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Vacancy Announcement: CES Executive Director

The Center for European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Center Executive Director, employment beginning on October 15, 2014. The Center is composed of a Title VI National Resource Center, a European Union Center of Excellence, and the TransAtlantic Masters […]

Post-Doc Teaching Award: European Union Institute in Florence

This year the European Union is offering an award at the European University Institute in Florence to teach and research EU studies particularly in the disciplines of Area Studies, Economics, History (non-U.S.), Law, Political Science, and Sociology. This is a Postdoctoral award that is only open to early career […]

More of Why Europe Matters

Student photos sent in response to our query: “Why does Europe matter?” Click on “Read More” below to see a few of these gorgeous and thought-provoking images.



Why Europe Matters

This past semester we asked TAM students studying in Chapel Hill, Prague, Bath, Paris, and Berlin to comment on Europe’s relevance. We told them to respond with a photo they had taken. Many of the photos show a meeting of the past and present. Some are overtly political and […]

UNC’s European Union Center of Excellence Receives a 2014-15 EU Grant!

We are pleased to announce that the UNC-CH Center for European Studies, in which TAM is housed, has been awarded the 2014-15 EU grant for which we applied this spring! This funding makes many of our unique academic and outreach activities possible and affirms our commitment to advancing the […]

How FLAS fellowships enhanced my dissertation

By Sydney Conrad

Sydney Conrad of Charlotte, a PhD candidate in Italian Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at UNC, was assisted by three FLAS fellowships awarded by the Center for European Studies.

Reflecting on my FLAS experience, there is only one way to describe it: extraordinary! I […]

Vocational Training Working Group–D.C.

The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins has been working on bringing together a number of different actors concerned with workforce development in the U.S. to encourage sharing of ideas, learning lessons from different countries, seeing what challenges lay ahead, and where further cooperation is […]

Tony Carter named first recipient of the Ruth Mitchell-Pitts START Fellowship

The Center for European Studies announced the first winner of a fellowship for students that honors the work of the Center’s former executive director. The School of Education graduate student will use the funding from the award to travel to France with his former middle-school pupils for a service […]

Opportunity at the EP Liaison Office in D.C.

Complement your studies in International & Global Affairs with a genuinely international internship—DEADLINE JUNE 18, 2014

 The European Parliament invites college graduates (US citizens only) to apply for a full-time internship in its Washington, DC office from mid-September to mid-December 2014, with the possibility of a two-month extension in Brussels and […]

TAM Graduation 2014

TAM celebrated its 16th graduation on May 10th, 2014. Six members of the class of 2014 returned to take part in the UNC-CH campus festivities. Congratulations graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments.


By Esha Grover
Esha is a student in the TransAtlantic Master’s Program. 

Hello from the TransAtlantic Master’s Program! We recently took a field trip to New York City. Our first day (after flight and subsequent taxi ride that was somehow longer than our flight) was spent visiting offices at the UN. […]

EURAC Federal Scholar in Residence

Application deadline: July 1, 2014

Are you interested in a three week research stay at an interdisciplinary research centre in the heart of the Alps?
If your answer is yes, we warmly invite you to apply at the
EURAC-Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism
within 01 July 2014 at www.eurac.edu/federalscholar



The Institute […]

TAM Students Travel to NYC

TAM students traveled to New York on April 2nd for site visits (UNHRC, UNWOMEN, The Tenement Museum and the Danish Consulate General) plus an alumni dinner and a Transatlantic graduate seminar with NYU and University of Hannover students. On their final day in the city they attended an NYU […]

Fourth Annual TAM Alumni Panel Event

The TAM Alumni panel provided a wonderful opportunity to hear from graduates of the program working for the US government, Global Ties US, the College Board, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and BCBSNC.  TAM professors, administrators, students, accepted applicants and prospective applicants joined with the graduates to […]

TAM Alumni External Advisory Board

The TAM Alumni External Advisory Board members held their inaugural meetings on March 28 and 29th at UNC-CH. This small group of program graduates will undertake a number of exciting initiatives and serve to strengthen TAM’s alumni network. The Board will meet in Chapel Hill each spring in conjunction […]

“Oh, Sweet Caroline”

By Paola Colombo
Paola is the 2013-2014 European Union Fellow at the UNC Center for European Studies. EU Fellows are EU officials based at universities across the United States for up to one year. 

What exactly is she doing here?

I can almost hear this question fluttering in the head of those […]

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute

Application Deadline: April 21, 2014
The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to announce the fourth annual Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute, CESSI, to be held at UW-Madison from June 16-August 8, 2014. Information […]

Summer Research Laboratory

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014
The Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia is open to all scholars with research interests in the Russian, East European and Eurasian region for eight weeks during the summer months from June 16 until August 8. The SRL provides scholars access to the […]

ChildPact Summer Research Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014
The ChildPact summer research scholarship programme provides a one-time scholarship of 1,000 EUROS to develop and implement a field-level research initiative in any ChildPact country (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, or Serbia). Chosen ChildPact Scholars will be paired with a ChildPact-affiliated host NGO for field-level access […]

International Parliamentary Scholarships

The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) scheme.

This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

The scheme involves […]

Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

Application deadline: April 2, 2014
Call for Proposals
The European Union Centers of Excellence at Boulder, Seattle and Berkeley present:
The 2014 Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union
May 15-16, 2014 University of Colorado Boulder
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado Boulder, the European Union Center of […]

NerdFest 2013 Part II

By Christian Caudill
CES Undergraduate Intern
UNC ’14 Political Science and Global Studies

Christian was selected as one of two UNC undergraduate delegates for the 2013 EUCE Brussels Study Tour.
Apply for the 2014 trip here.

Wednesday morning we visited the opposite side of EU-US relations at the US Mission to the EU. The United […]

Annual TAM Alumni Panel – March 28th, 2014

The Annual TAM Alumni Panel Discussion will take place on the UNC-CH campus on Friday, March 28, 2014.  We look forward to welcoming program graduates, current students, accepted applicants as well as prospective applicants to join us for this event and a reception to follow.  TAM faculty members and […]

NerdFest 2013 Part I

By Christian Caudill
CES Undergraduate Intern
UNC ’14 Political Science and Global Studies

Christian was selected as one of two UNC undergraduate delegates for the 2013 EUCE Brussels Study Tour.
Apply for the 2014 trip here.

I’m a EuroNerd. I’ve not only accepted this fact, but I’ve come to embrace it. Last summer […]

Emigre Memorial German Internship Program (EMGIP)

Application deadline: March 31, 2014

A paid internship program providing students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in a German state parliament, improve their language skills, and experience German culture and politics firsthand. Participants in this program receive monthly stipends to ensure a total monthly salary of EUR 670 […]

Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Grant Competition

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014


The Kennan Institute offers Short-Term Grants (up to one month’s duration) to U.S. citizens whose research in the social sciences or humanities focuses on the former Soviet Union (excluding the Baltic States), and who demonstrate a particular […]

TAM Students Present Research Findings

As a capstone event concluding POLI 733, Professor Christiane Lemke’s European Integration: Theories, Institutions and Decision-Making Processes course, TAM students presented their final papers over the course of a two-day conference.  Please find the conference schedule below and link to select papers.

Transatlantic Masters Seminar – Workshop at UNC-Chapel […]

UNC student journalism workshop in DC organized by German Embassy

Application deadline: March 4, 2014

Two UNC journalism students interested in Europe and international reporting have the opportunity to take part in an all-expense-paid workshop in Washington, DC, from May 26-30, 2014, organized by the German Embassy.

The goal of the workshop is to foster transatlantic dialogue in the field of […]

BIGSSS-Summer School 2014 on Interventions (July 8-11, 2014)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

Since the 1990s the theory and the practice of intervention have become some of the most heatedly debated topics (not only) in the field of International Relations. The first BIGSSS summer school is an occasion for 15 – 20 advanced M.A. students and Ph.D. candidates […]

Gilman Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: March 4, 2014

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students eligible for federal Pell grants to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. […]

2014 Summer Research Scholar Program

Application Deadline: April 1, 2014

Through its Summer Research Scholar Program, the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) in collaboration with the University Library System (ULS) at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to facilitate and further research on all aspects of European integration and the European Union.  The EUCE and […]

2014 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

Application deadline: March 5, 2014

Your chance to investigate cross-border stories about generations with funded research, travel expenses, career development seminars, and publishing arrangements in international media. For this year’s program, journalists are encouraged to consider the annual theme, GENERATIONS. Think about your story’s significance not just in your home country, but […]

2014-15 Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows in Central European Studies

Application Deadline: April 15, 2014

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.

The Fellows are closely integrated into the research, training, […]

Wilson Center Title VIII Grants in East European Studies

Application deadline: March 1, 2014

Short-term and summer research grants are are available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC, and its research institutions.

All grant opportunities are funded by Title VIII and available only to U.S. citizens. All relevant info […]

DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

The DAAD/AICGS Research Fellowship Program, funded by a generous grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), is designed to bring scholars and specialists working on Germany, Europe, and/or transatlantic relations to AICGS for research stays of two months each. Fellowships include a monthly stipend of […]

European Parliament invites US graduate students to apply for internships

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014

The European Parliament invites graduate students (US citizens only) to apply for a full-time internship in its Washington DC office from mid-April to mid-July 2014, with the possibility of a two-month extension in Brussels and Strasbourg. The deadline for applicants is February 28th so don’t […]

Freie Universität Berlin is now accepting applications for Fall 2014

Application deadline: April 1, 2014

Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for its undergraduate FU-BEST (Berlin European Studies) program for Fall 2014 and beyond. It also extends an invitation to any institutions that may wish to join our large community of program partners. Students from a wide range of U.S. institutions […]

2014 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels

Deadline extended: February 21, 2014

The European Union Centers of Excellence at the University of Washington and University of Wisconsin are pleased to announce the 2014 EU Studies Summer Program in Brussels, hosted and co-organized by the Institute for European Studies at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). This program is […]

End-of-semester cupcake party!

The TAM class of 2015 celebrated the end of a wonderful fall semester with a cupcake decorating party on December 2nd! We wish the TAM I students well as they gear up to study in Europe this spring. And we can’t wait for the NYC trip in April with […]

TAM Students Spend Fall Break in Washington, DC

Over the fall break (October 16-18) TAM students traveled to DC for site visits at the World Bank, the EU Delegation to the US, The German Marshall Fund, Kyle House Group, and the US Department of State. In addition, TAM hosted a current student – alumni reception at […]

TAM Students Meet with EU Ambassador

On October 2nd, after the EU Ambassador, João Vale de Almeida, spoke at UNC about European foreign policy, the TAM students had the opportunity to meet with him for a private reception. The students were interested in the Ambassador’s background as a journalist and found his talk to be […]

New TAM Students Welcomed at Fall Reception


On Friday, September 20th, TAM students as well as administrators, visiting scholars, and faculty connected to UNC’s Center for European Studies (CES) gathered at the home of Professor John Stephens, CES Director, to welcome the new TAM students and to celebrate the new academic year. Dinner was served, […]

TAM’s Class of 2015

The Center for European Studies is pleased to welcome the 2013-2015 TransAtlantic Masters Class to UNC-CH. There are 16 incoming students this year. Students in both the TAM I and TAM II cohorts come from a variety of states, including Georgia, California, Maryland, New York, Maine and North Carolina […]

TAM celebrates 15 years of student success

TAM graduates gathered with administrators, professors and site directors June 14 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the TAM program. The party took place at Winston House, UNC’s London property on Bedford Square. In attendance were site representatives from Amsterdam, Bath, Berlin, Bremen, Madrid, Paris, and Siena, a current […]

Class of 2014 TAM student awarded prestigious fellowship

TAM II student Megan Poole recently received a DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship to fund her second year in TAM. She is the first student from Carolina to earn this prestigious award designed specifically for second-year MA students who are US nationals with an interest in foreign service.

Next year […]