested university departments or research centres  with recognised expertise in the selected area.

Proposals should be submitted in English by 30 September 2020 24:00 (CET) and sent to: Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered.