Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
January 13, 2010

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1. CES News
2. Lectures and Events
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 the proposals listed below is Friday, January 29, 2010. Read on...

North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Moral Panic in Postwar Germany

Map of Germany in Flag FormFriday, January 29, 2010 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University, East Campus, Carr Building, Room 229
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series and the Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of the Military, War, and Society, Frank Biess (University of California, San Diego, Department of History) will present a seminar on Moral Panic in Postwar Germany: The Abduction of Young Germans into the French Foreign Legion.

This presentation focuses on widespread concerns in postwar West Germany surrounding the alleged abduction of young Germans into the French Foreign Legion from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. Stories of young Germans who were drafted into Legion against their will became notorious in postwar West Germany. They were published in a scandalized fashion in magazines and newspapers, they captured the attention of policy makers and judicial officials, and they were discussed in parliamentary debates. At the same time, there was virtually no evidence that these stories of forced abduction were accurate. The issue thus assumed the classic characteristics of a "moral panic" with the alleged German/French abductors serving as "folk devils." The paper seeks to place these fantasies of forced abduction and "white slavery" into the broader context of the moral and emotional after-effects of the Second World War, thus exemplifying specific German postwar fears and anxieties.

Introduction and moderation by Karen Hagemann (UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of History). The seminar starts at 4:15 pm. Refreshments will be served before the seminar. A pre-circulated paper is available a week in advance at

For more information, please visit and Cosponsored by the Center for European Studies.

Lectures and Events

UN Peacekeeping: Its History and Effectiveness

United Nations Peacekeeping

5:30 - 8:30 pm | Thursday, February 11, 2010 | FedEx Global Education Center | UNC-Chapel Hill
United Nations peacekeeping is a unique and dynamic instrument developed as a way to help countries torn by conflict to create the conditions for lasting peace. The first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, when the Security Council authorized the deployment of UN military observers to the Middle East to monitor the Armistice Agreement between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Since then, there have been a total of 63 UN peacekeeping operations around the world.

With the end of the Cold War, the strategic context for UN peacekeeping dramatically changed as did the nature of the conflicts, prompting the UN to shift and expand its field operations from "traditional" missions involving strictly military tasks, to complex "multidimensional" enterprises designed to ensure the implementation of comprehensive peace agreements and assist in laying the foundations for sustainable peace. Today's peacekeepers undertake a wide variety of complex tasks, from helping to build sustainable institutions of governance, to human rights monitoring, to security sector reform, to the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants.

This workshop explores the past and present of UN peacekeeping and its effectiveness, because UN peacekeeping will continue to evolve and will meet new challenges and political realities.

For details, please view the workshop flyer (PDF):

Grants and Fellowships

SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship: Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Identity in Western Europe and the United States

SSRC: Social Science Research CouncilThe Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) is organized to help early-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective doctoral dissertation proposals. Each year, the program offers training within different interdisciplinary fields of study under the leadership of pairs of tenured senior faculty. Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Working together, research directors and graduate students design research that will help to shape evolving fields in the humanities and social science.

Multiculturalism, Immigration, and Identity in Western Europe and the United States: In both Europe and the United States, contemporary immigration has dramatically affected the social construction of ethnic and racial diversity, reshaping political, public, and academic discourses about diversity, citizenship, and common belonging. This process has given rise to a broad range of policies, social practices, and political mobilizations and added new dynamics to the nature of inter-ethnic relationships. A new politics of immigration and identity has emerged as a strongly politicized issue in Europe and the US, but not in the same ways or with the same outcomes.

Unlike other fields of the DPDF Program, this research field will be organized internationally. Participating student fellows will include six French students (or foreign students enrolled in a French institution) and six American students. For more information about this research field, click here.

For details about the fellowship, and information about other research fields, visit Other research fields include:

  • After Secularization: New Approaches to Religion and Modernity
  • Discrimination Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Contentious Politics
  • Spaces of Inquiry
  • Virtual Worlds

Deadline: 6:00pm, January 29, 2010

3rd ECPR Graduate Conference

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)August 30 - September 1, 2010 | Dublin City University
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) invites panel and paper proposals for its 3rd graduate conference. The conference format will consist of open themed panels, roundtables and lectures. Approximately 26 sections will be offered (depending on the number of applications received). Section Chairs will be appointed, and should be the first point of contact for any queries. Each panel should contain a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 papers.

For more information, please visit For details about submitting a panel or paper proposal, please view this PDF.

Deadline: February 1, 2010

Peacock REACH Fellowship at UNC

James PeacockThis two year Fellowship allows a UNC Ph.D. candidate to conduct field research in one year and then teach a course that is directly related to that research in the second year. This fellowship is named in honor of UNC anthropology professor James L. Peacock for his distinguished and longstanding commitment to global education.

Only Ph.D. candidates who are ABD may apply. Such candidates should also be ready to defend their dissertation by the end of the two year fellowship. True to its pan-university nature, the Center for Global Initiatives solicits applications from Ph.D. candidates from all disciplines and departments. The first $15,000 installment of a REACH fellowship provides recipients with a one-year award to support internationally-oriented dissertation field research abroad. The second $15,000 installment provides recipients with a one-year salary to teach an undergraduate course at UNC-Chapel Hill that is informed by this research

For details, please visit

Deadline: 5pm, February 12, 2010

International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences

Berlin Graduate School of Social SciencesThe Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its international Doctoral Program starting in the fall of 2010. Outstanding academic records, methodological training, strong theoretical foundations, and a commitment to empirical research are expected. The BGSS promotes doctoral research in the social sciences at the Institute of Social Sciences of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis of:

  • Varieties of social inclusion (problems of class structure, social inequality and legitimacy; problems of migration and cultural diversity; social movements and social conflict).
  • Varieties of democracy (performance of mature and young democracies; transition to democracy and autocracy; the role of civil society in modern democracies; welfare states, political institutions and democracy; the democratization of supranational institutions).

Preference is given to proposals linking both research areas. Depending on the applicant’s methodological and theoretical knowledge, a place is offered either in the three year international Doctoral Program or the Introductory Year.

For further information please visit

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Calls for Proposals

CEU Political Science Journal

  • Conference: Social Science Perspectives on Global Transformations and Social Change
    Central European UniversityApril 16-18, 2010 | Central European University | Budapest, Hungary
    Following a global financial crisis and numerous political challenges, 2010 appears to offer us new opportunities for engaging in debates and research work. Bridging economic, political, and social challenges this period continues to be a problematic reality check for theoretical and empirical perspectives. Are the current events ahead of scholars’ conceptualizations, politicians’ capabilities, and policy-makers’ solutions? With many challenges ahead, we hope to generate interdisciplinary academic debates that tackle relevant topics in their fields of research. Through this year’s conference we hope to provide an interdisciplinary space which will enable different perspectives and approaches to come together in order to provide explanations and understandings of contemporary processes.

    We encourage graduate students and young faculty to contribute with panels. More information and guidelines for submission at

    Deadline for panel application: February 1, 2010

  • CEU Political Science Journal General Issue 2010
    CEU Political Science Journal accepts now submissions for its general issue from 2010. We welcome contributions in the fields of Political Science, Communication Studies, International Relations & European Studies, and Nationalism. The papers should have solid theoretical grounds and empirical components, with systematic approach. We are equally interested in comparative and single-case studies with wider explanatory potential.

    More information and guidelines for submission at

    Deadline: January 15, 2010

PhD Symposium: South East European Studies

LSEE: Research on South Eastern EuropeJune 18, 2010 | London School of Economics and Political Science
We invite submissions for a PhD symposium on modern and contemporary South East Europe. A main objective of the symposium is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between young scholars currently undertaking research on the region. It is also intended to help graduate-level research students to overcome the academic isolation associated with PhD research, to 'try' their ideas and findings on wider audiences, and to establish new collaborative links across disciplines. Researchers will also be able to engage with a wider academic community, including academic members of staff at the three institutions, and also a number of other distinguished scholars who will be involved with the symposium.

We welcome contributions from research students focusing on the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Moldova, Romania and Turkey.

For more information, visit

Deadline: February 12, 2010

Seminars and Workshops

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

European Union Center of California
April 8-9, 2010 | Scripps College | Claremont, CA
The primary 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.

Having completed individual projects, students from each participating institution and their faculty mentors will gather for an interactive conference focusing on European issues and student research. The theme of the conference for this year is European Union after the Lisbon Treaty. 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.

There are no conference fees. The European Union Center of California will cover hotel accommodations for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants from campuses other than UC and Claremont Colleges Members are responsible for travel.

For more information, please visit

Deadline for submitting application with abstract: February 12, 2010

Central European University Summer School

CEU Summer University in Budapest
June 7 - July 30, 2010 | Central European University | Budapest, Hungary

Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school offers an international program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, faculty and professionals in the social sciences and humanities, drawing its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

In 2010 the summer school offers 17 high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.

More information about the courses and the application process are available at

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Jewish Studies Summer Program in Berlin

Leo Baeck Summer UniversityJuly 9 - August 20, 2010 | Humboldt University | Berlin, Germany
The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-speaking six-week summer school in Jewish Studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin. Advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and Eastern European countries are encouraged to apply for this unique program. As a transatlantic bridge and international meeting point for education and exchange, the LBSU examines Jewish life in Germany before and after the Holocaust, with a particular focus on the postwar, post-Holocaust and contemporary experience in relation both to the broader and ever more diverse German society and to other Jewish communities in Israel, the United States and worldwide.

Students are enrolled in a daily three hour morning academic seminar and attend professionally-led excursions, workshops, and lectures in the afternoon which complement the subjects presented in the seminar. The academic seminar is divided into three two-week modules, each taught by different faculty members. Regular assignments are required (readings, writing, short paper or exam) and each student receives a grade at the conclusion of each module. The modules are taught in seminar style and foster discussion and interaction among the students.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are granted 12 ECT credits. Tuition includes housing, excursions, and Berlin city transportation. A limited number of partial and full scholarships covering transportation and tuition are available. Application online at:

Deadline: February 15, 2010


K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Global Updates from World View

World ViewThe latest issue of Global Updates highlights activities or strategies to start globalizing your afterschool program. Even if you don't teach in an afterschool program, try these activities in your classroom! Ideas for Europe include learning about the European Union and the Euro by playing video games created by the EU: To see previous Global Updates from World View, please visit the archive.


Position Announcements

Call for Applications/Nominations: Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies

Luigi EinaudiCornell University
The Luigi Einaudi Chair Committee at Cornell University is soliciting applications or nominations for a Luigi Einaudi Chair in European and International Studies for 2010-2011. The Chair is a visiting faculty position originally established to honor Republican Italy’s first President, Luigi Einaudi, and to allow European scholars and public figures to teach at Cornell for extended periods. The Chair may also be used to bring junior scholars from Europe to Cornell as teaching fellows or to support shorter-term visits of European scholars as Luigi Einaudi Fellows.

Chairholders and Fellows will be selected from among the broad range of Luigi Einaudi’s intellectual interests and public contributions in economics, political science, modern and contemporary European history, society and European affairs. Chairholders and Fellows may come from academic positions in European universities, from research institutions, public office or public affairs, and from the European Union or other European institutions.

Applicants or nominators should send a complete CV as well as a letter of interest or nomination indicating:

  • reasons for wanting to spend a semester or year in residence at Cornell
  • semester/year availability
  • the topics of one or more proposed course(s) and lecture(s) to be offered while in residence
  • existing ties or shared interests with Cornell faculty, or stated intent to pursue such ties with particular Cornell faculty while in residence.

Applications/nominations or questions regarding the application process or the nature of the position should be directed to Holly Case, Chair of the Luigi Einaudi Chair Committee (, by no later than February 15, 2010, for consideration for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Deadline: February 15, 2010

World View: Program Associate

World ViewUNC's World View is currently hiring for its Program Associate position. The Program Associate provides support to World View's staff and offers general support for World View's annual programs. World View seeks an individual with a background in international studies and travel abroad experience, and prefers someone with experience in education. The individual should be committed to World View’s mission of working with K-12 and community college educators to develop a global perspective.

A complete position description can be found on World View’s website at Individuals who are interested can submit an application through UNC's HR website at

Deadline: 5pm, January 15, 2010


Ackland Art Museum Graduate Internships

Ackland Art MuseumThe Ackland Art Museum is pleased to offer two paid internships for the academic year 2010-11 for graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Ackland Internship is open to all graduate students, while the Kress Internship targets students focusing on early modern studies in Europe.

Both internships are for 20 hours per week for the academic year, and both offer a stipend of $14,700. The Ackland will pay for the interns' health insurance through their home departments. In past years, graduate interns at the Ackland have received tuition remission awards through their home departments and we hope, if department budgets permit, that will be possible for the 2010-11 interns.

For more information, please see the following flyers:

  • Kress Internship in Early Modern Europe Studies: PDF
  • Ackland Internship: PDF

Deadline: 5:00pm, February 5, 2010

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 ( also 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

Deadline for the Summer Session: February 15, 2010

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.

Conference on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

University of SalfordJanuary 28-29, 2010 | University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
Registration for the conference on European Internal Security Policies - After the Stockholm Programme: An Area of Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union? at the University of Salford is now open.

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.

To receive a registration form, please email Dr Sarah Leonard (

Conference registration deadline: January 22, 2010

Position Announcement: Urban Sociology

Sciences PoThis position is intended to reinforce comparative and international research conducted as part of Sciences Po's "Cities and Regions" program and to develop and coordinate courses focusing on urban issues, particularly at Master's level. The job profile was defined by Sciences Po's sociology department.

The department is seeking a faculty member with solid experience in research and teaching at the international level (research and teaching experience in several countries/continents). The successful applicant will be a comparative urban sociologist with possibly an interest in migration and social movements and their implications for public policy. Solid experience in coordination of teaching programs and research networks will be appreciated.

View the full announcement (PDF):

Deadline: January 27, 2010

Call for Papers: The New Politics of EU Integration

Assessing Accession: Central and Eastern Europe in the EU

Assessing Accession: Central and Eastern Europe in the EU
May 21-22, 2010 | National School of Political Studies and Public Administration | Bucharest, Romania
The Assessing Accession collaborative research network (CRN) maintains a research agenda which focuses on furthering the understanding of the relationship of the EU’s CEE member states’ to European governance. This symposium will have two research streams; one focusing on policy and one focusing on institutions. These research themes will inform a series of panel sessions, keynote addresses and workshops.

The Assessing Accession CRN welcomes scholarly, empirically sound contributions but also practitioner accounts on the topics mentioned on the conference website: Comparative analyses are particularly welcomed. All papers will be made available online as joint Assessing Accession/CRCEES working papers and selected papers will be put forward for publication in an edited volume.

Deadline: January 30, 2010

Jean Monnet Programme

Jean MonnetThe Jean Monnet Action is designed to increase knowledge and awareness about European integration by promoting teaching, research and debate on European Union matters (including the EU's relations with other regions in the world and the dialogue between peoples and cultures). The Jean Monnet Action is aimed exclusively at higher education institutions (university-level institutions). Such establishments must be formally recognised in their country of origin (have a proper legal status) before they can participate. Universities from all countries in the world are eligible and encouraged to apply for Jean Monnet projects.

Higher education institutions can apply for support for the following sub-actions (Applicants should read the full text of the call for proposals to understand the full set of requirements attached to each of the sub-actions):

  • Jean Monnet European Modules are short courses on European integration (including the EU's relations with other parts of the world) of minimum 40 teaching hours per academic year. Modules may be pluridisciplinary in approach (max grant over 3 years: 21.000€).
  • Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialisation in European integration studies. Jean Monnet Chairholders teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year in the field of European integration studies (max grant over 3 years: 45.000€).
  • "Ad personam" Jean Monnet Chairs constitute awards reserved for (i) Jean Monnet Chairs who deliver evidence of a high-level international teaching and publication record (that was achieved, at least in part, outside their country of residence) and/or (ii) professors with a distinguished background as former high-level practitioners in the field of European integration (max grant over 3 years: 45.000€).
  • Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence are a clearly labelled pluridisciplinary structures pooling scientific, human and documentary resources for European integration studies and research within one or more universities. Each Centre must work under the direction of a Jean Monnet Chair (max grant over 3 years: 75.000€).
  • Support for associations of professors and researchers specializing in European integration addresses associations whose explicit purpose is to contribute to the study of the European integration process and whose aim is to enhance the visibility of regional or national scientific and physical resources in this domain (max grant over 3 years: 24.000€).
  • Support for information and research activities are, in fact, grants for the organisation of conferences, seminars, and roundtables on European integration (max grant over 1 year: 40.000€).
  • Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Groups are partnerships between at least three Jean Monnet Chairs from three different countries leading to the creation of an integrated academic network with a joint research plan and pluridisciplinary synergies in the field of European integration studies (max grant over 2 years: 80.000€).

For full details, please visit

Deadline: February 12, 2010

EU Studies Fair 2010

EU StudiesFebruary 12-13, 2010 | Brussels, Belgium
In February 2010, European Voice will organise a two day education and networking event bringing together prospective students, corporations and academic institutions. The focus is career advancement for young professionals by presenting postgraduate programmes in EU Studies, International Relations, Business, Law and internship and career opportunities.

For more information see

Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies: Collegio Carlo Alberto

Collegio Carlo AlbertoThe Collegio Carlo Alberto in Moncalieri (Italy) is a foundation established in 2004 as a joint initiative of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino. Its mission is to foster research and teaching in economics, finance, and political science, and it shares the values and best practices of the international academic community.

Eligible candidates for the Visiting Fellowships in Italian Studies (FIS) are researchers working in American universities and research centers on projects including Italy as a case study, even if framed within a larger comparative study. They are either established scholars who have developed a successful research program after receiving a PhD degree, or PhD students at an advanced stage in their dissertation work. Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging from three to six months.

Further details are available at

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Call for Papers: German Studies Association Conference

German Studies AssociationOctober 7-10, 2010 | Oakland, CA
The German Studies Association (GSA) invites proposals for its Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies. Proposals for entire sessions and for interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged. Individual paper proposals and offers to serve as session moderators or commentators are also welcome. To promote the GSA as an attractive venue for political scientists, the Association is encouraging submissions of not only single papers, but also of entire panels or series of panels by political scientists. If you know others with research interests similar to your own, you might consider organizing a “mini-conference” within the conference, submitting several related panels.

Programs of past GSA conferences may be viewed at the GSA website ( For more information, please view the call for papers at

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Visiting Fellows: EU Centre in Singapore

European Union Centre in SingaporeThe European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore is a joint partnership of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The Centre has a Visiting Fellowship Programme aimed at encouraging more research exchange and collaboration between local scholars interested in EU-related research and their counterparts in European institutions or the 26 EU Centres and EU Centres of Excellence. We also hope that through this Programme, experts and scholars from the European Union can contribute to the teaching and research of EU institutions and policies in our two host universities.

The Centre is now inviting applications for this Visiting Fellowships tenable in the period May 2010 – March 2011. Supporting grants of various amounts of up to €6,000 commensurate with expertise, visiting commitments and duration will be provided for the Visiting Fellow to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence allowances.

Successful Visiting Fellows will spend 4-12 weeks at the Centre, developing a research project on their own or in partnership with local researchers, and contributing to the education and outreach activities of the Centre.

For details, please visit

Deadline: February 28, 2010

Other International Studies News

Carolina Seminars: Russia and its Empires, East and West

GlobeWednesday, January 13, 2010 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | UNC-CH FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
John LeDonne, Harvard University, presents “The Battle of Poltava and the Geopolitics of Western Eurasia”.
Professor John LeDonne is currently a Research Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | UNC-CH FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Peter Holquist, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, presents "The Origins and Fate of 'Crimes Against Humanity': The Russian Empire, the 1915 Note on the Armenian Genocide, and the International Law, 1828-1945".
Peter Holquist's teaching and research focus upon the history of Russia and modern Europe.

Visit for more information. Please email for a copy of each paper. Sponsored by Carolina Seminars, the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, and the Department of History.

CES Award Competition

For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to 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 later in the fall for more information and application materials.



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Gali Beeri
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Center for European Studies/EU Center of Excellence
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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