Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
January 28, 2009


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Call for Proposals
5. Seminars and Workshops
6. K-12 Schools
7. EUSA Corner
8. Other International Studies News

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CES News

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.

The deadline for most proposals listed below is Friday, January 30, 2009. The FLAS deadline has been extended to Friday, February 20, 2009. Read on...

Languages Across the Curriculum Information Session

Thursday, February 5, 2009 | 11:00am-12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Rm 3009

UNC’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Program cordially invites graduate students and faculty from any department to attend its annual information session.

This session provides an overview of UNC's LAC Program, which integrates the use of languages into interdisciplinary courses within the College of Arts and Sciences. Topics covered will include:

  • Languages Across the Curriculum nationwide
  • History and goals of UNC's LAC program
  • LAC course models offered at UNC
  • Responsibilities of UNC LAC instructors
  • Application procedures for upcoming LAC TA positions
  • UNC’s Graduate Certificate in LAC Instruction

Participation in this workshop is strongly recommended for graduate students who wish to apply for upcoming LAC TA positions.

To register for this workshop, email the following information to lac@unc.edu: Name, Home department, Stage of graduate/professional career, Foreign language(s) in which you are fluent, Field(s) of research or professional interest

Other upcoming events in the Spring 2009 LAC Workshop Series:


LAC Instructional Workshop

Thursday, March 5, 2009 | 11:00am - 12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor
This best practices teaching workshop provides a forum for experienced and prospective LAC TAs to share ideas and instructional resources.

LAC Professional Development Workshop
Thursday, April 16, 2009 | 11:00am - 12:30pm | FedEx Global Education Center, 4th Floor
This professional development workshop is designed to assist UNC LAC TAs in marketing their teaching experience for the job search, and provide general advice for graduate students seeking to highlight their interdisciplinary and/or international teaching experience.

To learn more about LAC at UNC, email lac@unc.edu or visit www.unc.edu/lac.


These workshops are sponsored by UNC's Center for European Studies, Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for the Study of the Americas, and African Studies Center and is made possible by Title VI grants from the US Department of Education.

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
Michael GeyerMichael Geyer (University of Chicago) will discuss Genocide, Massacre, and Warfare in World War Two in Comparative Perspective. What distinguishes "good war" from "bad war"? Are there moral choices to be made in war and what might they entail? Specifically, how would you differentiate between the Nazi war in the Soviet Union, the Red Army's advance into Germany, the bombing campaign of the Western Allies against German cities, and the mass-expulsion of civilians? Are all wars against civilians genocides, and is the Holocaust another genocide? These questions have gained a new urgency with regard both to the European and the East Asian War. Research on World War II during the past decade provides some judicious, if tentative, answers to these questions, but has also produced its share of miscues. The more productive answers all point to the insight that World War II is best understood as a "new war," if not a "revolution in warfare," rather than being the last and most extreme in a series of "old" mass wars.

A registration for the Reading Seminar is necessary; please contact Friederike Bruehoefe by January 23 to receive the papers: fbruehoe@email.unc.edu.

For more information see the website: www.unc.edu/mhss/.
Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Flamenco dancer

Global Music Show: Contemporary Music of Spain

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 | 4-5pm | WXYC 89.3 FM 
WXYC host Joseph Palis will welcome Rosario Colchero Dorado, Romance Languages PhD candidate, for the next Global Music show. They will discuss Contemporary Music of Spain: Flamenco to Pop.

All archived shows available in streaming audio here.

North Carolina German Studies Seminar

Marchers waving the German flagSunday, February 22, 2009 | 6:00 - 8:00pm | Hillel Center, UNC
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, Michael Lawrence Hughes (Wake Forest University, Dept. of History) will present a seminar on "Reason, Emotion, Force, Violence: Modes of Demonstration as Modes of Political Citizenship in 1960s West Germany".

During the 1960s, many if not most West Germans seemed to prefer narrow conceptions of democratic citizenship in which citizens simply chose their leaders or vaguely influenced policy. The “68ers,” though, propounded more participatory conceptions. Student protesters complained that media and politicians simply ignored rational petitions and demonstrations. Hence, only deliberate provocation and Regelverletzungen could gain a hearing for challenges to the existing order. The 68ers argues that discussion alone, rational, emotional, or provocative, was insufficient. Only pressure or force would move government to act. Hughes argues that understanding democratization in the FRG requires understanding both the 68ers’ participatory ideas of democracy and the narrower visions, rooted in more authoritarian traditions but also in fears of the crowd and of fascism’s return, that most West Germans propounded.

Please register with Philipp Stelzel (stelzel@email.unc.edu) 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.


Lectures and Events

Lectures by Renowned International Economist

Euro symbol with globeMonday, February 2, 2009 | 3:30pm | University Room (first floor), Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Renowned international economist Bruno Dallago will speak on the topic of "Social Enterprise in Europe."

Thursday, February 5, 2009 | 2:00pm | Gardner Hall Room 211, UNC-Chapel Hill
Economist Bruno Dallago will speak on the topic of "The European Union and Russia: Challenges and Opportunities."

Bruno Dallago is a professor of economics at the University of Trento in Italy. Dallago is a prolific lecturer and author in economic policy and comparative economics with extensive international experience. In addition to producing work on a variety of international economic topics, Dallago has held numerous appointments as a visiting scholar or professor in countries including the U.S., Japan, China and Hungary. Dallago is the academic director of the Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development, a master's program that aims to provide participants with knowledge and skills for introducing, supporting and coordinating processes of economic change and transformation at the local level.

Flag of HungaryA Season of Postwar Hungarian Films

Tuesdays at 6:00pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC
Please join us for FREE screenings of some of the greatest Hungarian movies of the last 60 years. All are high-quality DVDs, some
re-mastered, with English subtitles (usually decent!). No need to book, just drop by.

February 3, 2009 | Körhinta/Merry-Go-Round (Zoltán Fábri, 1955)
The first
great postwar film produced in Hungary, with remarkable camerawork.

February 10, 2009 | Így jöttem/My Way Home (Miklós Jancsó, 1964)
The film that launched the Hungarian ‘New Wave’, by Hungary’s most distinctive auteur.


Grants and Fellowships

Jean Blondel PhD Prize

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Each year the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) gives its PhD prize for the best thesis in Politics (broadly conceived to include International Relations, Political Theory and Public Administration) awarded at a full ECPR member institution. This is known as the Jean Blondel PhD Prize. The successful candidate will be awarded a prize of 1000 euro. Candidates will give a presentation of their thesis and receive their prize at the 2010 Joint Sessions of Workshops, and will be given the opportunity to publish a revised version of the thesis in the ECPR Monographs book series.

For more information, please view this PDF.

Deadline: January 31, 2009


Call for Proposals

Congressional Research Awards

Dirksen Congressional CenterThe Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. A total of up to $30,000 will be available in 2009. Awards range from a few hundred dollars to $3,500.

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research.

Complete information about eligibility and application procedures may be found at
www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm.

Deadline: February 1, 2009

5th ECPR General Conference

Potsdam UniversitySeptember 10-12, 2009 | Potsdam Universität, Potsdam, Germany
The 5th ECPR General Conference will be held at Potsdam Universität. The programme is very broad, with over 50 sections covering all the main areas of political science, from environmental politics, political theory and European studies to international relations.

Papers can now be proposed to the sections and panels. A list of the sections and proposal details can be found at: http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/.

Deadline: February 1, 2009

Graduate Student Conference on The Future of the EU: External Challenges and Internal Debates

The Future of the EU: External Challenges and Internal DebatesSaturday, March 21, 2009 | University of Pittsburgh
The European Union is currently facing many challenges that affect its citizens, institutions and policy-making capability. This conference wishes to highlight graduate student research that addresses some of these broad challenges. The Organizing Committee of the 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme of the conference. We seek submissions from all disciplines on topics including, but not limited to, European Union politics, economics, governance, security and institutions; and policies including enlargement, immigration, development, trade, transatlantic relations and foreign policy more generally.

For details, please visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/gradconf/index.html.


Seminars and Workshops

Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

April 16-17, 2009 | Scripps College, Claremont, California
The purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow US students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students. Envisioned as an intercampus undergraduate seminar, the participating campuses simultaneously offer courses on the issues relevant in Europe today, integrating the conference with the student's curriculum to encourage student initiated research and presentations.

Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Papers are required to speak to an element of the European Union, but there are no specific restrictions on subject. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Group papers and suggestions for panel discussions are also welcome. Final decisions will be made by Thursday, February 26, 2009. Papers will be due by Friday, March 27, 2009.

For details, please visit http://eucenter.scrippscollege.edu/conference.html.

Deadline for submission of application, including abstracts: February 12, 2009

Summer Study Abroad Program in Turkey

Sultanahmet, TurkeyThe Departments of Middle East & Religious Studies and the Study Abroad Office are delighted to offer you a summer program in Istanbul, Turkey, commencing in 2009. The program is open to all students from the local universities, and we see this as an opportunity to bring students interested in the study of Islam and the Middle East from UNC, Duke, NC State, Meredith and other Triangle colleges together.

This is a five-week long academic summer program in Turkey. The reading focuses on medieval and contemporary understandings of religion in Turkey, paying particularly close attention to the manifestations of Islam. The academic program will focus on the city of Istanbul (ancient Constantinople), considered among the most impressive and beautiful of ancient cities, and a meeting place of East and West.

Program dates are generally as follows: Summer - mid May to third week in June. For more information, visit http://studyabroad.unc.edu/programs.cfm?pk=1998&test. Email Prof. Omid Safi with any questions at omid@email.unc.edu. To see pictures of the program in previous years, please view:

Find out more about the Turkey Study Abroad Program by attending the information session:

  • Thursday, January 29, 2009 | 5pm | Room 1009, Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St, UNC-Chapel Hill

Application Deadline: February 12, 2009

Germany as a Model? The Environmental and Energy Strategy

June 26 - July 6, 2009 | Berlin, Germany
Over the recent years, Germany has emerged as a world leader in implementing "green" policies and was quite successful. In fact, president-elect Obama and his advisers have recognized Germany as being on the cutting edge of environmental policies, strategies, and technologies. The seminar discusses ways and means to cope with environmental and alternative energy challenges. There will be meetings with scholars, politicians, representatives from companies, associations, unions, grass-root institutions and site visits. Come see how Germany might serve as a model for the U.S.!

For details, please visit http://www.studienforum-berlin.de/facultyseminar_2009.html

Early Bird Application Deadline: February 15, 2009
Final Application Deadline: April 1, 2009

 


K-12 Schools

World View Spring Seminars

Latin America and North Carolina Seminar
March 24-25, 2009 (1.5 days) | Friday Center, UNC
Co-sponsored by the Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC and Duke & The Jack and Mary McCall Foundation, this seminar offers insights into Latin America and support for K-12 and community college educators facing the challenges and opportunities of our growing Latino student population. Help your Hispanic and Latino students succeed in school by learning more about Latin America, critical issues facing Latino students, and new teaching strategies to support students and their families.

Middle East and the West Seminar
March 25-26, 2009 (1.5 days) | Friday Center, UNC
Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill, this seminar will examine contemporary issues facing the Middle East and the West as they encounter one another in an increasingly globalized world. This seminar will also introduce educators to the region’s cultures, politics, religions, and economy. Application sessions will feature methods and resources for including the study of the Middle East in K-12 and community college classrooms.

Both seminars are appropriate for all educators: K-12 and community college, ESL and regular classroom instructors, school counselors, and administrators. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for each seminar.

For details, view www.unc.edu/world/seminars.shtml. To register, please open this flyer (PDF).

Online Globalization Course for K-12 Educators

February 4-17, 2009
This online course will immerse teachers from all disciplines and grade levels in an intensive exploration of rapid global changes. This course discusses global issues in government, economics, culture, technology, environment, and health. Teachers will become aware of the effects of globalization on our world, our country, our state, and especially our schools. By the end of the course, educators should be able to contribute significantly to curriculum planning to help faculty and students become more globally aware. The course requires participants to read, discuss, and reflect on the most important issues facing America and the world today.

The course will also introduce educators to university and other resources to help them to continue learning about global issues. As a final project, each participant will present a Global Connections Planner for their classroom to support the development of globally competitive graduates.

For details, please visit www.unc.edu/world/OnlineCourses/K-12_teacher_course.shtml

K-12 Media and Technology Specialists' Workshop: Creating a Global Media Center

April 22-23, 2009 | Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, UNC-Chapel Hill
Co-sponsored by the UNC School of Education, this 1½ day workshop is designed to help K-12 media specialists and technology facilitators in North Carolina’s public and independent schools better understand our interconnected world by learning more about technology use for the 21st Century. Resources and strategies that use technology to increase and improve content, collection, and integration of global themes in the school’s media center will be provided. 1 CEU will be awarded for completion of the program. Space is limited to the first 35 participants, so please register today!

For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/world/2009%20Media%20Workshop/2009MediaWorkshop.htm

Global Updates from World View

World View Read about World View's Book of the Year - Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman - in this issue of Global Updates.

To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.

North Carolina In the News

North Carolina in the WorldRead about a North Carolina teacher preparing for study in Denmark in the latest edition of North Carolina in the World News. To see previous editions of the newsletter, please visit the archive.


EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for Papers: The Role of the Administrative Level in ESDP

Maastricht UniversityJune 18-19, 2009 | Maastricht University
The recent development of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) and the EU role as a crisis manager have fostered the creation of a whole range of new organisational structures both in Brussels as well as in the member states. Based in the Permanent Representations, national administrations, the Council Secretariat and the European Commission, a rapidly expanding group of diplomats, civil servants and military staff are playing a key role in the preparation and implementation of the EU security and defence policy process.

This exploratory and interdisciplinary two-day workshop analyses recent institutional developments in the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) with a special focus on the role of non-elected actors and units in the decision making process. Its aim is twofold: advancing the theoretical debate about the role of the administrative level in European Foreign Policy and contributing to an empirically informed study of administrative governance in ESDP. Besides contributions from an IR perspective, the organizers of the workshop particularly encourage an input from scholars looking at ESDP through the lenses of comparative politics, public administration, law and organization theory. The workshop is open to both established and young academics as well as to practitioners.

For details, please visit http://www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/default.asp?id=274&page=5.

Deadline for application: February 2, 2009

Post-Doctoral Fellowships on Greece at the London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics and Political ScienceA.C. Laskaridis Postdoctoral Fellowship on Greece
Ref: 13/08/RES | Salary: £40,123 - £46,477 pa incl

Following the generous donation of A.C. Laskaridis, we are pleased to announce a Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2009-10. You must already have completed your PhD. We seek a candidate who can undertake research on Greece. For details please visit www.lse.ac.uk/collections/recruitment/jobsAtLSE/currentVacancies.htm#13/08/RES.

National Bank of Greece Senior Research Fellow/ Research Fellow in Contemporary Greek Studies
Ref: 15/08/RES | Salary: Research Fellow: £40,123 - £46,477 pa incl | Senior Research Fellow: £47,864 - £55,446 pa incl

Following the generous support of the National Bank of Greece this fellowship is to facilitate high-quality research and publication(s) relevant to the work of the Hellenic Observatory. You should have a PhD, a strong publication record and knowledge of contemporary Greece. You are invited to submit a full research proposal of your own.

Both posts are fixed-term owing to the external funding provided. For both fellowships: appointments may be made for one year or two for 6 months consecutively. A full application pack can be obtained at www.lse.ac.uk/jobsatLSE. If you cannot download the pack, email HR.Recruit.Res@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6183 quoting appropriate reference number.

Deadline: February 3, 2009

Late Monica Cockfield Memorial Scholarship for a PhD in European Studies

University of SalfordEvery year the University of Salford offers a number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for suitably qualified candidates wishing to study for a PhD. The European Studies Research Institute is very happy to announce that it is in a position to also advertise for a Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Trust PhD scholarship in European studies with the aim to provide a student from a low-income background, ideally with links to the North-West of England, the chance to study for a PhD on European integration. Applications are now invited for PhD study based in the European Studies Research Institute (ESRI). The PhD scholarship is worth £12,000 per annum over three years and is open to UK/EU students.

For details on how to apply for a PhD please visit: www.esri.salford.ac.uk

Deadline: February 6, 2009

MA in European Politics at University College Dublin

University College Dublin
The UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), Dublin, Ireland is currently inviting applicants to its graduate programmes for the forthcoming academic year.

The fates of Europe’s states, as well as the lives of their citizens, are increasingly intertwined across national borders. Against this background, this programme is design to deepen students’ knowledge of European politics at the comparative- national level and the level of the European Union. All students take a combination of core and elective modules and then write a research thesis under the supervision of one of the European politics specialists in the School of Politics and International Relations. The European Politics stream of the MA programme in Politics is ideally suited to students seeking a deeper knowledge of the theory and practice of European governance. In addition, its research-oriented components provide very good foundations for further studies related to European politics.

For details, please visit www.ucd.ie/spire/graduatestudies/taughtprogrammes/mapoliticseuropean/

Deadline: February 7, 2009

Funded PhD Positions on Global Governance at Stockholm University

Stockholm UniversityThe Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, invites applications for three Ph.D. student positions, oriented toward research on global governance. Successful applicants will follow the general doctoral program at the department, and write their dissertations within the research project ”The Design of International Institutions: Legitimacy, Effectiveness, and Distribution in Global Governance,” financed by the European Research Council and directed by Associate Professor Jonas Tallberg. The project will last for the period 2009 to 2013 and be conducted within an internationally composed group of both junior and senior researchers.

The positions are fully funded for a period of four years. Ph.D. students receive a gross monthly salary of approximately SEK 20 000 ($ 2500, € 2000), including full social benefits, and are not required to pay any tuition.

More information about the project can be found at www.statsvet.su.se/research/dii.htm. More information about the doctoral program in political science and the application procedure can be found at www.statsvet.su.se/English/ProspectiveStudent/how_to_apply.htm. Further inquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Jonas Tallberg, ph. +46-8-163068, jonas.tallberg@statsvet.su.se.

Deadline: February 14, 2009


 

Other International Studies News

Creating a World Without Poverty

Muhammad YunusFebruary 5, 2009 | 11:00am | Koury Auditorium, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Office of International Affairs and Kenan-Flagler Business School are pleased to host Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Yunus’ lecture “Creating a World Without Poverty” will begin at 11am with a book signing to follow. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Muhammad Yunus is considered to be the pioneer of micro-credit, a strategy to reduce poverty by providing small loans to some of the world’s poorest. These loans allow borrowers, mostly women, to establish or expand businesses that support the family and benefit the local community. Believing that credit is a fundamental human right, Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983 and currently serves as managing director. Over $7.43 billion has been loaned through Grameen Bank with the average loan recovery rate 98.24 percent. Today, lending institutions in more than 100 countries operate based on the Grameen Bank model that Yunus created.

If you’re interested in attending the lecture, please RSVP via email to kfbsrsvp@unc.edu.

For more information call (919) 962.2435, or visit http://global.unc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=792&Itemid=94.

 


CES Award Competition

For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to europe@unc.edu. 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
Deadline for FLAS award: February 20, 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.

  • European Union Center of Excellence awards
    We will make one award to UNC-CH faculty to develop new European Union courses or tracks in existing courses. The definition of EU tracks is broad; it may include special readings and research assignments integrated into the main class, or special sections of a class focused on the EU. Awards for full EU courses will be for $4500 and $2000 for EU tracks.
  • National Resource Center (Title VI) awards
    One curriculum development award will be made for courses relevant to the study of modern Western Europe. Courses in any discipline may be funded in this category. Awards will be $4500.

To submit a curriculum development proposal please send:

  1. your curriculum vita,
  2. the proposed course syllabus, and a cover letter describing the course relevance to contemporary European Studies or European Union studies, and where the course will fit in your departmental offerings (include any pre-requisites) and in the new General Education undergraduate curriculum.
  3. A letter from your chair approving the project and agreeing to offer the course during the next academic year and on a continuing basis.

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.

  • Grants for Research Travel in the US to present papers on contemporary Europe. Domestic travel grants are $650.
  • Grants for Travel to Europe related to research and publication on contemporary Europe. Summer research travel grants are for $2000.

Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:

  • European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowships
    Two awards will be made to UNC-CH graduate students to conduct pre-dissertation research on the EU in Europe during summer 2009. Awards are in the amount of Euro 4000. Proposals should include a 5-page (max) synopsis of the research project including a timetable and a budget, and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.
  • Graduate Student Research Travel
    Three awards will be made to graduate students to present papers in the US or Europe on some aspect of the European Union. Awards for travel in the US are $750 and for travel to Europe $1500. Applicants should send a brief (one page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding, and should attach a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor.


    Please note: all transatlantic travel awards are contingent upon the graduate student 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. All boarding passes and receipts must be submitted at the end of the travel period.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    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 for FLAS award: February 20, 2009

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). Application details forthcoming; deadline will be in mid-March.

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