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EU Star Image EU Center of Excellence Grants
[Please also consult the Institute of European Studies website and the Graduate Division website for related student grants and fellowships.]


EU Star Image Fulbright Shuman EU Grants for Pre- and Post-Doctoral Students, Etc.

Deadline: August 1 or Late October

Types of grants:

  • Grants for Post-Doctoral Research or University Lecturing
  • Grants for Professionals in International Education
  • Grants for Predoctoral Research or Study
  • Grants for Post-Doctoral Research or University Lecturing or Predoctoral Research or students

Seventeen awards for US academics and other professionals, including professionals in training (decision-makers, policy-makers, individuals in industry, the media, politics, academia, and public administration), for an average duration of 4 months will be made available for study, research or lecturing on the EU and its institutions, its internal and foreign policies, and the US-EU global agenda. US citizens are required to carry out their projects in at least two Member States of the EU.

Candidates must have a minimum of two years of relevant experience beyond the Bachelor’s degree.

Grants are for a minimum of three months, maximum one academic year, with preference being given to projects of four months. Predoctoral awards are for one academic year. Grants are tenable in universities, independent research centers, vocational training or professional institutions.

For further information, consult the related website here.

Apply directly to the Center for the International Exchange of Scholars.


EU Star Image EU Center of Excellence Faculty Summer Curriculum Development Grant

Deadline: November 1 of Each Year (or the following Monday should November 1 fall on a weekend)

The EU Center of Excellence will award one Curriculum Development Grant for summer to develop an undergraduate or graduate course on the European Union. The grant will be offered on a competitive basis in the amount of € 3000 (dollar equivalent at time of disbursement).

Faculty and permanent lecturers from all UC campuses are eligible to apply, but please note the following provisions: For UC Berkeley faculty,applicants can use the grant for summer salary or to hire graduate research assistants to assist in developing the content of these modules. For UC Berkeley lecturers, and faculty and lecturers from UC campuses other than Berkeley, funds may only be used to reimburse travel related to course development. All applicants should submit a letter of intent and current curriculum vitae. The letter should include a proposal outlining in general terms the kind of disciplinary fields and subjects that will be included in the course, as well as a discussion of the appropriate level to be assigned to the course; a brief schedule of the applicant's teaching assignments, noting (with the chair's approval) when the new course will be proposed to the department and introduced into the curriculum, as well as how often the new course will be offered; and a representative sample of the instructor's past course offerings. Please note that travel expenses reimbursed cannot be for past travel or travel in progress.

Applicants should also submit a letter from their chair agreeing that the proposed course will be taught on a regular basis in the future if enrollment warrants, and will be cross-listed and open to students both in the home department and other appropriate departments

The EU Center expects that recipients will offer the new or revised course in their home department or school at least twice in the three years following the grant and that the course will then become a permanent part of the curriculum if it is successful in attracting students. It is our intention that new or revised courses developed through EU Center support will meet the requirements for undergraduate or graduate degrees from the home department of the grant recipient faculty member, as well as being appropriate and available for enrollment by students from other departments focusing on EU studies. In addition, the EU Center asks that the recipient provide a copy of the course syllabus, which will be posted on the College Course Syllabi page on the website of the Network of European Union Centers of Excellence (http://euce.org/education/syllabi.php) 

A representative faculty committee, recommended by the Center’s co-directors, will judge the applications and make awards. Announcement of awards will be made as soon as possible after the application deadline.The award amount will be converted to U.S. dollars according to the official EU exchange rate at the time of the disbursement.

For more information, please contact Noga Wizansky via email at nwizansk [@] berkeley.edu

EU Center of Excellence
207 Moses Hall #2316
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316


510 643-4558 | 510 643.3372 fax

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EU Star Image Grants to Develop EU Course Modules

Deadline: November 1 of Each Year (or the following Monday should November 1 fall on a weekend)

The European Union Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a competition for one faculty grant to develop EU content in undergraduate or graduate courses to be taught in the following Spring semester. Grants will be offered on a competitive basis in the amount of € 1500 (dollar equivalent at time of disbursement).

Faculty and permanent lecturers from all UC campuses are eligible to apply, but please note the following provisions. For UC Berkeley faculty, applicants can use the grant to hire graduate research assistants to assist in developing the content of these modules; while UC Berkeley lecturers and other part-time instructors will be awarded these funds in accordance with departmental guidelines. For UC Berkeley lecturers, and faculty and lecturers from UC campuses other than Berkeley , funds may only be used to reimburse travel related to course module development. Please note that travel expenses reimbursed cannot be for past travel or travel in progress.

The committee will consider general modules which introduce students to the EU within the course context as well as more specific modules on any aspect of the EU which can be integrated into already existing courses. Such courses include: macroeconomics, theories of political economy, economic integration, public health, energy and the environment, international relations, migration, European history and culture, political theory, comparative politics, globalization, and international security. Particularly welcome are modules which focus on policy issues of special relevance and timeliness falling into one of the four thematic areas of the EU Center:

  1. Transatlantic Relations in a Post-Transatlantic World
  2. The Euro, the European Union, and the World
  3. Facing New Challenges: EU-US Collaboration and “Best Practices” to Solve Global Health, Energy, and Environmental Problems
  4. Challenges of Integration and Norm Diffusion

However, applicants may apply a broad definition of "policy issues" and “policy relevance.” Interests that are "policy relevant" do not necessarily need to focus directly on a matter of current and intense concern to EU policy makers. Faculty from fields such as history, modern languages, literatures and linguistic policy, the humanities, popular culture, and other disciplines that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials are encouraged to apply, as long as the applicant explains convincingly why and how their interests are relevant at some level, even indirectly, to the formation of policy as a whole and how their interests impact policy debates and research on such issues.

All applicants should submit a letter of intent, a current curriculum vitae, and a syllabus of the course for which the module will be developed. The letter should include a proposal outlining the plan for the module, its content, possible readings, presentations, and lecture topics.

A representative faculty committee, recommended by the Center’s co-directors, will judge the applications and make awards. Announcement of awards will be made as soon as possible after the application deadline.The award amount will be converted to U.S. dollars according to the official EU exchange rate at the time of the disbursement.

For more information, please contact Noga Wizansky via email at nwizansk [@] berkeley.edu

EU Center of Excellence
207 Moses Hall #2316
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316


510 643-4558 | 510 643.3372 fax


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EU Star Image EU Center Faculty Research Grants

Deadline: November 1 of Each Year (or the following Monday should November 1 fall on a weekend)

Four EU Center Faculty Research Grants of € 2500 each (dollar equivalent at time of disbursement) will be awarded in the 2012-2013 academic year. The main objective of this grant is to support research proposals in EU studies that meet the highest standards of academic excellence as defined by the involved disciplines. Preference will be given to research on policy issues of special relevance and timeliness that address EU Center themes. These themes include, but are not limited to: Transatlantic relations in a world of competitors; challenges of integration and norm diffusion; EU-US “best practices” to solve global health, energy, and environmental problems; and the role of the Euro in the EU and the world.

However, applicants may apply a broad definition of "policy issues"and “policy relevance.” Interests that are "policy relevant" do not necessarily need to focus directly on a matter of current and intense concern to EU policy makers. Faculty from fields such as history, modern languages, literatures and linguistic policy, the humanities, popular culture, and other disciplines that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials are encouraged to apply, as long as the applicant explains convincingly why and how their interests are relevant at some level, even indirectly, to the formation of policy as a whole and how their interests impact policy debates and research on such issues.

The review committee will assign priority to major projects in early stages of development that can be expected ultimately to attract substantial outside funding; to significant projects that show clear promise of early publication and of reaching a large audience; and to proposals that encourage research collaboration between faculty and graduate students, between American and European scholars, or with scholars at other European Union Centers of Excellence in the worldwide network.

Faculty and permanent lecturers from all UC campuses are eligible to apply, but please note the following provisions: For UC Berkeley faculty, funds can be used to support summer salary, graduate research assistance, or provide travel reimbursement. For UC Berkeley lecturers, and faculty and lecturers from UC campuses other than Berkeley, funds may only be used to reimburse research-related travel. Please note that travel expenses reimbursed cannot be for past travel or travel in progress.

APPLICATION MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • One application form, including a project description and budget (Download application here).
  • A current Curriculum Vitae

EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS:

A representative faculty committee, recommended by the Center’s co-directors, will judge the applications and make awards. Announcement of awards will be made as soon as possible after the application deadline.The award amount will be converted to U.S. dollars according to the official EU exchange rate at the time of the disbursement.


EU Star Image European Union Center of Excellence Predissertation/Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline: February 14

The European Union Center of Excellence wishes to call your attention to the availability of fellowships of € 2,750 (equivalent in US dollars at time of disbursement) for short-term (two to three months) predissertation and dissertation research in Europe during Spring and Summer for graduate students working on topics related to the European Union.

Graduate students from all UC campuses are eligible to apply, but please note the following provisions. For UC Berkeley students, this award may be used for research related expenses including travel, archive work, and book and journal purchases. For students from UC campuses other than Berkeley, funds may only be used to reimburse research-related travel.

The EU Center welcomes all applications but particularly applications for research on policy issues of special relevance and timeliness falling into these four categories:

  1. Transatlantic Relations in a World of Competitors
  2. The Euro, the Union, and the World
  3. Facing New Challenges: EU-US Collaboration and “Best Practices” to Solve Global Health, Energy, and Environmental Problems
  4. Challenges of Integration and Norm Diffusion

However, applicants may apply a broad definition of “policy issues” and “policy relevance.” Interests that are “policy relevant” do not necessarily need to focus directly on a matter of current and intense concern to EU policy makers. Students from fields such as history, modern languages, literatures and linguistic policy, the humanities, popular culture, and other disciplines that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials are encouraged to apply, as long as the applicant explains convincingly why and how their interests are relevant at some level, even indirectly, to the formation of policy as a whole and how their interests impact policy debates and research on such issues.

Please send applications as both hard copies and electronic files. Electronic applications should be mailed to eucenter [@] berkeley.edu and faxed copies sent to (510) 643-3372. Send printed items to the EUCE at the address below. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on February 14.

For more information, please contact Noga Wizansky via email at nwizansk [@] berkeley.edu

EU Center of Excellence
Attn: Predissertation/Dissertation Fellowships

207 Moses Hall #2316
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316


510 643-4558 | 510 643.3372 fax


EU Star Image European Union Center of Excellence Undergraduate Senior Thesis Research Fellowship Announcement

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Research Fellowships for Spring and Summer 2014

Deadline: February 14, 2014

The European Union Center of Excellence announces the availability of a fellowship of  €750 (equivalent in US dollars at time of disbursement) for undergraduate students proposing to write a senior thesis on a topic related to the European Union.   
Undergraduate students from all UC campuses are eligible to apply, but please note the following provisions. For UC Berkeley students, this award may be used for research related expenses including travel, archive work, and book and journal purchases. For students from UC campuses other than Berkeley, funds may only be used to reimburse research-related travel. (Funds should be expended by August 31, 2014.)

The EU Center welcomes all applications but particularly applications for research on policy issues of special relevance and timeliness falling into these four categories:

1. Transatlantic Relations in a World of Competitors
2. The Euro, the Union, and the World
3. Facing New Challenges: EU-U.S. Collaboration and “Best Practices” to Solve      Global Health, Energy, and Environmental Problems
4. Challenges of Integration and Norm Diffusion

However, applicants may apply a broad definition of "policy issues" and “policy relevance.” Interests that are "policy relevant" do not necessarily need to focus directly on a matter of current and intense concern to EU policy makers. Students from fields such as history, modern languages, literatures and linguistic policy, the humanities, popular culture, and other disciplines that may be outside the immediate purview of government officials are encouraged to apply, as long as the applicant explains convincingly why and how their interests are relevant at some level, even indirectly, to the formation of policy as a whole.

Application form

Please send applications as both hard copies and electronic files. Electronic applications should be mailed to eucenter@berkeley.edu and faxed copies sent to (510) 643-3372. Send printed items to the EUCE at the address below. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on February 14, 2014.
                                        
Please address all other questions to Noga Wizansky <eucenter @ berkeley.edu>.

European Union Center of Excellence
Attn: Senior Thesis Research Fellowship
207 Moses Hall #2316
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316

510 643-4558 | 510 643-3372 fax

 


 
         

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