Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
November 18, 2009


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This week we have:
1. CES News
2. Grants and Fellowships
3. Calls for Proposals
4. Seminars and Workshops
5. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
6. Position Announcement
7. Internships
8. EUSA Corner
9. 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, graduate, and undergraduate students.

The deadline for most proposals listed below is Friday, January 29, 2010. Read on...

CES Fall Speakers Series

U.S. Department of State
Friday, November 20, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: 4th Floor Seminar Room

Bill Lucas, Director of the Office of European Union and Regional Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, will present a lecture. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

European Healthcare Policy and Politics

Global HealthFriday, November 20, 2009 | 8:00am - 4:30pm | Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
As any observer of recent healthcare reform debates in the U.S. can attest, Europe has probably never gotten so much attention for its healthcare policy. Unfortunately, much of the public debate on this topic has been ill informed, based on caricature and divorced from the real strengths and real weaknesses of European healthcare. While hardly free of problems, there are many lessons we can learn from how Europe organizes healthcare. Moreover, the history and politics of European healthcare can teach us a great deal as well. The conference aims to inform scholarly and public debate on healthcare politics and policy as well as deepen our understanding of contemporary Europe.

We have been fortunate to invite a multi-disciplinary set of academics who are actively involved in research on European healthcare. Specifically, the schedule and guests will be:

  • 8:45am | David Brady, Duke Center for European Studies and Sociology
    Welcome and Introduction
  • 9:00am | Paul Dutton, Northern Arizona University, History
    “Voices from the Past: Health Care Reform in France and the U.S. Debate”
  • 10:00am | Julia Lynch, University of Pennsylvania, Political Science
    “On Death and Taxes: The Politics of Regional Health Inequalities in Europe”
  • 11:00am | Coffee Break
  • 11:15am | Kieke Okma, New York University, Healthcare Management
    “Switzerland and Holland: The New European Models”
  • 12:15pm | Lunch
  • 1:45pm | Sigrun Olafsdottir, Boston University, Sociology
    “Successful Health Care Systems? Variations in and Determinants of Public Attitudes in 33 Nations”
  • 2:45pm | Coffee Break
  • 3:00pm | Mauricio Pabon, Harvard University, Public Health
    “Wealth and Health in Europe and the United States: Are Wealthy Americans Healthier Than Poor Europeans?”

Each guest will give a presentation of approximately 35 minutes, and will be followed by a commentary of a local discussant, and discussion. For more information, visit www.jhfc.duke.edu/ces/events0910.html. RSVP to Sharon Peters at sharon.peters@duke.edu as soon as possible.

Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies and the Duke Center for European Studies.

Request for Foreign Currency

Euro coinsWorld View (www.unc.edu/world), 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 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 Julie Kinnaird if you have any questions (kinnaird@unc.edu). Thank you for your help and enjoy your travels!

European Union/Transatlantic Relations PhD Database Network of European Union Centers of Excellence

The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States (EUCE) would like to invite graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in topics related to the European Union or Transatlantic relations to submit their names and dissertation information to a database of PhD dissertations. The goal of the database is to help doctoral students identify fellow candidates working in similar areas in the United States and anywhere else in the world. Please go to the EUCE Network website and download a short form which can be filled out and returned on-line. Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far! The Center for European Studies serves as the network coordinator for EU Centers of Excellence in the United States.

Grants and Fellowships

PhD Fellowships Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and SocietiesThe Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Muslim communities in Europe and North America. The Graduate School examines, in a systematic and comparative way, concepts, practices, and institutions variously understood as Islamic. Special attention is given to relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, as well as forms of inter- and intra-cultural communication.

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit fifteen PhD students to its doctoral program to begin October 1, 2010. Ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their quest for funding.

For more information visit our website at www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de/en/application/

Deadline: November 30, 2009

Mellon Pre-Dissertation Scholarships in European Studies

Council for European Studies at Columbia UniversityThe Council for European Studies (CES) is currently inviting applications for its 2010 Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program. The Mellon CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to assist promising young scholars in the often difficult transition from coursework to fieldwork and thus speed the time to completion of the dissertation. Fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates of outstanding intellectual and scholarly promise, selected by an independent committee composed of leading academics in the field of European Studies.

Each research award is worth $4,000; only those students whose home institution is a member of the Council may participate in the competition. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a member of the Council. To check whether your institution is currently a member in the Consortium of Institutions in European Studies, visit www.ces.columbia.edu/members/members.html.

Successful proposals from 2009 can be viewed at: www.ces.columbia.edu/awards/awards.html.
Application materials and FAQ's can be found here: http://schol.as/9I-6UW7NJ.


The CES Mellon Pre-Dissertation Fellowship Program is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Deadline: February 1, 2010


Call for Proposals

5th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union: The EU Past and Present: Historical and Ongoing Discussions and Debates

The European Union Past and Present: Historical and Ongoing Discussions and Debates

Saturday, March 20, 2010 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
The European Union faces challenges that affect its citizens, institutions, and policy-making capabilities. This conference will highlight student research that addresses some of these broad challenges. The Organizing Committee of the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union welcomes papers addressing the theme of the conference. We seek submissions from all disciplines on topics that include EU politics, governance, economics, security, and institutions; as well as EU policies including enlargement, immigration, development, trade, and transatlantic and external relations.

For details, please visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events/gradconf/.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 1, 2009

Environment, Identities, and Space in Europe and Central Asia

February 26-28, 2010 | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, PA
On the eve of the September 2009 meeting of the G20 in Pittsburgh, Jo Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, spoke of the "new challenges of the 21st century" as "challenges that have no respect for borders." Foremost among these Mr. Barroso listed climate change. He prevailed upon the citizens of all prosperous countries to cease gambling over the reality of environmental change and confront this threat with resolve. As he put it: "The time for playing high-stakes poker is over."

From the city which welcomed the G20 summit, first heard Mr. Barroso's call for action, and will host the 2010 UN World Environment Day, we raise a call of our own. The Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) at the University of Pittsburgh has committed its seventh annual conference to scholarship which seeks to better understand the complex bonds between human beings and their environments. How have societies imagined the natural world and their relationship to it? What role did the environment play in shaping identities and spaces political, cultural, and social? How have images and conceptualizations of environment shifted and how did such changes affect societies, their economies, politics, cultures, and identities? As sites of dramatic cultural, social and political transformations, Europe and Central Asia offer a vast potential in addressing these questions.

For details, please visit http://www.pitt.edu/~sorc/goseca/Goseca2010/.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: December 15, 2009

Seminars and Workshops

Model EU

Model European Union

February 19-20, 2010 | Washington and Jefferson College Campus | Washington, PA

On behalf of Washington and Jefferson College and the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, we would like to invite faculty advisors and undergraduate students to participate in the tenth annual Model European Union.

The Model European Union is a simulation of a combination of European Council summits. Undergraduate students play the role of heads of state of the member states and accession states of the EU to debate and resolve issues facing the EU.

The upcoming Model EU will simulate the 2007 IGC, which took place during the Portuguese Presidency of the EU. This year’s simulation will consist of one meeting of the heads of government of all 27 Member States. The major agenda topics addressed at the conference will be: 1) Changes to QMV; 2) Modifications to the European Parliament; 3) the Role of National Parliaments; 4) the Appointment of the President of the European Council and the High Representative; 5) the Competition Policy; and 6) Globalization.

Participants should have some prior knowledge of the European Union acquired through courses, independent research with a professor, or previous Model EU experience. The level of debate at the conference will be determined by the depth of knowledge the students possess on issues concerning the European Union. Thus, it will be beneficial if all participants are on a fairly equal plane regarding the institutions and current debates in the EU.

To register for the conference, please email Sandra Hall at ssh13@pitt.edu. For more information and registration details, please view the invitation for participants (PDF): http://www.unc.edu/depts/europe/newsletter/09/091104model-eu.pdf

Registration Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2009

 

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Center for International Understanding Now Recruiting NC Schools for Denmark Partnerships

Danish FlagWHAT:
NC school partnerships with schools in Denmark. The Center for International Understanding (CIU), is accepting applications from NC high schools interested in partnerships with schools in Denmark.

WHY:
To provide your students with the opportunity to learn with - not just about people of other cultures, and to develop special skills to succeed in a global environment.

A priority of the NC State Board of Education is that every public school student will graduate from high school globally competent. When NC students graduate, they will be involved in the world marketplace, working for international companies, or perhaps working on international teams to solve world health and environmental challenges. Help your students acquire the knowledge, skills and perspective they’ll need to succeed in our ever-changing global environment through direct contact with Danish students.

CONTACT:
For more information and a school partnership application, contact: Angie Bolin, Partnership Coordinator, asb@northcarolina.edu, 919-420-1360, ext. 200, or toll-free: 1888-840-8328, ext. 200, Center for International Understanding, 100 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

The Center is a public service program of the University of North Carolina.

Euro Economics: A New Educational Resource

Euro EconomicsThe Euro Economics website (www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/) is an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics written through the lens of the European Union. The European Union is a collection of 27 European member states, 16 of which are economically interlinked through the use of a single currency, the euro, making the EU an ideal starting point for learning the principles of economics.

For teachers this site can act as an introduction or a refresher to economics, to incorporate economics concepts and material into your classes.

For students this site can provide a jumping off point for learning about economics, either on your own or ideally in a study group.

Motivated teachers and students may be interested in participating in the Euro Challenge competition. Please see the announcement below.

Euro Economics was developed by the European Union Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Euro Challenge Competition

Euro Challenge

Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2010 – an exciting educational opportunity for high school students (grades 9 & 10) to learn about the European Union (EU) – the largest trading partner of the US – and its single currency, the euro. The competition is also an excellent opportunity for NC teachers, as teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible to win a free trip to Brussels next summer. Now in its fifth year, the Euro Challenge is designed to appeal to students with a background in global studies, economics, world history/geography or European studies.

The competition aims to:

  • Support local learning standards related to global studies and economics
  • Foster economic and financial literacy and understanding of economic policy issues
  • Increase students’ knowledge and understanding of the European Union and the euro
  • Develop communication, critical thinking and cooperative skills

The Competition

Each team of 3-5 students must make a 15-minute presentation describing the current economic situation in the euro area and analyzing a specific economic challenge in a country of their choice. Teams then answer questions from a distinguished panel of judges. Preliminary rounds are held in each of the participating regions, and the regional winners advance to the semifinal and final rounds held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Cash prizes for the top teams are generously provided by The Moody's Foundation.

Check out www.euro-challenge.org for training videos, research materials, and web resources.

Brussels, BelgiumEuro Challenge in North Carolina: Orientation Session and Free Trip to Brussels!

UNC will host an orientation session for teachers from North Carolina schools participating in the Euro Challenge on December 10 (details forthcoming). You must sign up for the orientation session by November 30: email Gali Beeri to register. Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2010, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.

How to Register?

To register for the Euro Challenge 2010, please complete and send in the registration form (DOC). For more information about the competition in the North Carolina region, contact Gali Beeri at gali@unc.edu or 919.843.9852.

Registration Deadline: December 11, 2009

For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html. Open the information sheet and registration form here (DOC).

The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Commission to the U.S.

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

For movies and show times, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website: http://www.mygalaxycinema.com/NowPlaying_old.asp

Global Updates from World View

World ViewThis week is International Education Week and Geography Awareness Week. What are you doing to celebrate? Check out last month's Global Updates for ideas! This month’s Global Updates highlights international summer opportunities for educators and students. The sampling of opportunities includes summer institutes and courses, international service learning and exchange opportunities, international study tours for educators, and a special section with a few opportunities for students. To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.

 

Position Announcements

Faculty Position: American University in Bulgaria

American University in Bulgaria The American University in Bulgaria (AUBG: www.aubg.bg) seeks faculty candidates eager to join the premier American-style liberal arts university in Southeast Europe. AUBG is fully accredited in both the USA and in Bulgaria. We are a selective, residential university with a diverse student body consisting of 1000 students from 26 countries. Instruction is in English. We seek faculty dedicated to combining scholarship with interactive teaching to a selective and ambitious student body.

The Department of Politics and European Studies invites applications for a position beginning in August 2010 at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to support a political science/international relations program and a European studies program focusing on the European Union. We are seeking an individual in either of the following fields:

  • European Union Law/International Law: The candidate should be able to offer introductory courses in European Union law and international law and should be able to offer advanced courses in either area. The candidate should also be able to offer introductory courses in political theory or international relations.
  • International Relations/Political Science: The candidate should be able to offer advanced level courses in South Eastern Europe. The candidate should be able to offer introductory courses in political theory or international relations. The ideal candidate will also be able to offer courses in some aspect of the European Union.

A Ph.D. degree in political science, European integration, or a closely related field is preferred. Candidates with a reasonable expectation of completing all requirements for the degree before the start of the fall 2010 semester will also be considered.

TO APPLY: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information of three references. The initial selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by email to POS@aubg.bg or by mail to POS Faculty Search, American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria.


Internships

European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic

The European Commission Delegation in the Kyrgyz Republic (www.delkaz.ec.europa.eu) is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated intern to join the EC Delegation for a period of four to six months, preferable starting from Mid-January 2010.

S/he will work in the political section, assisting in political and economic reporting. Special emphasis will be put on human rights and democratisation issues. In addition, assistance in management of development cooperation projects might be a potential task upon request.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • University studies in political/economic sciences
  • social skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • strong sense of responsibility, reliability
  • good drafting skills in English
  • fluent in Russian (ability to follow news, conferences and seminars held in Russian)

The internship is unpaid. CV and letter of motivation in English shall be sent by letter, fax or e-mail to: European Commission Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic, For the attention of Mr. Olaf Heidelbach, Attaché, 236 Abdumomunova Str., 720033 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Fax No: (996 312) 901266, e-mail: olaf.heidelbach@ec.europa.eu

Deadline for applications: December 1, 2009


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 Proposals for the 8th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association: Whither Europe?

European Community Studies Association CanadaApril 29 - May 1, 2010 | Victoria, BC, Canada
Despite big successes, such as the launch of the Euro and enlargement to 27 members, the European Union faces critical challenges. Delays in efforts at EU treaty reform, the current economic crisis and the lack of a coordinated EU response to it, as well as declining voter turnout in elections to the European Parliament cast a long shadow over the future of European integration. While the partnership with the United States is improving, relations with Russia, Iran and China are more difficult. At the same time, the potential benefits of coordinated European responses to current problems are possibly greater than ever. Has the European unification project reached its limit, or will current crises spur efforts for further integration? Can the EU's unique institutional model be rejuvenated or will it begin to unravel? Which economic, social and political forces will shape the EU in the next decade? Answering these questions is key to understanding the role the EU and its Member States will play on the world stage in the 21st Century.

The 8th Biennial Conference of ECSA-Canada will deal with the past and future of the European Union. Economists, historians, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, specialists in public administration, and other researchers and practitioners from all over the world are invited to meet and present their work in Victoria, British Columbia. ECSA-Canada invites paper and panel proposals on important aspects of European integration: continuity and change in European institutions, the relationship between the member states and Brussels, key policy areas within Europe, European migration, citizenship, and identity, the economics and politics of enlargement, the EU's role in the global arena, and other areas.

For more information, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/ecsac/biennial2010/Home.html.

Deadline: December 31, 2009

EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition

European Union Studies AssociationThe 2009-2011 EUSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the 2010 EUSA Haas Fund Fellowship Competition, an annual fellowship for graduate student EU-related dissertation research. Thanks entirely to contributions to our Ernst Haas Memorial Fund for EU Studies, launched in June 2003 to honor the memory of the late scholar Ernst B. Haas (1924-2003), we will offer at least one unrestricted fellowship of $1,500 to support the dissertation research of any graduate student pursuing an EU-related dissertation topic in the academic year 2010-2011.

Please note the following stipulations for applicants, who must:

  • be pursuing the doctoral degree (PhD) at an accredited institution in any country;
  • be writing a dissertation in English;
  • have an EU-related, doctoral dissertation topic approved by the professor who will supervise it; and,
  • be able to demonstrate clearly the relevance to EU studies of the dissertation topic.

Applicants for this Fellowship should submit:

  1. A one-page letter of application that specifies how the fellowship would be used;
  2. A CV;
  3. A two-page (500 words) précis of the dissertation research project that also explains its relevance to EU studies; and,
  4. Ask for two letters of support to be sent directly to EUSA. These letters should be from professors serving on the student’s dissertation committee, and one should be the chair.

Please send applications to eusa@pitt.edu and use the heading “2010 E.B. Haas Fund Fellowship competition.” The successful applicant will be notified by March 1, 2010 at the latest, and will receive the grant soon thereafter. The fellowship will be paid in one lump sum by check and in US dollars only.

Deadline for applications to be received in the EUSA office: January 8, 2010

Other International Studies News

Global Music Show: Music of Devotion and Desire in India and Pakistan
Friday, November 27, 2009 | 5:00 - 6:00pm | http://wxyc.org, 89.3FM

WXYC (http://wxyc.org) will welcome hear Afroz Taj and John Caldwell from the Center for South Asia Studies for the November edition of the Global Music show (www.unc.edu/areastudies/publicprograms/global-music.html).
They will discuss From Saint to Screen: Music of Devotion and Desire in India and Pakistan.


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 listed below: January 29, 2010

Faculty Funding Opportunities

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 Contemporary European Studies.

  • European Union Center of Excellence awards
    We will make one award to a UNC-CH faculty member to develop a new European Union course or a track in an existing course. The definition of an EU track 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 will be in the amount of $4500 for full EU courses 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 for $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’s 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 two awards in the amount of $2000 for faculty research travel in Europe related to projects on contemporary Europe 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.

Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
Two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.

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 or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) in Europe during summer 2010. Awards will be in the amount of €4000. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project with 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 in Europe on some aspect of the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country). Awards for travel in the US will be $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. 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.
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects
    Two awards will be made to teams of graduate students and faculty working on joint projects on European topics leading to publication. Awards will be in the amount of $2500. Proposals should include a five-page (max) synopsis of the research project.
  • 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. You may download the applications here: MS Word | PDF

Undergraduate Student Funding Opportunities

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants
    Summer awards for undergraduate students studying a less commonly taught language at the intermediate or advanced language. The awards include tuition and fees plus a stipend. More information on the FLAS competition can be found in the FLAS section of the UNC Area Studies Centers website. You may download the applications here: MS Word | PDF
  • European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel
    Two awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program organized by the European Commission. Students from 10 EU Centers of Excellence will join a four day study tour of EU institutions in Brussels. Each award will include funds for travel, accommodation, and per diems. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO). Interested students should visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/research_funding/fundingundergrad.htm later in the fall for more information and application materials.

 

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