External Funding Awards

The Center for European Studies has a number of external awards available to develop materials, courses, or conduct research on Europe. Please see descriptions of these awards below.

The following awards are made possible by National Resource Center funding through the Title VI program of the US Department of Education. Awardees are required to properly acknowledge support as indicated in the award letter. CES grantees must also submit an online report at the conclusion of the awarded activity.

These awards will be guided by CES’s theme of: “The New Europe: threats to unity, value of diversity?” Using this lens, we will support research looking at historical, cultural, and political issues, including questions of citizenship and identity, democracy and freedoms, social inclusion, the European economy, trade and investment, and environmental sustainability. Projects should highlight the diversity of Europe’s citizens, their languages, cultures, and politics, 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.

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. Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

If you have any questions about eligibility requirements or technical issues submitting the application please email our outreach coordinator Noel Bynum at nlbynum@email.unc.edu.

 

  MSI Faculty Curriculum Development Grants

CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. MSI/HBCU Faculty awards are available to develop new courses on contemporary European issues or to substantially revise an existing course to include significant European content. Faculty at community colleges in NC with a Title III MSI-serving designation may also apply.

Courses developed under this program should 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. Two awards will be given for $2000 to be used for travel, supplies or other expenses directly related to developing the course content.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

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  UNC-System School of Education Faculty Curriculum Development Grants

CES promotes innovative course development on contemporary Europe. CES is offering curriculum development awards to UNC-System School of Education faculty to develop new undergraduate or graduate courses on contemporary European issues or to substantially revise an existing course to include significant European content.

Courses developed under this program should be offered during the academic year following the semester 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. After the first offering, the courses should be regularly scheduled in departmental course offerings. Two awards will be given for $2000 to be used for travel, supplies or other expenses directly related to developing the course content. If selected, awardees will be advised more about how to comply with these regulations.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

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  MSI Faculty Travel Awards

CES offers travel awards to HBCU/MSI faculty to conduct research in Europe or to present at or attend domestic or international conferences focusing on European issues. Faculty at community colleges with a Title III MSI-serving designation may also apply. A syllabus will be required within a month of the project’s completion demonstrating new European content in a new or revised course was integrated as a result of your travel award.

Travel awards can be given for up to $750; we anticipate 2 awards to be given per academic year.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal no later than 11/15/2018.

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  MSI Passport Event Funding

CES offers funding to collaborate with MSI/HBCU partners in NC to support events such as films, lectures, exhibits, and other events focusing on contemporary Europe. Funds can also be used for domestic airfare and/or mileage. Faculty at community colleges with a Title III MSI-serving designation may also apply. MSI/HBCU faculty interested in requesting support for an event should complete an application online outlining the proposal and how the funds are to be used. Awards range from $200-750 dependent on the scope of the project.

Applications must be submitted through our online portal with a priority deadline of 3/1/2019. Applications will continue to be reviewed after that on a rolling basis dependent upon the availability of funding.

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