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February 21, 2007
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Getting to Know Europe: Local Communities and the European Union
We warmly congratulate Robin McMahon, a Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools French teacher, for being one of a small handful of successful recipients of an award from the European Commission. Robin heard about the competition at one of our teacher workshops, so we proudly claim her!
Her award for 51,000 euros will implement the project Getting to Know Europe: North Carolina, Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, Smith Middle School and the European Union: The opportunity for local communities to obtain first-hand knowledge of Europe and the European Union. Robin will take a group of middle school students to Brussels and Paris this March. Her project also involves competitions engaging K-12 educators across the state of North Carolina, local business and government, and producing a related video program.
To find out more information about additional selected proposals, please open this document.
Lecture: Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in France
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Dr. Alec Hargreaves, eminent scholar of Modern Languages & Linguistics at Florida State University and specialist in French immigration issues, will present a lecture entitled From Missed to Equal Opportunities: Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in France. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies.
Languages Across the Curriculum Instructional Workshop (please note location change)
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
This professional development workshop features a brief background on the Languages Across the Curriculum program at UNC-CH and provides a forum for experienced LAC TAs to share ideas and instructional resources. Workshop topics will include:
Participation in this workshop is recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions. [For information on available positions for Fall 2007, go to www.unc.edu/lac.] The workshop is designed to assist graduate students in strengthening their teaching portfolios and becoming more competitive candidates in the academic job market. Faculty and graduate students from languages/literatures, social sciences, and humanities departments are especially encouraged to attend.
Call for Languages Across the Curriculum TAs
Global Health Faculty Research Partnership Grants
The UNC Partnership in Global Health, a Fogarty-funded program of the Office of Global Health in the UNC School of Public Health, is pleased to announce the second round of funding for the (GHP) program Global Health Faculty Research Partnership Grants. All UNC-Chapel Hill faculty are eligible to apply.
Deadline: March 1, 2007
Graduate Student Fellowship Program of the Council for European Studies
Established in 1971, the CES Fellowship Program has played a crucial role in the early stages of many experts' careers. The Program serves as the leading source for pre-dissertation fellowships that fund young scholars' first major research projects in Europe.
Deadline: April 1, 2007
German Marshall Fund: Call for Proposals for Policy Research Conferences
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) announces a call for proposals for a new program of academic policy research conferences. The aim of this program is to support a series of transatlantic research-driven conferences of scholars and policymakers working on policy areas that will be selected and change on a yearly basis. This year, GMF will consider proposals in three areas: the rise of China as a transatlantic issue, energy security, and economic policy.
GMF will award a total of six grantees up to $25,000 for conferences to be held in the 2007-2008 academic year. American and European university-based scholars from any discipline may apply. Conference proposals should include scholars from the United States and Europe, and preference will be given to those proposals with a comparative and interdisciplinary approach. Proposals will be evaluated on their intellectual merits, transatlantic cooperation, engagement with the policy community, and potential policy impact through publications or other means.
Deadline: March 1, 2007
2007 Student Essay Contest - Call for Submissions
The Atlantic Council of the United States will hold a national student essay contest in the spring of 2007. Sponsored by the Daimler Chrysler Corporation Fund, contest will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to write on Partnerships and Rivalries in the EU and NATO: The Challenges of Pursuing the US Foreign Policy Agenda.
The first-place winner will receive a $500 prize and will be flown to Washington to attend the annual Christopher Makins Lecture in late May/early June 2007. Named for the former president of the Council, the lecture will feature a major address by a high-ranking expert in the field of international relations. The second-place winner will receive a $250 prize.
Interested students should submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay, as well as a cover sheet containing their name, full contact information (including email), and university. Students should identify one or several key issues and discuss how the U.S. foreign policy agenda can be pursued in the complex transatlantic environment.
A promotional poster for the Essay Contest may be downloaded here. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke R. Heaton, Assistant Director of Education, at 202-778-4954; email@example.com, or consult the ACUS website: http://www.acus.org/programs-education.asp
Deadline: April 16, 2007, 17:00 EST
EU Visitors Program
The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) invites young, promising leaders from countries outside the European Union to visit Europe to gain a first-hand appreciation of the EU's goals, policies and peoples and to increase mutual understanding between professionals from non-EU countries and their EU counterparts.
The program seeks candidates who will not only benefit professionally from the EUVP experience, but also have the potential to become long-term EU information multipliers. For more information, please visit the EUVP webpage. If you would like more information on the EUVP please contact the EUVP Coordinator, Sue Tucker.
Deadline: March 1, 2007
EU Studies Summer Program
July 16 - August 10, 2007 | Brussels, Belgium
For more information, please visit http://jsis.washington.edu/euc/brussels.shtml
Deadline: March 30, 2007
North Carolina in the World: Research Assistant
Purpose: The purpose of the position is to gather, organize, and present data to measure the progress toward the objectives of the NC in the World Action plan.
Supervision: The position will report to the Director of Programs, Center for International Understanding, and work cooperatively with NCIW staff.
Responsibilities: The position will include but not be limited to the following:
Characteristics of the Successful Applicant: Knowledgeable about education in NC, familiar with international resources for educators, thorough, attentive to detail, experienced in data gathering, self-starter, strong written and oral communication skills. Experience as an NC teacher preferred.
Nature of the Position: This is a temporary, part-time position funding for which is available through June 30, 2007.
Internship in Marketing with Invest in Germany
The internship is paid. Compensation will be commensurate with candidate's experience. For more information on the internship, please open the job posting.
Research Fellowships on Contemporary Greece
Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science, UK
For more information on the positions, please visit the LSE research vacancy webpage.
European Spring Institute in Prague
April 10-16, 2007 | Prague, Czech Republic
The European Spring Institute 2007 is a seven-day academic program designed to bring together 30 undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their spring holidays in the unique academic and cultural environment.
The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different cultural environments. The ESI2007 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
For full information, please visit http://esi.cpvp.cz/esi/.
Early Bird Application Deadline: February 28, 2007
European Spring/Summer Schools and Short Courses in Political and Social Science
Each year the ECPR compiles a directory of international summer schools and short courses in political and social sciences. It can be viewed online here.
The Center for European Studies also has hard copy informational brochures available. Please email Ruth Mitchell-Pitts at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain one.
4th ECPR General Conference
September 6-8, 2007 | Pisa, Italy
Deadline for section, panel, and paper proposals: March 1, 2007
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