European Union Center of Excellence Competition for Undergraduate Travel

Two to three awards will be made to UNC undergraduate students for participation in a summer program organized by the UNC EU Center of Excellence. 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 and accommodation. Participants have the option of staying longer in Brussels or elsewhere in Europe but are expected to cover their own expenses. Priority will be given to students having declared a major in Contemporary European Studies (EURO).

2013 ITINERARY
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2014 APPLICATION
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Please turn in your application and supporting materials by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014. We expect to notify all candidates of the program’s decisions in early April.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grants

FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages 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 related to contemporary Europe. The deadline for these awards is January 31, 2014.

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Undergraduate Student Research Travel

CES will offer two travel awards to UNC-CH undergraduate students to present research on the EU or on a comparative European topic (i.e. involving more than one European country) at domestic conferences. Typically, domestic awards range from $500-750. The deadline is ongoing throughout the academic year while funds are available. Applications are due at least one month before the intended date of travel.

Proposals should include: a completed application form, a brief (one-page) cover letter summarizing the project and other sources of funding, a curriculum vita, and a letter of support from a professor. All materials should be submitted to europe@unc.edu.

2013 GRANT APPLICATION
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Acknowledgement of support and reporting requirements: Funding for these awards is provided by the European Union and the U.S. Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit a brief (one-page) report on the funded project at the end of the grant period.