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November 28, 2007
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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.
Deadline: January 31, 2008
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.
Film Screening: Antonia's Line
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The Languages Across the Curriculum program invites you to join our class for a screening of Antonia’s Line, a joyful European drama which chronicles the life of an independent, strong-willed Dutch woman who lived in a small farming community. UNC Dutch language instructor Dan Thornton will comment on the film, placing it in the context of the contemporary Netherlands. Feminist, Comedy Drama. For more information about the film, click here.
CES Fall Speakers Series
Friday, November 30, 2007
Speaker Liesbet Hooghe, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will discuss A Postfunctional Theory of European Integration: From Permissive Consensus to Constraining Dissensus. Part of the CES Friday Speaker Series, open to the public.
Call for Paper & Panel Proposals - Franco/Arabic Cultures Today: Developments, Dialogues, and Challenges
The goal of this conference is to initiate a dialogue between the fields of Francophone and Franco-Arabic Studies in Europe, in the former French colonies and mandates, and in the US. In what ways and to what extent have these disciplines come into contact with one another over the past three decades: literature, cinema, music, and visual arts? What intellectual, pedagogical, ideological and cultural frameworks have shaped comparative scholarly inquiries into these disciplines? Our objective is to better understand the current state of scholarship into Franco-Arabic cultures, and to bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines to reflect upon the intersections, challenges and future of Franco-Arabic and Francophone cultures.
November 28, 2007 | 5pm | Dey 113 | I pugni in tasca - Marco Bellocchio - 1965 (Facets: Fists in the Pocket)
December 5, 2007 | 5pm | Dey 113 | Giulietta degli spiriti – Federico Fellini - 1965 (Juliet of the Spirits)
Scandinavian Christmas Fair
December 1, 2007 | 10am - 6pm | NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
Southern Research Fellows Program
Southern Growth Policies Board seeks student applicants for its Southern Research Fellows Program. The Southern Research Fellows Program promotes student research relating to economic development and quality of life in 13 Southern states.
Eligible applicants include current undergraduate and graduate students aged 18 - 25 at colleges and universities in the 13 Southern Growth member states. The focus of the 2008 Southern Research Fellows Program is the engagement, development and leadership of youth aged 14 to 24. Fellows will prepare an original report on an approved topic that will be incorporated into Southern Growth's 2008 Report on the Future of the South and distributed at Southern Growth's annual conference. Fellows will also receive a cash award of $1,000.
To learn more about the Southern Research Fellows Program, and to download application forms, please visit www.southern.org/research/fellowship.shtml. To learn more about Southern Growth, visit http://www.southern.org.
Deadline: January 11, 2008
National Europe Centre at the Australian National University: Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars 2008
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 research, education and dialogue between Europe in Australia. Each year the Centre announces broad research themes which relate to Centre projects. Applications from scholars interested in these themes from any discipline are welcomed. Themes being developed during 2008 include:
In addition to the Visiting Fellows and Scholars grants, short-term visitors may apply for a National Europe Centre Visitor grant to participate in Centre programs.
For details, please visit the National Europe Centre website.
Deadline: January 14, 2008
EU Enlargement: Internal Problems, External Challenges - Annual Graduate Student Conference
February 25-26, 2008 | Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies | University of Toronto
Graduate students interested in participating in the conference should submit a one-page paper proposal and their C.V. to: email@example.com. Qualified candidates will be considered for funding of travel and accommodation expenditures. For additional information about the conference, please contact the conference committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
For details, please click here.
Deadline: December 20, 2007
Germany and Poland: A Troubled Partnership in a "Deepening" European Union
June 18 - July 1, 2008 | Berlin, Krakow
Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2007
Euro Challenge: Deadline This Friday!
The European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill is excited to offer North Carolina 9th and 10th grade classes a new opportunity to participate in a national competition with amazing prizes! The Euro Challenge (www.euro-challenge.org) is an opportunity for student teams to learn about the new European currency, the euro, by examining one country of the euro area and making a presentation on the impact the euro has had there. The competition is sponsored by the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington and the Moody's Foundation. More information on Euro Challenge and complete rules for the competition may be found at the website listed above. The first round of competitions will be held in Chapel Hill at the European Union Center of Excellence on April 5, 2008. The winning team from that competition will be given an expenses paid trip to compete in the national competition in New York City in late April-early May 2008.
If you are interested in participating after you have reviewed the website details, please fill out a registration form, which can be found here. Feel free to email Gali Beeri at the EU Center in Chapel Hill with any questions. The deadline for North Carolina schools registering is November 30th, 2007.
Global Updates from World View
Want to enrich your daily classroom or need a break from the routine? Why not make global connections and take a virtual field trip and visit a museum or city without leaving the classroom. Or consider a video or web conference with museum educators. This month's Global Update highlights unique opportunities for your students to “visit” museums and other sites from across the globe.
To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.
Call for Papers: The EU as a Global Actor
May 5-6, 2008 | Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Interested scholars are invited to send an abstract of their paper proposal and a short cv to the EUCE director, Professor Finn Laursen. View the call for papers here. More information will be available in due course on the website of the EUC at www.euce.dal.ca
Deadline: December 20, 2007
MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowship: Call for Applications
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne is offering several postdoctoral fellowships in economic sociology and political economy. The fellowships will start in October 2008 and will be awarded for one year. The program is open to researchers from a variety of social science disciplines, in particular but not exclusively sociology and political science.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2008.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to email@example.com. All CES grantees are asked to submit a brief (one page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period. Proposals are evaluated by the Steering Committee of the Center in early March and decisions announced by mid-March.
Deadline for all awards listed below: January 31, 2008
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. We are especially interested to develop European clusters of courses in accordance with the new undergraduate curriculum.
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.
Priority will be given to faculty applicants without endowed research accounts
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, 2008 through August 31, 2009. $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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