of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 14, 2009
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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.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar
January 25, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hillel Center, UNC
Gabriele Weinberger is full professor in the School of Modern and Classical Languages and the School of Communication and Literature at Lenoir-Rhyne University. She has published intensively on German film, literature and Holocaust studies as well as numerous articles on a wide range of topics in (especially women’s) literature, film, culture and language.
Please register with Philipp Stelzel (email@example.com) in a timely fashion. Refreshments will be served at 6pm; the seminar will begin at 6:30pm.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.
History of the Military, War, and Society: A Research Triangle Seminar Series
January 30, 2009 | 2:00-3:30 pm Reading Seminar | 4:00-6:00pm Public Lecture and Reception | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center, UNC-Chapel Hill
New Graduate Course: Teaching Languages Across the Curriculum
INTS 789 | Spring 2009 | TTh 9:30 - 10:45
For more details, please view the course flyer (PDF).
Spring 2009 LAC Courses
The Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) program is delighted to offer the following LAC sections during the Spring 2009 semester.
Council for European Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program
Established in 1971, the CES Pre-Dissertation 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.
Deadline: February 1, 2009
Fellowships and Seminars: The Intersection of Diaspora, Immigration, and Gender in World History
The Center for Historical Research at Ohio State University brings together faculty, students, and the general public to examine the historical foundation and development of critical issues of global importance. The Center offers resident fellowships for senior and junior faculty, as well as those completing dissertations. We also invite members of the academic community and independent scholars to make presentations at our seminars.
In the academic years 2009-2011, we will be studying, “The Intersection of Diaspora, Immigration, and Gender in World History.” We believe that a gendered analysis of group migrations may reveal new patterns in diaspora and immigration history, shed light on specific migrations, and bridge the historiographical gap between diaspora and immigration histories. A gendered analysis of group migrations may help us better differentiate the meaning of forced and voluntary migrations, and the processes by which people maintained, discarded, and transformed their cultures, and their host cultures.
For the 2009-2010 academic year we are conducting a fellowship competition and seeking presenters whose research falls in the broad period extending from the Ancient World through the 18th century. (The 2010-2011 academic year will cover from the 19th century to the present.) We invite scholars from all disciplines, studying any peoples and geographic area(s) relevant to our program.
Application information for fellowships can be found at http://chr.osu.edu/applicationpage.cfm. Those interested in making presentations at the seminars should contact the CHR director, Alan Gallay, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the EU
June 18-19, 2009 | University of Colorado at Boulder
Doctoral students with approved EU-focused dissertation topics in any academic field and enrolled at institutions in the Western US (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) may apply to attend the workshop. Applicants should submit a 5-page research proposal and curriculum vitae, and should solicit letters of recommendation from two faculty, all to be sent by email using this link.
Graduate students selected to participate in the 2009 workshop will be expected to give a formal presentation of their research proposal and participate in all planned workshop activities. Students will receive up to $300 reimbursement for a round trip economy airfare from their home cities to Boulder, along with two nights in a hotel and most meals.
For more information, please view the call for proposals (PDF). Please address inquiries to the EU Centers of Excellence in Seattle (email@example.com, tel. 206-616-2415) and/or in Boulder (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 303-492-4314).
Deadline: January 23, 2009
The Evolution of Integration in Europe 20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall
2009 | Viessmann Academy, Viessmann Corporation, Allendorf a.d. Eder, Hessen,
Please view the call for proposals (PDF) for more information: www.wlu.ca/viessmann/VERC09.pdf
Deadline: January 31, 2009
European Spring Institute on The Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
March 28 - April 4, 2009 | Prague, Czech Republic
The program provides students with an exciting opportunity to deepen their knowledge of current EU politics through exchange of ideas with academics, policy practitioners and fellow students from different ethnicities. The ESI2009 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
We invite you to visit our new website http://esi.cpvp.cz to learn all the details about the ESI2009. The website contains updated information about the academic content, practicalities and application process.
Early Bird Application
Deadline: January 30, 2009
UNC Summer Burch Field Research Seminar: Vienna and the Balkans
June 13 to July 26, 2009
For further details, please contact: Dr. Robert Jenkins, Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, (919) 962-4295, email@example.com, or Friederike Seeger, Director of Burch Programs and Honors Study Abroad, (919) 962-9680, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=399. Additionally, visit Dr. Jenkins' web page for the 2007 program for more details: www.unc.edu/~rjenkins/vienna2007.html.
Application Deadline: February 12, 2009
Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Awarded "Getting to Know Europe" Grant
Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools has been awarded a grant through the European Union from December 08-December 09. In 2007 Smith Middle School submitted a proposal to the EU that was funded for 51,000 euros (about $67,000). This year's award is for 67,000 euros (about $86,000) and will fund "Getting to Know Europe" activities such as Smith Middle School's Belgian exchange program, Chapel Hill High's exchange program to Normandy, a district middle-school geography contest for Europe Day in May and professional development for EU learning. The goal for this proposal is for faculty, students and community to gain a greater understanding of the European Union as well as the many connections between North Carolina and the EU. In March students from Chapel Hill High will visit Paris, learn about WWII in Normandy, attend classes at an International school in Bretagne and tour the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels. Smith Middle School will follow the same itinerary for Paris but will spend one day in Normandy and 6 days with host families in Liege, Belgium. While there, they will attend a Belgian middle school, visit Bastogne where the Battle of the Bulge was fought, visit an American WWII cemetery and attend sessions at the European Commission and Parliament in Brussels. This trip will be filmed by UNC TV for a documentary to be released next summer.
To learn more about the European Union: http://europa.eu
Introduction to African Studies for Educators: Online Course
Explore the geography, economics, politics, history, and cultures of Africa with other teachers! Delve deeper into “cutting-edge” knowledge
of historical and contemporary Africa!
Last day for late registration: January 16, 2009
Attention High School Students: Language Study Opportunity
NSLI-Y is an exciting, new merit-based US Government overseas language program for American high school students (ages 15-18) that will fund approximately 550 students to study and master languages not traditionally taught in U.S. high schools but which are critical for our country’s future. The program is funded by the Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Programs Division and is being implemented by a consortium of organizations led by the American Councils for International Education. The program has already sent 350 American high schools students to summer language programs in China, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco during the summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008.
In 2009/2010, NSLI-Y is expanding the language offerings as well as the length of time for the programs. There will be programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Turkish. There will be summer programs in each of the seven languages. There will also be semester and academic year programs for Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian and Turkish. For more information and to apply online, visit www.NSLIforYouth.org.
Other websites of interest: http://exchanges.state.gov/youth/programs/nsli.html provides more information about the NSLI-Y program. If you'd like to join the conversation about exchanges in general and become a part of the growing network of individuals interested in NSLI-Y, visit http://connect.state.gov/ and register for the NSLI-Y group.
Deadline: February 2, 2009
NC Educator Study Program to Denmark
Who: NC educators: teachers of all subjects and levels, principals, administrators
What: Professional Development Study Program to Denmark
When: June 13 – 21, 2009
Where: Denmark – Copenhagen and other sites
Why: to help strengthen teaching about Denmark and the European Union
Cost: $2750 per person, including round trip airfare to Denmark, in-country transportation, double occupancy hotel, orientation, study abroad program in Copenhagen and Odense, and follow-up workshop
Program Highlights: We will explore Denmark's approach to renewable energy; how Denmark's social welfare model plays out in education; its role in and relationship with the European Union; and its history and culture, through lectures, field research, a school visit and home stay.
Contact: Angie Bolin, Denmark Programs Coordinator, (919) 420-1360, ext. 200; 1-888-840-8328; or email email@example.com for information and application.
educator study program is organized of the Center for International
Understanding, a program of the University of North Carolina.
MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowships
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 2009 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.
For more information see:
Deadline: January 31, 2009
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 (except FLAS) listed below: January 30, 2009
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 four 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.
***Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the faculty member submitting the necessary information (dates and purpose of travel, flight numbers on American carrier) to CES a minimum of 45 days in advance of travel. CES must in turn file a Travel Approval Request (TARS) with the U.S. Department of Education and approval for use of travel funds must be received at least 30 days prior to departure. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
New: European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students in the amount of Euro 2000 for participation summer 2009 in a new program organized by the European Commission. Students from 11 EU Centers of Excellence will join a 3-4 day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award would include funds for travel, accommodation and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO).
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