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Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for all awards listed herein is February 15, 2013. For all competitions 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.

European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowships. CES will offer two awards 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 2012. Awards will be in the amount of €3000. 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. CES offers a limited number of travel awards to UNC-CH graduate students to present research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) at domestic and international conferences. Priority will be given to students who have not recently received funds from CES.

Typically, domestic awards range from $500-750 and international awards range from $1000-1500. 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 brief (one-page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding, a letter of support from the dissertation advisor or another professor, and a curriculum vita to europe@unc.edu.

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.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants. FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught anguages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The deadline for these awards is January 31, 2013.
Find out more about FLAS grants here.

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.