of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
May 13, 2009
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New Funding Proposals for Title VI Grant
The Center for European Studies at Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a National Resource Center for 2010-2014. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on European studies to submit a proposal for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to email@example.com . We will hold an informational meeting early in the fall. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.
In your funding proposal, please include:
Request for Foreign Currency
World View, a public service program at UNC helps provide K-12 educators and students with a global experience. However, many teachers and students don’t have the opportunity to travel beyond the borders of North Carolina.
World View is asking students, staff, and faculty who travel abroad this summer (or anytime) to bring back a few coins or low-denomination bank notes to share with North Carolina students. World View will be developing “foreign currency kits” that we can loan to classrooms all over the state. In each kit we intend to provide samples of currency from all over the world, information on foreign currency including rates and exchanges, global economies, and classroom activity and lesson plan ideas. K-12 students will be able to touch and see a bit of the world right in their classroom.
If you manage to make it back to campus with a few foreign coins or bills in your pocket, please send them through campus mail to World View, CB 8011.
Feel free to email if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you for your help and enjoy your travels!
Partnerships in Collaborative Research Travel Grant
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2009-2010 Partnerships in Collaborative Research (PCR) travel grant. PCR gives American scholars the opportunity to obtain funding assistance for the travel of a collaborator from Eastern Europe or Eurasia for an approved academic purpose. The grant will cover the cost of international airfare, administrative costs for acquiring a visa and fees for conferences in which the scholars are presenting collaboratively.
For detailed information about grant administration and eligibility, please consult the PCR Applications and Instructions, which can be found at: www.irex.org/programs/us_scholars/programs/uss_pcr.asp
Deadline: June 1, 2009
Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
The Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS), the Czech Republic's - Prague based - premier international relations and security journal published in English, is designed to contribute to international relations and security debates by providing a forum for academic dialogue from around the world. To learn more about our activities we invite you to visit our website at http://www.CEJISS.org
All contributions to CEJISS should focus generally on current issues and theories of international and security studies, divided into 5 main themes:
This is a biannual publication journal (expected in May and November), whose peer-reviewed articles are selected to assist scholars and decision makers in understanding central issues in international and security studies, identify new and important areas of research, and encourage the debates which will help direct the future of the discipline. CEJISS maintains the highest standards in article selection.
For more information on how to submit your contribution for publication, we highly encourage you to read our Author’s Guide section at www.cejiss.org/contribute/.
Deadline for November publication: September 1, 2009
European Summer Institute on the Future of Europe: Lobbying in Brussels
July 4-11, 2009
| Prague, Czech Republic
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 ESI2009 combines intensive academic courses with cultural, social and recreational opportunities.
We invite you to visit
our new website http://esi.cpvp.cz/esi/ to
discover all the details about the ESI2009. The website contains updated
about the academic content, practicalities and application process.
Savaria Summer University
- July 1, 2009 | Koszeg, Hungary
From the 22nd on, lectures, panel discussions, workshops and student presentations will be held on the topic of diversity management. Scholars, authors and public intellectuals will share their thoughts in an inspiring environment for high level conversations about our common past and future.
On the 29th and 30th an overall workshop will be held on Cultural Heritage Management, which might be the next MA Programme offered by ISES starting September 2009.
For details, please visit http://european-studies.hu/?page_id=81
Deadline: May 15, 2009
European Summer School: European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum
29 - July 10, 2009 | Université Libre de Bruxelles
For details, please visit www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Summer09UK.html
Deadline: June 1, 2009
School: Political and Economic Transformation of Central Europe
- Successes and Pitfalls
The primary aim of the Summer School is to provide the participants with knowledge of the most interesting and applicable lessons learned by Slovakia and other Central European countries during the transition process form totalitarianism to democracy after 1989. Information that cannot be found in textbooks, knowledge and stories, which can only be handed over by experts who remember... Central Europe possesses the unique potential for transferring the authentic experience of the transition process from totalitarian regimes with planned economies towards to democracy with a free market. This recent experience assures the very practical know-how of dealing with very rapid political and economic development along with its pitfalls. The organizer perceives the entire Central European region as a natural laboratory which is eager to share its experience with interested parties from abroad. We believe that the impression and basic information about the region, gained during the Summer School, can provide the participants with a very practical asset for further study and scientific research.
For details, please visit www.euba.sk/summer-school.
Deadline: June 10, 2009
Summer School Regions in Europe: New Challenges for Regionalism and Federalism in the 21st Century
- September 4, 2009 | University of Münster, Germany
PhD-students wishing to apply should complete the application
form and return it to Klaus Detterbeck
(Klaus.Detterbeck@GSE-W.Uni-Magdeburg.de) or Jörg Mathias
For details and the application form, please see the program (DOC), which is subject to minor changes.
Deadline: June 19, 2009
Global Updates from World View
issue of Global Updates highlights resources for teaching and learning
about Latin America. Teaching about Latin America is not only important
for North Carolina’s sixth grade teachers, but for all educators.
As we experience a growing number of immigrant students in our classrooms
it is becoming increasingly more important for educators and students
to learn about the countries in Latin America from which these students
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 Fall Semester: May 15, 2009
PhD Position Announcement: Austrian and Comparative European Politics
For further information, please see: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/portal/page?_pageid=786,254418&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
Inquiries should be sent to Reinhard Heinisch, email@example.com. Applications should be mailed to Universität Salzburg/Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria.
Deadline: May 27, 2009 (postmark)
Collegio Carlo Alberto Research Fellowship
The Research Unit on European Governance (URGE) of the Collegio Carlo Alberto of Moncalieri (Turin), Italy (www.carloalberto.org) offers a Research Fellowship for the academic year 2009-2010. The candidate will carry out her/his research in the area of Political Studies (with a preference given to candidates whose research focuses on European Affairs) and will be affiliated with URGE, the research unit of the Collegio conducting research in this area (www.urge.it).
Eligible candidates must have a doctorate in political or social sciences awarded not earlier than 2006, or must have defended their dissertations by the time of the start of the fellowship (September 1, 2009).
The research fellowship is awarded for one year, on a full-time basis. The gross salary is 36.000 euro per year. The fellowship may be renewed for one additional year by mutual agreement. If s/he so wishes, the fellow has the opportunity of spending the additional year (2010/11) at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) in Germany, run by the University of Bremen and the Jacobs University (www.bigsss-bremen.de) (final acceptance to the BIGSSS Post-doc program subject to approval).
be sent through the Collegio's web site at www.carloalberto.org/rf_callforurge and
must include a CV with a list of publications, as well as a research
proposal (4-8 pages).
Deadline: May 31, 2009
Singapore Economic Review Conference
6-8, 2009 | Singapore
For details, please visit www.serc2009.org/
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: May 31, 2009
Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Associate
for Advanced Studies | Vienna, Austria
The successful candidate is expected to pursue a postdoctoral research project leading up to at least one article manuscript to be submitted to an international peer-reviewed journal. Candidates may conduct research on a topic of their choice. However, the research project should be related to the Department's profile.
For more details, please consult the IHS homepage at: www.ihs.ac.at/publications/pol/postdoctoral_research_associate.pdf
Deadline: June 1, 2009
Call for Papers: Journal of European Integration
The Journal of European Integration invites the submission of proposals for special issues, focusing in particular on topical issues, new developments in the study of the European Union, the application of a particular approach to empirical research or the analysis of important but under-researched aspects of European integration.
All articles published in the Journal of European Integration, including those submitted as part of a special issue, follow a rigorous double-blind peer review, involving external reviewers. For detailed information about the review and production process of special issues for the Journal of European Integration please consult the more detailed “Special Issue Guidance Notes” at our website at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/geui_guidance_notes.pdf.
Deadline: June 1, 2009
Call for Doctoral Researchers: Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) calls for applications for six full-time doctoral researchers. The IES is a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence whose research strategy focuses on the EU in an international setting. The six PhD positions relate to:
* The successful candidates will have an MA degree with good study results. They will be fluent in English and have a thorough knowledge of European policy and/or law. They will be selected on the basis of the quality of the project proposal and on the basis of their expertise and qualifications.
* Candidates will need to fill in and send the forms that are available from the website of the IES (www.ies.be) (either in MSWord format, or in PDF format) and send a full CV, a list of publications, an outline of their proposed research (max. 10 pages!), at least one letter of reference and a copy of their most recent diploma.
* The successful candidates will receive a research grant for one year (extendable to a maximum of 4 years). Prolongation of the contract is subject to the agreement of the doctoral committee. Remuneration is at the level of a full time research assistant at a Flemish university (i.e. approx. € 1.600 net per month) and includes contributions for social security / insurance. Employment is on a full-time basis only, and secondary employment is not allowed.
For more information regarding this call for applications and the related research projects see www.ies.be/iesvacancies
Deadline: June 7, 2009
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