of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
November 1, 2006
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Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant Competition
We are pleased to announce the annual call for applications for Foreign Language and Area Studies awards. FLAS grants are academic year and summer awards designed to assist graduate and professional students to study a West European language to proficiency. The awards include tuition and fees plus a stipend. More information on the FLAS competition and application forms can be found in the FLAS section of the UNC Area Studies Centers website and on the Center for European Studies site.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following FLAS informational open meetings, where representatives of all the Area Studies Centers with FLAS funding will be present. The meetings will be located in the Coates Building Seminar Room at 223 E. Franklin Street.
Deadline: January 31, 2007
CES Award Competition
The Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence are pleased to announce several competitions for funding for UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and graduate students.
Fall Speakers Series
Two Events with Professor Henri Béhar
Monday, November 6, 2006 | 12pm - 3pm | Toy Lounge, Dey Hall
European Film Screenings
In collaboration with Prof. Martine Antle's course on Identities in Contemporary European Cinema and the Languages Across the Curriculum program, CES is sponsoring a series of film screenings on Tuesday evenings during the fall semester. The series is free and open to the campus community, and a short discussion of the films will follow the screenings. All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles; the LAC discussions will be in French. Individuals wishing to attend only the film screenings are free to leave before the discussion. A full listing of the films is available here.
Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Family, Work, and Welfare in Past and Present: A Transatlantic Workshop
Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2006 | UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities
The workshop aims to analyze this problem in a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective: historians, political scientists and sociologists compare the historical and contemporary development in different Eastern and Western European Countries and North America and discuss the necessary consequences for a future oriented welfare state policy which helps families to combine work and life.
Getting to Know Europe: Local Communities and the EU - Grant Competition Reopened
The Delegation of the European Commission is Washington DC has relaunched the Getting to Know Europe grant competition for activities that encourage greater understanding of the European Union among local communities in the US and the many ties between the United States and the European Union.
Activities can include competitions, publications and other information products, training and briefing sessions, study and exchange visits, and town twinning arrangements. Full details of the competition can be viewed at the Delegation website.
Changes and clarifications to the Call for Proposals include the following:
All applicants must use the correct Grant Application and Proposal Narrative forms, covering the January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 period for eligible activities. These documents are available as attachments to the current Call for Proposals.
Please direct any questions regarding the Call for Proposals to Helen Henderson, in writing, at the email address below. Helen Henderson BEM, Delegation of the European Commission, Political & Development Section, 2300 M Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20037
Deadline: November 8, 2006
Visiting Fellows Program: Centre for the Study of Political Change
University of Siena, Centre for the Study of Political Change
Triangle Seminar in the History of the Military, War, and Society
Friday, November 17 | 4-6 pm | National Humanities Center, RTP
Thomas Kühne is the Associate Professor of History and Strassler Family Chair in Holocaust History at Clark University. An expert in modern German history, he has published widely about electoral and party history and the history of masculinities and mass violence in the 20th century. He is the author of Prussian Three-Class Electoral Law and Electoral Culture in Wilhelmine Germany (1994) and Comradeship. Soldiers of the Nazi War and the 20th Century (2006).
Refreshments will be served. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance by emailing email@example.com. For more information, contact Dirk Bönker, Department of History, Duke University, or Karen Hagemann, Department of History, UNC Chapel Hill.
Associate Director for Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
The UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) is pleased to announce that it is recruiting for the new position of Associate Director. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the growing Center community, highlighted by a move into the brand new FedEx Global Education Center in December 2006. The Associate Director will be involved in all aspects of Center operations, with particular responsibility for outreach and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) coordination.
Deadline: November 22, 2006
Events Coordinator for Global Education Center
The Global Education Center serves as the university's vibrant hub of international research, teaching, public service and cultural exchange. Eleven units dedicated to global education are housed within the GEC, as is the Associate Provost for International Affair who serves as the university's point person for leading the internationalization effort.
Primary Purpose of Position:
The Events Coordinator will work closely with units to:
To access the job link, go to https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/keywordSearch.jsp?reset=true and type in position # 0055805 in the search box.
German Internship Program in the Bundestag
Èmigré Memorial German Internship Program EMGIP – Bundestag
DAAD programs are helping to create good will and professional relationships that will help build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. EMGIP Internships were founded in 1965 by Professors Louise Holborn and George Romoser with the assistance of many scholars of German affairs, especially in the social sciences and contemporary history, and with the financial and planning aid of various German offices also interested in encouraging the development of future generations of German experts. In view of the contributions of German émigrés, the experiential program was named Émigré Memorial German Internship Program.
Intermediate German skills and above (oral and written) are required as well as the appropriate professional vocabulary. Applicants must submit the DAAD language certificate. The successful applicant will receive compensation of approximately €1,100 per month by the German Bundestag. Travel expenses are the intern's responsibility.
Application Deadline: November 18th, 2006
Atlantic Council Internship Program
The John A. Baker Internship Program of the Atlantic Council of the United States offers ten to fifteen volunteer (unpaid) positions during the fall, spring, and summer academic terms. These positions require a strong interest in international affairs, business, and/or education. Applicants should possess some administrative or office experience, as well as work in scholarly research. Course credit may be arranged through the student's academic institution.
For more information on the Atlantic Council, please see our website: www.acus.org. Inquiries may be directed to the Internship Coordinator at 202-778-4954 or firstname.lastname@example.org or consult our website: http://www.acus.org/programs-education-projects-Baker.asp.
Deadline: November 24, 2006
Visiting Fellows Program: National Europe Centre of Australian National University
The Visiting Fellows Program at the National Europe Centre supports local and international scholars wishing to undertake research, at the ANU, as part of its mission to promote understanding of Europe in Australia. The National Europe Centre seeks to advance scholarly research on issues of European and Australian significance. The program aims to have three Visiting Fellows in residence each year (Visiting Fellows must be in residence at The Australian National University for the duration of their appointment). Other opportunities also exist for scholars to participate in the Centre's programs through part- or non-funded fellowships.
For more information please go to http://www.anu.edu.au/NEC/fellowsprogram.php.
Deadline: December 1, 2006
For all competitions below please send the required documents via email. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period.
Deadline: January 31, 2007
Faculty Curriculum Development Awards
Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the summer of the award. After this first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Students who will benefit particularly from the new courses are majors in the Center for European Studies' newly approved major in Contemporary European Studies.
To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:
Faculty Research Travel Awards
We will make approximately six awards for faculty research travel in the US or Europe related to a project on contemporary European or EU Studies. Proposals will be evaluated by a CES committee. Please send a cover letter including a short (one page) summary of the paper/project, an estimated budget including other sources of funding, and a curriculum vita.
Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
The European Union Center of Excellence will make two awards of $2500 to support faculty/graduate student joint projects. These funds will be for use September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008. $2000 is designated for graduate student support; $500 for the faculty. Please submit a cover letter consisting of a short summary of the paper/project, a time-line for publication of the project, and curriculum vitae.
Graduate Student Awards
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
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