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Priority Deadline is December 1st and rolling.

The Center for European Studies has a number of awards available for faculty not affiliated with UNC-CH to develop materials, courses, or conduct research on Europe. The awards are made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

These awards will be guided by CES’s theme of: “Europe’s Changing Climate.” Within this theme, we will support research and events looking at historical, cultural, and political issues, including: Europe’s role in the world; democracy; the rule of law; citizens’ rights; immigrant integration; diversity; social inequality & prosperity; digitalization; weather & ecosystem change; responses to climate change; sustainability; environmental justice; and, clean energy. Projects should highlight the diversity of Europe’s citizens, their languages, cultures, politics, and environments, which can allow for interdisciplinary collaboration and a broad reach among diverse audiences. All CES activities welcome, engage, and encourage diverse perspectives across a wide range of disciplines, topics, and stakeholders.

  NC MSI/HBCU & Community College Faculty Curriculum Development Grants

Eligibility: Must be a faculty member at a North Carolina Community College or Minority Serving Institution.

About: CES offers North Carolina MSI/HBCU and Community College faculty awards that support the development of new courses on contemporary European issues. The awards may also be used towards substantially revising an existing course to include significant European content. Two awards will be given for $1500 to be used for travel, supplies or other expenses directly related to developing the course content.

Requirements: Courses developed under this program must be offered during the academic year following receipt of the award. A syllabus will be required within a month of the project’s completion demonstrating new European content in the new or revised course.

This award is made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

In 2021, Prof. John Brooks of Fayetteville State University used award funds to purchase ebooks for FSU’s library collection. Books included: The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht (Moravcsik); European Union History (Kaiser & Varsori); and European Integration: A Political History (Gilbert). These books will be used in future courses, including HIST480, Problems in European History: European Integration since 1945.

In 2019, Prof. Melissa Buice of UNC Pembroke used award funds to purchase virtual reality headsets that allowed students to experience and guide others with immersive experiences in other countries, as well as observe proceedings in the European Union. The headsets were used in PLS2500: Comparative Politics, PLS2510: World Politics, and PLS3800: International Organizations.

Priority Deadline is December 1st and rolling.

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  NC MSI/HBCU & Community College Faculty Travel Awards

Eligibility: Must be a faculty member at a North Carolina Community College or Minority Serving Institution.

About: CES offers travel awards to North Carolina MSI/HBCU and Community College faculty to conduct research in Europe or to present at or attend domestic or international conferences focusing on European issues. Travel awards average about $500.

Requirements: An impact statement will be required within a month of the project’s completion demonstrating how the travel and content gathered will impact the home institution.

This award is made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education.

In 2019, Prof. Nikolas Karagiannis used award funds to travel to Spain and participate in the 16th International Conference: Developments in Economic Theory and Policy. He presented two papers that specifically referenced the European Union and European economies.

Priority Deadline is December 1st and rolling.

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  Free of Cost EU2U Workshops

EU2U Workshops are professional development sessions offered to educators and students at K-12 schools, community colleges, HBCU/MSIs, four-year universities, and professional schools. The sessions focus on EU-related topics, helping to bolster participants’ understanding of Europe and the European Union. We also work with educational non-profits and businesses.

Thanks to generous grants from the European Union and the US Department of Education, we are able to come to your classroom or workplace free of cost.

In 2019, Prof. Holger Moroff of UNC & CES Outreach Coordinator Allison Haskins traveled to Kernersville Middle School and Mount Tabor High School to participate in Winston Salem Forsyth County’s Social Studies Teacher Professional Development days. They presented on Cooperation & Consensus Among Nations, and Trade & The Importance of Specialization of Interdependence.

In 2018, UNC PhD Student Andreas Jozwiak went to Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA to give an introduction to the European Union.

If you would like to host an EU2U! Workshop at your institution, please complete this short interest form. A CES staff member will typically reach out to you within a few business days with further details. If you have other questions about these workshops, please email lepofsky@email.unc.edu.

  Learning Through Languages Symposium

Please note that the Learning Through Languages funding is no longer available and there are not currently plans for a future symposium.

For more information on past LTL events, please visit the website.

Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support by Title VI funding as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit an online report at the conclusion of the awarded activity.

Travel must be approved by CES and the Department of Education in advance; no retroactive approval for past travel is allowable. Expenses must fall within the Federal GSA per diem and accommodation rates and airfare must be Fly America Act compliant. If selected, awardees will be advised more about how to comply with these regulations.

If you have any questions about eligibility requirements or technical issues submitting the application please email kbassett@email.unc.edu.