of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill
January 12, 2011
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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
TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM)
The TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) has trained graduate students interested in contemporary Europe and the transatlantic relationship since 1998. Offered by way of partnerships between world-renowned universities in the United States and Europe, TAM is a unique and intensive MA-degree program based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our ten European partner institutions are located in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain and the UK. TAM applicants have usually majored in a relevant subject area such as Political Science, History, International Relations, European Studies, or Economics. Successful applicants have often studied abroad and/or interned or worked in an international setting.
TAM students benefit from small classes taught by world-renown experts. Courses begin each August on the UNC campus, focusing on comparative politics of industrial societies, comparative social policy, democratization, the European Union, and multilevel governance. TAM graduates pursue international careers in administration, diplomacy, business, policy-making, consulting, teaching, and research.
For more information, please see http://www.unc.edu/depts/tam. TAM’s partner universities: Sciences Po, Paris University of Bath, UK Carlos III University, Madrid Charles University, Prague Humboldt and Free Universities, Berlin University of Siena, Italy VU University, Amsterdam University of Bremen, Germany Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Application Deadline: February 1, 2011
Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC) Information Session
Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 11:00am - 12:15pm | FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003
Interdisciplinary Series on Sustainability and Innovation in Global Contexts: Microfranchising in Emerging Markets
February 3-4, 2011 | UNC-Chapel Hill
The Microfranchising: Innovation in Practice and Research program is the first in a new series of annual Interdisciplinary Symposia on Sustainability & Innovation in Global Contexts. The symposia are designed to raise awareness in the UNC and larger community about significant sustainability issues the world faces and to present innovative approaches to solve those challenges.
The program is co-hosted by five of UNC's Title VI centers (Center for International Business Education and Research (UNC CIBER); African Studies Center; Center for European Studies; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; Institute for the Study of the Americas), the Institute for the Environment, and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise.
Thursday, February 3 | 5:30 - 6:45pm | Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC | Panel Discussion
For more information, and to see the full schedule for the 2-day symposium, please visit www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/KI/ciber/microfranchising/schedule.cfm
Breaking Barriers - Making History: UNC Women in the Humanities and Social Sciences since the 1960s - A Roundtable Conversation
Monday, January 24, 2011 | 5:00 - 7:00pm | UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, Incubator Room
Reception to follow. For more information, please visit http://www.unc.edu/gpc/.
Part of the UNC-Chapel Hill Seminar and Workshop Series Gender, Politics and Culture in Europe and Beyond. Cosponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies, Carolina Women's Center, UNC History Dept, UNC Dept of Women's Studies, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Association for Women Faculty and Professionals, and the Working Group in Feminism and History.
North Carolina German Studies Seminar: Training, Community, and Combat in German East Africa
Friday, January 28, 2011 | 4:00 - 6:00pm | Duke University, East Campus, Carr Building, 114 Campus Drive, Room 229
As part of the North Carolina German Studies Seminar & Workshop Series, in cooperation with the Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Michelle Moyd (Indiana University) will present a seminar on Askari Ways of War: Training, Community, and Combat in German East Africa.
African soldiers, or askari, of the German East African colonial army have received considerable attention from historians and a wider reading public because of their loyalty and battlefield performance during the East African campaign of World War I. Fascination with the askaris’ alleged loyalty, dedication, and skill during the arduous campaign, however, has tended to obscure the processes of training and socialization that made them into such formidable soldiers. This paper offers a locally-situated historical analysis of the making of the askari, their ways of war, and the effects of their styles of warfare on East African political and moral economies.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.unc.edu/ncgs/seminars.html. Sponsored by Research Triangle Seminar Series in the History of Military, War and Society; the Carolina Seminars; the UNC-Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities and Human Values; and the Departments of Germanic Languages and Literatures and History at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Honor Killings: A Global Challenge to Women's Human Rights
Getting to Know Europe: Local Communities and the European Union
We warmly congratulate Robin McMahon, a Chapel Hill/Carrboro schools French teacher, and Smith Middle School for receiving an award from the European Commission. The European Union awarded CHCCS and Smith Middle school over 77,000 euros (about $100,000) from January 2011 to June 2012. The “Getting to Know Europe” grant award helps fund Smith's Belgian travel and exchange program for teachers, administrator, journalist and economically disadvantaged students, professional development for district world language teachers, as well as school-wide and community events such as the Euro-Zone for Global Connections and Europe Day celebrations in May. Smith Middle school has earned EU grant awards in 2007 and 2009 and is the only secondary institution to have been a recipient of the “Getting to Know Europe” grant.
To learn more about the competition, visit www.eurunion.org/eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3743, and to read about all 11 awardees, see this document: www.eurunion.org/2011_12_GTKE_grants_and_awards_FINAL.doc
Hungarian Film Screenings
Mondays | 6:00 pm | Room 402, Dey Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
2011 ECPR Jean Blondel PhD Prize
The ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) seeks nominations for the 2011 ECPR Jean Blondel PhD prize. Each year, the ECPR, in association with ECPR Press, awards the Jean Blondel Prize for the best thesis in politics (including international relations, political theory and public administration).
The thesis must have been examined and been deemed to have passed between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010. However, the doctorate need not have been officially conferred during this period. Each ECPR full member institution can nominate no more than ONE candidate for the prize.
For more information, please visit http://www.ecprnet.eu/prizes/prizes_phd_1.asp
Nomination submission deadline: February 1, 2011
Boren Awards for International Study: Undergraduate and Graduate Students
The applications for the 2011-2012 National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students and Fellowships for graduate students are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. Please contact the Boren Awards staff at email@example.com or 1-800-618-NSEP with any questions.
Application Deadline for the Boren Fellowship: February 1, 2011
EU-US Atlantis Program
Under the EU-US Atlantis program, a new call for proposals has been launched to fund innovative projects designed to create double or joint "transatlantic degrees" for students in the European Union and in the United States. Funding is also available to support projects that promote other forms of EU-US cooperation in higher education and vocational training, especially mobility projects. The EU is making more than 6.4 million euros available for some 25 projects.
The Atlantis program, jointly funded by the European Commission and the US Department of Education, encourages European and American universities to create long-term partnerships, establish joint study programs and exchange students across the Atlantic.
For more information, please visit http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/bilateral_cooperation/eu_us/funding/calls_2011_en.php
Deadline: April 7, 2011
Call for Candidates: International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry
June 27 - 30, 2011 | Lviv, Ukraine
This is an ongoing forum, comprised of 15 advanced Ph.D. students (ABD) and recent Ph.D.s (before tenure-track appointments). It meets periodically and is intended to allow these young scholars an opportunity for cross-fertilization in their fields with their own peers and with an esteemed group of senior scholars. We invite candidates in all branches of the humanities and the social sciences connected to the study of East European Jewry.
Deadline: February 6, 2011
Coercion or Empowerment? Official Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Middle East and Central Asia
Friday, September 23, 2011 | St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
The conference will look at these official anti-veiling campaigns in the interwar Middle East and Central Asia from a comparative historical perspective. It will examine as wide a range of historical episodes as possible and draw conclusions about the nature, objectives, achievements and failures of these campaigns, which have such a striking contemporary resonance.
For details, please visit http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/CREES/archives/2010/11/cfp_conference_2.html. Please submit abstracts, of not more than 500 words, of proposed papers to Stephanie Cronin: Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: February 15, 2011
Fulbright Baden-Württemberg Seminar for Faculty in German Studies
June 20 - July 2, 2011 | University of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
For more information, please visit www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/bw-seminar2011.html
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Undergraduate Student Research Conference on the European Union
April 7-8, 2011 | Scripps College | Claremont, CA
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.
There are no conference fees for non-UC and non-Claremont Colleges students and campuses. The Center will cover hotel room + tax for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants are responsible for travel.
Application and Abstract Submission Deadline: February 14, 2011
Call for Applications: International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences at BGSS
The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) is calling for applications to its international Doctoral Program starting in October 2011. Applicants may submit their applications via the BGSS online platform at www.bgss.hu-berlin.de/docpro/admissions.
Research proposals should relate to the comparative analysis of the following research areas and topics:
For further information please visit www.bgss.hu-berlin.de or contact the BGSS via email@example.com. The BGSS is a Graduate School of the Excellence Initiative funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Application Deadline: February 16, 2011
Euro Challenge Competition
Welcome to the Euro Challenge 2011 – 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 be awarded a free trip to Brussels next summer. The program introduces students of global studies, world history, European studies and beyond to the field of economics, and offers a unique learning experience that moves them out of the classroom into the real world.
For the competition, students research problems and solutions to Europe's economic challenges. A team of three to five students presents its findings in a competition format. The best teams from each region travel to New York City to compete in the national finals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Conditional on an annual grant, winning teams can win cash prizes and a trip to Washington generously offered by The Moody's Foundation.
The North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence is proud to offer an online "textbook" intended as an introduction to economics for teachers and students in high school grades and up. Explore the Euro Economics website here: www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/
Euro Challenge in the Southeast: Orientation Session now in February, and Free Trip to Brussels!
UNC will host an orientation session for teachers and students from regional schools participating in the Euro Challenge on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. Please email Gali Beeri if you are interested in attending the orientation session. Teachers enlisting a team in the Euro Challenge are eligible for one of two spots to travel to Brussels in summer 2011, travel and accommodations paid, on a program organized by the European Commission.
How to Register?
For details for NC schools, visit www.unc.edu/depts/europe/academicprograms/eurochallenge.html.
The Euro Challenge is a program of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.
Diversity in German Education 2011: Professional Development Seminar for US Teachers
July 2-16, 2011 | University of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
For more information, please visit http://www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/german-education2011.html
Application Deadline: January 25, 2011
2011 Educator Professional Development Program - China: Then and Now
June 16-26, 2011
China is now the world’s 2nd largest economy and is one of North Carolina’s largest trading partners. China is also the most populous country in the world and is home to the most widely spoken language in the world: Mandarin Chinese. Teachers who have traveled to China can use their first-hand experiences in China to increase student understanding of this important region of the world.
The program includes a two-day orientation workshop in the Triangle area. Educators will share ideas and work together on lesson plans and curriculum development during a ten-day study program in China, which will include site visits to high tech companies, museums and cultural sites; briefings with experts; and discussion sessions to process lessons learned. The program will also include a one-day follow up workshop, during which participants will synthesize lessons learned in China and will present an outline of the lesson(s) they have prepared for their students.
Eligibility: North Carolina K-12 teachers of all subjects and at all grade levels are encouraged to apply. Administrators and other educators such as media specialist, counselors, etc. are also eligible to apply. Documentation for those seeking CEUs will be provided at program completion.
Cost: Approximately $ 4,450. Borchardt Fund Awards available to fund one K-12 teacher from Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Chatham, Durham, Orange or Wake County Schools.
For more information, please see the following PDF: www.ngsednet.org/community/resource_uploads/China%20Program%20Flyer.pdf, and contact Angie Bolin, Center for International Understanding, 919-420-1360, ext. 200, or 1-888-840-8328, ext. 200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: February 4, 2011
World View 2011 Costa Rica Study Visit
World View has extended its application deadline for the 2011 COSTA RICA STUDY VISIT. Join us this summer to learn first-hand about the culture, ecology, and education system of Costa Rica. Your worldview will never be the same! Itinerary includes school visits, ecological excursions (waterfalls, volcanoes, rainforests, coastal attractions), Spanish language classes, community service projects, Costa Rican cooking, Latin dance instruction, and more!
Estimated Trip Cost: $2,000
Click on the image to access the video or go to www.unc.edu/world/study_visits.shtml
To learn more about Costa Rica or World View’s Russia Study Visit, go to www.unc.edu/world/study_visits.shtml
Deadline: February 1, 2011
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 (www.eurunion.org/delegati/newyork.htm) 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 www.eurunion.org/delegati/ppd/interns.htm.
Deadline for the Summer Session: February 15, 2011
Summer Internship Program in Berlin for Journalism and Communication Students
June 6 - August 19, 2011 | International Center for Journalism | Freie Universität Berlin
For more information, please visit http://www.daad.org/?p=internxchange
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Research Internships in Science & Engineering in Germany
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance.
For more information, please visit http://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html
Deadline: January 31, 2011
MPIfG Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies invites suitable candidates to apply for up to four postdoctoral fellowships and one Central and East European postdoctoral fellowship in economic sociology and political economy.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree in political science, sociology, organization studies or related fields. Degrees must be received by June 2011 at the latest.
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Call for Proposals for a Panel at ECPR Reykjavik: Making European Citizens?
Please find below a call for proposals for a panel titled “Making European Citizens? Theoretical and Empirical Analyses of Citizenship and the Citizen in the New European Governance," which Céline Belot and Alexander Warleigh-Lack are organising at the upcoming ECPR general conference in Reykjavik.
The aim of this panel is to interrogate the visions of citizenship behind important recent governance modes and initiatives in order to investigate their putative performative power. The panel will thus gather both papers scrutinizing the theoretical references which the European Commission mobilizes when defining European citizens’ role inside the Union, and papers which empirically observe and evaluate some of the instruments developed to "make" such a European citizen (European deliberative polls, the Citizens’ Initiative, institutional use of web social networks, institutional medias, different incentives to provoke European debate at local levels, etc.).
For more information, see www.ecprnet.eu/conferences/general_conference/reykjavik/panel_details.asp?panelid=482. Please go to https://www.ecprnet.eu/myecpr/login.asp to propose a paper, and send the abstract also to email@example.com and Alex.Warleigh-Lack@brunel.ac.uk
Deadline: February 1, 2011
Call for Proposals: Jean Monnet Programme
The Jean Monnet Programme is designed to increase knowledge about European integration by promoting teaching, research and debate at higher education institutions on the history, politics, economics and law of the European Union and the EU's relations with other areas of the world.
Higher education institutions from all countries in the world are encouraged to apply for Jean Monnet projects such as the creation of Jean Monnet teaching Modules, Jean Monnet Chairs, Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence and Jean Monnet conference projects on the European Union.
The call text and the application forms can be found at: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2011/call_jean_monnet_action_ka1_2011_en.php
Deadline: February 15, 2011
Summer School on Interest Group Politics: Global Advocacy
July 4-11, 2011 | University of Virginia
The 2nd Annual Summer School on Interest Group Politics will be hosted at the Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy at the University of Virginia (US). Drawing on the expertise of some of the most influential scholars working on the topic, the 2011 Summer School will explore the strategies and influence of interest groups engaged on “global issues”. The summer school is open to PhD students, research master students and master students from political science, public administration or related areas. A limited number of practitioners can participate as well. A basic requirement is that all applicants should have completed introductory courses in political and administrative sciences at the BA-level.
For more information, please visit www.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.SGIG_V_SUMMERSCHOOL
Application Deadline: February 20, 2011
New Issue of Journal of Contemporary European Research
The Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) has published its latest issue at www.jcer.net/ojs/index.php/jcer. It is a special issue on Developments in EU-Asia Relations. This collection of articles offers an overview of some recent developments in the increasingly important relations between the EU and Asia. Contributors analyse key areas of these developments such as the Strategic Partnerships with China and Japan, free trade agreements, and ASEM, from a broad range of approaches (international relations, political economy, opinion research) presenting a purposefully eclectic compilation that reflects the thematic, institutional, structural and geographic variety that characterises the EU's relations with East Asia.
Global Music Show
For all competitions below please send the required documents from a UNC email account to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 28, 2011
Faculty Funding Opportunities
Graduate Student Funding Opportunities
CES has several sources of funding for graduate students in contemporary European Studies:
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