of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 9, 2008
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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.
Graduate Workshop on EU Politics
A 2-day workshop for Ph.D. students on EU politics to be held at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Germany on May 9-11, 2008.
Sponsored by the EU Center for Excellence of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) in Delmenhorst (near Bremen) in Germany. Doctoral students whose research is related to political parties, public opinion, political economy, or multilevel governance, and whose research has an EU component, are encouraged to apply for up to 15 fellowships to present their dissertation proposal or dissertation research. The fellowships will cover by receipt economy travel expenses (up to €750). Local accommodation and meals in Delmenhorst will be covered.
Organized by: Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
For application details, please view the workshop flyer (PDF).
Application Deadline: February 1, 2008
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
Sunday, January 20 | 6-8:30 pm | Hillel Building, UNC Campus
Dr. Scott Windham (Elon University) will present a portion of his forthcoming article on Stanley Kramer's 1961 film "Judgment at Nuremberg."
Council for European Studies Graduate Student Fellowships
Established in 1971, the CES Fellowship Program has played a crucial role in the early stages of many scholars' careers. The Program serves as the leading source for pre-dissertation fellowships that fund students' first major research projects in Europe. Since the program's founding, the Council has awarded more than 500 fellowships, totaling more than $2.0 million.
The application form, and full details, may be found on our website: http://www.ces.columbia.edu/awards/awards.html
All materials must be received via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 1st, 2008. (No phone calls or paper applications, please).
Jean Monnet Program Call for Proposals 2008
The Jean Monnet Programme is designed to increase knowledge and awareness about European integration by promoting teaching, research and debate on European Union matters at university-level institutions.
University-level institutions from non-EU countries on all continents are highly encouraged to apply.
Information on the call and the standard application forms can be found here: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/static/en/llp/ajm/2008/index_en.htm
Deadline: February 15, 2008
The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
March 29-April 5, 2008 | Prague, Czech Republic
The European Spring Institute 2008 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 ESI2008 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
Please visit our new website to discover all the details.
Early Bird Application Deadline: February 1, 2008
School Partnership Opportunity
Help students learn with, not just about, people of other cultures through an ongoing partnership between your school and one in Denmark.
North Carolina in the World (NCIW), a statewide international education initiative coordinated by the Center for International Understanding in Raleigh, is recruiting North Carolina high schools for Danish partnerships.
Your students will be involved in the world marketplace, working for international companies, or perhaps working on international teams to solve world health and environmental challenges and will need 21st century skills. Working on projects with their Danish partners will help them acquire the knowledge, skills and perspective they'll need to succeed in our ever-changing global environment through direct contact with Danish students.For a partnership information form and more details about the program, contact: Angie Bolin, Danish Partnership Coordinator, email@example.com, 919-733-0224, Center for International Understanding, 412 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601.
North Carolina In the World News
European Union Center of Excellence, Indiana University: Assistant Director/Outreach Coordinator
Serves as fiscal administrator for the European Union Center. Assists the Director in the administrative operations and program planning and supervises graduate assistants and secretary. Explores grant opportunities and prepares and submits grant proposals and funding requests. Plans and coordinates conferences, seminars, workshops, and academic, cultural, business and informational exchanges and educates specialists in European Union studies for a variety of U.S. audiences.
Internships with the Delegation of the European Commission
The Delegation of the European Commission offers a variety of internship positions at its office in Washington, DC. The New York Delegation, too, offers internship positions. Please contact that Delegation directly for more information on opportunities there. (For information on EU internships in Europe, click here.)
Internships are intended to provide college and university students and recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire considerable knowledge of the European Union, its institutions, activities, laws, statistics and relations with the US. Internship applicants may be of any nationality.
For details, please visit the Delegation website.
Deadline for the Summer Session: February 15, 2008
Conversational Living Room on Global Health, Aging, and Patient Advocacy
Thursday, January 10, 2008 | 4:30 - 6:30 pm | Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center
Clarence Pearson is former senior advisor to the World Health Organization office at the United Nations. He served as delegation leader for President Eisenhower's People to People Program in the People's Republic of China, consultant-in-residence in Moscow for the U.S. Department of State, and had assignments in the former Yugoslavia and Central America. Laurie Norris is a writer, editor and international communications consultant. She is author of a history of the China Medical Board, which pioneered Western-style medical education in China and Asia.
The Conversational Living Room series is designed for faculty, staff and students to share their research with colleagues and to identify opportunities for collaboration. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Amy Davenport at 919-966-4581 or via email.
Showing of an Uzbek Film: Alisher Navoi
Thursday, January 10, 2008 | 7pm | FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003
Faces of Change: Documentary Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker
Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Room 1015 FedEx Global Education Center
Contemporary Cuba: History, Politics, and Culture
February 2, 2008 | UNC-Chapel Hill Program in Humanities & Human Values
Our seminar takes contemporary Cuba as its focus, and considers Cuba in terms of its history, politics, and culture. We'll start with an overview of the Cuban revolution within a larger context of change. We'll then turn to the troubled relationship between the United States and Cuba, which may qualify as one of the strangest relationships in the history of U.S. foreign affairs. We'll consider the roots of this estrangement and the prospects for change as Cuba's revolutionary generation passes from the scene. After considering Cuba's political past and future, we'll turn to the arts, and reflect upon Cuban literature both inside and outside Cuba's borders. We'll close our seminar with a photographic examination of the “Idea of Cuba” through the lens of photographer Alex Harris.
With support from the Institute for the Study of the Americas.
For details and registration information, please visit the website of the Program in the Humanities and Human Values.
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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