Funding Opportunities for Faculty
Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for all awards listed herein is April 1, 2013. For all competitions 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.
Faculty Curriculum Development Awards. CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. Faculty awards are available to develop new undergraduate or graduate European courses or to substantially revise existing courses to include significant European content. 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.
Preference will be given to proposals that meet one or more of the following criteria:
European Union Center of Excellence awards
National Resource Center (Title VI) awards
To apply for a curriculum development awards please submit the following materials to email@example.com.
Faculty Travel Awards. The Center for European Studies offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-Chapel Hill faculty to present research on contemporary Europe or EU studies at domestic and international conferences. Priority for these awards will be given to junior faculty, faculty without endowed research accounts, and faculty who have not recently received funds from CES.
Typically, domestic awards range from $300-500 and international awards range from $500-1000. The deadline is on-going throughout the academic year while funds are available. Applications are due at least two months before the intended date of travel.
To apply, 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: International travel funded by the U.S. Department of Education grant to CES may require prior approval by the USED and must comply with the Fly America Act. To facilitate this process, we will need date of departure, city and country of departure, date of arrival, city and country of arrival, air carrier(s) and flight numbers. We need detailed travel information about all legs of your trip (including connecting flights and cities) in order to request approval. If you are flying on an airline that has partnership arrangements with a foreign carrier, please make sure that your ticket is booked on the U.S. carrier and that the flight number listed is the U.S. carrier number.
Faculty and Graduate Student Joint Projects. One to 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.
The deadline for these awards is February 15, 2013.
Acknowledgement of Support. Funding for these awards is provided by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter.