Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
December 2, 2009


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1. CES News
2. Lectures and Courses
3. Grants and Fellowships
4. Calls for Proposals
5. Seminars and Workshops
6. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
7. Position Announcements
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 the proposals listed below is Friday, January 29, 2010. Read on...

CES Fall Speakers Series

David Brady
Friday, December 4, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
FedEx Global Education Center: Room 2008

David Brady, professor of Sociology at Duke University and Director of the Duke Center for European Studies, will present a lecture entitled More than Just Nickels and Dimes: A Multi-Level Analysis of Working Poverty Across Affluent Democracies. Open to the public, light refreshments provided.

Lectures and Courses

Lectures by Ambassador Meyer

Ambassador Christopher MeyerWednesday, December 2 | 4:00pm | University Room, Hyde Hall, UNC
The topic of Ambassador Meyer’s lecture, The Path to War: The British View, comes from his recent testimony to the Chilcot inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq war and his latest book: Getting our Way: 500 Years of Adventure and Intrigue: The Inside Story of British Diplomacy. Ambassador Meyer’s book accompanies a major three-part television documentary series for the BBC, slated for broadcast in February.

The lecture will cover current diplomatic issues, including Afghanistan and Iraq, the relationship between force and diplomacy, the limits of multilateral diplomacy and of direct contact, and the role of humiliation in foreign policy. Following the lecture, Ambassador Meyer will be signing copies of his book.

Thursday, December 3 | 4:30pm | Johnston Center Lounge, Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, 218 E. Franklin St., UNC
Sir Christopher Meyer will present a lecture on The Paradox of Globalization and the Persistence of Nationalism. A book signing will follow.

Sir Christopher Meyer, Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, was educated at Lancing College, the Lycee Henri IV, Paris, and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read History. After Cambridge, he spent a year at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in
Bologna, Italy. Sir Christopher joined the Diplomatic Service in 1966. After two years in London, he was posted to Moscow from 1968 to 1970, and then to Madrid from 1970 to 1973. He became speech-writer to the Foreign Secretary. In this capacity he worked until 1978 for three Foreign Secretaries. On returning to London in 1984, he spent four years as Foreign Office Spokesman and Press Secretary to the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Geoffrey Howe (Later Lord Howe of Aberavon).

In 1988-89 he spent a sabbatical year as a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Centre for International Affairs. He served for two years Government Spokesman and Press Secretary to the Prime Minister. After serving as British Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany from March 1997 to October 1997, Sir Christopher was appointed Ambassador to the United States from October 1997 to February 2003, the longest period since the Second World War.

UNC Course: Kids, Communists and Capitalists: Twentieth-Century Childhood in Comparative Perspective

RUES 699 | Spring 2010 | TR 1:00 - 2:15 | 3033 GEC
What was it like to grow up in the Soviet Union? Was it intrinsically different from growing up in the United States? In what ways do class, geography, gender, and historical era shape childhood--even in an officially classless society? What factors have shaped childhood and how did children shape history, society, and culture?

Combining a thematic and chronological approach, RUES 699 will utilize the latest scholarship on childhood. This unique comparative and interdisciplinary study of Soviet and American childhood and children's culture over the "long twentieth century" will examine how adults sought to control children's lives as well as how children experienced historic and quotidian moments.

Topics will include: Coming of Age During the Cold War; Children's Leisure; "Everything for the Children" or the Growth of Material Culture; Waifs, Strays, and Orphans; Childhood in the Context of Civil War, Depression, Camps, and War; School Days; Urbanization, Migration, and Family Change; Inequality and the Diversity of Minority Experiences; and Children's Health and Disease.

For more information please contact Dr. Jacqueline Olich at jmolich@email.unc.edu


Grants and Fellowships

Sakip Sabanci International Research Award: Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession

Turkish FlagThe 2010 “Sakip Sabanci International Research Award” has been endowed in perpetuity by the late Sakip Sabanci, Honorary Chairman of Sabanci University’s Board of Trustees, and covers fields such as Turkish and Islamic Art and the History, Economy and Sociology of Turkey.

This year's competition called for works in the field of "Multiculturalism in the Governance of the European Union and Turkish Accession". The competition is open to all scholars in the social sciences and humanities working on contemporary Turkey. The selection committee will give priority to those submissions which have the potential for publication in a leading scholarly journal.

The Sakip Sabanci International Research Award entails a first prize of $20,000, a second prize of $10,000, and a third prize of $5,000. Essays that are submitted for Sakip Sabanci International Research Award are reviewed each year by a different independent and international jury. For detailed information, visit our website: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu

Deadline: March 19, 2010


Calls for Proposals

Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Caucasian Review of International Affairs The Caucasian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) is pleased to invite submissions for its Winter 2010 issue (Vol. 4, No. 1) and Spring 2010 issue (Vol. 4, No. 2) to be published respectively in the beginning of February 2010 and May 2010.

Deadlines for submissions are December 15, 2009 for the Winter 2010 issue, and March 15, 2010 for the Spring 2010 issue. Submission guidelines can be viewed at
http://cria-online.org/Submit_a_Paper.html.

Some of the topics CRIA is particularly interested in include:

  • Western energy interests in the South Caucasus and Central Asia
  • European Union and the South Caucasus
  • European Union and the conflict resolution in the South Caucasus
  • Georgia and its NATO-membership aspirations
  • Turkey's accession to the EU
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Problems of the Modern International Law
  • EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy and the foreign policies of the member-states

For more information, including additional topics of interest, please visit http://cria-online.org/Call_for_Papers.html.

Deadlines: December 15, 2009 and March 15, 2010

Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop

Prague, Czech RepublicApril 9-10, 2010 | UNC-Chapel Hill
The Eleventh Annual Czech Studies Workshop welcomes papers on Czech topics, broadly defined, in all disciplines. Slovak topics will also be considered. In the past our interdisciplinary conference has drawn participants from colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Areas of interest have been: anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, film, geography, history, Jewish studies, literature, music, philosophy, politics, religion, society, sociology, and theater. Work in progress is appropriate for our workshop format. Junior faculty and advanced graduate students are particularly encouraged to participate.

Applications should include: Name, Full address, Institutional affiliation, Daytime telephone, Email address, Paper title, Paper abstract of approximately 250 words, Curriculum vitae. Please email these application materials to CzechStudies2010@gmail.com or mail your applications to: Chad Bryant, Department of History, CB #3195, Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3195.

For more information, contact Chad Bryant at bryantc@email.unc.edu.

The 2010 Czech Studies Workshop is supported by funding from the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; the Center for European Studies; the Office of International Affairs; the Department of History; the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies; the Music Department; and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature as well as the Department of History at North Carolina State University and the Czechoslovak Studies Association.

Deadline: January 8, 2010

Polish Studies in the 21st Century

Map of Poland with flagSeptember 16-18, 2010 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Copernicus Endowment for Polish Studies at the University of Michigan welcomes proposals for papers and presentations at the 3rd International Conference in Polish Studies: Polish Studies in the 21st Century.

The field of Polish studies in North America has been utterly transformed over the past decade. There are now more people than ever studying Polish language, literature, culture, history, society, and politics, and the overwhelming majority of them entered the profession after the fall of communism. With this new generation of scholars have come new forms of scholarship. The broad cluster of methodological and theoretical innovations have been collected under the rubric of "cultural studies". Cultural Studies has brought to light a range of previously unexplored topics and introduced to our work a heightened degree of self-reflexivity. Work on gender and sexuality, for example, has not merely introduced new analytical categories and new themes, but shifted the way we understand the broad narratives of Polish history, culture, and society. Although Polonists have a long history of working across disciplinary boundaries, the vectors of interdisciplinarity have been shifting in recent years to bring together perspectives that were not always in dialogue. The moves towards comparative work and a new focus on transnational processes have not so much eclipsed Polish studies as forced us to critically examine the concept of the “Polish Nation” and to re-conceptualize it in more productive ways.

The Steering Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Novel approaches to Polish Studies, in both theory and practice, will be favored over papers that merely attempt to fill “gaps” in available scholarship. Advanced graduate students and junior scholars are especially encouraged to submit proposals.

For details, please visit www.ii.umich.edu/crees/events/polishconf.

Deadline: January 15, 2010

Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Southern Conference on Slavic StudiesMarch 25-27, 2010 | Gainesville, FL
The 48th annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) will take place in Gainesville, FL on March 25-27, 2010. The purpose of SCSS is to promote scholarship, education, and in all other ways to advance scholarly interest in Russian, Soviet, and East European studies in the Southern region of the United States and nationwide.

Papers from all humanities and social science disciplines are welcome and encouraged, as is a focus on countries other than Russia/USSR. Whole panel proposals (chair, three papers, discussant) are preferred, but proposals for individual papers are also welcome. Whole panel proposals should include the titles of each individual paper as well as a proposed title for the panel itself and identifying information (including email addresses and institutional affiliations) for all participants. Proposals for individual papers should include email contact, institutional affiliation, and a brief (one paragraph) abstract to guide the program committee in the assembly of panels.

Email your proposal to Sharon Kowalsky at sharon_kowalsky@tamu-commerce.edu. The SCSS conference website is http://www.sewanee.edu/scss/conf_info.

Deadline: January 15, 2010

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

Euro Challenge Competition: Orientation Session Next Week!

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 at 12:00pm. The orientation session will feature UNC Professor of Economics Stanley Black for an extended discussion and question and answer session over lunch. If you would like to attend, please register by emailing Gali Beeri as soon as possible. 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.

 

Position Announcements

Associate Professor and Lecturer in Politics: University of Nottingham, School of Politics and International Relations

University of NottinghamApplications are invited for positions in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. We expect to make one appointment at Associate Professor/Reader level, and one appointment at Lecturer level, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidates. In your application, please specify the level at which you wish to be considered. Please note that for both posts we welcome applications from any part of the discipline, but particular weight will be given to candidates with research strengths in the areas specified.

For one post, the School particularly encourages applications from those with a track record, or demonstrable potential, of research excellence in West European, including British, politics and/or the politics of the EU, as well as demonstrable experience in teaching of and research in research methods, including quantitative methods. Candidates should have completed, or nearly-completed, a PhD.

For details, please visit www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AAH444/ and http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AAH446/

Deadline: December 11, 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 Papers: Conference on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

University of SalfordJanuary 28-29, 2010 | University of Salford, Greater Manchester
We invite abstracts from both advanced research postgraduate students and established researchers for our multidisciplinary conference on After the Stockholm Programme: An Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union?, to be held at the University of Salford (Greater Manchester) on 28-29 January 2010.

With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009 and the adoption of the Stockholm programme expected later in December 2009, it is time to both take stock of the achievements of the Hague Programme and reflect upon the changes and developments we may expect in the EU internal security policies in the years to come.

In addition to plenary sessions on horizontal and institutional issues, this conference will be organised around thematic panels on the various policies that are part of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), such as counter-terrorism, criminal justice cooperation, police cooperation, borders, asylum and migration.

We welcome paper proposals on any aspect of the AFSJ engaging with past and future development of the area, in particular

  • papers seeking to assess the extent to which an 'Area of Freedom, Security and Justice' has been created;
  • papers dealing with individual AFSJ policies, such as: asylum, migration, borders, criminal justice and police cooperation, counter-terrorism and intelligence cooperation;
  • papers examining the roles of various political actors in the development of the AFSJ (EU institutions, Member States, civil society, third states);
  • the impact of the AFSJ on national policies.

For abstract submission details, please visit http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Human-Rights&month=0911&week=d&msg=fZS%2ByuSbPlS9kn4ZM8siUA. Contact Dr Christian Kaunert (c.kaunert@salford.ac.uk) and Dr Sarah Leonard (s.leonard@salford.ac.uk) with any questions.

Deadline: December 18, 2009

European Economic Integration Workshop: Lessons of the Past, and What Does the Future Hold?

March 17-19, 2010 | Dallas, Texas
The Economics Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) and the Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas are pleased to announce an economics workshop on European Integration. The meeting will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on 18-19th March, 2010. This meeting is designed to link to a one-day public conference that the Institute is organising on 17 March on 10 years of the euro, to which all participants are invited, and hopefully will attend.

The meeting will follow the same format as last year’s workshop which was held in St. Louis, Missouri – approximately a day and a half of papers with discussants – the length of day 2 depending on the number and quality of suitable submissions. There will be a keynote speaker on the evening of the first day (March 17th). The Dallas Fed will provide the facilities and the food, coffee etc. (except for the night of March 18th) and will arrange accommodation at a discounted rate at a local downtown hotel. Travel and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of each participant.

We are looking for papers on any aspect of European economic integration but given the location and the topic of 17th March, papers covering the economic experience of the euro area and the economic outlook for the EU after the present financial crisis, as well as papers that place European integration in the context of the ongoing globalization of trade and capital flows, will be particularly welcome. Following the workshop, we will also seek to publish the best papers as a journal special edition (as we did this year for the 2008 workshop).

Abstracts are to be sent to both Patrick Crowley at patrick.crowley@tamucc.edu and David Mayes at d.mayes@auckland.ac.nz. Please indicate in your submission whether you would also be willing to serve as a chair and/or discussant.

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2010

Tenure Track Positions in Politics at Université Catholique de Louvain

Université catholique de LouvainThree tenure-track positions in political science are opened at Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) for 2010:

Please visit the above links for detailed information.

Deadline for applications: January 15, 2010

Call for Papers: Pan-European Conference on EU Politics

ECPR: European Consortium for Political Research, Porto

June 24-26, 2010 | Porto, Portugal
The ECPR Standing Group on the European Union is organizing its Fifth Pan-European Conference. It will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Oporto and the University Fernando Pessoa. The Standing Group's Pan-European Conference is the largest academic conference on the European Union in Europe and brings together scholars working on the European Union from all over the world.

The program chair will accept proposals for BOTH individual papers and whole panels (including a maximum of four papers).

For more information, and to submit a proposal on-line, visit the conference website: http://www.jhubc.it/ecpr-porto/

Extended Deadline: January 15, 2010

Call for Panels and Papers: Exchanging Ideas on Europe 2010: Europe at a Crossroads

University Association for Contemporary European StudiesSeptember 6-8, 2010 | College of Europe | Bruges, Belgium
Come and join us for the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) 40th Anniversary conference at the College of Europe in picturesque Bruges.

The Call is open. Our preference is for 'Pre-organised Panel Proposals', comprising FOUR papers and a Chair/Discussant. 'Individual Paper Proposals' are still welcome and will be considered.

For more information, please visit the conference website: www.uaces.org/bruges

Deadline: January 22, 2010

Call for Applications: PhD and Professional Training in the Field of EU External Action

EXACT: Marie Curie ITN on EU External ActionEXACT IS an EU wide Ph.D. and professional training programme on EU External Action for university graduates and researchers in an early stage of their professional and academic careers. EXACT provides the opportunity to realize an individual research project leading to a double PhD issued by two universities.

Starting in October 2010, EXACT provides training for 12 participants for a period of three years including local and network-wide activities provided by the partner institutions of the network.

EXACT OFFERS a unique synergy between:

  • intensive academic training in the field of EU External Action, leading to a ‘bi-national’ double Ph.D. (“co-tutelle”) issued by two universities;
  • the opportunity to gain professional experience in two European Think Tanks dealing with EU foreign policy, and
  • Marie Curie funding on the basis of a full employment contract.

Additionally, participants will benefit from the design of their own individual research projects, from substantial professional skills training and the broad EXACT network of contacts across academia and the private sector, thus, improving and increasing career prospects in growing and highly competitive European and national job markets.

Detailed information on the application requirements, necessary application forms and further information on the programme can be found on the EXACT webpage: www.exact-training.net.

Deadline: January 31, 2010

Other International Studies News

Lecture: Russia's Energy Future

Friday, December 4, 2009 | 10:30 am | 4003 FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-CH campus
Nikolai Laverov, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Science and former Deputy Prime Minster of the USSR, will present a lecture on Russia's Energy Future. Dr. Laverov is director of the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry. He has worked in and with the Russian government on a range of ecological problems, particularly nuclear waste disposal. Dr. Laverov has held a variety of administrative positions, including chief of the Scientific Research Organizations Administration, which oversees the work of the Ministry of Geology’s subordinate institutes. In 1992, he was named co-chair of the Earth Science Joint Working Group, which is under the auspices of the U.S.-Russian Space Agreement. He is also a member of the Council on Science and Technology under the President of the Russian Federation. Dr. Laverov graduated from the M.I.Kalinin Nonferrous Metals and Gold Institute in Moscow in 1954 and earned a doctorate in geological-mineralogical sciences in 1958. He is an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies and the Institute for the Environment.


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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